Kwikscaf, available from Kennards Hire , is a simple, fold-up aluminium scaffolding unit that makes painting faster and safer.

Kwikscaf consists of just a fold-up frame and plank, which can be carried by one person, and quickly set up and dismantled. Providing a 1.2m high work platform, Kwikscaf can be transported in a panel van, ute or trailer, or Kennards will deliver.

Kennards Hire, with more than 90 locations across Australia, have another small scaffolding unit specially designed for painting and other work in stairwells. Also available are aluminium trestles, in heights ranging from 1.8m to 4.8m, and a big range of ladders.

Extension ladders come in four sizes up to 12.6m, while step ladders are available in six sizes from 1.8m to 4.8m. Kennards Hire also hires paint sprayers, strippers, sanders and wallpaper steamers.

For painting small fences, lattice and decorative ironwork, a high volume low pressure (HVLP) sprayer can be hired, while an airless sprayer is used for larger jobs.

Two types of paint burners are available for removing flaking paint. They include a gas burner with a naked flame and an electric model which blows out hot air.

Five types of paint sanders are available, including triangle sanders for corners and windows, and a long-handled sander for plasterboard on interior walls and ceilings.