2nd October 2019


How do you stop a squeaky door?

How To:
  1. Bar soap. Use bar soap, and rub your hinges until they're well-lubricated.
  2. Petroleum jelly. Using a hammer, tap out the hinge pin from underneath.
  3. Paraffin candles. First, disassemble the hinge with a hammer.
  4. Olive oil. Use a rag or cotton swab to apply olive oil to the top of any squeaky hinges in your home.

Keeping this in consideration, what can you put on door hinges to stop squeaking?

Applying some sort of lubricating oil on the door hinge usually fixes the door squeak right away. You can use olive oil, butter, paraffin candles, WD-40 spray, petroleum jelly, or simply a bar of bath soap.

Why does a door hinge squeak?

Because the creaking is caused by friction, so the oil will reduce the friction. As stated previously in another question, resistance causes friction, which is what causes the metal on metal sound you're hearing. If you wish to match the hinges to the door color, 1.)
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