WD-40® and Duct Tape: A Marriage Made in Heaven

WD-40 and Duct Tape. Ever since WD-40 came out in the 1950’s, it has been saving and helping people in all kinds of situations; at work, home, in the garden and in the garage. If you’re practical around the house or an enthusiastic DIYer, you’re likely aware of the miraculous, million and one uses of  WD-40 and its common partner – Duct Tape!


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WD-40 is one can with THOUSANDS of uses that we want you all to know about! It’s not just the solver of “squeaky hinges” and “damp spark plugs”  though… WD-40 will make your life easier in so many ways.

WD-40 and this famous tape are the ultimate tool box partners that everyone needs in their home, garage and workshop and as the saying and famous engineering flowchart goes;

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 WD-40 Also Removes Duct Tape from Surfaces

Everyone sites both these products as the main staple of any took kit; if it moves (and you don’t want it to), Duct-tape will stop it and if it doesn’t move (and you want it to), WD-40 will make it move again!

But what happens when you peel off the tape from any surface, a suitcase or counter-top for example? Well, you’re left with a lot of sticky residue, and nobody wants that.

WD-40 can get rid of the of that sticky residue that’s left behind when you remove the tape, so it’s like it was never there!

Spray the area where sticky residue has been left behind with WD-40 and then rub off with a clean, textured (for stubborn sticky marks) cloth; repeat if necessary then wipe clean.  This also applies to many sticky marks left by labels, crayons, spilt liquids, peoples’s shoes and more!


Don’t just take our word for it, read more here: How To Remove Duct Tape With WD-40!



The uses shown and described for WD-40 Multi-Use Product were provided to WD-40 Company by the users themselves. These uses haven’t been tested by WD-40 Company and do not constitute a recommendation of suggestion for use by WD-40 Company. Common sense should be exercised whenever using WD-40 Company products. Always follow the instructions and take heed of any warnings printed on the packaging.

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