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5 Ways to Clean Using WD-40

By: Joe Truini


5 Surprising Uses for WD-40

Who doesn’t have a can of WD-40 around the house? But if you’re using it just to stop squeaks and cut through rust, you’re missing out on a lot of other good uses including cutting through grease.

Try spraying a greasy tool with a little WD-40 — you don’t need much, just a little bit — and then wipe it off. What you’ll find is it’ll cut right through that grease, no problem at all.

Got some grease on your hands? Same thing — spray a little WD-40; it’s a pretty mild solvent, but it’ll cut through a lot. It doesn’t harm your hands at all.

WD-40 is also great for many other common uses. You can use it to remove tar and bugs that are stuck to your car — it won’t harm the paint at all.

If you have kids who have drawn on the walls with crayons, spray a little WD-40 and wipe it with a soft cloth. Don’t worry about it harming or dissolving the paint.

Also, if you have a sticky residue when you peel off a sticker from a surface, and it always leaves some of that glue behind, spray it with some WD-40 and wipe it. You’ll see it comes right off!

So next time you grab a can of WD-40, remember it’s good for a lot more than squeaky hinges.


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  • Gwyn Says:
    August 14th, 2019 at 5:03 pm

    Using wD40 on kitchen cabnets cleans and polishes them, smells good too!

  • Laurel M Hanson Says:
    May 26th, 2019 at 5:40 am

    The cement on the entrance of my garage door has chipped away on both sides of the iron rod support and so it leaks moisture. I have re-cemented it several times but it crumbles right away. Last winter it froze shut so hard the door would not open. Is there a way to fix it permanently? The driveway and garage floor are in pretty good shape except for this. Thank you. Sure enjoy your show.

  • David H. Says:
    May 23rd, 2019 at 11:46 am


    Enjoyed your video about WD-40.

    But I was reminded of the old saying;
    “If it moves and it’s not supposed to, use Duct Tape. If it doesn’t move and it’s supposed to, use WD-40.”

    David Harris

    Lori wants you to come by and do a show about making our backyard into a mini-paradise in the city.

  • Official Comment:

    Thomas Boni Says:
    May 23rd, 2019 at 4:53 pm

    Glad to hear it, Jean — please pass them on!

  • Jean Livingston Says:
    May 23rd, 2019 at 10:13 am

    I love your simple solutions section! I have used many of them.
    Thank you.

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5 Ways to Clean Using WD-40