Pro Tip: Why Lip Balm on Screws Can Be a Good Idea

Driving screws into hard wood can be a tough chore. Learn an easy fix here.

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Say goodbye to dry lips and sticky screws

Sometimes, driving a large screw into a tough piece of wood can be a bit of a chore. If the wood is hard enough you could potentially strip the screw or even break it in two.  But if you happen to have a tube of lip balm nearby, you’ve already got an easy fix to this problem- just apply a dab of the lip balm to the grooves of the screw. The lip balm will act as a lubricant and the screw will sink in as if the wood was butter. Just be careful not to overdo it when working on a fine woodworking project, as the waxy lip balm could get on the surface of the wood and repel the stain or finish. You may also want to wipe off the end of the lip balm before putting the cap back on.

Check out the video below for a quick demonstration.