How to Use WD-40 for Housekeeping

How to Use WD-40 for Housekeeping. Believe it or not, WD-40 isn't just for bicycle chains anymore. In fact, buying a few cans and keeping them around the house just may save you money. Instead of buying expensive cleaning products, you can use WD-40 for a variety of housekeeping chores and in areas you would never have thought.

Step 1

Make coffee and tea stains disappear. You might think it strange to use WD-40 in the kitchen, but a little squirt can remove stubborn coffee and tea stains from your countertops. All you have to do is spray it on the stain and wipe it off with a dampened sponge or cloth.

Step 2

Restore your refrigerator to its former glory. While cleaning your kitchen, take a look inside the refrigerator and try not to cringe at all the caked-on food bits. After emptying the contents, spray a little bit of WD-40 on dirty areas and wipe away. Just be sure to give the refrigerator interior a complete wipe-down before putting the food back.

Step 3

Transform your toilet bowls. After months or years of use, toilet bowls can acquire some pretty tough stains no matter how often you clean them. Fortunately, spraying WD-40 into the bowl and allowing it to sit for a minute or so can dissolve toilet bowl dirt. Just brush and flush.

Step 4

Store a can in your laundry room for those rotten tomatoes. A big, juicy sliced tomato is great for burgers, but not so great for your shirt. You may be tempted to trash it after soiling it with tomato stains, but if you spray some WD-40 onto the stain and wash as usual after a few minutes, it should be good as new.

Step 5

Hold off on calling your carpet cleaner. In between shampoos, you can clean stains from your carpeting on your own. If you use WD-40 in conjunction with a carpet spray cleaner, the stain should become nothing but a bad memory. Spray it on before you use your regular carpet cleaner and repeat the process until the stain is no more.

Step 6

Keep your leather furniture looking and feeling great. Don't be nervous; you can use WD-40 to condition your leather furniture by spraying and buffing. The solution works wonders for cleaning and protecting your leather investment.

Step 7

Wipe away all traces of your kids' unwanted artwork. Not the kind that is done on paper, but the kind that is done in marker or crayon on your walls, furniture and appliances. Spray WD-40 directly onto the marks and wipe the mess away. You may want to spot test an area that's on wallpaper or your upholstery, but it's generally safe to use on these surfaces.