14 Incredible Steel Wool Hacks You’ll Wish You Knew Sooner
Steel wool pads can be used for a lot of things around the home. Check out some of our favorite uses – you just might be surprised at the versatility of this material.
Steel wool for tough stains
If you need to remove tree sap, adhesive residue or other hard to remove stains from your windows, try #0000 (4 ought) steel wool. Lubricate the glass with a spritz of window cleaner (Windex) and buff away the stains with a wad of super-fine steel wool.
Flawless Surface Prep
Fix a loose screw
Clean pans and metal cookware
Clean the oven
Age wood quickly
Fill critter holes
Disposable drain strainer
Clean rusty tools
At some point, every metal tool develops rust. Fortunately, steel wool excels at removing surface rust. Just grab a wad of steel wool and start buffing your tools. They’ll look like new in no time!
Remove scuff marks on floors
It may seem counterintuitive, but using your dull scissors to cut steel wool actually sharpens them! You won’t be able to grind a new bevel by any means, but a few snips through steel wool will renew the cutting edges of your scissors.
Remove crayon from wallpaper
Critter-proof the air intake and exhaust pipes
Here’s how you can make your very own DIY portable air cleaner.