Wood Surface Preparation

Tips for getting wood ready, whether it’s new, weathered, coated, or suffering a peeling finish.

For Best Results:
Existing stains can prevent full penetration of new finish or coating. Using BEHR PREMIUM® strippers and cleaning products for removal will help ensure a more durable finish to your project. On new wood, rely on BEHR PREMIUM® All-In-One Wood Cleaner to remove mold and mildew stains and open up the wood’s pores for new stains and finishes.

Additional Resources
Paint and Stain Calculator

Inside or outside; paint or stain: Let’s figure out how much you’ll need to make amazing happen.

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Color Studio

So many colors and so many ideas: Visit Behr’s Color Studio for inspiration, color tools, design advice and everything you need to find your project’s perfect color.

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