The Many Uses Of WD40
You may know WD40 as that blue and yellow can with a rooster on it that you used to help get the squeak out of your bicycle's wheels. However, WD40 is much more versatile than that! WD40 can be used for all sorts of things around the house.
As a tenant, you are responsible for keeping your residential rental clean and well-maintained. As part of your Tenancy Agreement, undertaking minor repairs and maintenance to the property means having the right tools for whatever needs to be done. Here are some helpful hints on how you can use WD40 to make your life easier.
WD40: Versatility In A Can
WD40 is a versatile product that can be used for more than just lubricating machines and moving parts.
And its uses around the house are plenty. Here are 5 ways you can use WD40 in your home:
A Stain Remover and Furniture Polish: You can use WD40 to remove stains from furniture. Simply spray the with WD40 and blot it with a clean cloth. Here's another power: If you have wooden furniture, you can use WD40 to polish it. Just spray a small amount on a soft cloth and rub it into the wood.
A Bathroom Cleaner: WD40 can be used to clean soap scum and hard water stains off of shower doors and tubs (but not as effectively as white vinegar, especially for limescale). Just spray it on and let it sit for a minute or two before wiping it away with a sponge or cloth.
A Stove Top and Oven Cleaner: WD40 is great for getting burnt-on food off of stovetop grills, oven grates, and walls. Just spray it on, let it sit for a little bit, and then wipe it away with a damp cloth. Be sure to open a window or turn on the exhaust fan while you're cleaning, as the fumes from the WD40 can be strong.
A General Hinge and Garage Door Lubricant: Are your door hinges, locks and latches stuck? Is your garage door making a noise when you open or close it? WD40 can help lubricate the hinges and the garage door's tracks—easy. Just spray a small amount on the tracks and move the door back and forth to spread it around.
A Rust Proofer: While not as effective as dedicated rust preventatives and/or removers, you can use WD40 to help prevent rust from forming on tools, and gardening equipment. Just spray a light layer on the item you want to protect and then store it in a cool, dry place.
When You Need A Fix In A Pinch, Get WD40
There are plenty of other uses for WD40 so the next time you're at the DIY store, pick up a can (or two) and keep it for when you need it in a pinch. From polishing furniture to preventing rust, there are countless uses for this handy little product.