A stuck zipper or a drawer can be very frustrating at moments especially when you want to get ready quickly or finding an important document. Lubricating zippers and drawers will not only help in opening or closing them smoothly and easily but will also increase their life. Lubricant’s layers reduce friction in the slide of a drawer or opening and closing of zippers. It will also reduce the chance of repairs or replacement of slides and zippers.
- Zipper lubricant
- Toothbrush (optional)
- Candle wax
- Paper towels or shop cloth
- Spray lubricant
Apply the zipper lubricant
After cleaning the zipper, apply the lubricant. You need to squeeze out the gel and then rub the zipper. Remember to apply carefully as you do not want to damage the fabric. In case you have applied you require more then add more.
Zip it open and close
Next you need to open and close the zip few times. In case you have applied more gel then you can remove the excess.
Clean the metal slides
Then you need to remove the debris and dirt from sides of the slides. Do this with help of paper towels or a shop cloth.
Next apply the lubricant on the metal slides by spraying on it. Remember to hold paper towels under the slides when you are spraying the lubricant.
Open and close the drawer
You need to place the drawer back and then open and close it few times. In case the drawer isn’t working smoothly then you can apply lubricant one more time.
Return the items
In the end you can place your stuff back in the drawer.