Using WD40 to clean lead flashings

Our roofers cleaned up the lead flashings on our chimney with WD40 and wire wool. It made them look like new!

Using WD40 to clean your slate fireplace

Does your slate fireplace look dry, dusty, matt and decidedly grey rather than black? To bring it back to life, just follow these simple steps:

  1. Clean away the dust and surface deposits
  2. Spray WD40 lightly over your slate and then spread evenly using kitchen towel
  3. Allow a couple of hours for the smell to disappear before lighting the fire.

You will be very impressed with the result.

Warning: WD40 is not recommended on all slate and, in fact, too much can stain some types of slate and finishes. However, there are people who do swear by it. This remedy is used at your own risk, be sure to test on a hidden area first.

Crayon on walls or washable wallpaper

Clean by spraying with WD-40, then gently wipe using a paper towel or clean cloth. If the WD-40 leaves a residue, gently wipe off with a sponge soaked in soapy water; rinse clean and blot dry.

If the mark is stubborn, use some baking soda on a damp sponge and gently rub in a circular motion.

You could also try using a hair dryer. Heat the wax and then wipe away instantly. If the colour remains, like red usually does, wet a cloth with bleach and wipe.

Sticker Marks

To remove those nasty sticker marks from plastic items use WD-40.