One main problem
with tackling one’s own exterior home painting is having to do some
of the work at a significant height from the ground, especially with
a multi-story house. Many homeowners don’t have the equipment that a
in Torrance does to complete this project in an
entirely safe manner. It typically seems pointless to buy a scaffold
or a 21-ft. step ladder when that equipment would rarely be used.
extension ladder to paint an upper story isn’t the safest strategy,
although it’s common to see people doing this. Unsafe ladder
practices send many people to the emergency room every year. In
contrast, a professional painter
in Torrance has learned to implement good
ladder safety methods to prevent accidents.
avoiding the use of extension ladders for the most part and choosing
A-frame step ladders and scaffolds instead. With at least four legs
on the ground instead of just two, the equipment is significantly
more stable. Because the top is not propped against a building, it
does not have the same risk of sliding down the way that an extension
ladder can do on an uneven or somewhat soft surface. Step ladders
have horizontal safety bars that lock into place and prevent the
ladder from collapsing while someone stands on it.
with using an extension ladder to paint a home with two or more
stories is it must extend to 32 or 40 ft. Even the lightweight
aluminum extension ladders can be unwieldy at this size, generally
requiring two people to maneuver them.
When using a
ladder, the safety guide is to always maintain three points of
contact. That usually is both feet and one hand, while the other hand
does the work. A paint can holder attached to the step ladder and the
fold-out panel to hold a paint tray make the work much easier.
Anyone who would
like to request
a free estimate for exterior home painting
may contact a contractor like CC Cleaning/Maintenance Inc.
Information on this particular company can be seen at the website.