Whether you’re dealing with an old desk, car, or clock, the type of oil you use is important. It guarantees your clock will be best protected and ensures long-term performance.
Finding the perfect clock oil, though, may not be an option everyone has.
You will want to avoid things like any type of silicone lubricant, WD-40, graphite, or kerosene. These will likely damage the clock and impact its accuracy over time.
Thankfully, some oils will get the job done well without having to search online for a specialty clock oil.
White Mineral Oil
Sewing Machine Oils
When you are oiling your clock, it’s best to use oil in a syringe to help you place it accurately. In most grandfather clocks, there will be specific oil sinks inside the clock movement.