This Hack Will Keep Snow from Sticking to Your Windows

Typical preparations for a big snowfall include running to the store for milk and eggs, getting gas for the generator, and dusting off the old snow shovel. But did you know that WD-40 also comes in handy?

WD-40 has water dispensing properties that prevent snow from sticking to glass. Simply spray the outside of your windows with WD-40 to prevent snow and ice buildup. Your view from inside will be clear, so you can enjoy the sight of snow falling.

Snow on window

Other WD-40 Winter Uses

Aside from spraying all your lower-level windows, you can also prevent snow from piling around exterior windows and door frames. Spray WD-40 on a cloth and wipe down any areas you’d like to avoid snow or ice buildup.

Another genius WD-40 hack? Spray your snow shovel before partaking in snow removal. The WD-40 will act as a barrier, preventing snow and ice from sticking to the shovel. It will also help snow slide off the shovel easier.

Save WD-40 for House Windows, and Spare Your Windshield, Experts Warn

While WD-40 is safe and effective for preventing snow buildup on house windows, it isn’t ideal for vehicles. WD-40 is a lubricant and, therefore, can leave a film on windshields. The film will attract dirt and grime, reducing visibility. Stick to a commercial deicer for your car or truck.

How to Remove WD-40 from Your Windows After the Storm

You can leave WD-40 on your windows, and it will wear off over time. However, if you want to remove it after the storm or if it’s left behind a film that’s attracting dirt, clean your windows with a mixture of half water and half white distilled vinegar. The vinegar will remove the WD-40 film, leaving your glass sparkling clear.