With many shirts and sweaters with buttons I find that over the period of usage the threads inside the buttons start to unravel. Eventually this causes the button to pop off unexpectedly. How can I keep the threads of the buttons from unraveling?

Removing the thread and stitching back is an option, but finding the exact color thread is difficult.

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1. Nail polish

Apply a coat of clear transparent nail polish on the holes inside the button. This will seal the threads once it is set. Cut off any loose strands of threads before applying.

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2. Glue

This is almost the same method mentioned above, but it is with transparent glue instead.

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