Updated March 02, 2019 by Gia Vescovi-Chiordi

The 10 Best Lubricants For Garage Doors

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We spent 25 hours on research, videography, and editing, to review the top selections for this wiki. Garage doors have plenty of moving parts, and without the proper maintenance, they can start to degrade and make sounds that set your teeth on edge. Thankfully, there is an abundance of lubricants available to mitigate these issues and keep things running smoothly. We’ve put together a list of versatile selections that are simple to apply and can prevent damage from wear and corrosion. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to support our work. Skip to the best lubricants for garage door on Amazon.

10. Liquid Wrench L616

9. B'laster Industrial Strength

8. Lubriplate Aero LBR-S

7. DuPont Silicone

6. 3-In-One Professional

5. CRC 03080

4. LiquiFix Zero VOC

3. WD-40 Lithium

2. WD-40 Specialist

1. Lubriplate Multi-Purpose

Editor's Notes

February 26, 2019:

When selecting a lubricant for your garage door, it's good to know exactly what parts you'll be applying it to, since you have trolleys, openers, hinges, latches, locks, torsion springs and more to consider. Many of our selections are intended for use on multiple mechanisms, but we included Lubriplate Aero LBR-S for those who require something specialized for their opening device. We also incorporated formulas with silicone, lithium, mineral, and ceramic bases to cater to a litany of temperatures and operating needs. For the most part, we added items that administer via aerosol cans and spray bottles, with some that come with a special straw for precise application (such as Liquid Wrench L616, B'laster Industrial Strength, and 3-In-One Professional). For tubed products, like Lubriplate Multi-Purpose, you only need to apply a small bead before opening and closing your door a few times to let it spread. We added LiquiFix Zero-VOC for consumers who are looking for an environmentally friendly option.


Gia Vescovi-Chiordi
Last updated on March 02, 2019 by Gia Vescovi-Chiordi

Born in Arizona, Gia is a writer and autodidact who fled the heat of the desert for California, where she enjoys drinking beer, overanalyzing the minutiae of life, and channeling Rick Steves. After arriving in Los Angeles a decade ago, she quickly nabbed a copywriting job at a major clothing company and derived years of editing and proofreading experience from her tenure there, all while sharpening her skills further with myriad freelance projects. In her spare time, she teaches herself French and Italian, has earned an ESL teaching certificate, traveled extensively throughout Europe and the United States, and unashamedly devours television shows and books. The result of these pursuits is expertise in fashion, travel, beauty, literature, textbooks, and pop culture, in addition to whatever obsession consumes her next.


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