- Wedge a chisel between the sash and the frame and gently and slowly chip away at any paint. Check the outside of the window for accumulated paint and do the same.
- Pry the bottom of the sash with a chisel and a hammer from the outside if the window is stuck shut. Place the hatchet under the sash and hammer with the mallet. Continue prying. Try placing a 2x4 block on the frame and hit it with a hammer; the block protects the window. This process should pry the stuck window open.
- Rub the tracks of the window with wax, soap or silicone or apply a spray lubricant, once the window is open.
- Repeat the process of prying the sash open with the upper sash. Once open, rub the tracks on the upper sash with wax, soap or silicone or apply a spray lubricant.
How to Keep House Windows From Sticking
Many a careless painter has painted windows completely shut or just enough around the edges to cause them to stick. You may end up dealing with a window that remains stuck or sticks when you are trying to open it. With just a few simple tools, you can release stuck windows and prepare them for easier opening next time.