Some of the most important tools in an Ottawa painter’s arsenal are those that allow them to reach high or hard-to-reach areas of a building. Tools like scaffolding and ladders are the most common items that allow painters to go where it would normally be impossible, but they have drawbacks.
Scaffolding takes time to set up, increasing the amount of time it takes to complete a project. Both scaffolding and ladders can be limited in their ability to navigate unusual or irregular architectural features, such as gables or steepled roofs.
When ladders and scaffolding aren’t fit for the job, for whatever reason, powered lifts can get to those out-of-the-way places where ladders and scaffolding simply cannot go.
What Is A Boom Lift?
Often called a “cherry picker”, these lifts feature an extendable arm, often articulated, attached to a bucket or platform from which a painter can work. These lifts are perfect for exterior applications and allow workers to safely reach incredible heights and obstructed areas that would be too dangerous or difficult to achieve with ladders or scaffolding.
What Is A Scissor Lift?
A scissor lift is a platform that can be lifted using a series of interlocking, crisscrossed supports that extend as the platform is lifted. If you imagine a railed platform resting atop an accordion-like metal support, you’ll have a good idea of what they look like and how they operate.
Scissors lifts tend to be smaller than boom lifts and only offer vertical lifting capability. This means they are perfect for indoor applications in buildings with high ceilings and few architectural features that are likely to obstruct access to the areas where work is being done.
Advantages Of Using Powered Lifts
Here are a few ways that powered lifts improve the value and quality of your painting project:
Powered lifts allow workers to move themselves and materials to places that would otherwise require great effort and time to reach. This means that your crew won’t have to spend time setting up ladders and scaffolds so they can get straight to work. Having the ability to move materials with minimal effort also increases the morale of the work crew and, thus, their productivity. All of the factors combined add up to quite a savings on the cost of labor.
Even the best ladders and the most well-constructed scaffolding pose obvious safety risks. Powered lifts allow painters to reach difficult areas of the building without resorting to dangerous gymnastics and also offer built-in safety features that decrease the overall likelihood of worksite accidents.
By allowing painters to easily reach difficult areas of a structure, they are able to paint even the most hard-to-reach places with the same precision as they would on standing on the ground. This means an overall increase in the quality of the work they perform.
Would Your Project Benefit From Boom & Scissor Lift Painting?
All Pro Painters offers boom and scissor lift painting services provided by highly skilled, experienced powered lift operators and our painters are second to none. When challenging environments for scaffolding arise, we can provide Boom or Scissor Lift options for your Ottawa area project.
Contact us today for your free consultation and find out if boom and scissor lifts are right for your big project!