Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Things I've learned while working on my house

Maybe they're applicable to other things. You decide.

1. If you need it done now, hire a professional, but remember, it will cost a lot and they may not stick around to clean up.

2. Make sure the conditions are right. If it's too humid it won't stick to the walls.

3. Make sure you have the right tool. Accept no substitutes.

4. If you're having trouble, try attacking it from a different angle. You'll be surprised.

5. If it gets stuck, don't force it. You may damage the surface.

6. Wear protection. You never know what might go flying around, and you wouldn't want to get it in your eyes.

7. It always takes longer than you anticipate.

8. If you get tired, take a break. If you don't, your work will get sloppy.

9. When in doubt, slap another coat on it.

10, A power tool will get the job done quick, but there's nothing like the satisfaction of a job done by hand.