Step 2: Removal

First we remove the hinge pin. Place the screwdriver under the lip of the top pin head and lightly tap it upwards. If the head of the pin is flush against the hinge, a chisel or putty knife might be needed to expose the lip. Alternatively, the bottom pin head is usually easy to remove and the screw driver can be inserted into the hinge and the pin can then be tapped upwards. Whatever method works, be sure to be careful not to mar the hinge with the screwdriver. 
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Instead of oil/grease, you may also use parafin as lubricant; just rub the parafin on the pin... <br>And if the wooden door or doorframe are a bit offline and rub on each other, parafin will reduce the friction.
Gun oil also works very good.
I've never done it like this - I always cover them in WD40. :P But this seems like a much nicer long term solution. Good tips, too!

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