Tips for Painting High Ceilings Safely and Efficiently in Kennett Square, PA
When you’re looking to paint the interior of your home and you note that one or more of your rooms has a higher ceiling, it may put you off and make you think that it’s just not worth painting — but this is not necessarily the case.
However, it’s important to note that in the process of updating the look of your ceiling you have to be careful — and this is especially the case when you have high ceilings, which can cause a greater safety risk than painting lower ceilings.
Let’s have a look at some tips for painting high ceilings safely and efficiently when you want a well painted ceiling.
1. Stabilize Your Ladder
If you’re going to be making use of a ladder (and that really is the safest way to get up to a high ceiling that is also portable and cost-effective) it’s key to stabilize the ladder prior to getting up on it.
There are a number of ways that you can stabilize any ladder, the best being that you have a second person next to the ladder that is there to hold it steady for you so there’s no risk it will topple while you are on it.
However, if that’s not feasible you are going to have to make sure that you have placed your ladder in a sturdy manner, checking each of the feet of the ladder to see that it is on level ground.
2. Wear Non-Slip Footwear
While you are in the process of painting your high ceiling, you are probably aware of the fact that you are not going to want to go about the process without any footwear — that would of course be quite dangerous.
The key here is that you’re going to want to wear shoes that are going to be not only sturdy (in that if something hard falls on them, you aren’t going to be hobbling around in pain for hours to come let alone possibly have to go to the hospital with a broken something or another) but also be non-slip in nature.
By wearing non-slip footwear you greatly reduce the chances that you are going to have a slip and fall accident, particularly when you are on your ladder — one of the worst ways that you can get injured is a fall off of a high place on the ladder.
3. Do Not Overreach
You may be on a part of the ladder and spot something that you want to paint that is just out of reach and so you want to stretch out your arm just a bit further than is safe… or you extend yourself by going on your feet in an unnatural manner… these are unsafe methods.
If you find that there is a bit of ceiling that is out of reach, the best thing that you can do is to consider all of your alternatives that do NOT involve you stretching your arm or going on your tippy toes.
This might mean that you may have to get an extender for your paint roller or paint brush so that it has a longer reach, and these will help you to reach areas of the ceiling that you may not have been able to reach otherwise — and yet it will keep you safe.
4. Clear The Area Before You Start
You should be well aware of what needs to be in the area where you are working and what does not,
Bearing this in mind, you should absolutely remove anything that is not necessary to have in the room as you very well may trip over these unnecessary things while you are in the process of painting — not a good thing.
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