You lubricate bar stools by applying a small amount of furniture oil to the top of the post and then working it into the wood with a soft cloth. You should also apply oil to the screws that hold the post in place.
If your bar stool has a swivel, you should also lubricate the swivel mechanism with a light coat of oil. Apply oil to the upper and lower bearings, as well as to the pivot point.
It’s best to use a wood furniture oil or silicone-based lubricant. Never use an automotive lubricant on your bar stool, as these products can be harmful if ingested.
Barstool lubricant can be used to make the chairs easier to move and to prevent them from scratching the floor. It can also prolong the life of your bar stools by protecting the metal parts from corrosion. In order to apply it, you simply need to spray it on a cloth and then wipe down the bar stool.
If your bar stool starts to feel a bit dry or stiff, you can also apply a small amount of petroleum jelly to the areas where it makes contact with your body. But be careful not to overdo it, or you may end up slipping off the stool and landing on your keister!
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