Do Your Research
Before starting any project to understand the scope of work, do your research to understand the proper steps, materials and tools needed, amount of time involved, etc.
DIY or Professional
From your research, determine if you can do the project yourself or if a licensed contractor should do it. If you need to follow specified guidelines to do your project, check with your city’s building department.
Wear the appropriate safety (PPE) equipment (i.e. hearing, eye and breathing protection) to keep from getting injured.
Have all of the required tools and materials on hand before you start your project. Better tools and materials will let you work faster, safer and get higher quality results.
Follow the instructions and don’t take short cuts.