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The following product(s) is required to properly prep and pre-treat wood prior to any stain project.
Required product
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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BEHR PREMIUM® Semi-Transparent Waterproofing Stain & Sealer
Our most advanced formula weathers it all.

Enhance your wood's natural patterns while providing increased protection from the elements. This 100% acrylic formula seals out the elements, and sun's harmful UV rays, for up to 6 yrs. on decks and up to 8 yrs. on fences & siding. It's available in 60 custom colors to help you create a look that's as beautiful as it is durable.

FEATURES

Available in 60 custom colors

UV Protection

Rain Protection

Winter Protection

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WHY CHOOSE BEHR PREMIUM® SEMI-TRANSPARENT STAIN & SEALER?

Our most advanced formula weathers it all.

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UV Protection

Behr’s Semi-Transparent Stain is formulated to protect wood from drying out and cracking under direct sunlight, keeping your deck looking great summer after summer.

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Rain Protection

Our water resistant formula ensures that surface water beads on contact. This helps to protect your deck from water that could soak deep into the wood substrate, causing water damage.

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Winter Protection

BEHR PREMIUM Stain can withstand snow, rain and ice and with our Low-temperature Protection paired with an advanced durable finish, you can be confident that it will weather any weather.


 

TIPS FOR ENSURING SUCCESS ON YOUR STAIN PROJECT

 
See product label or website for required surface prep and application steps. Proper preparation and application are key to achieving a beautiful deck with long-lasting results. Here are some tips to help you.
 

USE THE PROPER TOOLS

USE THE PROPER TOOLS

Best results are achieved when you use the recommended tools.
  • For best results, a pad applicator is recommended over large areas.
  • Use a nylon/polyester brush for areas requiring more accuracy.
  • Use ¾″ nap or longer when appropriate.
  • A high quality pump sprayer with a variable tip or an airless sprayer with a .015 - .019″ tip may be used.
 
 

For Detailed Information

For Detailed Information

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Preparation Requirement
  • Before beginning your project, make sure to clean your surface. For best results, apply the second coat thinner than the first. Proper surface preparation is the key to attaining a beautiful appearance and achieving long lasting durability.
Required Product: BEHR PREMIUM® All-In-One Wood Cleaner
  • This product is required to properly prepare your surfaces for staining.
  • Use on Exterior Wood & Composites, Decks, Siding, Shakes, Shingles, Fences & Patio Furniture, Vinyl & Aluminum Siding, Masonry, Stucco and Concrete. Make sure to use after application of BEHR PREMIUM® NO. 64 Wood Stain & Finish Stripper.
  • Learn more about All-In-One Wood Cleaner.
Recommended Product: BEHR PREMIUM® Wood Stain Finish Stripper
  • This product is required to properly prepare your surfaces for staining.
  • Use on Exterior latex, oil-based and 100% acrylic coatings on Wood Decks, Porches & Patios, Siding, Fences, Shakes and Shingles. After stripping the wood surface, BEHR PREMIUM® All-In-One Wood Cleaner NO. 63 is required to properly clean the surface and neutralize the stripping action.
  • Learn more about Wood Stain & Finish Stripper.
 
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Paint prep icon

Must Prep
Before Staining

Two paint rollers, two coat icon.

2 Thin Coats 
Required

Spread rate icon

1st Coat
250-300 Sq. Ft
2nd Coat
500-600 Sq. Ft.

Soap and water cleaning a paint brush icon

Soap & Water
Clean-Up

Recommended for properly prepared new to moderately weathered, unsealed exterior wood surfaces (0-10 years exposure) such as: Decks, Railings, Shakes, Shingles, Siding, Roofs, Fences and Wood Patio Furniture.

(The following steps and products are recommended for best results.)

  • Use a product such as BEHR PREMIUM® NO. 64 Wood Stain & Finish Stripper to remove loose wood fibers, latex, oil-based and 100% acrylic coatings on new or weathered wood.
  • BEHR PREMIUM® NO. 63 All-In-One Wood Cleaner MUST be used following NO. 64 to clean, brighten & neutralize wood.
  • When NO. 64 is not needed, use a product such as NO. 63 to clean and brighten the wood surface and to remove light to medium exterior stains caused by mold, mildew, algae & fungus. Rinse thoroughly and allow to dry before coating.
  • On new wood, use a product such as NO. 63 to remove mill glaze and open the pores of the wood. Lightly sand to remove remaining wood fibers/fuzz.

(For best results, a pad applicator is recommended over large areas.)

  • Must apply between 40-90˚F (4.5-32˚C). Do not use if rain is expected within 24 hours. The wood surface must be completely dry before application.
  • Intermix multiple containers to ensure color uniformity. DO NOT THIN PRODUCT. Stir product occasionally throughout application. Test product for penetration and color on a small hidden area before proceeding.
  • Use a nylon/polyester brush for areas requiring more accuracy. Use of rollers should be limited to rough surfaces only.
  • Use 3/8” nap or longer when appropriate. A high quality pump sprayer with a variable tip or an airless sprayer with a .015 - .019" tip may be used.
  • Work in small sections lightly saturating the surface and immediately back-brush or use pad applicator to eliminate puddling, remove excess and evenly distribute the stain.
  • Maintain a wet edge when applying. Apply product end-to-end or to board lengths to prevent lap marks.
  • Over application of stain will lead to surface failure including peeling and cracking.
  • Avoid applying stain too heavily. For optimum performance, coat all six sides of wood.
  • 1-2 hours before recoat. Allow 72 hours for full cure.
  • For disposal of empty containers and unused product, contact your household refuse collection service.

