The Proper Way To Use WD-40 Silicone Spray On Those Squeaky Door Hinges

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No one likes having a squeaky door hinge. It makes your house seem old and creaky, lending it a haunted house quality. Your first instinct might be to grab WD-40 to solve the problem, but as it turns out, it shouldn't be used on door hinges. At least not the classic, WD-40 Multi-Use version. That's because it's used as a water displacer and an anti-corrosion tool first and foremost, and its thick formula leaves behind a residue that can attract dust and grime to the hinges. This will only make them squeak and lock up even more. However, that doesn't mean you can't use WD-40 to solve the problem. Instead, you need to use WD-40 Specialist Silicone Lubricant, specifically.

It's best to use a silicone spray when lubricating hinges because the formula dries smooth, never leaving behind a tacky or sticky residue. This ensures that no dust will stick to the hinges, further clogging up the pins holding them in place. Instead, it lubricates them and then dries thoroughly. Because of this, WD-40 made its own version of a silicone lubricant to specifically address this common problem. Here is how to use it.

How to use WD-40 Specialist Silicone Lubricant on creaky hinges

To solve your squeaky door problem, shake the can well before using it in order to combine all the active ingredients together. This is especially important if it has been months since you last used the product. Plus, the ingredients separate when not in use. Flip the straw up and angle it directly on the pin of the hinge, which is what makes the creaking noise. Press the button on top of the can to release the spray, and cover the pin thoroughly. The formula should dry in seconds, leaving behind a clean and smooth surface.

According to WD-40, this particular formula lasts twice as long as competing brands and provides five times as much protection. In other words, you can apply less, saving product and money. Because of this, your hinges should stay squeak-free for a long while before you need to reapply.