QUOTE(Seer_Green @ May 23 2012, 07:03 PM)
Has anyone any ideas what to do about squeaky piano stools? We've got an adjustable duet stool which we've had about 4 years but it's now got a terribly annoying squeak - you don't even have to move very much for it to start up! We've tried the obvious things - WD40, loosening screws, tightening screws etc. but nothing seems to make any difference.
Graphite works best when the atmosphere is arrid dry or or if there are sub zero temperatures. But as you may imagine it gets everything filthy and I would be reluctant to use it on your steinway or on your antique stool.
Never use oil on wood steinway users as it stains, warps wood and attracts dust which gets filthy and this eventually requires specialist cleaning. Either natural or synthetic oil for metal or hard plastic parts.
Always, always use beeswax on wood and joints which have metal to wood connections. The wax stops these annoying squeeks and nourishes the wood at the same time.
Hope This Helps