I have a 1925 Bungalow. I started to strip the window trim in order to re-paint. The old paint trim looked like an 'alligator' and what I've read (first time for me doing anything like this) 'they' say to completely strip before repainting.
Okay...I have found out this is a lot harder than I thought! The semi-paste I used (grabbed the wrong can, thought it was paste) didn't strip it even down to the wood. So, I have started to use a heat-gun instead, which is working much better, except it heats the old 1925 paint to almost a gum-like gooey texture. Difficult to remove even with a bladed-scraper, just sorta goops it around. I'm sure its got lead in it too.
Now, on top of this, my old double-hung windows are stuck (fortunately, stuck in the closed position rather than open!). How do I unstick it. This old gooey paint is almost like cement!
Would love any suggestions as to how to make this an easier and more effective process. I am totally doing this project by myself as I am single and the Queen of my castle---go me!