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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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Repaired Cracked Wood

How to Repair a Crack on a Wood Surface

Repaired Cracked Wood

Now is the time to repair the cracks in your wood siding. Before you apply a fresh coat of paint, make sure your surfaces are in good condition.

For Best Results:

Follow our how-to for the proper steps to repairing cracks in your wood exterior.

  1. Remove debris from cracks.

    Step 1

    Using 80 to 100-grit sandpaper, remove any loose debris from the cracked area.

  2. Sand area till smooth.

    Step 2

    Using 100-grit sandpaper, lightly sand any raised or rough areas. Remove any dust or debris from the area with a lightly water-dampened rag.

  3. Apply patching material into crack.

    Step 3

    Using a putty knife, spread a thin layer of patching material into the cracked area. Allow it to dry.

  4. Sand the patched area.

    Step 4

    Use 220-grit sandpaper to smooth the patched area and make it even with the surface.

  5. Clean off dust.

    Step 5

    Remove any final dust or debris from the finished repair.

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Suggested Tools & Supplies
  • 5-in-1 Tool
  • Vinyl Gloves
  • Ladder
  • Patching Material
  • Protective Apparel
  • Putty Knife
  • Rags
  • Sandpaper
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