I find few household imperfections more annoying than a squeaky cabinet. Yet my pantry door squeaks pretty much every time I open it. I tried lubricants, hinge-replacements and seemingly everything else there is, but nothing seemed to do the trick.
These days, my pantry door is entirely squeak-free, and I'm happy to share my secret with you.
1. Apply Elmer's Slide-All Dry Spray Lubricant
($3) to each hinge on the door. Don't forget to wear a dust mask
and gloves for protection, and to keep the area well-ventilated. Also, keep a dry rag handy to shield any lubricant drips from your hardware and countertop -- although the company claims the product won't leave an oily stain.
2. Be sure to apply the lubricant on both sides of the hinge: inside and out.
3. Open and close the door of the cabinet to allow the lubricant to penetrate all parts of the hinge.
4. Tighten all hinges with a screwdriver. This is an important step -- don't skip it!
Your cabinets should be squeak-free -- unless, of course, there's a mouse hiding in your pantry.
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