20 Interesting Uses for WD-40

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Did you know that WD-40’s use extends beyond lubricating metals and preventing rust and corrosion? Yep, it’s true.

Continue reading to learn other uses for WD-40 that will help you save time and money.

20. Remove Crayon and Marker From Walls

crayon marks, WD-40

If you have kids, then your walls likely have been colored with a crayon or two, or perhaps even with a marker. Either way, there’s a simple solution for this that doesn’t require repainting.

Simply reach for a can of WD-40, spray it on the wall, and wipe off the crayon or marker with a clean rag. Lastly, wash the walls with a grease-removing detergent to get rid of any WD-40 residue.

WD-40 can also remove hair dye stains from your towel. Just spray a bit on the dye stain and rub it in. Then, toss the towel into the washer and run it on a hot cycle. And, voilà, no more dye stains.

19. Remove Cat Paw Marks and Dog Poop

dog paw prints

Did you know that you can use WD-40 to get rid of cat paw marks on your car or outdoor furniture? Yep, it’s true. Just spray some on the marks and use a clean rag to wipe everything away.

And, now for the more disgusting pet problem: stepping in dog poop. To get rid of dog poop on the bottom of your shoes, spray the soles with WD-40 and clean the crevices with an old toothbrush.

Next, rinse the soles with cold water, give them time to dry and your shoes are good to go.