20 Amazing Ways To Use WD-40 That Probably Never Occurred To You

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While many of us probably have a can of WD-40 lying around on a garage shelf, most wouldn’t realize the versatility one such product can bring. Invented in 1953 by Norm Larsen, the WD-40 – which stands for Water Displacement – 40th Formula – works to prevent rust and corrosion in missiles. Mainly used by machinists and handymen, WD-40 has a myriad of other household uses that everyone can benefit from, especially if you don’t want tons of products cluttering your cleaning shelf! WD-40 is a friend, don’t be afraid to use it! Here are 20 ways to use WD-40 that probably never entered you thoughts:

1. Polishing Silver

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Silver, if not stored and taken care of properly, will definitely tarnish over time. If you have vintage cutlery or your mother’s silver stored on your china cabinet for quite some time now, a little bit of cleaning from time to time will prevent it from tarnishing. Have you been bestowed with the family jewelry from your great-great-great-grandmother’s time? Take good care of it with WD-40! Make your silver cutlery or even your fine silver jewelry clean, tarnish-free, and shiny as ever by spraying those down with WD-40 and polishing as usual.

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