How to Stain a Fence

Making your old fence look beautiful is easy with the right BEHR® Product. Choose a BEHR Solid Color or Semi-Transparent Stain or a BEHR Transparent Wood Finish.

For Best Results:

Remove old stains & wood finishes with BEHR PREMIUM® Wood Stain & Finish Stripper. To remove mold & mildew stains, and to restore the wood's natural color, use BEHR PREMUIM® All-In-One Wood Cleaner.

Apply stain with quality equipment and back brush to ensure even application.

Coating a Fence

  1. Step 1

    Apply BEHR stains and wood finishes with a quality brush, roller or sprayer, following all label instructions.

  2. Step 2

    Always back brush to ensure even application.  Apply finish following the grain of the wood, working from top to bottom. 

  3. Step 3

    Continue the application process until your project is complete.

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Suggested Tools & Supplies
  • Bucket
  • Broom (Stiff Bristle)
  • Brush (2"-2½")
  • Bucket Grid
  • Chemical Resistant Gloves
  • Drop Cloths
  • Extension Pole
  • Vinyl Gloves
  • Hose
  • High Pressure Nozzle

  • Paint Can Opener
  • Paint Tray
  • Paint Tray Liner
  • Painter's Tape
  • Plastic Sheeting
  • Pressure Washer
  • Protective Apparel
  • Pump Sprayer
  • Rags
  • Roller Cover and Frame
  • Stir Stick
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