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Protect plants, furniture and other items with plastic sheeting or a drop cloth.
Remove old stains and finishes with BEHR PREMIUM® Wood Stain and Finish Stripper. See our how-to "Prep Your Wood: Peeling Stain or Finish" for more more guidelines on removing old stains.
Apply BEHR wood stains and finishes with a quality pad applicator, brush, roller or sprayer. Make sure to follow all label instructions.
A quality pump sprayer may be used when applying wood finishes as well as semi-transparent stains.
Always back-brush to ensure even application.
Apply to vertical surfaces first, being careful not to drip onto any horizontal areas. Work with entire board lengths--including the ends.
Apply even coats and allow ample drying time before exposing the surface to foot traffic and rearranging plants and furniture.