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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 Stain Wood Furniture

Protect your investment on your outdoor wood furniture. Restore and maintain its beauty with long-lasting BEHR stains and finishes.

For Best Results:

Best results start with proper prep. Remove old 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.

Apply your stain with quality equipment and follow label instructions.

Always back brush to ensure even application.

  1. Use drop cloth to protect plants.

    Step 1

    Place plastic sheeting or a drop cloth on plants, patio surfaces and other objects to protect them from any spills, splashes and drips.

  2. Sand surfaces.

    Step 2

    Lightly sand any rough or uneven areas and wipe the furniture clean.

  3. Apply stain to furntiure.

    Step 3

    With your brush, apply the stain, brushing in the same direction as the wood grain.

  4. Staining is complete.

    Step 4

    Repeat the process of applying the stain until your project is complete.

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Suggested Tools & Supplies
  • Plastic Sheeting
  • Drop Cloths
  • Sandpaper
  • Rags
  • Gloves
  • Brush (Nylon/Polyester)
  • Paint Can Opener
  • Paint Tray
  • Paint Tray Liner
  • Stir Stick
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