Are You Using the Wrong Lubricant on Your Garage Door?
Got a noisy garage door? Don’t grab that trusty can of WD-40 just yet. In case you didn’t know, WD-40 isn’t a lubricant! It’s actually a solvent – and a great one at that. Because it’s a solvent, it’ll dissolve rust, grime, and even the beneficial oil on your garage door parts. The smooth performance that many notice after using WD-40 is actually due to the cleaning action, and not because of its lubricating qualities.
After using WD-40, there may be a minimal amount of mineral oil coating, but this is not adequate for the parts on your garage.