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Best Ladder for Painting 

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Thanks for taking your time to read our reviews on the best Ladder for painting that is currently available on the UK market. If you like, or need, to do some home decorating, then at some point you are going to need a good quality ladder.

We have listed the many types below with an explanation of what they are used for. That should ensure that you end up getting the right one for each job. Our research ended up being much more detailed than we expected as there are so many different types of ladder available nowadays.

Best Step Ladders for Painting

In general most ladders needs to be supported against something. A stepladder doesn't need any external support. It stands by itself and this is very useful if you are painting. They are usually very steady and there's not much chance of them slipping, unlike standard ladders.

I also find them much more comfortable to stand on for long periods. These type of ladders are very portable and fold down for easy storage.

Home Vida 4-Step Steel Portable Folding Heavy Duty Ladder

94% buyer satisfaction based on 5,000+ online buyer reviews

  • 98 x 46 x 127 cm; 7.86 Kilograms
  • 4 Step Portable Folding Heavy Duty Steel Ladder
  • This ladder is extemely stable and feels great to stand on 
  • The non slip mats go right to the edge unlike many cheaper models
  • They do a 2 and 3 step model too
  • The 4 step model gets me high enough for any painting and i can set the tin on the top
  • There is also a model with hand rails if you you need some extra support

These ladders are particularly great. The steps are much wider than normal, you won't slip on them as the mats go right to the edge, they don't slip about at all on the floor and they are really really stable. The last thing you need is a ladder slipping when you are holding a tin of paint, and that will not happen with these.

I wouldn't be looking any further to be honest. You can reach the ceiling no problem and they are a bargain at this price, compared to the competition.

Wolfwise 4-Step Stool Ladder

94% buyer satisfaction based on 750+ online buyer reviews

  • 141.5 x 50 x 69 cm; 6.2 Kilograms
  • 4-step ladder is made out of aluminium
  • This is a pretty lightweight model, so its easily moved about
  • The treads are anti-slip and you just wont slip on them
  • Its sturdy, comfortbale to stand on and it will get you up to the ceiling no problem
  • The maximum weight load is 330lbs/150kg

Definitely another really good set of step ladders that will do your job without any question. Maybe it's because they are aluminium but they are quite expensive compared to the Vida model and I don't see what extra you are getting for the money.

Draak 6 Step Ladder 

94% buyer satisfaction based on 700+ online buyer reviews

  • 15 x 48 x 195 cm; 5 Kilograms
  • 6-step ladder is made out of aluminium
  • This is another lightweight model, so its easily moved about
  • Top Platform Height: 121cm
  • Non slip steps again are standard
  • Draak do a full range from 2 step right up to an 8 step model
  • Ideal for outside painting as well as inside
  • The maximum weight load is 330lbs/150kg

If you need to go a bit higher then these ladders are a great choice. They are aluminium and have a complete range right up to 8 steps. I think they are a bargain price, well worth the money and we haven't found anything nearly as good at this sort of price.

Best Telescopic Ladders for Painting

Telescopic ladders are a great invention. Basically they are a ladder that can extend to up to full height but can be stored in a very small space once collapsed. I wasn't too keen on these when they first came out but they have come a long way,are totally safe now and very easy to use.

TB Davies 1102-008 Trade Triple Extension Ladder, 3 Meter - 7 Meter

96% buyer satisfaction based on 1,000+ online buyer reviews

  • This is a massive ladder that extends to 7 meters / 23.0 feet
  • It's great for hall and stairs as well as outdoor use
  • I found the stabilser bar at the bottom makes it very secure
  • The D-shaped rungs are very comfortable on the feet
  • There is a full range of these ladders available
  • All come with a 3 year warranty
  • I would say these ladders will last a lifetime, they are great quality 

This full range of ladders has models from 4m up to 8m and they are the best selling brand on the market. There is a good reason for this, they are the best quality available, though I guess they would need to be at the price. If you want the best then this is it and we think they are well worth the money

