So the first thing that you want to think about when you are doing any sort of construction or repair on your house or whatever is safety. For this job the only things that we are going to need for safety are good pair of gloves because of the scraping down there and the wood repair on the back. You want to make sure that you don't get any splinters in your fingers or even the paint chips can get really sharp sometimes. You don't want to get those in there either. You also want to wear a good pair of safety goggles that way when you are scraping stuff doesn't fly in your face or in even taring off that wood it is going to splinter and break apart when we tare it off. So you want to make sure that that kind of stuff doesn't get in your face either. It is just more safe to have stuff not in your eyes. You also just want to make sure that there is always somebody around or somebody close by a neighbor, a friend, that sort of thing in case something does go wrong that way you can have somebody that you could talk to somebody you could get who could get help.