How to paint 1 1/2 story exterior?

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Old 11-24-04, 03:38 PM
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How to paint 1 1/2 story exterior?

I have a 1 1/2 story home that I would like to paint myself. The problem is that to paint certain portions, I would actually have to put a ladder on top of the first floor roof, with the roof line running at a right angle to the wall I need to paint. How is this accomplished? Would I have to use some type of scaffolding?

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Old 11-24-04, 08:37 PM
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Is this what you are looking for
http://www.wernerladder.com/showpart...PK80-2/APK80-2
There are other ones. Do a google for ladder levelers.
 

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Old 11-25-04, 09:47 AM
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The problem is that to paint certain portions, I would actually have to put a ladder on top of the first floor roof, with the roof line running at a right angle to the wall I need to paint. How is this accomplished?
With all due respect, this is why professional painters are trained for these types of applications. If you choose to attempt something you don't know how to do, and death could result in a mistake, I'd think more than twice about what you are trying to do.
 
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Old 11-26-04, 10:15 AM
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after rereading you initial post I think these may be what you are looking for.

http://www.wernerladder.com/ladderjacks.htm

As prowallguy says they are dangerous to use. I have never fell off them but that doesn't mean you won't. you will need a plank to go between 2 of them. more $. You can use a 2by12 for short spans. aluminum planks can be rented so can the ladder brackets

I give you credit for knowing what you can safely do and what is too dangerous. You asked for info on how it was done and I gave it to you. It is up to you to decide if you want to use it. I realize that not all people can afford a professional to paint their house. This is 1 option. Another is to let the professional do the dangerous stuff. Some pro's don't really like it when you just let them come in and do the dangerous work with paint you bought so be prepared to pay extra.

this will only work if you have a short roof like over a narrow porch or something. If you need to work off a larger roof you could use something like thishttp://www.malcotools.com/products/roofing/b500.htm.
this gets nailed up under a shingle[into a rafter!!!!!]and a plank laid in and the ladder put up against it. I have used it and obviously I am still here.Probably too dangerous for you but you asked and I told.

Bottom line= If you can afford it let someone else do it. If not make sure all equipment you use is used properly especially the roof brackets. They must go into solid wood and not just plywood under these circumstances.

Again, you asked how it was done. I am not reccomending you do it this way. Maybe someone has a better way or maybe you will hire some to do it. That is your choice. I was never trained on how to use either of these two methods of gaining access to different parts of a house. I had to do it, I found out how and I did it. Usually by myself I might add.See bottom line= above
 
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Old 12-08-04, 08:00 PM
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Thanks for all your help!!

I appreciate all the responses. I think what I'm going to do is check on renting a boom lift. These lifts can go both up and out. I already have a power roller, so I would never have to dip a roller which takes a lot of space. Depending on the cost, I may just opt to just hire it out.

Thanks Again
 
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Old 12-18-04, 06:06 AM
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One of my neighbor's had a ladder mishap cleaning his gutters on his 2 story house and is now parlyzed from the waist down . A lreality check for me . No DIY tall ladder stuff. I wil let the pros ( with proof of ins and workmens comp) do that .
 
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Unfortunate for your neighbor. Was It his fault or the ladders. Millions of people work off ladders every day and live to tell about it. Although the likelyhood of getting hurt is more at higher levels you can get hurt and hurt bad working at the first floor level. The idea is to set up the ladder properly, work safely, and don't over extend. Something many people do when cleaning gutters, or painting for that matter.
 
 

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