Fix A Sticking Drawer With Nylon Tape

Fix A Sticking Drawer With Nylon Tape
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If you have a drawer that’s constantly getting stuck (or just isn’t sliding open very smoothly), a bit of this special nylon tape can fix the problem for you.

This is one of the easiest DIY fixes you can do: just grab some drawer sliding tape and apply it to the “meeting” parts of the drawer:

For a more permanent fix, apply nylon drawer slide tape to the parts that come in contact with each other . . . The tape won’t stick to wax or dirt, so prep the surface first by lightly sanding it with 100-grit sandpaper and then vacuuming to remove the dust. Then simply cut the tape to length with a scissors, peel off the back and stick it onto the wooden drawer runner.

It should only take you 5 minutes and a couple of bucks. Check out the post at Family Handyman for more below.

How to Fix Sticking Wooden Drawers [The Family Handyman]


  • Not another tip from the USA.
    Again no research into what tape is available here and if you use the wrong type you might end up with a stuck draw.

    • You’d be pretty silly to not feel/test the tape first.
      Hopefully the equivalent is available (or importable for cheap) as this is actually quite handy.

  • The idea of using nylon is good as many draws years ago were made with a nylon insert and runners.
    However I have not seen nylon tape with good sticking qualities but there may be some around.
    As far as melamine goes it would work but would wear out and not slide as well as nylon.
    The old bar of lifebuoy or sunlight soap rubbed on runners can work wonders as it acts as a lubricant.

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