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    advice on painting the outside of a semi-detached house alone

    Painters & Decorators

    If I want to paint the outside of my house, is a ladder enough safety? Should I get a harness and if so, how much might this cost me and where can I buy one? When would scaffolding be necessary? I live in an ordinary sized semi-detached home.

    Asked by Patrick on 22nd Aug 2020
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    Matthew St Vie

    "The best choice scaffolding
    Good luck with your Projects"

    Answered on 22nd Aug 2020 - Member since Mar 2020 - report
    Au Faix

    "It’s relatively safe on a ladder if you feel safe but scaffold is always safer"

    Answered on 6th May 2021 - Member since Apr 2021 - report
    A.R.Gibson Painting and Decorating Services

    "Scafforder should be use if your not professional,
    Ladders can be dangerous if you got no experience."

    Answered on 22nd Aug 2020 - Member since Apr 2019 - report
    Anthony Burke

    "Hi, if you're not confident on a ladder then don't use one.
    You dont need a harness but if you can, secure the ladder to the house.
    In my mind, as someone who has lost a colleague who was working off a ladder, and another with life changing injuries, I believe that ladders are to be used for access only.
    I hope this helps. Thank you."

    Answered on 22nd Aug 2020 - Member since Jun 2020 - report
    C@k all jobs

    "Your best bet is to hire a aluminium tower and you can get more painted and be much quicker as well."

    Answered on 23rd Oct 2020 - Member since Jul 2020 - report
    Jay & co property maintenance

    "You would need to have one awkward house for scaffolding and I’m sure if you did need one, I would recommend hiring a Scaffholding tower which would be far cheaper. It all depends how confident you are on ladders, just make sure you put a sand bag on the bottom of the ladder if your are paint on your own"

    Answered on 22nd Aug 2020 - Member since Aug 2020 - report
    Medway Cleaning and maintenance

    "When working at height a fall arrest harness should be used many are available from retailers, working from a ladder can be difficult and would require a second person to foot the ladder, towers are available from local hire companies."

    Answered on 18th Sep 2020 - Member since Sep 2020 - report
    Dream landscapes

    "Safest option is a scissor lift or a scaffold ladders can be unsafe best to be safe than sorry"

    Answered on 23rd Nov 2020 - Member since Aug 2019 - report
    T@P decorating

    "Using a ladder is safe if your a competent person and not afraid of heights. A aluminium scaffold would be the safest way"

    Answered on 19th Apr 2021 - Member since Mar 2021 - report

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