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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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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.
Required 3rd party product
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 Apply Advanced DeckOver® Coating

Resurface properly prepared weathered wood and concrete with BEHR PREMIUM ADVANCED DECKOVER.


For Best Results:

Best results start with proper prep. Remove peeling stains and wood finishes with BEHR PREMIUM® Wood Stain & Finish Stripper. For mold and mildew stains, and to restore the wood's natural color, use BEHR PREMIUM® All-In-One Wood Cleaner.

Use a 1/2" roller cover to apply stain and start with vertical areas first.

Apply even coats and allow ample dry time before exposing the surface to foot traffic and re-arranging plants and furniture.

  1. Damaged deck board

    Step 1

    Replace any rotting or unstable boards. You may use a wood filler to fill cracks and holes larger than 1/4".

  2. Filling cracks on exerior deck

    Step 2

    Fill nail holes and cracks up to 1/4", completely fill in with Advanced DeckOver® coating using nylon/polyester brush prior to coating. Deep holes and cracks may require additional filling.

  3. Cutting in stain on exterior deck boards

    Step 3

    Apply painters’ tape to any deck surface you do not want coated in the DeckOver product. Then, using a 2”-2 ½” wide brush cut in a 2”-3”wide area around the deck floor where the roller cannot reach.  Start at a corner and follow the grain of the wood.

  4. Step 4

    Coat all accessible board ends.

  5. Paint roller in a paint tray

    Step 5

    Pour Advanced DeckOver coating into a paint tray and work a roller into the tray until it is fully loaded with coating.  For best results, use a ½” roller cover.

  6. Rolling on coating evenly onto deck boards.

    Step 6

    Apply a generous, even coat in the same section as the cut in and roll the coating approximately 4’ down the boards.

  7. Beauty shot of completed deck

    Step 7

    Reload the roller with coating and continue to the next 4’ section.  As you go, roll back into the section immediately after the coat is applied.  Continue rolling until the first coat is finished. Once the first coat has dried, continue with the second coat per label instructions.

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Suggested Tools & Supplies
  • Bucket

  • Brush (2"-2½")

  • Bucket Grid

  • Drop Cloths

  • Extension Pole

  • Paint Can Opener

  • Paint Tray

  • Paint Tray Liner

  • Painter's Tape 

  • Plastic Sheeting

  • Rags

  • Roller Cover and Frame

  • Stir Stick

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