painting window frames

Old 08-08-03, 06:04 PM
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painting window frames

Try as I might I cannot find a technique that keeps windows from getting painted shut. Suggestions?
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Here is a step by step on how to paint windows, assuming you have sliding sash windows.

Old 08-08-03, 08:24 PM
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I knew a painter back in the day that would take an average drinking straw, flatten it, and slide into the opening between the sash and frame.
Then, after the paint was dry, he would use a nail or phillips-head screwdriver, slide it in the end of the straw at the top or bottom, and pull it back out.

Looked like it worked to me.
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If you are painting sash windows open them up and paint the frame first..If you see bare woodwork where the sashes slide,then leave it bare!! Sash window that are hard to open/close have been painted to many times..Renovate them!
Then paint the top sash pushed all the way down except the bottom edge so that you can push it back up..Push it back up..but not all the way and finish that bottom edge..Then paint the bottom sash...When the paint is dry you can easily break any seal that has formed..Just slide both sashes a few times and the job is done..Trust me..Ive painted thousands of em!!

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