5 Uses for WD-40 Around The House

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You’ve probably heard about numerous different uses for WD-40. From preventing corrosion of a metal material to softening a new baseball glove, WD-40 has numerous uses and is an extremely versatile product.You’ve probably heard about numerous different uses for WD-40. From preventing corrosion of a metal material to softening a new baseball glove, WD-40 has numerous uses and is an extremely versatile product.


Along with the numerous uses of WD-40 that are common, WD-40 can be very useful around the house in ways you have probably never heard of. Here are five unique ways you can use WD-40 around the house.


⦁ Remove Tough Stains From Carpet


Nothing is more frustrating than paying for brand new, expensive carpet, and then spilling a drink all over it.  If this has ever happened to you, then you know exactly how hard it is to remove these tough stains using just soap and water. In a lot of cases, even expensive carpet cleaning solution doesn’t even work, which makes the situation even more frustrating.  In these moments, try spraying some WD-40 on the annoying stain and cleaning it; you might be surprised by just how effective it can be.


⦁ Soften Leather Furniture
 
WD-40 works really well to soften and condition leather furniture. In fact, for many WD-40 works just as well if not better than actual furniture conditioner. 


By simply spraying some WD-40 on your couch or leather chair and massaging it in with a rag, you can soften your furniture, which allows for a much more comfortable sitting experience and furniture that lasts for much longer.


⦁ Eliminate Markings on Walls and Glass


If you have kids, then you have probably come across the annoying crayon markings that they tend to leave on walls. Much like trying to clean stains out of carpet, removing crayon drawings from a wall is nearly impossible. However, once again WD-40 works to make the impossible possible. 


Even more annoying than crayon markings on walls are tape residue around windows. Oftentimes painting a new room requires the use of tape around the windows to prevent paint from dripping onto the window. However, the tape often leaves its mark and can be difficult to remove the residue, unless you have WD-40 laying around the house.


⦁ Remove Oil Spots From Driveways


Old cars can be fantastic to drive and provide a feeling that newer cars simply can’t duplicate. However, let’s face the fact that many of them tend to leak oil, and oil spots on the driveway aren’t a good look.


There is no need to worry, however. Yes, it’s true - WD-40 also works to remove oil spots from the driveway. So feel free to continue to drive old faithful without and eliminate the oil spots with a little WD-40.


⦁ Kill Roaches and Repel Insects


This actually works. You can successfully use WD-40 as an insect repellent or to exterminate insects, such as disgusting cockroaches, by spraying them once with WD-40. If there is an area in your house that typically has a problem with insects, simply spray the surroundings of the area with WD-40 and keep those insects away.


In other words, if you’re like me and like to save money wherever you possibly can, then consider using WD-40 for both your stain removing and insect repellent needs.

Annette Masterson is a licensed broker with EXIT Realty Bob Lamb & Associates in Murfreesboro, TN. She has developed one of the most successful real estate teams in Rutherford County, known as Masterson Network, that specializes in new home construction and residential listings and sales throughout Middle Tennessee. You can email Annette at mastersonnetwork@gmail.com or call her at 615-896-5656 (Office) or 615-533-1660 (Cell) for more information.