We have all been in that frustrating and slightly annoying situation of getting a zipper stuck – and it always happens to be when you’re in a rush! Don’t panic though – you can learn how to easily fix a stuck zipper in no time…

Whether it’s on your work backpack containing important equipment, or whilst you attempt to do up (or down!) your jeans, or perhaps on a sleeping bag that you’re currently inside of – it’s never an ideal circumstance. So, what do you do? Well, first things first, there is no need to call for a seamstress. It’s time to grab your trusty lubricant, of course! If you have a can of WD-40® handy, you’ll be free in next to no time!

How to Fix a Stuck Zipper on Clothing and Boots

Being stuck in a winter jacket is the ultimate struggle – especially when you’re getting hot and bothered trying to remove it. The important thing to remember is not to panic and try to rip the zip open, as this can damage it further. Luckily, can help to un-stick zips on coats with ease.

Simply spray the product onto the jammed area of the zipper, allow a few seconds for the fast-acting lubricant to work, and zip away! If you are having a difficult day and your boot zipper gets stuck too, do not go running for the scissors! WD-40® High Performance Silicone Lubricant can help with zippers on other garments, including shoes, backpacks, boots and accessories too.

How to Fix a Rusted Tent Zip

So, WD-40 can help fix a stuck zip on clothing and accessories, but what about outdoor equipment? If you have a stuck tent zip that has rusted over – you are in luck! WD-40’s innovative formula acts as a water displacer – so it can help to keep metal zippers that have been exposed to outdoor elements rust free. Grab a can of and simply spray, wait, wipe and zip! Top Tip: Be sure to check the zip of your sleeping bag (and any other storage bags) is working in advance of leaving for your camping trip! WD-40 can help with plenty of other outdoor camping equipment issues too, it’s always handy to have a can around!

And there you have it! All of the ways you could possibly need to fix a stuck zipper; whether on your coats, bags or even your tent! Dive deeper into our how-to’s for more handy tips. Or learn How to Remove a Broken Key from a Lock with the help of WD-40!