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Old 04-23-2008, 01:08 PM   #1
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Painting's the easy part, reaching the wall is another thing!


In an old Victorian kitchen, with 10ft ceilings, crown molding, variable height cabinets AND a granite countertop....how can I get UP then OVER to cut in and then paint the walls.
Stilts, scaffolding, trampoline ...???

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Old 04-23-2008, 03:15 PM   #2
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Definitely the trampoline.

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Old 04-23-2008, 08:48 PM   #3
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6 foot step ladder and long arms. Or you will have to stand on the counter top. Im 150 lbs so I dont have to worry about standing on furniture, etc.
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sir mix a lot..where do you get one of those thinga ma bobs.. looks like it fits through a doorway. i have an estimate for a house with a 25 foot ceiling in the foyer. that would be perfect for the job.

What is that thing called, and can u rent them?
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Yes it fits through a 36" door opening. That ceiling was 38'. And, I rented it from Sunbelt equipment rental. But most large rental company's should have something similar. That home also had hard wood floors. So, we had to cover them w/ plywood to protect them.
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38 feet..holy crap..i was wondering how high up you were. how much did it cost to rent? and how the hell do you get it inside if there are steps?

i looked them up on the jlg website and some weigh 2 tons. I wouldnt trust thick 12" wood planks as a ramp..
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i looked them up on the jlg website and some weigh 2 tons. I wouldnt trust thick 12" wood planks as a ramp..

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Haha...holy crap, u used plywood! cant believe that didnt snap. That was also only one or two measley steps! Imagine 4-7 steps
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Haha...holy crap, u used plywood! cant believe that didnt snap. That was also only one or two measley steps! Imagine 4-7 steps
Yes we used plywood and reinforced w/ 2"x4"'s. 4 steps maybe. 7 steps, I doubt it.

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2000 lbs! I was wondering about the weight. Not sure my old floors would support that thing. Some of them bounce when walked on. Gonna get around to fixing them ....one of these days.

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