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Double-hung windows that have been painted shut can be a literal pain to slide open or closed. Set your sticky window free again by using a hammer and putty knife to tap the gap between the window molding and sash. Wiggle the blade into the gap to loosen the paint, working your way around the perimeter of the window to ease the binding. If the window is still stuck, rub a little candle wax into the window tracks to lubricate them.
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