Top WD-40 Uses for Moms

When I had four children under five years old (1979),  I found that WD-40 removed crayons marks from wall! It was a thrilling discovery!

The writing is on the wall

top uses for wd40

A post on a message board gave 45 uses for WD-40. Some look suspicious, so I looked it up on Snopes (site to expose urban legends–the pace to go to check out the outrageous email everyone sends you). Sure enough about 20 of the 45 uses were not recommended by WD-40 (like keeping flies off cows).

We all know WD-40 lubricates hinges . I’m listing unique WD-40 for moms. For 2000 uses see the WD-40 site

Top Household Uses for WD-40

  • Removes crayon from walls, plastics, shoes, toys, chalkboards, glass, tv screen, compressed wood furniture, screen doors, plastic tables, rock walls, placemats,
  • Removes permanent ink from most items.
  • Removes VELCRO® stickers.
  • Frees stuck LEGO® blocks.
  • Removes silly putty from carpet (be sure to test WD-40 on low visibility area of carpet before using).
  • Removes grease splatters from walls.
  • Removes crayon from carpet (be sure to test WD-40 on low visibility area of carpet before using).
  • Crayola!Removes felt pen marks from floors (be sure to wipe floor clean after using WD-40).
  • Removes rollerblade marks from kitchen floors (be sure to wipe floor clean after using WD-40).
  • Removes play-dough from hair.
  • Removes coffee stains from floor tiles (be sure to wipe floor clean after using WD-40).
  • Removes marks from floors left by chair feet (be sure to wipe floor clean after using WD-40).
  • Removes ink from hands.
  • Removes adhesive price tags from shoe bottoms.
  • Cleans black streaks from hardwood floors (be sure to wipe floor clean after using WD-40).
  • Removes paint from tile flooring (be sure to wipe floor clean after using WD-40).
  • Removes rust stains from floors after mopping (be sure to wipe floor clean after using WD-40).
  • Removes mascara from tile floors and mirrors (be sure to wipe floor clean after using WD-40).
  • Solves All Your ProblemsRemoves sticker residue from clothes (be sure to test WD-40 on low-visibility area of garment before using).
  • Removes grime from grout on bathroom floors (be sure to wipe floor clean after using WD-40).
  • Removes nail polish from hardwood floors (be sure to wipe floor clean after using WD-40).
  • Removes crayon from inside clothes dryers (make sure to unplug dryer first).
  • Removes stubborn temporary tattoos.
  • Cleans and protects medicine door latches.
  • Cleans piano keys.
  • Removes glue deposits from linoleum.
  • Removes stickers from credit cards.
  • Removes melted Scotch® tape from dining room table.
  • Erases marks caused by chair backs on running boards of wall.
  • Removes labels from medicine bottles.
  • Removes glue from refrigerators.
  • Removes marking pen from glass objects.
  • Penetrates and loosens stuck screws on bathtub knobs.
  • Flexible Flyer sledLubricates shoe buckles.
  • Lubricates hinges on swing doors.
  • Removes old cellophane tape.
  • Removes ink from blue jeans.
  • Cleans metal figurines
  • Removes glue from carpet.
  • Keeps curling iron from sticking to plastic crafts.
  • Spray sewing thread to prevent breakage.
  • Removes rubber cement.
  • Removes glue from paneling.
  • Removes adhesives from sewing machines.
  • Spray on hands before using heavy adhesives to prevent sticking.
  • Coat collectible metal toys before storing to prevent tarnishing and corrosion.
  • Cleans old coins.
  • Cleans electrical contacts on slot racing cars.
  • Gets glue stains out of jeans.
  • Shines seashells.
  • Gives a great shine to flat surfaces for stock photography.
  • Removes duct tape.
  • Removes gunk from lace hoops on work boots.
  • Keeps model trains rust-free.
  • Cleans tin-plated parts on model trains.
  • Keeps moisture and corrosion from building on the control cables of model airplanes.
  • Lubricates and improves electrical contacts on model train tracks.
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  1. Katia says:

    Wow, this is great information. 💡 🙂

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  2. Susan says:

    Yes! Every housewife needs a can of WD40 in her cupboard. Rubber backed bathroom mats are a killer. I blogged about WD40 earlier in the year too- how crazy is that?


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  3. Kathy says:

    This is a great list! Thank you for sharing it! Will share a link to your site, so others can benefit from reading it !
    The Lord YHWH bless you with health, Shalom Peace and His mighty, enabling Grace, for each new day, Robin! Your site(s) is(are) so very inspiring to me! I never run out of things to learn, from visiting your main site, or your blog!
    Hallelujah ! Praise The Lord !

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  4. Mandy Mom says:

    Good to know! Also, Olive Oil can do some of the same things. 🙂

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  5. great ideas, thanks for sharing 😛

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  6. Joelle says:

    Thanks for this list. Very useful. Will Post a link on my blog.

  7. Thanks so very much for this! With 3 kids, my walls, windows, carpets and wooden floors have suffered tremendously. Can’t wait to tackle them!

  8. Lynne says:

    That’s a GREAT list! I use wd-40 to clean the sticky residue left on my sewing machine by stablizers and it works great. I’ve also used it to clean stickers off of walls and windows.

  9. Brenda says:

    I really had NO idea that WD40 did all that!

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  20. Andrea Davis says:

    WD-40 removes dry candle wax from carpet. You have to scrap as much up as you can while it is hot…use an iron and a paper bag and get as much up as you can then use WD-40 and spray it on the wax blot with a hot rag after all the wax is us clean your carpet with a carpet scrubber!! IT WORKS!!!!

  21. Ken B says:

    I cannot guarantee this, but I seem to be having good luck in eliminating silverfish by using WD-40. I spray it onto a little scrubby pad and run it along all the baseboards in the kitchen, bathrooms, and laundry room. I rub it across the entrance of shelves and cupboards where I have seen silvefish; and I spray it into any cracks between appliances, cupboards etc.- any dark place. So far, I have only seen two tiny silverfish since I started this. Let’s hope.
    A few years ago we had an ant infestation, and couldn’t find the source. I pulled out the electric range drawer, which was squeeking, and sprayed the tracks. The ants disappeared. Of course, I can’t be sure, but I think that WD-40 might act as a repellent for many insects. It’s worth a try.
    Good luck.

  22. J K Lembke says:

    What about waterproofing knitted goods?

  23. Pria says:

    A lot of interesting things I didn’t know about wd40! I’ve saved this list on my pocket! I’ve soooo much to do now and I’m starting on toys!

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