How to Stain Siding

BEHR® Stains and Wood Finishes put a durable barrier on vertical wood surfaces like siding, shingles and shakes. With proper preparation and application, you can refresh and renew your old siding!

For Best Results:

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

Apply stains with quality equipment & back brush to ensure even application.

Suggested Tools & Supplies
  • Brush (2"-2½")
  • Bucket
  • Bucket Grid
  • Extension Pole
  • Nylon Gloves
  • Ladder
  • Paint Can Opener
  • Paint Tray Liner
  • Paint Tray
  • Protective Apparel
  • Pump Sprayer
  • Roller Cover and Frame
  • Step 1

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

    Tip: A quality pump sprayer may be used when aplying wood finishes or semi-transparent stains.

  • Step 2

    Always back brush to ensure even application. Apply BEHR stain or wood finish following the grain of the wood. Work from top to bottom. 

  • Step 3

    Repeat these application steps until you have completed your project.

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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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