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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 Remove Efflorescence

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Efflorescence is a white "salt-like" build-up caused when moisture moves through stucco or masonry surfaces.

For Best Results:

Remove efflorescence before recoating a surface.

  1. Brush off loose paint.

    Step 1

    Using a wire brush or scraper, remove any loose or peeling paint from the damaged area.

  2. Pump sprayer

    Step 2

    Use a concrete and masonry cleaner and etcher to clean the surface and mix into pump sprayer.

  3. Use sponge to wet the area.

    Step 3

    Using a water-dampened sponge or garden hose, wet the area to be cleaned.

  4. Scrub off powdery residue.

    Step 4

    Apply the cleaner and etcher solution to the area with a sponge or pump sprayer. Using a scrub brush, lightly scrub the area to remove the white powdery residue from the surface.

  5. Rinse off with wet sponge.

    Step 5

    Using a water-dampened sponge or a garden hose, thoroughly rinse the surface.

  6. Clean wall.

    Step 6

    Allow the area to dry.

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Suggested Tools & Supplies
  • Hose
  • Vinyl Gloves
  • Protective Apparel
  • Pump Sprayer
  • Rags
  • Scraper
  • Scrub Brush
  • Sponge
  • Vinegar
  • Wire Brush
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