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Old 10-27-2013, 04:13 PM   #1
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What's the best way to paint a stairwell to the second floor? I was considering buying a 26 foot ladder unless someone has a better idea. Currently I have two ladders a 6 foot and a 24 foot extension ladder

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Old 10-27-2013, 05:30 PM   #2
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An extension ladder will be useless.
Need one like this and an extendable walk board.
http://www.littlegiantladder.com/lit...nt/type-1.html
Costco and Wal-Mart have one that works the same but only cost $99.00.
http://www.shopping.com/werner-werne...feet-long/info
Both can be rented.

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Old 10-27-2013, 07:13 PM   #3
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Depends completely on the shape and size of the stairwell.I have painted dozens with a step and extension.
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If all you are going to be doing, is using this one time, for the cost of that ladder, you may be better off just renting it, or paying a local good painter, to do the work, so that you do not have to spend twice as much time, picking up the ladder, setting up, cleaning up, returning the ladder after you are done.

The only other suggestion, would be maybe use a scaffolding system, and go that route for the job, if it is cheaper then renting the ladder.
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you really need more info , a picture is a must to help you .with that said ,I can get most all 2 story entrances with a 20 ft. and a little giant ladder

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It's obviously not as good as a platform, but a brush taped to a pole can actually get a lot done with some patience. If you're cheap and don't have easy access to a ladder or scaffold.
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My local Home Depot does rent a multi purpose Werner ladder that I think will work. Just going to try and use that I guess

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