Recommendations for painting in odd places..

Old 02-21-06, 06:33 PM
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Recommendations for painting in odd places..

I am going to be painting my bathroom soon and I've got a fair amout of wall space above my tub and about a 1 ft section above the shower stall that right now is plain white. I would like to paint this the same color as the rest of the bathroom, but am challenged with trying to figure out how to do this without damaging the fiberglass of the shower or tub.. I don't "trust" the fiberglass to support a ladder or am I just being paranoid?

any suggetions?
Old 02-22-06, 08:28 AM
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milk crate

How about putting down a piece of plywood that will fit in the tub and stand on an upside down milk crate, (the real ones, not the cheap stuff 'milk crates' you buy at K-mart and Container Store).

Or plywood and folding metal folding chair.
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on many occasions, i have used a 2-step stepstool in a fiberglass shower/tub with no problems. it has 4 legs though, and nice rubbery caps on each leg, so no scratching. the milk crate idea is good, too, but i'm not sure the plywood would even be necessary. just place it on a towel or rubber-backed rug so it doesn't scratch or slip. anything to get you high enough to reach whatever you're doing. i think you'd be fine with a small ladder, too. just make sure whatever you use won't scratch it.
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Anytime I have ever needed to set a ladder in a fiberglass tub or shower I was always more concerned with scratching than any other harm. I always double up a drop cloth and set the ladder on it. As long as you use common sense I don't think there would be any danger of cracking the fiberglass.
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I use my steps in tubs all the time
They have rubber feet, but I'll put a drop down anyway (in a customer's house)
If the tub can hold a person on feet w/o cracking, it can hold a person + a few pounds on the ladder's feet w/o cracking

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