20 Amazing Uses for WD-40 (and 5 Places It Should Never Be Used)

How many times have you opened a squeaky cabinet door and reached for that trusty lubricant that comes in a blue and yellow can? WD-40 is one of those products that, over the years, has proved to be the MVP of many households.

Why, it can silence those annoying squeaks and creaks. It can prevent rust from forming on bike chains if your kid leaves their bike outside in the rain. It can loosen nuts, bolts, and screws. It can even be used to displace moisture from wiring, electrical connections, and so much more.

We know what you’re thinking… What else can it do?

Just keep reading because we have 20 WD-40 hacks that’ll blow your mind! Oh, and just for fun, we’re also including 5 instances where you absolutely should not use this miracle spray.

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1. Removes Dried Gum From Fabrics

There’s nothing worse than having a glob of gum stuck to the bottom of your shoe and then walking on your carpet. If that’s ever happened to you, you already know how hard it is to remove the sticky stuff from the carpet fibers. Sometimes it’s nearly impossible!

With this hack, all you have to do is spray a bit of WD-40 on the gum. Within seconds, you should be able to pull the gum off the carpet with little to no problems.

This also works if your child gets gum in their hair. Just spray the hair with gum in it with the WD-40 and it’ll save you from getting a bad haircut!

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2. Prevent Squirrels From Eating All The Bird Seed

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Squirrels are cute, but they are are a pain to deal with if you like to feed the birds! They use their ninja-like abilities to climb on bird feeders and eat the bird seed before the birds get a chance!

You can prevent those cute little pests from snatching all the bird seed by spraying a little bit of WD-40 on the tops of your bird feeders (preferably before you put the seed in so it doesn’t contaminate the seed). The squirrels will slip right off and the birds will have dinner. Score!

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