Squeaky chair

Kate Sullivan
by Kate Sullivan
Help!? My neighbor lady loves her wooden glider chair, but it squeaks horribly! I've used WD40 on every nut, bolt and screw I could find and I've coated all the wood surfaces with cornstarch, and it just keeps squeaking. It's definitely the chair and not the floor. I don’t know what else to try. Suggestions?
  9 answers
  • Betty Perrault Betty Perrault on May 12, 2015
    try rubbing a bar of soap on the wood parts on the base
  • Catherine Blume Catherine Blume on May 12, 2015
    Soap has always worked for me too.
  • Hope Williams Hope Williams on May 13, 2015
    Check to make sure all the glide parts are straight. Have her sit and glide slowly while you are close to the chair bottom. It should help zero in on the cause.
  • Kathie taylor Kathie taylor on May 13, 2015
    wood needs oil. wd40 not a good idea, although would have been my first thought as well. Have you tried lemon oil? and from an old wives tail....candle wax....
  • Jeani Miller Miner Jeani Miller Miner on May 13, 2015
    yeah, it's probably wood on wood. If the soap doesn't work you can purchase a 'crayon' made specifically to assist drawer glides (wooden glides). it smells weird but works really well. Good luck
  • Bev Shillingburg Bev Shillingburg on May 13, 2015
    Put some baby powder in the rounds and push it around the glider parts.
  • Jill Jill on May 13, 2015
    Either a bar of soap, or candle wax. The soap is more noticeable, candle wax is not so noticeable. Both will last a fair amount of time, but still have to be reapplied maybe every year or so.
  • Marci N Marci N on May 13, 2015
    I know for a squeaky saddle you use baby powder.
  • Beth Gee Beth Gee on May 15, 2015
    My husband quickly and confidently said....White lithium grease. It even comes in a spray bottle now. Let us know how it turns out. White lithium Grease
    • Kevin Kevin on Apr 08, 2022

      Hi Beth. Same issue. Did the White Lithium Grease work.