December 1, 2023

A few of the many makes use of that buyers have discovered for WD-40’s authentic method are wilder than others.

Customers have to this point put the WD-40 multi-use product, whose origins date again roughly 70 years, to work in over 2,000 other ways, in accordance with the corporate’s web site.

Earlier in July, WD-40 CEO Steve Brass recounted listening to a few shopper utilizing the product on the pole of her chicken desk to forestall squirrels from consuming the meals when requested on “The Claman Countdown” about among the uncommon methods folks have used it. He referred to as that “one among [his] private favorites.”

The unique method has been used to take away an animal from an unsuitable place in no less than one occasion. Somebody utilized WD-40 once they discovered a boa constrictor curled up their car’s engine compartment, the model stated. 


In one other event, it proved helpful to legislation enforcement who wanted assist dislodging a suspected thief from an air con vent, in accordance with the WD-40 model. The alleged burglar, who didn’t have any garments on on the time, had apparently received caught.

Some clients have separated cussed LEGO items with the multi-use product.

Somebody spraying a shot of WD-40. (WD-40)

The WD-40 model has acquired studies of it taking over gum too, with folks spraying it to free sneakers, garments, carpets and different issues from the sticky substance. 

“Scrape away as a lot gum as you possibly can, spray with WD-40, blot, take away and rinse,” it says in an article on the WD-40 web site. 

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The WD-40 multi-use product has additionally doubled as a paperweight when its can was full, in accordance with the model. That’s one thing auto store staff have used it for.


One other wild use has occurred when artists have gotten inventive with it. WD-40 can create “an fascinating textured base to work from” when sprayed on a canvas and assist make “distinctive liquid cell sneakers” if combined sparingly with acrylic paint, the model stated on its web site.

An array of WD-40 products

An array of WD-40 merchandise. (WD-40)

Brass stated on “The Claman Countdown” that the multi-use WD-40 product “is over 80% of our enterprise” and referred to as it a “driver of development.”

Within the third quarter, the WD-40 Firm noticed whole web gross sales are available at $141.7 million. That marked a 14.6% bounce from the $123.7 million it reported in the identical interval final yr. WD-40’s web revenue for the quarter, in the meantime, was $18.8 million, widening from $14.48 million. 

The value of WD-40 Firm’s inventory was $216.69 after Thursday’s closing bell, almost 33% larger than the place it hovered initially of the yr.