Everyone is familiar with WD-40 ®! You may even have a bottle of it sitting right in your cabinet for squeaky doors.
There are so many other fantastic reasons why WD-40 ® is good for the home though.
In fact, it is one of my favorite chemistry inventions of ALL time. Before we talk about all the reasons WD-40 ® works so well, let me tell you how it works.
WD-40 ® was invented by a company called Rocket Chemical Company. It stands for water displacement 40, since it took them 40 attempts to get it right. The neat thing about this product is they were trying to create a solvent and degreaser to prevent rust in the aerospace industry in 1953.
It was first used to protect the outer layer of the Atlas Missile!