25 Amazingly Creative Uses For WD-40

Invented in 1953 in San Diego, California, WD-40 is a very popular penetrating oil and water-displacing spray. Owned and used by about 80% of American households, this iconic handyman’s helper is most commonly applied to squeaky hinges, but people have come up with hundreds (some sources even say 2,000) different, creative uses for WD-40. We would really love to show you all of them, but for obvious reasons, we’ve picked just 25 of them. Find out some of the most amazing and surprising ways this legendary lubricant can make your life easier with these 25 Amazingly Creative Uses For WD-40.


To keep squirrels from taking over your bird feeder, spray a generous amount of WD-40 on top of it.

squirrel on bird feederSource: buzzfeed.com

WD-40 spray can be also used to remove a chewing gum from most surfaces...including human hair.

chewing gum on groundSource: tipking.co.uk


Just a little dab of WD-40 will help you loosen a ring stuck on your finger.

ring on fingerSource: tipmom.com

To get glue off your fingers, spray a little bit of WD-40 on it.

super glueSource: techeblog.com


Spraying WD-40 on trees will keep them safe from beavers and other animals that like to chew on them.

tree damaged by beaverSource: gizmodo.co.uk

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