Keep this shaving cream trick for squeaky hinges in mind the next time you need a solution for creaking doors in a pinch!
This is another one of those little tricks that will sound absolutely crazy until you need it! You might find yourself thinking “Why would I ever use shaving cream for a squeaky hinge? I would just go out to the garage and grab the WD-40!” But what if you can’t find the WD-40? Or what if you have a sleeping baby and a house full of kids who keep opening the squeaky door right down the hall from their room? Oh, you’ll thank me for this quick-fix then! 🙂 So here’s how to employ the shaving cream trick for squeaky hinges!
Fixing Squeaky Hinges with Shaving Cream
The only two things you’ll need for this solution are a can of regular ‘ol shaving cream and a door with a squeaky hinge. A small list of necessary tools makes for a great quick-fix for sure.
Simply grab your can of shaving cream and spray a line of it, about 1 inch in diameter, directly onto the middle part of the hinge. Right where the two piece meet. Do this for all the hinges on your door.
Next, open the door and go to the other side of the door. Spray another 1″ line on the other side of each hinge.
Smear each blob around a bit with your finger to cover the whole functional part of the hinge if you need to.
Open and close the door a few times to work the shaving cream into the interior of the hinge and lubricate any squeaks.
Finish up by wiping away any excess shaving cream with a clean, dry cloth.
Bonus: Shaving cream also makes a great polisher, so your hinges will be shiny clean as well!
I’ve heard of some other tricks that people use for fixing squeaky hinges, such as rubbing a bar of soap on the hinge, but I find this one leaves the hinge looking cleanest after you’re done, so I like the shaving cream the best.
Have you ever used the shaving cream trick for squeaky hinges, or do you have another method that you like to use?
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Courtenay Hartford is the author of creeklinehouse.com, a blog based on her adventures renovating a 120-year-old farmhouse in rural Ontario, Canada. On her blog, Courtenay shares interior design tips based on her own farmhouse and her work as founder and stylist of the interior photography firm Art & Spaces. She also writes about her farmhouse garden, plant-based recipes, family travel, and homekeeping best practices. Courtenay is the author of the book The Cleaning Ninja and has been featured in numerous magazines including Country Sampler Farmhouse Style, Better Homes and Gardens, Parents Magazine, Real Simple, and Our Homes.