WolfWise 4.7M Telescoping Ladder

92% buyer satisfaction based on 4,500+ online buyer reviews

  • Another really big seller
  • This is the highest of the Wolfwise range and it goes up to 4.7m
  • 2 shorter models are available
  • They are made from corrosion-resistant quality aluminum alloy and are built to last
  • Has a very easy and safe rung locking system
  • It folds down really well and is very light to carry around
  • I would have liked a stabilser bar at the bottom

This range would benefit from a stabiliser bar at the bottom, especially if its up to full height. They are very stable but I think it would make these ladders that bit better. That being said, they are an excellent range and the price is good for the quality you are getting. The rung locking system is especially good.

Nestling Multi-Purpose Folding Telescopic Aluminium Ladder 

94% buyer satisfaction based on 1,500+ online buyer reviews

  • Yet another popular range
  • 5 models are available from 2m up to 3.8m
  • As with most of these ladders they are very durable aluminium
  • You can adjust rung by rung in 30cm increments
  • You can do this with one hand which is great
  • 13 steps in total
  • These are quite heavy at 11Kg
  • Rated at 150Kg but they are really strong and weight wouldnt be a concern

 they are mostly Again his range would benefit from a stabiliser bar at the bottom, especially if its up to full height. They are a pretty heavy set thats built for hard work and to last a long time. Buyers loved it, you can see it gets brilliant reviews and the only fault I can see is that its quite heavy.

Best Lightweight Ladders for Painting

I guess with any tool we are always looking at a fight between weight and strength. Light is good but ladders also need to be really strong and for years they were over engineered just to be sure. There are many lightweight ladders that are strong now and they are mostly made from aluminium. Actually this doesn't make them much more expensive, so they can be a great buy.

Draak Step Ladder 4 Step

94% buyer satisfaction based on 700+ online buyer reviews

  • Weight: 3.7kg
  • Top Platform Height: 78cm
  • Overall Height of Ladder: 140cm
  • Nice light step ladder will do most painting jobs
  • This is still a strong ladder amd will take up to 150Kg
  • Folds away and doesn't take up a lot of room
  • I thought it was very well priced and good value for money
  • Approved to : BS EN 131: Part 3

This ladder is ideal for anybody to use for painting or other jobs around the house. It really is lightweight and easy to move around. Buyers loved it, especially women and of course the price is right! We can highly recommend this model, it's great.

8 Tread Step Aluminium Lightweight Ladder

90% buyer satisfaction based on 150+ online buyer reviews

  • Weight: 4.8kg
  • 8 step ladder thats over 2m in height
  • Comes with a 5 year warranty which is unheard of in this type of ladder
  • Very light for it's size and easy to handle
  • Slip-resistant ribbed platform and feet, deep and comfortable treads
  • This is a quality ladder and well worth spending the extra money
  • Perfect for nearly any job

This is one of my favourite ladders and its nearly as light as the two step ladder below. Many users have bought this model and loved it. I would definitely have it as number one in this category if it wasn't so expensive. Still though, if you want the best then this is it, where else have you seen a 5 year warranty?

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Axentia 2 Step Light Weight Ladder

92% buyer satisfaction based on 1,000+ online buyer reviews

  • Weight: 4kg
  • This folding ladder is handy for many tasks like painting or prep
  • Its very sturdy and you will feel totally safe on it
  • Obviously its not that high but is still very useful
  • It reaches up to around 90 cm
  • It has a heavy-duty steel frame thats durable and lightweight
  • Load capacity of 150 kg

It is clear that you won't be painting your hall and stairs with this two step ladder but it's still a really handy and lightweight set of steps. It folds away and is slim enough to tuck in somewhere handy and out of the way.

