- How to decorate above a bay window?
I have some work to do on the exterior of our house which means repainting some tudor-effect wood above a bay window (similar to this)
I have a low platform, three sets of A-frame ladders and a set of roof ladders however I cannot think how on earth I will reach the woodwork directly above the pitch of the roof line. I also have access to a scaffold tower but I still can’t think how I could reach across to the wood.
Any ideas? Cheers.Posted 1 month agotrailwaggerMember
1. open upstairs window.
2. hook paint pot onto window handle with old fashioned wire coat hanger
3. step onto the windows ledge and grip the underside of the top of the open window frame with your left hand.
4. This will leave your right hand free to wield paint brush in appropriate fashion.
5. Reach and stretch until you have painted all required areas.
*don’t do this.Posted 1 month agofossyMember
I have used a ladder with a stabilising frame at the top as suggested above. That was in my yoof – not now. Need to ‘touch up’ our woodwork that we completely replaced 5 years ago (with the help of a joiner). I’m thinking a roller on a long extension (that’s how I did the lower eves) but not the apex last time. I’m not good with heights these days.Posted 1 month ago
Okay, so that isn’t a bay window I accept (it isn’t a picture of our house, just one with a pitched roof at ground floor to demonstrate the sort of obstacle I need to work around).
If I get a ladder.that goes higher that the low roof and lean it wouldn’t be stable enough and would just slide from under me.Posted 1 month ago
If you’re talking about the top right window in your pic then utilising your existing kit as per the op it’d be
Scaffold tower to eaves level at right hand side of garage plus roof ladder on the right hand side pitch of the garage roof.
Stand on roof ladder to paint.
Repeat at left hand side of garage as necessaryPosted 1 month agoslackaliceSubscriber
You gotta love a bit of mock Tudor bullshit wood stuck onto the outside skin of brickwork! Actually, I don’t, I’d ban it, it generally brings nothing to anything anywhere.
Sorry OP, my contribution to your dilemma is to recommend you remove it from your property and thereby erasing your bit of diy tasking and the aesthetic blot that is bullshit timber framing on late C20th houses.Posted 1 month agoVaderMember
You can hire yourself a cantilever system to attach to your mobile tower (or hire both). That should get you close enough.
The ladder alternative plus ladder stay will also work provided you can fix the base of the ladder to prevent it slipping – either by staking the lawn or parking a vehicle up against the foot of the ladder. The biggest problem will be not soiling yourself while attempting to work at that height from a ladder. If you are not used to it I would avoid.Posted 1 month agotewitMember
It’s a right pain working on a lot of house’s due to the design and all the add ons like conservatories, garages, fencing and close proximity to neighbours house. I’ve needed to have ladders at silly angles to reach stuff. Ok if there’s a nice soft lawn or border to sink it in to (I could walk up with no hands😀) but obviously if it’s all paved then no chance. So if you’re not confident with how it is then either get some one in or decent scaffold.Posted 1 month ago
Sorry OP, my contribution to your dilemma is to recommend you remove it from your property and thereby erasing your bit of diy tasking and the aesthetic blot that is bullshit timber framing on late C20th houses.
I would rip the whole lot off but the previous owner tried to seal the edges with some kind of caulk which has bonded to the brickwork really badly and I know that removing that would be a much bigger job than painting the crappy boards.Posted 1 month ago
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