10 WD-40 Hacks You’ve Never Heard Before

WD-40 isn’t just a lubricant, you can use it protect and clean all sorts of things in your home. Check out these little-known hacks!


1. Clean your toilet.

Clean your toilet with WD-40.

The solvents in WD-40 will help dissolve any gunk and lime in your toilet. Spray your toilet bowl for a couple of seconds and use a toilet brush to help scrub away the grime.


2. Remove crayon marks on walls and clothing.

Remove crayon marks on walls and clothing with WD-40.

Use WD-40 to remove crayon or marker from walls. (BUT, only use on walls with a sheen to the paint—the oil in WD-40 can stain matte or flat paints!) Wipe away the stain with a clean rag.

WD-40 will also remove marker and crayon from furniture and appliances!

3. Keep water stains off glass shower doors.

Keep water stains off glass shower doors with WD-40.


4. Get rid of stickers and stuck-on adhesive.

Get rid of stickers and stuck-on adhesive with WD-40.

Spray on WD-40 and let it set for at least 5 minutes. Then use a sponge to scrub away the glue and paper.

5. Remove stuck rings.

Remove stuck rings with WD-40.

Spray WD-40 around the stuck ring and it should easily slide off.

6. Wipe away tea and coffee stains from countertops. 

Wipe away tea and coffee stains from countertops with WD-40.

Spray a little WD-40 on a sponge or damp cloth and wipe the stain away.


7. Keep scissors working smoothly.

Keep scissors working smoothly with WD-40.


8. Prevent snow buildup on windows.

Prevent snow buildup on windows with WD-40.

The snow won’t stick when you spray WD-40 on car or home windows before a storm.


9. Clean off chewing gum.

Clean off chewing gum with WD-40.

Have gum stuck in your carpet, shoe, or hair? Spray WD-40 directly on, allow it to set for a few minutes, then pull the gum off.


10. Waterproof shoes.

Waterproof shoes with WD-40.

Not only does WD-40 create a waterproof barrier on shoes, it will also help remove any salt stains on boots during the winter months. Just spray onto the stains and wipe with a clean rag.