Working around the house can be dangerous. Perhaps one of the more dangerous things is for an old guy to paint a stairway. I wasn’t so old the first time I did it. Thirty years ago we had a single story and the basement only had a seven foot ceiling. Twenty years ago I painted stairways to both the basement and the second floor, but both of them were only eight feet high. Our house today has ten foot ceilings to both the basement and second floor. Scary!
I admit that I have a problem that makes me want to do everything myself. I think it’s called independent personality syndrome. I am not very creative so I must have seen this somewhere else but it worked like a champ for me.