How To Stop A Squeaky Door

It’s late at night (midnight to be precise) and you’re watching the Exorcist when suddenly, out of the blue, you hear the eerie squeak of your door. Don’t know about you but I would instantly turn the T.V. off, throw the remote across the room, and run! If you don’t want to be scared the crap out of then read these steps on how to fix that squeaky door!

Usually applying a lubricant of choice on the hinges of a door can get rid of that squeak right away. But if that doesn’t do the trick, you can try removing the hinges completely and then either removing rust or covering them with a lubricant of choice. The following is a list of the different lubricants that you can use straight away.

  • Olive oil
  • Paraffin candles
  • WD-40 spray
  • Petroleum Jelly
  • Bar of bathing soap

If that doesn’t solve the problem of your squeaky door, it’s time to get to work on removing the hinges and then cleaning them up or covering them with a lubricant. There are three things you can do once you have removed the squeaky hinges of your squeaky door.

1. Lubricating with oil

  • Removing the hinge pin with a nail and hammer
  • Cover the pins with WD-40
  • Place the pins back in the hinge
  • Wipe away excess WD-40

2. Using wax on your hinge pins

  • Buy paraffin wax
  • Melt the wax on a stove or in a microwave. Paraffin wax usually melts at approximately 140°C (284°F)
  • Dip the pins in the melted wax.
  • Replace the pins back in the hinge.
  • Apply wax again on the hinge pins until the squeaking is gone.

3. Using Steel Wool to Remove Dirt or Rust

  • If the hinge pins are rusty, clean using steel wool
  • Scrub the pins using the steel wool
  • Cover hinge pins with lubricant

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