There is NOTHING more frustrating then trying to zip a stubborn zipper.
Whether your zipper is stuck or just finicky (not yet stuck but cranky about sliding) I have a secret weapon that will turn that zipper into a smooth operator, wax paper.
This is another old costumer trick I learned when I worked on live productions. The best part is that it’s super cheap and safe on EVERYTHING from a designer handbag to designer shoes and clothing.
The main reason a zipper get’s temperamental is that it needs to be lubricated. When you rub the wax paper against the zipper it will act like oil (without any residue or mess) and make the zipper work without any problem at all.
First you’ll need to purchase any kind of wax paper. Just make sure it’s wax paper and not parchment paper.
Next, tear off a small portion.
Rub the wax paper on the teeth of the zipper with the zipper open. Coat both sides of the zipper.
Now take the slider and run it back and forth to test the results. It should zip pretty smoothly. If it’s still tough to zip you can go back and “wax” the teeth one more time.
When I saw the photo… I questioned how wax paper would help! Thank you for the great tip – I will have to try this the next time I have a stubborn zipper.
It works like a charm!
You have the best tips!!
Awe thanks Darlene!
i’ve never heard of this trick! Thanks for sharing! I will have to remember that in the future!
It’s a life saver!
Oh my gosh! What a cool tip! You wouldn’t believe the trouble I’ve been having trying to fix my husband’s coat and this might just do the trick… If it does then you win a gold star 🙂
Let me know how it works out!
Thanks for the awesome tip! My kids are always getting zippers stuck
Works so great for a stubborn one.
Genious!! Why didn’t I know about this sooner!! Great tip love love love!!
It’s so easy and what I love most is that there is ZERO damage risk.
You have the best tips! I seriously have the worst luck with zippers but now I have a game plan to beat them!!!
You will love what an easy fix this is.
And you save the day again. Trying this for sure.
Easy and works every time
I’ve never heard of this tip before, I’ll have to try it! Usually I’ll rub graphite from a pencil onto the zipper to fix it, but that gets annoying because it discolors it. lol.
Right! some people use candle wax as well but the wax paper works even better and no risk of damage.
Thankfully, I haven’t experienced a stuck zipper but if I do, I know exactly what to do, thanks to you!
works like a charm
What???? This is so useful! I can’t tell you how many times I’ve gotten frustrated and just yanked it, only to break the zipper. Thanks for sharing!
Thanks for stopping by!
amazing post! didn’t new that works!
So easy and works like a charm!
Great tip, now I can use my wax paper for this trick????
Super easy to do!
THANK YOU FOR THIS TIP. This could not be more timely as my winter coats are getting very stuck, and in -20 degree weather I don’t have time to have a zipper that won’t budge. Can’t wait to try this out!
Let me know how it works for you!
Love this hack!
works like a charm!
Now that’s a life-saver, or should I say boot-saver. ha!
Jessica | notjessfashion.com
Well I’ll be damned!!!! Good to know!!!
LOL works like a charm!
Your hack tips are my favorite! This is so frustrating indeed, but will have to try it.
Seriously works so good!
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Glad you liked it!
I used this on my Louis Vuitton handbag which had it’s zipper replaced and was very tough to open and it works like a charm! Thank you so much!
So glad it helped!