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8 Oz. Sample
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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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How to Stain a Fence

Making your old fence look beautiful is easy with the right BEHR® Product. Choose a BEHR Solid Color or Semi-Transparent Stain or a BEHR Transparent Wood Finish.

For Best Results:

Remove old stains & wood finishes with BEHR PREMIUM® Wood Stain & Finish Stripper. To remove mold & mildew stains, and to restore the wood's natural color, use BEHR PREMUIM® All-In-One Wood Cleaner.

Apply stain with quality equipment and back brush to ensure even application.

Coating a Fence

  1. Roll on stan.

    Step 1

    Apply BEHR stains and wood finishes with a quality brush, roller or sprayer, following all label instructions.

  2. Back brush the stain.

    Step 2

    Always back brush to ensure even application.  Apply finish following the grain of the wood, working from top to bottom. 

  3. Completed stained fence.

    Step 3

    Continue the application process until your project is complete.

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Suggested Tools & Supplies
  • Bucket
  • Broom (Stiff Bristle)
  • Brush (2"-2½")
  • Bucket Grid
  • Chemical Resistant Gloves
  • Drop Cloths
  • Extension Pole
  • Vinyl Gloves
  • Hose
  • High Pressure Nozzle

  • Paint Can Opener
  • Paint Tray
  • Paint Tray Liner
  • Painter's Tape
  • Plastic Sheeting
  • Pressure Washer
  • Protective Apparel
  • Pump Sprayer
  • Rags
  • Roller Cover and Frame
  • Stir Stick
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