Asked on Dec 5, 2014

Squeaky cabinet doors

Teresa SchultzTracy WilliamsEileen B.


I recently painted my kitchen cabinets and put on new hinges. They are now making an annoying squeak every time they're opened and closed. Would appreciate any advice on how to fix this. Thanks.
13 answers
  • Adrianne C
    Adrianne C
    on Dec 5, 2014

    Dad used to use Vaseline on the hinges, thick and never breaks down.

  • Ama378535
    on Dec 5, 2014

    This seems crazy, but it worked for us. We rubbed cocoa butter on the hinges. Put on your fingers then rub over the hinhes. No more noise.

  • Eileen Gavin Larsen
    Eileen Gavin Larsen
    on Dec 5, 2014

    Rubbing a candle on hinges would probably work. Or WD-40 spray lubricant.

  • April Groten
    April Groten
    on Dec 5, 2014

    Spray WD-40 on cu-tips and then apply directly to the hinge. This way everything does not get a coat of the spray. Worked for me.

  • Cyndi Moore Tippett
    Cyndi Moore Tippett
    on Dec 5, 2014

    This happened to me when I painted my cabinet doors... the hinges are to tight.... turn the screws a half turn and it should take care of it. I found that the painted cabinets didn't need the screws tightened down so hard.

  • Roberta Eagleston
    Roberta Eagleston
    on Dec 5, 2014

    WD40 or Silicone lubricant. As April suggested, spray on Q- tip

  • Ruheena
    on Dec 5, 2014

    A little bit of any oil on q-tip or even on a finger (if you don't mind) rub on hinges will solve your problem. All other suggestions well. Ruheena U.K.

  • Don Goldwyn
    Don Goldwyn
    on Dec 5, 2014

    Use a candle, rub de candle over de hinges and de squeek he stops Yeah!

  • Janinne P
    Janinne P
    on Dec 5, 2014

    I like Liquid Wrench Dry Lubricant (sprays on) because it doesn't leave a residue that catches dust later, like WD-40.

  • Dee
    on Dec 5, 2014

    WD-40 works great on all hinges and squeaks!

  • Eileen B.
    Eileen B.
    on Dec 6, 2014

    I used cuticle oil. It was a bathroom cabinet and the cuticle was handy

  • Tracy Williams
    Tracy Williams
    on Dec 6, 2014

    I usually don't have any WD 40 on hand so I have used pan spray

  • Teresa Schultz
    Teresa Schultz
    on Dec 8, 2014

    White sewing machine oil.

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