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What sheen do I need?
8 Oz. Sample
1 Gallon
1 Quart
5 Gallon
The following product(s) is required to properly prep and pre-treat wood prior to any stain project.
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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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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 with a Roller

Painting with a roller is an easy and efficient way to paint your walls. We'll show you how to finish the job in no time at all.

For Best Results:

Start with BEHR® paint that has been stirred so any color that may have settled is completely incorporated. 

A properly loaded roller should not drip when moved and does not require you to apply force against a surface when painting. 

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    Step 1

    Grab your tools.

  2. Pouring paint into a paint tray

    Step 2

    Pour the paint into the tray.

  3. Roller dipped in a tray full of paint

    Step 3

    Dip your roller into the paint. Make sure the roller is completely saturated. Roll it up and down on the tray to remove any excess paint.

  4. Painting a wall with a paint roller

    Step 4

    Roll a “W” on the wall with the roller, filling the empty spaces in a top to bottom motion. This will help place an even distribution of paint onto the wall. Repeat this until you have completely covered the entire wall.

  5. Painting all of the empty spaces on a wall

    Step 5

    Once your wall is completely painted, apply a second coat for even better coverage.

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Suggested Tools & Supplies
  • BEHR® Paint 

  • Paint Tray

  • Paint Tray Liner

  • Extension Pole 

  • Roller Cover and Frame 

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