How to fix a jammed zipper on clothes: instant ways

Julia PeschanskayaLife
How to fix a zipper on clothes

Most outerwear manufacturers use zippers to make it easy to fasten a jacket or coat. But, perhaps, everyone has faced the problem when a zipper breaks and starts to jam at an inconvenient moment.

You can fix your clothes yourself so that you don't have to spend time and money on repairing or replacing the zipper. OBOZREVATEL will help you with this.

You can fix a zipper by simply lubricating it, but it all depends on the material it is made of.


You will need a special tool for plastic parts. Apply a small amount of lubricant to the teeth and spread it gently with a soft cloth or brush.


Graphite or silicone grease is suitable for such zippers. This product will provide a smooth slide and protect against corrosion. Apply a small amount of grease to the teeth and rub thoroughly to ensure an even coating.

You can also use other familiar ingredients to keep the zipper from sticking.

  • Olive oil - apply a few drops to the prongs and gently spread with a cloth;
  • Candle - take a small piece of candle and lubricate the zipper;
  • Soap - rub the zipper and it will help to avoid friction and jamming.

Earlier, OBOZREVATEL published an elementary way to get rid of a greasy stain on clothes in five minutes.

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