Best High Ladders for Painting

If you are painting the hall and stairs or some outside work then it's likely you are going to need a high ladder. You can't mess about with these type of ladders, they need to be safe, good quality and safe again. I have one good set of high ladders and I paid a small fortune for them but It didn't bother me as safety is the priority.

TB Davies 1102-008 Trade Triple Extension Ladder, 3-7 Meters

96% buyer satisfaction based on 1,000+ online buyer reviews

  • 300 x 48.49 x 300 cm; 22.5 Kilograms
  • This is a triple ladder that can go up to 7m
  • It's made from box section aluminium and is strong and sturdy
  • Has all the features you want. Stabaliser at the bottom, spreader bar, D-shaped rungs for comfort
  • There is a full range from 4m up to 8m available
  • Professional quality ladder

This is an expensive ladder that's aimed at painters and builders. It's the best you can get in this type of ladder and we highly recommend this maker. There is a full range of sizes available and I wouldn't look any futher. You will see models that are half the price but you should pay the extra.

Abbey Aluminium Safety Platform Step Ladder

94% buyer satisfaction based on 100+ online buyer reviews

  • These are great, high step ladders
  • Top rail is 6m high so will do any indoor job and many outdoor ones
  • The steps are extra wide at 80cm making this ladder very stable, even when you are at the top
  • They weigh around 7Kg which is quite light for their size and are mde from aluminium as you would expect
  • Comes with safety strap and paint can hook
  • A full range of heights is available from this maker

This is the best, high, step ladder we could find. Again its not cheap but getting a 94% buyer satisfaction doesn't come easy. Buyers loved that it was light and easy to carry around, also it gets you up just that bit higher. We highly recommend these step ladders.

Best Combination Ladders for Painting

14-in-1 4x4 Aluminium Folding Extension Ladder 4.7M

92% buyer satisfaction based on 100+ online buyer reviews

  • These are something a bit different but very useful
  • They are heavy enough at 13Kg, easy to assemble and fold down very neatly
  • As you can see they can be assembled in a variety of ways
  • There is a full range from 2.6m right up to 6.2m
  • The ladders are actually really sturdy in any position 
  • Definitely a jack of all trades

This is the best combination style ladder we could find. Again its not cheap but getting a 92% buyer satisfaction doesn't come easy. Buyers loved that it was so flexible and you could do so many jobs with it.

These are really great, definitely worth a look and definitely a 2 person job to erect these ladders.

Multi Purpose Heavy Duty Aluminum 15.5Ft/4.7M Scaffold Ladder Combination

90% buyer satisfaction based on 100+ online buyer reviews

  • This is a similar set up to the ones above
  • They too are heavy enough at 13.5Kg, and also easy to assemble and fold down very neatly
  • As you can see they can be assembled in a variety of ways
  • There is a short range from 3m right up to 4.7m so not as many options
  • The ladders are actually really sturdy in any position 
  • Definitely a jack of all trades

Really there is not much difference between the first two models. I couldn't say one was better than the other, just depends what height you need to go. Both are excellent choices.

Keraiz® 14-in-1 Multifunction Multipurpose 4.75M

88% buyer satisfaction based on 250+ online buyer reviews

  • Same again and this is the best seller
  • Heavier again at 15Kg, and also easy to assemble and fold down very neatly
  • As you can see they can be assembled in a variety of ways
  • The ladders are strong and very steady in any position 
  • Again a great multi-purpose system thats very useful

Just the same thing again and not much difference between the first two models, that I can see. I couldn't say why it would be more expensive at all. Go for one of the first two, they are just as good.

A very quick video review

We have looked over all the video reviews and found this great short presentation on different types of ladders It gives you an instant idea of what to expect as well as telling you all the features and spec in and easy to understand format.

I hope you enjoy watching it as I always think its much better to see a tool in action rather than just reading about it or seeing pictures. This guy is particularly good at explaining the features of the different options.

I know this has been a long article but there are just so many different types, once I started to look at them. Hopefully this will give you an insight into what the best model is for you.

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