Opening Stuck Windows

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If you've ever tried to pry open a stuck window, you know how difficult it can be. Windows are sometimes painted shut. They can become swollen from accumulated moisture, or maybe they just haven't been opened in a long time. For the painted windows, An owner of a Diamond Certified glass company recommends first, carefully cutting through the paint with a knife. You may have to work on both the inside and the outside of the window.

Once the frame starts moving, use some silicone spray or a spray product containing Teflon to further loosen things up. Most products will work on vinyl, wood or aluminum. He does not recommend using WD-40 on stubborn windows. The problem is that it dries too fast. You might get the windows moving for a little while, but you won't get the same lasting results as you do with a silicone spray.