Did You Know Coke Could Strip Away Paint? Here Are 13 Surprising Uses

It turns out that Coca-Cola is much more than a soft drink. The world’s most popular drink is actually the best household cleaning product you will ever use.

Coke is packed with caffeine and sugar, and is also super acidic which is why you should use it to clean your home. Use Coke to get rid of stains and relieve your headache? Too crazy? Just keep reading.

1. Toilet

Acids in Coke break down nasty stains in toilet bowls. Pour it in the bowl, and let it work for an hour. Flush and scrub if necessary.

2. Fertilizer

Azaleas, Gardenias and other plants like acidity. Acids in Coke will give your plants enough acidity, and the sugar is beneficial for the tiny microorganisms in the soil.

3. Rust

Soak a cloth in Coke, and place it on top of rusted bolts and nuts. Wipe clean.

4. Grease

Pour some Coke in your laundry and it will dissolve greasy stains. If the stain is too bad, soak the clothes in some Coke before washing it.

5. Grease and concrete

Clean your driveway stains with Coke, and wash it down with water.

6. Bugs on windshield

Bugs always fly straight in windshields, and the situation can easily get out of control. Pour some Coke over the windshield, and let it work for a minute. Scrub well and rinse.

7. Defrost windshield

Pour some Coke on the ice cover, and it will disappear in seconds.

8. Jellyfish and bee stings

Coke relieves stings and neutralizes the pain.

9. Grout

Pour Coke on your stained grout, and let it work for a few minutes. Scrub clean. Acids do wonders!

10. Skunk smell

Wash your pet with Coke to remove any skunk smell (in case it was sprayed by a skunk).

11. Paint

Soak a piece of fabric in Coke, and reapply it to the surface. This will help you scrape off the paint.

12. Headache

Caffeine in Coke relieves headaches and migraines if used on time.

13. Cooking

Acids break down meat, and you can use Coke to cook pork or steaks. Use it to sauces if you like sweet flavors.

You can use Coke to make BBQ sauce.


  • 1 cup Coca-Cola
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp liquid smoke
  • 1/4 cup A-1 steak sauce
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper

Put the ingredients in a heavy pot, and turn the heat on medium. Bring to a boil, and turn the heat on low. Simmer for 6-8 minutes or until the sauce is reduced by ¼. Let it cool at room temperature, and keep it in the fridge until needed. Use it within a few months, and combine it with chicken, ribs or pork.