How to lubricate the door?

Irina Saprykina
Irina Saprykina
January 13, 2015
How to lubricate the door?

The sound of a creaking door can ruin even the most balanced and calm person. Eliminate annoying rattle can, if you handle the door mechanism with special means. It may be engine oil or WD-40 grease. You will also need a hammer, chisel and syringe.

How to lubricate the door metal or wood

Applying engine oil as a lubricant, you need to put it in a syringe and gently squeeze it out to the door hinges drop by drop. It is important to do this slowly, otherwise there is a risk of oiling nearby surfaces. In order for the lubricant to penetrate the door mechanism, close and open the door several times. In some cases, more intensive processing is required, and the door must be removed from the hinges completely. It is useful chisel and hammer.

Sometimes vegetable oil is used instead of lube. But such a substitute gives too short-term effect and not the best way affects the parts, covering them with sticky film.

A good alternative to engine oil will be a special lubricant - a universal tool WD-40. To care for the hinges of the most convenient aerosol spray. Included with the nozzle, it allows you to handle even hard-to-reach places. It is enough to slightly lift the door using the chisel and make several injections from the cartridge on the hinge of the door hinge, bringing the door back to its normal position.

How to lubricate the mechanism of a plastic door

All moving parts of the plastic door hardware must be lubricated once a year. First, the mechanism is cleaned of dust with a clean cloth, then a couple of drops of oil are applied to each moving part of the fittings. When using a sprayer, the lubricant should be injected onto the part itself, which needs lubrication, but next to it.