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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 Paint a Dresser Drawer

A fresh coat of paint is a quick and easy way to transform a dresser. We will show you step by step how to get the job done right. 

For Best Results:

Don't forget to use the indicated tools to achieve the desired results. BEHR® Chalk Decorative Paint Brushes will help with all the hard to reach nooks and crannies. 

  1. Aerial shot of tools needed to paint dresser drawers

    Step 1

    Grab your tools.

  2. Person wiping dust off of a dresser drawer

    Step 2

    Wipe the dresser to remove any dust. 

  3. Person sanding a dresser drawer with a sanding block

    Step 3

    Prep the surface by gently sanding, using a sanding block. 

  4. Person wiping excess dust off of a dresser drawer

    Step 4

    Wipe off any excess dust.

  5. Dresser drawer laying flat over a drop cloth

    Step 5

    Lay the dresser drawers flat over a drop cloth.

  6. Person dipping a BEHR Chalk Decorative Paint Brush into a can of BEHR Chalk Decorative Paint

    Step 6

    Dip your BEHR® Chalk Decorative Paint Brush into the BEHR® Chalk Decorative Paint and gently twist the brush to remove the excess paint.

  7. Person painting a dresser drawer with a BEHR Chalk Decorative Paint Brush

    Step 7

    Using your paint brush, paint the whole dresser drawer with smooth even strokes in the direction of the grain.

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Suggested Tools & Supplies
  • BEHR® Chalk Decorative Paint Brush 

  • BEHR® Chalk Decorative Paint 

  • Drop Cloth 

  • Screwdriver

  • Sand block 

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