Angie's How To Fix A Squeaky Door

Date Published: Nov. 12, 2019

Time: 15 Minutes

There's no way to deny that a squeaky door is a major irritation to your general existence. If you've been avoiding the fix because you don't have any WD-40 handy, today is your lucky day! It turns out you can use a variety of household items to lubricate those hinges and silence the squeak.


Use bar soap, and rub your hinges until they're well-lubricated.


Note: For this tip, it's best to avoid using a glycerin-based soap. Glycerin attracts moisture from the air, so over time it can cause rust on your metal hardware.


Using a hammer, tap out the hinge pin from underneath. Liberally coat the hinge pin with petroleum jelly and coax it back into the door hinge. Do this for each hinge pin on the door.


First, disassemble the hinge with a hammer. Melt your candle, and apply the hot wax directly onto the hinge pins. Replace the pins back in the door hinge.


Use a rag or cotton swab to apply olive oil to the top of any squeaky hinges in your home.

What is Angie's List?

Angie’s List is the trusted site where millions of households go to get ratings and reviews on everything from home repair to health care. Stop guessing when it comes to hiring! Check Angie’s List to find out who does the best work in town.

Local Discounts

Daily deals up to 70% off popular home improvement projects from top-rated contractors on Angie’s List!