Windows painted shut

Old 05-23-00, 07:32 AM
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What is the best technique to opening windows painted shut?
Old 05-23-00, 09:55 AM
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The tool made for this is called a window zipper. A putty knife will work also. After releasing the window frames from the parting strip and jamb, it's often necesssary to pry the window open with a flat bar (wonder bar).
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After breaking paint seal with zipper or thin putty knife, in lieu of prying, you can give window frame a solid "bump" on sides (in middle of frame) with palms of hands. That usually works for me. Good Luck!

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