Behr Process Corporation warrants to you, the original residential consumer purchaser, the performance of this product as described on this label for 8 years on vertical surfaces and 6 years on horizontal surfaces, from the date of purchase. THIS WARRANTY IS NOT VALID WHEN THE PRODUCT IS NOT PROPERLY APPLIED TO A PROPERLY PREPARED SURFACE OR CARED FOR IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE LABEL DIRECTIONS.  Color fading and slight natural graying of the wood may occur during the warranty period, especially in areas exposed to heavy foot traffic or excessive weather. This warranty is not transferable. If this product is found not to perform as specified on the label during the warranty period, Behr Process Corporation will, at its option and upon presentation of proof-of-purchase (the original receipt), either furnish an equivalent amount of new product or refund the original purchase price of this product to you. This warranty excludes (1) labor and costs of labor for the application or removal of any product, and (2) any incidental or consequential damages, whether based on breach of express or implied warranty, negligence, strict liability or any other legal theory. Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitation or exclusion may not apply to you. This warranty gives you specific legal rights and you may also have other rights, which vary from state to state. Note to residents of the State of New Jersey: The provisions of this warranty, including its limitations, are intended to apply to the fullest extent permitted by the laws of the State of New Jersey. To obtain warranty service, call 1-800-854-0133. Behr Process Corporation reserves the right to inspect any and all application of the product prior to processing your claim made under this warranty.

Paint prep icon

Must Prep
Before Staining

Two paint rollers, two coat icon.

2 Thin Coats 
Required

Spread rate icon

1st Coat
250-300 Sq. Ft
2nd Coat
500-600 Sq. Ft.

Soap and water cleaning a paint brush icon

Soap & Water
Clean-Up

Recommended for properly prepared new to moderately weathered, unsealed exterior wood surfaces (0-10 years exposure) such as: Decks, Railings, Shakes, Shingles, Siding, Roofs, Fences and Wood Patio Furniture.


(The following steps and products are recommended for best results.)

  • Use a product such as BEHR PREMIUM® NO. 64 Wood Stain & Finish Stripper to remove loose wood fibers, latex, oil-based and 100% acrylic coatings on new or weathered wood.
  • BEHR PREMIUM® NO. 63 All-In-One Wood Cleaner MUST be used following NO. 64 to clean, brighten & neutralize wood.
  • When NO. 64 is not needed, use a product such as NO. 63 to clean and brighten the wood surface and to remove light to medium exterior stains caused by mold, mildew, algae & fungus. Rinse thoroughly and allow to dry before coating.
  • On new wood, use a product such as NO. 63 to remove mill glaze and open the pores of the wood. Lightly sand to remove remaining wood fibers/fuzz.

(For best results, a pad applicator is recommended over large areas.)

  • Must apply between 40-90˚F (4.5-32˚C). Do not use if rain is expected within 24 hours. The wood surface must be completely dry before application.
  • Intermix multiple containers to ensure color uniformity. DO NOT THIN PRODUCT. Stir product occasionally throughout application. Test product for penetration and color on a small hidden area before proceeding.
  • Use a nylon/polyester brush for areas requiring more accuracy. Use of rollers should be limited to rough surfaces only.
  • Use 3/8” nap or longer when appropriate. A high quality pump sprayer with a variable tip or an airless sprayer with a .015 - .019" tip may be used.
  • Work in small sections lightly saturating the surface and immediately back-brush or use pad applicator to eliminate puddling, remove excess and evenly distribute the stain.
  • Maintain a wet edge when applying. Apply product end-to-end or to board lengths to prevent lap marks.
  • Over application of stain will lead to surface failure including peeling and cracking.
  • Avoid applying stain too heavily. For optimum performance, coat all six sides of wood.

  • 1-2 hours before recoat. Allow 72 hours for full cure.

  • For disposal of empty containers and unused product, contact your household refuse collection service.

Behr Process Corporation warrants to you, the original residential consumer purchaser, the performance of this product as described on this label for 8 years on vertical surfaces and 6 years on horizontal surfaces, from the date of purchase. THIS WARRANTY IS NOT VALID WHEN THE PRODUCT IS NOT PROPERLY APPLIED TO A PROPERLY PREPARED SURFACE OR CARED FOR IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE LABEL DIRECTIONS.  Color fading and slight natural graying of the wood may occur during the warranty period, especially in areas exposed to heavy foot traffic or excessive weather. This warranty is not transferable. If this product is found not to perform as specified on the label during the warranty period, Behr Process Corporation will, at its option and upon presentation of proof-of-purchase (the original receipt), either furnish an equivalent amount of new product or refund the original purchase price of this product to you. This warranty excludes (1) labor and costs of labor for the application or removal of any product, and (2) any incidental or consequential damages, whether based on breach of express or implied warranty, negligence, strict liability or any other legal theory. Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitation or exclusion may not apply to you. This warranty gives you specific legal rights and you may also have other rights, which vary from state to state. Note to residents of the State of New Jersey: The provisions of this warranty, including its limitations, are intended to apply to the fullest extent permitted by the laws of the State of New Jersey. To obtain warranty service, call 1-800-854-0133. Behr Process Corporation reserves the right to inspect any and all application of the product prior to processing your claim made under this warranty.

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