Fix a stuck zipper with a few household items.
You will need
- A pencil
- Bar soap
- Lip balm
- Petroleum jelly
- Olive oil
- A cotton swab
Step 1 Start tugging Gently tug the lining or garment that is stuck in the zipper. Use tweezers if you cannot pull it out with your fingers.
Do not force the zipper. You may break it and ruin the garment.
Step 2 Use pencil lead Rub pencil lead against both sides of the zipper. The graphite will act as a lubricant.
Step 3 Use household items Apply bar soap, lip balm, petroleum jelly, or olive oil to the zipper with a cotton swab.
Bar soap can be washed off the easiest, and will not stain most materials.
Step 4 Wiggle zipper Wiggle the zipper once the product has been applied, working the product into the teeth of the zipper.
Did You Know:
Gideon Sundback invented the zipper in 1913.