Some good tips for welding are to properly prepare the area, practice and proper penetration, states the Miller, The Fabricator and Eastwood welding companies. Welders should avoid over-welding to prevent excess buildup.
Properly preparing the area before beginning to weld is an important aspect for clean welding, states the Miller website. Welders should first clean the area with a wire brush and remove all dirt and rust before beginning the job.
Practice is another important element to success, says The Fabricator website. Focus on the current setting, length of the arc, angle of the electrode, manipulation of the electrode and the speed and travel during the welding process. Focusing on proper penetrations will ensure the weld holds properly, according to the Eastwood website.