I'm restoring a double-hung window in my house, roughly following an article
in Fine Homebuilding #161. The windows are about 100 years old, and I'm
stripping off all the old paint. Likewise for the frame, of course.
I'm wondering what kind of paint to use, particularly for the sliding
surfaces: the tracks in the jambs, and the sides of the sashes. I'm
concerned that latex paint will be too soft, and so the sash will tend to
stick in the jambs. Is this a valid concern? Would an oil-base paint be
After all the work of stripping old paint and putty, I don't want to screw
it up at the end...