Creaking kitchen cabinet hinges are really annoying. You would want to have those being taken care of to the point that you do not mind buying a new set of kitchen cabinet. Such action is not necessarily needed since you can just do a little maintenance on the hinges of the cabinet and the creaking noise whenever you open or close the cabinet door will be gone. You do not need to even change the hinges if the damage is not that bad.
The creaking noise is usually made of rustic hinges that are already too long neglected. When the first installation, cabinet hinges are all clean, sharp and oiled well. That is why the new cabinet is always pleasant to open and makes no noises. Over time, dusts and other particles collect around the hinges and the oil wear offs gradually. Months or maybe years later the door starts to squack when opened and that is a normal thing for kitchen cabinet hinges as well as other hinges in other places. Now a good maintenance will make the creaking gone and your cabinet becomes pleasant to open and close again.
Rustic Kitchen Cabinets Hinges
You can start it by brushing the hinges clean with clean water. Use unused toothbrush to brush off the dirt and rust if there is any of the hinges. Those are the main causes of the creaking noises. Clean up and finish up after you are done brushing and cleaning off dusts. Tighten every bolt of the hinges if your hardware for kitchen cabinets are the ones with the bolt type. When you are sure that everything is in place and like brand new, apply oil around the hinges and make sure each part applied well. Now try open and close the cabinet. You will see cleaning do wonders when it comes to kitchen cabinet hinges .