20 Unusual uses of WD40 you probably didn’t know!

wd40-uses1 WD-40 is the trademark name of a penetrating oil and water-displacing spray – one of the popular things you’ll find in every home.

It was developed in 1953 by Norm Larsen, founder of the Rocket Chemical Company, in San Diego, California. WD-40, abbreviated from the phrase “Water Displacement, 40th formula,”  it was originally designed to repel water and prevent corrosion, and later was found to have numerous household uses.

Here are some of the unusual uses of WD40

1. Protects silver from tarnishing.


2. Removes road tar and grime from cars.


3. Cleans and lubricates guitar strings.


4. Gives floors that ‘just-waxed’ sheen without making it slippery.


5. Keeps flies off cows.


6. Restores and cleans chalkboards.


7. Removes lipstick stains.


8. Loosens stubborn zippers.


9. Untangles jewelry chains.


10. Removes stains from stainless steel sinks.


11. Removes dirt and grime from the barbecue grill.



12. Keeps ceramic garden pots from oxidizing.


12. Removes tomato ketchup stains from clothing


13. Keeps glass shower doors free of water spots.


14. Keeps scissors working smoothly.


15. Lubricates noisy door hinges on vehicles and doors in homes.


16. Spraying an umbrella stem makes it easier to open and close.

17. Restores and cleans padded leather dashboards in vehicles.

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18. Removes splattered grease on stove.


19. Keeps pigeons off the balcony (they hate the smell).


20. WD-40 attracts fish.


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