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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 Repair Flaking Paint

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Removing flaking old paint from your exterior surfaces before applying a fresh coat will help ensure better adhesion.

For Best Results:

Don't forget to dust off the debris after you finish scraping off the flaking paint.

  1. Remove loose paint.

    Step 1

    Using a scraper, wire brush, or 80 to 100-grit sandpaper, remove any loose or peeling paint from the damaged area. Remove any dust or debris from the area with a lightly water-dampened rag.

  2. Apply thin layer of patching material.

    Step 2

    Using a putty knife, apply a thin layer of patching material to the damaged area. Allow it to dry.

  3. Sand repaired area.

    Step 3

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

  4. Remove dust.

    Step 4

    Remove any final dust or debris from the finished repair.

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Suggested Tools & Supplies
  • Vinyl Gloves
  • Ladder
  • Patching Material
  • Protective Apparel
  • Putty Knife
  • Rags
  • Sandpaper
  • Scraper
  • Wire Brush
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