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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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Repairing crack in painted drywall

How to Repair a Crack

Repairing crack in painted drywall

Now is the time to repair any wall damage before you paint. Ensure the beauty of your freshly painted walls by repairing any cracks.

For Best Results:

Refer to the how-to for step-by-step instructions on repairing cracks.

  1. Remove loose debris from crack.

    Step 1

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

  2. Sand smooth.

    Step 2

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

  3. Apply patching material.

    Step 3

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

  4. Sand patched area.

    Step 4

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

  5. Clean up remaining 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 (100, 220 Grit)
  • Scraper
  • Ceiling/Wall Patch
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