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8 Oz. Sample
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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 Roll a Ceiling

Have you ever wondered the right way to paint a ceiling with a roller? Don't worry, we'll show you each step to safely get the job done right.

For Best Results:

Refer to How to Paint a Ceiling for expert advice and techniques on painting your ceiling.

The ceiling should be the first surface you paint in your room.

  1. Aerial shot of tools need to roll a ceiling

    Step 1

    Grab your tools.

  2. Paint roller full of paint in a tray

    Step 2

    After attaching your roller extension, make sure your roller is not overly saturated. You don’t want any drips.

  3. Person using a paint roller to paint a ceiling

    Step 3

    Using long even strokes, roll your way up and down your ceiling from the outside in. Keep rolling until you’ve covered the whole ceiling.

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Suggested Tools & Supplies
  • BEHR® Paint

  • Extension Pole

  • Paint Tray

  • Paint Tray Liner

  • Protective Apparel

  • Roller Cover and Frame

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