A paint-job by your house previous operator can abandon a window caught closed, without contacting a handy man for aid, but with some care and persistence, it is possible to correct the problem. You’ll not be in a position to inform how completely the window is sealed before you start working on it shut, so be be ready for for the work to take 4-5 minutes to an hour. This leaves you time to work cautiously and gradually.
The window for nails that could be keeping it shut — paint may not be the issue. Pry the nails out using the claw end of a hammer in the event the window is nailed closed.
Run a utility knife across the seam between the window-sash and frame. Slice cautiously through the seam being covered by any levels of paint. Try to open the window. Go to the next stage should it not open.
Insert the edge of a putty knife to the seam. Tap the handle of a little block of wood or the knife together with the hammer. The tapping should assist break any seals involving the sash as well as the frame. Move as you go, the putty knife all of the way across the seam, tapping. The issue is possibly outdoors in the event the window does not open.
Go outside using a hatchet, the hammer as well as a little block of wood. Insert the hatchet between the window frame and sill in a corner. Hold the block of wood from the window-frame to help dampen vibrations and safeguard the glass tap the back of the hatchet head with all the hammer to drive it farther in the seam.
Wiggle upward to pry the window free. Slide the hatchet to the other corner on the other side of the underside of the body, and wiggle it on that aspect also. Repeat the prying and sliding movement before the window opens and frees.
The inside of the window tracks to eliminate any paint which may cause the window to adhere again. Spray or rub a lubricant over the location to keep the window relocating easily.