How to Stop a Squeaking Bed Frame

A squeaky bed frame can interfere with your sleep and become quite irritating. Sometimes, people think they need to buy a whole new bed just because the bed frame is squeaking. This is not always the case. For a bed that is still in good condition, it is very possible to fix a squeaking bed frame without having to spend the money on a new bed.

Take the mattress and box spring off the bed. Use a screwdriver to unscrew the nuts and bolts from the frame of the bed.

Wrap the nuts and bolts with sealant tape. Then place a plastic washer between the existing washer and the bed frame. This will help to tighten the bolts.

Replace the mattress and box spring and test the bed for squeaking.

If the bed is still squeaking, take the entire bed frame apart.

Place a piece of cloth in the spots where the bed frame connects into the wood or metal. Do this at the foot and head of the bed.

Spray the screws with oil, such as WD40. This will lubricate the screws to help prevent them from squeaking.

Fill the grooves of the screws by running them across a bar of soap. Screw them back into the frame. This method works best for wooden bed frames.

Tighten up all the screws on the bed frame, including the side rails. If the screws are all secured tightly, this will lessen the chance of the bed frame squeaking.

Things You'll Need

  • Screwdriver
  • Sealant tape
  • Plastic washer
  • Small pieces of cloth or fabric
  • Lubricating oil
  • Bar of soap
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Kimbry Parker has been writing since 1998 and has published content on various websites. Parker has experience writing on a variety of topics such as health, parenting, home improvement and decorating. She is a graduate of Purdue University with a Bachelor of Arts in organizational communication.