Stairwell Painting Tip
By: Joe Truini
Painting the upper reaches of a stairwell can be a difficult chore. It’s usually fairly high and there’s no good place to set the ladder. Try this:
- Set an extension ladder on one of the lower steps and lean the top against the wall opposite the top of the stairs.
- Place a small stepladder (six-foot size) on the landing at the top of the stairs.
- Run a 2×12 between the rungs of the two ladders so that its level and you’ve created a stairwell scaffolding.
Be sure that the 2×12 is secured to at least one of the ladders with a “C” clamp or similar device. If the span you’ve created is more than eight feet or so you may want to nail a vertical support under the 2×12 at mid-span.
Watch this video to find out more.