Types of Painters Scaffolding
If you have a painting project where tall walls are ceilings are involved, you have plenty of access options to get your job done efficiently and within budget. This articles is going to cover some of the different types of painters scaffolding designed specifically for interior painting projects. Painters scaffolding is usually not required to hold a lot of weight and there is more emphasis on ease of use and the ability to set up and move it quickly and the ability of the scaffolding to fit in tight spaces.
While you can always use a ladder, scaffolding has several advantages. The most important advantage is safety. Scaffolding is less likely to tip over, it creates a working platform for you to stand on, and often comes with guardrail options. Having a work platform also makes you more efficient. You can have your paint and tools next to you on the platform while you work and the platform allows you to complete a larger portion of the wall or ceiling before needing to move the scaffolding. Some scaffolding comes with casters so that when you need to move to a different section of the project, you just roll it in position, lock the casters and you’re back working again. All of the scaffold options listed below are also cost competitive with using a ladder.
Here are Some Common Types of Painters Scaffolding
Very versatile scaffolding
Can be used in narrow spaces
Can be used on stairs
Stackable so you can reach high places
Heavy – each unit weighs 150 lbs.
Assembly can be a little difficult with one person.
The easiest and fastest scaffolding to set up.
Lots of platform length options.
Platform can only go up to 6′ high.
Cannot work on uneven surfaces.
Very versatile in configuration.
Can be used on very large projects.
Lots of accessories available.
Must purchase accessories individually