Every once in awhile we in the trades come across tricky situations that require not only the use of ladders, but using the ladders and planks to provide the access to areas out in the middle of expansive ceilings with some little piece of ceiling jewelry that must be painted around.
Most folks think of scaffolding to get things done but in my book, scaffolding requires a large amount of space to transport to and from the job. Time to carry in, set up, move, move, move, tear down, move, set up, move, tear down, and then carry out without damaging walls, doors, and flooring.
This little post will show the latest escapade my good friend/paint partner, Ryan Dubs with Dubs Quality Painting, LLC.
That monster light fixture was this rooms little booger. A 22' multi-ladder on the fireplace wall, a 4' multi-ladder on the balcony to support the other end of the plank. And the final piece was the expandable plank in the middle picture. The banister was protected with layers of tape, but was going to be painted shortly. The third picture is the final setup at the nearly 14 foot height.
A view from a top the plank, to give perspective. Then, the other side of the house had another tall room with an even higher ceiling, with a similar situation. Minor cracks to repair and a ceiling fan to cut around and replace bulbs.
The rest of the job went well.