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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.
Required 3rd party product
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 an End Table with BEHR® Water-Based Stain & Poly In One

Got an old end table that needs a new beginning? We can help. BEHR® Water-Based Stain & Poly In One makes it easier than ever to do-it-yourself.

For Best Results:

Start your interior stain project by cleaning the surface and lightly sanding the wood.

  1. Person sanding a wood end table with a sanding block

    Step 1

    To prep the surface, gently sand the wood with a sanding block and 220 grit sandpaper, then give it a wipe with a lint-free cloth to remove all dust.

  2. Staining wood end table with paint brush

    Step 2

    Apply a thin coat following the direction of the wood grain, making sure to keep a “wet” edge.

  3. Person sanding stained wood end table with sanding block

    Step 3

    Lightly sand the surface once more with 220 grit sandpaper and wipe away the dust with a lint-free cloth.

  4. Person applying second coat of wood stain with paint brush

    Step 4

    After applying a second coat, let it dry for a couple more hours.

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Suggested Tools & Supplies
  • Sandpaper (120, 220, 320 and 400 Grit)

  • Sanding Block

  • Cheesecloth

  • Latex Gloves

  • Mini Foam Applicator

  • Multi-Purpose Shop Rags

  • Metal Can Opener

  • Paint Thinner

  • Painter's Tape

  • Plastic Containers

  • Drop Cloths

  • Tack Cloth

  • Natural Bristle Brush

  • Safety Glasses

  • Screwdriver

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