How do I Open a Double-Hung Window That's Painted Shut?
- Rich in Prescott Valley
Rich, cut through the paint film where the window stop meets the sash. Spray a lubricant into the track between the sash and the stops on each side of the window, and then push up on the sash to raise it. If this does not work, go to the outside and insert a flat pry bar between the windowsill and sash on one side and pry upward. Once the window is open spray additional lubricant in the track on both sides to maintain smooth sliding. This should open your window to enjoy our nice evenings we hare having at this time of the year.