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WD-40 as a Stain Remover

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You're probably familiar with the iconic branding of WD-40, but did you know that it can help to remove some of the tough stains and marks that the kids leave behind them?!  We've talked about cleaning stains left by the kids before, but today we'd like to bring the many uses of WD-40 to your attention.  Originally formulated to prevent rust, it was created by a determined scientist in California.  'WD' stands for 'water displacement', alluding to its rust prevention properties, and '40'  refers to the 40th formulation in perfecting the product for its intended use!

Here are some of the many useful tasks that WD-40 will take on:-

  • cleaning crayon marks from almost any surface
  • removing sticky tack, plasticine or gum from carpets
  • removing marks left by stickers
  • cleaning grime that has built up on toys
  • removing ink stains from clothing, curtains and furniture
  • removing glue stains from surfaces, including furniture and fabric
  • removing sweets trodden into carpets

Of course, WD-40 has all sorts of other uses besides cleaning.  Here are some more tips that might be useful for parents:-

  • lubricating moving parts on mechanical toys such as wind-up, friction and remote controlled toys
  • lubricating stiff parts such as dolls arms and legs, wendy house doors and other moving parts
  • lubricating furniture, such as draws and cupboard doors
  • shining sea shells and stones to be used for craft
  • lubricating craft punches
  • preventing bicycles and outdoor toys from rusting
  • preventing battery connections from oxidising

WD-40's website has a list of over 2,000 uses for their miracle product!  No, we're not being sponsored by them, we just feel that some of these tips might save you a lot of anguish sometime in the not so distant future!


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