7 Practical Ways to Use WD-40 Around the House

By HomeAdvisor

Updated February 28, 2017

Believe it or not, WD-40 can be used for more than just for quick hardware fixes. In fact, you can use WD-40 in almost every room in your home. Here’s how:

  1. Remove stains. Add WD-40 to a cloth and gently wipe away any blotches on your walls or wood trim. Use a Brillo Pad to remove tougher smudges.
  1. Stop squeaky doors. Coat old or rusty hinges with WD-40 to eliminate squeaks and groans. Wipe any excess lubricant from your doorframes or floors.
  1. Prevent rust: Wipe down your outdoor metal accents and décor with WD-40 to prevent rust.
  1. Clean up paint and nail polish. Get rid of paint or nail polish stains with a spritz of WD-40 and a quick rubdown with a cloth or Brillo Pad.
  1. Clear away rust. Spray your outdoor furniture and décor with WD-40 and rub away any rust with a Brillo Pad. Larger areas of corrosion may require a harder scrub.
  1. Peel off stickers. Use WD-40 to remove stubborn stickers and adhesives. Spritz one side of the sticker with WD-40 and slowly peel it off. Use a rag to wipe away any residue or leftover lubricant.
  1. Eliminate stovetop grease. Spray your stovetop with WD-40 and scrub away the grease with a Brillo pad.


  1. Harry, May 11:

    What does the kitchen smell like after you clean the range with WD -490 ?

  2. Martha, June 29:

    Can you use WD40 on stainless refrigerators

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