Are you watching me? Your comment was here before I even clicked through to check it had published OK :)

For painting most things a long roller is fine but I also need to do the edges at the full height, and there's an ornamental cornice up there as well. And the first job is prepping the walls to get rid of the wallpaper leftovers that the last occupants painted over... can't do that on a broom handle I'm afraid!