Are you looking for tips on how to fix a squeaky chair? If so, then read on as I got you covered with practical and easy-to-follow tips on how to fix both a metallic and a wooden squeaky chair.
How to fix a squeaky metallic or Office chair
Below are sure tips on how to fix a squeaky metal chair
1. Place the chair in an upside-down position
In an adequately lighted room, place the chair in an upside position. This position provides you with an uninterrupted field of view which helps you locate the area in your chair that may be causing it to squeak.
2. Apply a lubricant
After spotting what’s causing your chair to squeak, apply a lubricant on that joint. Always use a lubricant with the following properties; High viscosity index, high melting point, low melting point, and corrosion-resistant. Directly spray the oil on all joints, that is, even in joints that are not squeaky.
To avoid creating a mess, make sure that you hold the oil at least 2cm near the joints when spraying. You can also spread an easy-to-clean paper on the ground where you have placed your chair to make the work easy.
3. Tighten the screws, bolts, and nuts
Use a screwdriver to tighten your chair’s screws, bolts, and nuts. If your screw is stripped or your bolts and nuts are worn out, I recommend that you get new ones and replace the old ones for the squeaking to stop.
After successfully performing all of the above steps, test your chair for any squeaking sounds. Gently push it back and forth, sit on it and move it around. If the squeaking sounds are still present, it’s time to call a pro before resorting to buying a new chair.
How to fix a squeaky wooden chair
Below are sure tips on how to fix a squeaky wooden chair;
1. Have a friend sit on the chair
Please have a friend sit on the chair and instruct them to push and pull the chair. Be keen to note where the squeaking sounds are originating from.
2. Inspect the chair in an upside-down position
Place the chair on a table and, in an upside-down position, inspect the wooden chair in an adequately lighted room/place. Inspect for loose nails, cracked wood, bending or lose legs, and uneven slanting on the back of the chair. Please note! During the inspection, you shouldn’t move the chair or touch it.
3. Use a wood glue to tighten the loose joints
Suppose you find any loose joints in your wooden chair, use wood glue to tighten them. For added stability, ensure that you accurately place the wood glue on the loose joint. Leave it to sit for 2-3 minutes before flipping the chair to its actual position.
4. Reinforce the joints’ strength with nails
Consider reinforcing the loose joints with nails. To avoid splitting your wooden chair when nailing it considers; Reducing the friction between the nail and the wood surface by lubricating your nails with petroleum jelly.
Also, don’t drive the nail at the end or near the edge of the wooden surface. You can also predrill a small hole before driving the nail in with a hammer.
Gently test to see whether or not the squeaking has stopped. If not, consider calling in a pro.