Easily recognisable in its blue and yellow can with a red top, WD40 is most commonly used for getting rid of squeaky doors and hinges but there is so much more than you can do with it!
First off, a little history; “In 1953, in a small lab in San Diego, California, the fledgling Rocket Chemical Company and its staff of three set out to create a line of rust-prevention solvents and degreasers for use in the aerospace industry. It took them 40 attempts to get their water displacing formula to work, but on the 40th attempt, they got it right in a big way. WD-40 was born”.
The WD40 Fan Club has produced a PDF containing over 2000 uses for this amazing spray. You can check this out here: https://wd40.com/img/WD-40_2000_uses.pdf
Here are some other things you might want to try with your WD40:
WD40 was originally created as a water displacing formula so why not use it on your shower screen to displace water?
If you’re struggling to remove a ring from your finger, spraying a little WD40 on the finger may help to loosen it
WD40 is great for removing stickers and glue residue. Spray it on, leave for 5 minutes, then use a sponge or kitchen towel to remove
If you have crayon marks on surfaces with a slight sheen, WD40 will get rid of them quick-fast. Not to be used on delicate or matt surfaces
Clean your toilet! Spray WD40 into the bowl, then use a toilet brush to remove any lime or grime once the spray has helped to dissolve it
Spiders hate the small of WD40 so you can use it around windows and doors to keep the critters away (due to the smell you might want to restrict use to your garden shed for this one)
If you’ve managed to get chewing gum on the bottom of your shoes, spraying a little WD40 on the sole will help to loosen it off with ease
Got a boot zip that’s sticking? A little spray of WD40 will help get it moving freely again
Instead of spending money on expensive waterproofing spray for your shoes, WD40 will do the trick just as well
Get rid of tea and coffee stains from your work surfaces using WD40 on a clean cloth
You can pick up a can of the multi-use WD40 at most garages, DIY stores and garden centres for just a few quid and with such a wide variety of uses, every household should have some to hand.