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Old 06-22-2017, 10:04 AM   #1
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I'm tired of having a nice four footer for service calls and another for construction work. Eventually the nice ladder gets used for construction anyway and ends up looking like chit.

What's the solution? Take it out and spray wash it at the car wash? Do they make socks I can use?
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Old 06-22-2017, 10:15 AM   #2
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carry a drop cloth and keep it clean (not for painting etc..
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Turn it upside down and shake it out. Wipe it down a bit, especially the feet.

The ladder I use in a pristine home to do service work will get more dirty when cutting in a few lights in the ceiling than when I do a renovation pulling romex thru open walls.

For the most part, doing service work in a finished home the ladder should always be on a drop cloth. Depending in the situation I will use either big cloths and cover the whole area, or sometimes just use the little 5'X5' cloth right under my ladder. That little guy goes into my jobs with me under my arm.
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Not really a big deal to keep a couple ladders clean.

What do you get on them that is so nasty?
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You can wash them at the car wash, that's usually the easiest way to clean them. If you use car wax on the rails, they'll clean up easier, and you get some UV protection if they're on the roof rack. (Not on the steps, too slippery!)
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What are you doing that is getting your ladders so dirty? My last 4'er was nasty but it was 15 years old and had gotten paint and stuff on it. The new one is still shiny, and it gets used for residential, commercial and industrial...
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Only thing I've ever got on my ladders that is a PIA to clean off is roofing tar.

Wouldn't want to track that inside a home or business.
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Mine been used in pig barns, horse barns, chicken houses, and cattle barns

Cowxxxx the hardest to clean off
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