Fixing a squeaky bed frame will ensure that you get a better night’s rest. Most fixes are relatively inexpensive, and can be completed by almost anyone. The key to fixing your squeaky bed is to be thorough and look for all of the possible causes of the squeak. Then, all you have to do is tackle each problem.
Step 1: Locate the cause of any squeaks. Have someone sit on and jiggle the bed. Meanwhile, you should be looking for areas that rub against something or that move. You should also listen carefully and let your ear lead you to problem areas.
Step 2: Start from the floor up. Place a piece of felt underneath each leg of the bed if you have hardwood floors. Sometimes the squeak is just a result of the legs of the bed frame rubbing against your floor. You can also use specially made feet that have bottoms made of carpet to stop the bed frame from rubbing.
Step 3: Pull the bed frame away from the wall. Often the sound of rubbing is caused by your bed frame hitting the wall. Leave a 3 inch gap to eliminate any problems. If you must have your bed frame flush against the wall, apply felt to the bed frame using low stick double sided tape on the areas where the bed touches the wall.
Step 4: Look for excessive movement in the squeaky bed frame’s joints. Rub parrifin in between the two areas that are rubbing together to allow them to glide without inhibition. If you don’t have any paraffin, a white candle can be used.
Once the paraffin has been applied, screw any fasteners into place so that they are nice and tight. Look for holes in the bed frame that may indicate missing screws: replace them as well.
Step 5: Look for any cracks in the bed frame. If you find any, examine the piece closely. If it is an integral part of the bed, you may have to replace that piece. If there is just a small crack in an nonessential piece, try fixing it by gluing the pieces together. If needed, you can use a screw to secure the repair. If you don’t use a fastener, use a clamp to hold the repair in place until it has dried fully.