WD40, which stands for Water Displacement at the 40th attempt, first came about in 1953. The aim was to create a range of rust-prevention solvents and degreasers for use in the aerospace industry. In San Diego, California, in a small lab, they tried again and again. After 40 attempts they finally succeeded with their formula, hence the name, and it was worth persevering seeing as the original secret formula is still the one used today.
WD40, with its distinctive blue, red and yellow packaging, finally hit the shelves in 1958. Nowadays, it can be found in most households and businesses around the world. Toolstop stocks the original WD40 lubricant. It has so many uses - loosens rusted bolts, removes rust from saws and much more. It is to no surprise that it is one of the worlds bestselling lubricants.
For more info on WD40 and to find out exactly what you can use it for in the tool world, check out our blog post.