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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 Sand a Deck

There are a couple of different ways to sand your deck. In this video, you will learn how to properly sand your deck prior to beginning a staining project.

For Best Results:

Take your time sanding to achieve an even surface and remove any previous top coating. This will help the stain adhere to the surface.

  1. Aerial shot of tools needed to sand a deck

    Step 1

    Grab your tools.

  2. Person sweeping a deck

    Step 2

    Use a broom to sweep off the deck and remove any dust, dirt or leaves.

  3. Person sanding a deck with an electric sander

    Step 3

    Working from one end of your deck to the other, sand each board in the direction of the grain until you achieve a smooth finish.

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Suggested Tools & Supplies
  • Sanding Block or Electric Sander

  • Broom

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