Preparing your Minneapolis House for Sale? Buy Some WD-40!

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Thinking of selling your Minneapolis house? Shine up that kitchen with WD-40!

Are you trying to clean up your Minneapolis home and prepare it for sale? Here’s an email that was forwarded to me by a close friend. I just had to share it with you. Perhaps you have some difficult home repairs or tough spots to clean. Here is a product that might help you with your tough spots and a few other things, too! If you have flies on your cows or squeaky prosthetic limbs, this might help:

Subject: WD-40

I had a neighbor who had a new pickup. I got up one Sunday morning and saw that some vandal had spray-painted red around the sides of this beige truck.

I went over, woke him up, and told him the bad news. He was very upset and was trying to figure out what to do probably nothing until Monday morning, since nothing was open. Another neighbor came out and told him to get his WD-40 and clean it off. It removed the red paint beautifully and did not harm his paint job. WD-40.. who knew?

Water Displacement #40. The product began from a search for a rust preventative solvent and de-greaser to protect missile parts. WD-40 was created in 1953 by three technicians at the San Diego Rocket Chemical Company. Its name comes from the project that was to find a ‘water’displacement compound. They were successful with the fortieth formulation, thus WD-40. The Corvair Company bought it in bulk to protect their Atlas missile parts. Ken East (one of the original founders) says there is nothing in WD-40 that would hurt you.

Here are some of its many uses:

  • Protects silver from tarnishing.
  • Removes road tar and grime from cars. Wow!
  • Spray on golf clubs to keep them from drying out
  • Spray on air conditioner filter to filter out more dust
  • Gives floors that ‘just-waxed’ sheen without making it slippery. (I should keep a case of that in my car for would-be home sellers.)
  • Keeps flies off cows. (This has to do something for property value!) I’m wondering if it repels mosquitoes.
  • Spray inside radiator or fuel lines to slide them on easier during installation
  • Restores chalkboards.
  • Removes lipstick stains.
  • Loosens stubborn zippers.
  • Untangles jewelry chains. (I wonder if it will untangle that rat’s nest of tangled computer cords under my desk.)
  • Removes stains from stainless steel sinks.
  • Removes dirt and grime from the barbecue gril
  • Keeps ceramic/terra cotta garden pots from oxidizing.
  • Removes tomato stains from clothing.
  • Keeps glass shower doors free of water spots.
  • Knicked-up floor? WD-40 camouflages scratches in ceramic and marble floors.
  • Keeps scissors working smoothly.
  • Lubricates noisy door hinges on vehicles and doors in homes.

  • You don’t want to replace that vinyl floor before you sell your home? WD-40 removes black scuff marks from the kitchen floor!
  • Use WD-40 for those nasty tar and scuff marks on flooring. It doesn’t seem to harm the finish and you won’t have to scrub nearly as hard to get them off. Just remember to open some windows if you have a lot of marks.
  • Bug guts will eat away the finish on your car if not removed quickly! WD-40 to the rescue!
  • Unstick your kids. WD-40 lubes the children’s play gym slide a shine for a super fast slide.
  • Lubricates and stops squeaks in electric fans.Lubricates wheel sprockets on bikes.
  • Lubricates sticking window tracks.
  • Spraying an umbrella stem makes it easier to open and close.
  • Restores and cleans padded leather dashboards in vehicles, as well as vinyl bumpers.
  • Prevents rust from forming on saws and saw blades, and other tools.
  • Removes traces of duct tape.
  • Lubricates fan belts on washers and dryers and keeps them running smoothly. It might help make a better impression during inspections or final walk-thru.
  • Removes splattered grease on stove
  • Keeps bathroom mirror from fogging.
  • Keeps pigeons off of your balcony (they hate the smell.)
  • Lubricates prosthetic limbs. (That’s my favorite. I wonder if it will also keep the woodpeckers away.)
  • Folks spray it on their arms, hands, and knees to relieve arthritis pain.
  • Florida’s favorite use is: ‘cleans and removes love bugs from grills and bumpers.
  • The favorite use in the state of New York WD-40: protects the Statue of Liberty from the elements.
  • WD-40 attracts fish. Spray a LITTLE on live bait or lures and you will be catching the big one in no time. Also, it’s a lot cheaper than the chemical attractants that are made for just that purpose. Keep in mind though, using some chemical laced baits or lures for fishing are not allowed in some states.
  • Spray around bottom of garbage cans to prevent animals from getting in
  • Spray in rubber over-booties to make putting them on easier
  • Use it for fire ant bites. It takes the sting away immediately and stops the itch.
  • WD-40 is great for removing crayon from walls.
  • Also, if you’ve discovered that your teenage daughter has washed and dried a tube of lipstick with a load of laundry, saturate the lipstick spots with WD-40 and rewash and presto the lipstick is gone. (I am wondering if you can spray it on your daughter to keep that creepy boyfriend of hers away.)
  • If you sprayed WD-40 on the distributor cap, it would displace the moisture and allow the car to start.
  • Loosens strapping tape after a hurricane
  • Dissolves butyl caulk
  • Softens rubber O-ring
  • p.s. The basic ingredient is FISH OIL.

    p.s.s. Keep some in the kitchen. It is good for oven burns or any other type of burn. It takes the burned feeling away and heals with NO scarring.


    No warranties are made or implied by Kermit Johnson for the efficacy of WD-40. Kermit Johnson and Independent Brokers Realty is held harmless for any damage caused by uses other than recommended by manufacturer. These disclaimers are so anti-climactic, and take away some of the fun, don’t you think? Well, there are plenty of sub-human imbeciles who are lawsuit-happy, you know. Fortunately,not too many of those types read this blog!

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