BEHR® Oil-Based Pre Stain Wood Conditioner No. B1080

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BEHR Oil-Based Pre Stain Wood Conditioner prepares wood surfaces for oil-based staining. Along with sanding, this product is a critical step in ensuring even and consistent penetration of the oil-based stain. This product is ideal for all wood types and brings you one step closer to beautiful results.

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Properly prepared Interior bare or stripped wood surfaces, prior to applying BEHR® Oil-Based Wood Stains.
100 Sq. Ft / Qt.

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Product Usage

Before Use

1 Coat 

Spread Rate: 
100 Sq. ft./Qt.

Mineral Spirits or
Paint Thinner

Where to Use

Properly prepared Interior bare or stripped wood surfaces, prior to applying BEHR® Oil-Based Wood Stains.

Not for use with water-based stains. For water-based stains, pretreat wood with BEHR Water-Based Pre-Stain Wood Conditioner.

Usage Summary

The following steps and products are recommended for the best results.

  • Before applying BEHR Pre-Stain Wood Conditioner to bare or stripped wood surfaces, sand wood surfaces in the direction of the grain to desired smoothness.
  • Remove all dust from the surface.
  • Apply stain within two hours of application of BEHR Pre-Stain Wood Conditioner.
  • Stir thoroughly before using it. Do not shake or thin.
  • Use a nylon or nylon/polyester brush or a saturated clean cloth and apply liberally to all areas of the wood surface including edges.
  • Allow to penetrate for 5 to 10 minutes, then remove any excess with a clean, dry cloth.
  • Apply BEHR Oil-Based Wood Stain.
  • Follow all label instructions.
Dry Time
  • Dries in 10 minutes.
  • For disposal of empty containers and unused product, contact your household refuse collection service.

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For one year from the date of purchase, Behr Process Corporation warrants to the original consumer purchaser, (1) that the product meets Behr Process Corporation’s manufacturing specifications, and (2) the performance of this product when applied according to the label instructions and specifications. In the event this product proves to be defective within one year from the date of purchase, 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. To the extent permitted by applicable law, any implied warranties including the implied warranties of merchantability and of fitness for a particular purpose, are limited to the duration of this express warranty.  Some states do not allow limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts, so the above limitation 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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