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The following product(s) is required to properly prep and pre-treat wood prior to any stain project.
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BEHR PREMIUM ALL-IN-ONE WOOD CCCC
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The following product(s) is required to properly prep and pre-treat wood prior to any stain project. Only available in store at Home Depot.
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BEHR PREMIUM ALL-IN-ONE WOOD CCCC
The 9 in. x 1/4 in. Polyester Adhesive Roller Cover has a hard texture, making it ideal for applying all types of adhesives to smooth surfaces. It can be used for stippling and applying sand paints.
The following product(s) is recommended when stripping is needed.
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How to Use Painter's Tape for Exterior Painting

Whether you are a painting novice or a professional expert, painter's tape will help you achieve a flawless finish on your exterior paint job.

For Best Results:

When taping, select a painter's tape specifically designed for your surface type. Check for specific use instructions and tips on the tape manufacturer's website because using the wrong tape may damage your paint surface.

Textured surfaces may require extra time to seal.

  1. Clean and dry area.

    Step 1

    Make certain the surface you are taping is properly prepared, clean, and dry.

  2. Apply tape along edge or area.

    Step 2

    Tear off sections of tape that are no longer than the length of your arm.

  3. Press tape down.

    Step 3

    Make sure the tape is straight. Then, lay the tape on the surface and press firmly into the surface's nooks and crannies as you go. Avoid stretching the tape.

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Suggested Tools & Supplies
  • Painter's Tape
  • Putty Knife
  • Scraper
  • Ladder
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