We have been doing a lot of remodeling in our home, and our contractor also happens to be a friend and neighbor. He is remodeling our master bathroom, and has been doing a lot of sheet rock repair, mudding, texturizing and painting.
I have been doing a fair amount of painting and removing old wall paper, but I have been using a step ladder for my work. When our contractor brought over his Werner Portable Work Platform and showed me how easy it was to use, I was sold. My husband and I went to Lowe’s a few days later to see if we could find one for ourselves. To my surprise, the Werner Portable Work Platform retailed for only $50.00! Local building supply stores sell similar products for as much as $200!
The Werner Portable Work Platform is not too large in it’s compact state, it can easily fit into a car for the ride home. It comes with its legs folded under, and in the closed position it measures around 40 inches in length, about a foot wide and only 5 3/4″ deep. It is made of aluminum and weighs less than 13 pounds. When it is opened up, the Werner Portable Work Platform is 20 1/2″ in height. The legs lock open, the top has a nice grooved, non-slip surface, and the legs have a black rubber covering to protect the floor.
This is a very sturdy platform, and it can actually hold 225 pounds. Unlike a step ladder, the Werner Portable Work Platform can be placed very close to a wall or other surface. It’s hard to get that close when using a ladder. The foot width is generous, and the nearly 40 inch length means I can walk back and forth on this platform, where if I were on a ladder I would be going up and down the stairs and physically moving the ladder over as I worked along my wall.
If you are of average height, this platform is the perfect tool for your painting, wall papering, or other such needs. It gives you enough height that allows you to reach the ceilings of normal height. It is sturdier than working on a ladder, and the lateral movement that this allows is amazing. It actually cuts down on the time you spend working because you can get more done before having to move the platform.
And when you are all done, simply wipe it down (it cleans easily), fold the legs under, and this takes up very little storage room, definitely much less room than any of our step ladders. For the price, this can’t be beat in my opinion. Sometimes it’s worth spending a little bit of money to have the right tools for the job, and when it comes to having the right platform for painting, the Werner Portable Work Platform is our choice.