Carpeting Stairs - Tips 'n' Tricks?
I'm a pretty decent handyman and have done tiling, vinyl, and a good deal of laminate... but never carpet and never stair work. I'm finishing the basement in my new home and plan on carpeting the stairs.
Basically, I'd like to know if this is a DIY job for a decent handyman and maybe even a quick how-to. It's a full flight of stairs (12-13?) with walls on either side, but the last 3 steps have their edges exposed on one side so I'll have to wrap the carpeting around the tread edges on those.
I have an air compressor and a stapler that uses 1/4" crown staples. Dunno if that'll do the trick or if I should rent a carpet stapler. I assume I'll have to rent a carpet stretcher as well.
Any help or pointers to info so I know what I'm doing would be appreciated.