Introduction: How to Use a Pencil to Open a Sticky Key Lock
Got a sticky office lock that just won't open? Try this trick!
Step 1: Grab Your Keys and a Pencil.
Grab your supplies:
- Sharpened pencil
Step 2: Rub Your Pencil's Graphite (black Tip) Onto Key.
Rub a sharpened pencil's graphite onto your key to lubricate it. Fun fact: A pencil's graphite (or the tip of a pencil) is a natural lubricant.
Step 3: Stick Your Key Into Your Tricky Lock and See If It Opens!
Take your key (now lubricated with graphite) and gently fiddle with the lock. Tip: If your lock is still stuck, try rubbing more graphite on your key.