Seven handy money-saving uses for WD-40

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WD-40 has far more uses than just fixing squeaky hinges. This household spray can perform some amazing tasks and save you money. Here are seven things you may not be aware you can do with this magic spray.

1. Clean carpet stains
Forget about hiring a dry cleaner to get out those tough carpet stains. Try spraying the stain with WD-40, wait a minute or two, and then use your regular carpet cleaner or gently cleanse with a sponge and warm, soapy water. Continue until the stain is completely gone.

2. Clean oil spots from the driveway
There are special cleaners and solvents available to clean oil stains from your driveway, but did you know WD-40 works just as well? Spray liberally on the stained area and hose the affected area down with water.

3. Condition leather furniture
Extend the life of your leather furniture by softening and preserving it with WD-40. Just spray it on and buff with a soft cloth. The combination of ingredients in WD-40 will clean, penetrate, lubricate and protect the leather.

4. Remove stains from clothes
Whether it is blood or difficult-to-remove tomato sauce, you can use WD-40 as a stain remover for your clothes. If you do not already have a stain removing spray in your house, WD-40 is a suitable replacement.

5. Make tools last longer
To keep wooden-handled tools from splintering, rub a generous amount of WD-40 into the wood. It will protect the wood from moisture and other corrosive elements, and keep it smooth and splinter-free for the life of the tool.

6. Untangle fishing line
If you are a keen angler, you may not have to replace fishing line anywhere near as frequently if you keep some WD-40 handy. The spray is great for untangling fishing line. You can also use it to extend the life of curled fishing line. Just take out the first three to five metres of line and spray it the night before each fishing trip.

7. Waterproof shoes
Not just for your shoes, but for anything that you want to waterproof, WD-40 will act as a barrier and water will be unable to penetrate the material. If you have leather boots or shoes, they will also be revitalised by a quick spray.

Have you discovered any other special uses for WD-40?

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Total Comments: 12
  1. 0

    If your cat has thrown up furballs on the carpet and left a stain, rub in some shaving foam with a chux cloth and the stain will disappear.

  2. 0

    It stinks.

  3. 0

    Imagine the smell on your nice leather furniture, Oh and your clothes too .

  4. 0

    Great product

  5. 0

    If your kids write on your wall with ink or felt pen, it removes it!

  6. 0

    A few years ago my white Toyota sedan was Tagged all over the boot area with black paint courtesy of the local hoodlums.

    While I was standing there looking at the car and wishing I could get my hands the grubs who did it a woman out walking he dog stopped to offer her condolences. She then said she had heard that WD40 could remove “spray can paint”.

    She was right. The WD40 cleaned the tag paint off almost effortlessly. Thank you WD40.

  7. 0

    I think I read somewhere the WD 40 means water displacement and after 40 attempts they got it right !!!

  8. 0

    Be careful of putting WD40 or anything else on your fishing line.

    I was taught how to handle fishing likes by an old professional Great Barrier Reef fisherman. He told me to never handle a line with anything that would not attract fish. He insisted you should not even wash your hands with soap for the duration of your fishing, as a trace of soap on the line from your hands would repel fish.

    He would find the oldest stinkiest bit of bate & rub it on his line from hook for 3 metres up the line. I copied this & caught heaps more fish.

    I later ran tourist outer reef fishing trips, & watched who caught fish.It was never the fastidious ladies who washed their hands hourly, but the bloke who never washed his hands all day.

  9. 0

    Ye4s Double J, That is how they made 7UP.

  10. 0

    Fix the squeaky things if you must..
    The other 7 so-called uses for WD40 listed within this article??
    I don’t think so!!
    Please consider your grandchildren and the unwanted environmental fallout.. that all of these dirty stinky chemicals create..
    All things considered…
    This article is extremely disappointing..



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