How To Clean Your Shelves With WD-40®?

Weekends aren’t always popping or fun. Sometimes we don’t have plans and have room for just some me time. After you’re done with some reading, eating, or napping, how about you awaken the “Monica” in you and clean up some dusty shelves around the house?

How about the grimey kitchen shelves, dusty cabinets, and old bookshelves? Let’s get you started.

Things you’ll need

cleaning equipment(5)

  1. Tissue papers
  2. WD-40
  3. Duster
  4. Spare cloth or newspapers
  5. Soapy water

Clean Kitchen Shelves

kitchen shelf

Push all your eatables away from the spot to be sprayed. Soak a rag in soapy water and give your shelf a wipe down to get the top layer of the dirt off.

Now spray a layer of WD-40 on the shelf, allow it to sit for 5-10 minutes. Now grab a clean tissue and wipe all the grime away. With a wet cloth, wipe any residue left. Assure none of the WD-40 gets on the utensils.

Clean Cabinets


Get all the stuff off the shelves and dust them using a duster. In case of any rust stains, oil, or stuck residue, spray some WD-40 to clean your shelves. Now wipe any grime or rust off with a tissue.

Clean Bookshelves or Storage Shelves

book shelves

If possible, dismantle the shelf to clean it properly. Get any rusted nails off and replace them with new ones if possible. If the stored things have rusted or gone bad, get rid of them. Now spray some WD-40 and give your shelf a nice wipe down. Wipe down the nuts and bolts to get rid of the rust as well.


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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