Are you tired of hearing a door’s hinge squeak every time it opens or closes? If so, read on because eliminating a door hinge squeak is one of the simplest of all household fixes. Friction causes hinge squeaks, so repairing a hinge squeak simply means lubricating the hinge.
First try spraying the butts of the hinges with a light coat of penetrating oil (such as WD-40).
If that doesn’t work, remove the hinge pin from the squeaky hinge. To do this, use a screwdriver to pry up the top of the pin or, if necessary, drive a nailset or long nail up from the bottom of the hinge barrel with a hammer to pop the pin out of the top of the hinge). Be ready to support the door when you pull out the hinge pin so the door doesn’t fall, particularly if the door is a heavy one.
Keep a door working well by periodically lubricating the hinges with silicone spray or a light penetrating oil.
Note: Don’t spray this type of lubricant into a lockset—it will gum up the workings.