How do you fix old dresser drawers that stick? Rub the drawer frame — the spots where the drawer glides into the frame — with candle wax, paraffin, or even an old bar of soap to give it a little extra glide. You can also spray them with a product such ad WD-40.
What causes drawers to stick? High humidity is usually the culprit. It causes wood drawer parts to swell and rub against each other. Once the humidity subsides, typically in the fall and winter, so does the swelling.
How do you fix old wooden drawers that stick? Using drawer wax, a wood drawer lubricant or even a swipe with a bar of soap, paraffin or candle wax can be a remedy for old drawers that stick. Use and abuse over the years can make drawers hard to open and close but using any of these simple tricks will usually fix a sticking drawer.
How do you unstick wood drawers? If the drawer is really stuck and pulling it out completely is almost impossible, then you have to apply it by phase. Rub the wax on the inside surfaces of the drawer that are visible. Then slowly slide them back and pull it out. The sliding motion will push the wax to the unexposed surfaces making them slide easier.