Our Ladder Aide is ALWAYS packed in the truck. It occasionally comes out especially when we have a curved staircase! Few people have seen this and it is far safer than the Pivit. We own that too however it used to be a special trip back to the shop to pick it up. It is far more convenient to have the Ladder Aide with us at all times. Our staff would always cringe when the Pivot would come out. Nothing but smiles and confidence with the Ladder Aide.
Marc HahnFinishes by Hahn
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We work in a lot of residential homes and the stairs are not always at the same height in the stairways. The guys at Ideal Security have definitely come up with a genius idea and at an affordable price too!
Stanley HernandezSJ Contractor Services
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Compact folding design is a big winner.
Trevor WallaceThe Painting Hub
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Love it. This is the single greatest paint helper that I have ever used. Every homeowner that has to paint a stairwell should own one of these!!
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The Quickest, Easiest and Safest Way

to use your extension and combination ladders on stairs.

How it Works

See how easy it is to use.

Ladder-Aide sets up quickly, and there’s nothing to install. Use the right ladder for the job, every time.

Watch this video to see just how easy it is to set up, adjust, and move from stair to stair.

Features

Compact &
Portable

Both Ladder-Aides are compact and portable. Neither requires permanent installation on your ladder.

Fast &
Versatile

Ladder-Aide sets up in seconds and is easy to move from stair to stair. Easily swap ladders to get the right one for the job.

Micro-
adjustable

With an anti-skid surface and micro-adjustable height (to within 1/8”), it creates a stable, level base for use on all stairways.

One concept,
Two models

The original Ladder-Aide is smaller and lighter, and fits most aluminum ladders. The Ladder-Aide Pro is big enough to handle even the larger Type 1AA fiberglass ladders.

Differences between Ladder-Aide and Ladder-Aide Pro

Ladder-Aide:
The perfect addition to every toolkit.

Our Method

We developed the Ladder-Aide because we saw a need that wasn’t being filled. We kept seeing questions about creating stable platforms for ladders on stairs, how to safely paint high ceilings above staircases, and the the best ladders for use on stairs. We knew there were other products on the market already, but they weren’t good enough.

These questions were coming from professionals and amateurs alike, and the answers they got varied from terrible advice (“just prop the ladder up on paint cans or concrete blocks“) to extensive debates about the pros and cons of other (like the Pivit wedge, leg extenders, ladder levelers, and scaffolding).

It became clear to us professional painters and other contractors, home-owners, and maintenance teams needed a better way to access high walls above steps and stairwells, and we felt we could do it. We started by establishing some basic criteria:

1.

Easy and quick
to set up.

Scaffolding works great but takes too much time and energy to set up.

It’s also expensive to buy or rent—especially if you’re just hanging a picture on changing a light bulb.

2.

Doesn’t require permanent installation.

Ladder levelers and leg extenders make ladders heavier and annoying to carry around, and you need to buy one for every ladder.

Our solution had to work with whichever ladder was right for the job at hand.

3.

Easy to move.

Nobody paints above a single stair, and every stair along a staircase is the same height.

We needed to build something that would let you do a whole staircase without having to take it apart and put it back together.

4.

Most importantly,
it must be safe.

Falls are one of the leading causes of injury and death, and ladder-related accidents account for nearly half of falls.

Our solution had to be sturdy, stable, and idiot-proof. We wanted it to inspire confidence and feel just like the ladder is sitting on solid ground.

Read more about how and why to use the Ladder-Aide on stairs.

Our Ladder Aide is ALWAYS packed in the truck. It occasionally comes out especially when we have a curved staircase! Few people have seen this and it is far safer than the Pivit. We own that too however it used to be a special trip back to the shop to pick it up. It is far more convenient to have the Ladder Aide with us at all times. Our staff would always cringe when the Pivot would come out. Nothing but smiles and confidence with the Ladder Aide.
Marc HahnFinishes by Hahn
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I am a professional painter and paint many stairwells. In the past, I have had to build platforms for ladder work on stairs out of 2x4s and plywood, as ladder leg extensions do not extend far enough. I have used Ladder-Aide twice this month, and couldn’t be happier. I am impressed by the overall design, which was very well thought out, in particular the space saving storage mechanism. Well done!
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The Ladder-Aide was super helpful for my painting projects. It allowed us to access areas of the walls and ceilings that would otherwise be inaccessible with our conventional ladders. We were able to save time and money because of how much quicker our staircase jobs became. A must-have in the contracting world.
Jonathan ClarkeRenoExpert
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This product is INCREDIBLE. We love the compact size when stored in the truck. We used to use the Pivot however it takes up too much room in the truck to always carry it and when needed it was usually in the shop. Ladder-Aide feels very stable and we put it through the paces on the round staircase.
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We work in a lot of residential homes and the stairs are not always at the same height in the stairways. The guys at Ideal Security have definitely come up with a genius idea and at an affordable price too!
Stanley HernandezSJ Contractor Services
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Compact folding design is a big winner.
Trevor WallaceThe Painting Hub
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A friend of ours had recommended using his Ladder-Aide when working on steps and we knew nothing about it. He came over and showed us how to insert the pins into the adjustable slots to find a level spot before putting a ladder on. Once the ladder was placed on I was surprised at how sturdy it was and how you can position yourself opposite to the steps. Having the Ladder Aide made our not so easy paint job a breeze and no need to rent a big extension ladder for 1 job!
Home-owner
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Amazing product. I’m glad I purchased one of these and had it handy. Couldn’t finish my job without the Ladder-Aide!
Squaretron Carpentry
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Love it. This is the single greatest paint helper that I have ever used. Every homeowner that has to paint a stairwell should own one of these!!
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