Uses for WD-40 that you never thought possible

If you know what WD-40 is all about, maybe you’ve heard the saying that suggests there are only two things you really need in life – duct tape and this amazing can of this amazing penetrating oil. If it’s stuck and shouldn’t be, WD40 will help. If it’s loose and it shouldn’t be, duct tape is the answer. While we do think you probably need some other things in life (say, family and love), we can agree that WD-40 is a very useful thing to keep around the house.

Imagine you’re standing outside your front door, you’re holding your keys in your hand and desperately trying to get in (maybe you really need to use the bathroom, or you realized that you forgot the stove on before you left), but the lock just won’t seem to budge no matter how hard you try to turn the key.

Or maybe your having some visitors over, like Her Majesty the Queen of England, who obviously also brings Kate, Williams, and sweet little Louis along. You can’t have your silverware looking all tarnished and lacking in luster! What do you do? WHAT DO YOU DO?

Well, stressing is obviously not going to help. But if you have some WD-40, it can be a lot of help. They don’t call it “the can with thousands of uses” for nothing – it actually has a lot of uses for things in your home and your yard. You can even use it on your car. This multi-use product is the 40th version of a unique blend of lubricants and anti-corrosion agents that are used for water displacement – which is why it’s called WD-40.

In case you don’t speak home improvement, it just means that it can move and remove, almost anything you want. It’s so useful, it was even once rumored that it can cure arthritis. This is, of course, ridiculous and completely untrue (don’t try it at home!), but it can be used for a lot of things. Over 100,000 members of the WD-40 club share some of the ways they use the product for everyone to know.

In 1958, WD-40 was available to purchase in San Diego, California – it’s country of origin. By 1965, it wasn’t only used by homeowners, but also by airlines like United and Delta, who used it for airplane maintenance. Ever since, there have been more and more ideas offered by consumers on how to use the product. One bus driver in Asia, for instance, used it to unwrap a snake that had somehow coiled itself underneath the bus. Policemen also used WD-40 to remove a “clever” thief trapped in an air-conditioning vent.

WD-40 can literally save lives (well, not literally, but you know what we mean), but not everyone knows all the different uses it actually has. Well, these are some of the ways you can use WD-40, that will probably make your life much easier.