Purchase fine grit sandpaper from your local hardware store and fold a piece in half so that the rough side faces out. Cut through the sandpaper several times with your scissors until the blades become sharpened. You can repeat this process as many times as necessary until the blades become sharpened.
Run the blades of your scissors over a knife sharpener to acquire clean, sharp edges. This tool can usually be purchased from your local kitchen supply store, or is sometimes sold along with a set of knives. For best results, continue the process several times switching from blade to blade until your scissors become razor sharp.
Visit your neighborhood chef supply store and purchase a sharpening stone. Once wet, the stone releases oils that are on the stone's surface, making is easier to slide the blades of your scissors over the top. Rubbing all sides of your scissor blades over the top of the stone will produce sharp edges that will redeem your tired old blades. Wipe the blades clean with a soft cloth following the sharpening procedure.
Try using steel wool to sharpen the dull blades on your scissors. Cutting through an SOS pad, or piece of steel wool several times can sharpen your scissors and can be done as often as necessary. Rinse your scissors afterwards and dry well to prevent rusting.
Clean the blades with a soft cloth soaked in isopropyl alcohol, and then try cutting through a piece of aluminum foil several times. The alcohol will prepare the blades by removing any buildup or residues, and the aluminum foil can sharpen the blades as you cut through it.
Sharpen your scissors professionally using a local service or by mail order. There are several online companies that will sharpen your scissor blades quickly, and conveniently. Sending them off in protective packaging to a professional will ensure that they arrive in good condition, and upon completion of the sharpening the company will mail them back to you in pristine condition, ready to cut another day
Things You Will Need
- Dull pair of scissors
- Sharpening stone
- Knife sharpener
- Steel wool
- Aluminum foil
- Isopropyl alcohol
- Work gloves
- Soft cloth
- Sharpening professional
- Wearing work gloves while sharpening your scissors is recommended and will help to prevent any cuts or abrasions to your skin.