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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 Prep a Deck

If no previous stain or finish has been applied or it has worn away, you'll usually have a weathered wood surface that has aged and darkened in color. Rejuvenate and prepare your wood for coating with BEHR PREMIUM® All-in-One Wood Cleaner.

For Best Results:

Use BEHR PREMIUM All-in-One Wood Cleaner to remove stains caused by mold and mildew, while also restoring the wood's natural color.

Once the surface has completely dried, coat with a BEHR Stain or Finished product.

  1. Aerial shot of tools needed to prep a deck

    Step 1

    Grab your tools.

  2. Dirty deck with leaves

    Step 2

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

  3. Person spraying down a deck with a hose

    Step 3

    Use a hose to spray down your deck.

  4. Person applying BEHR All-In-One Wood Cleaner with a pump sprayer

    Step 4

    Apply BEHR PREMIUM® All-in-One Wood Cleaner with a pump sprayer.

  5. Person scrubbing a deck clean with a stiff bristle brush

    Step 5

    Wait 15 minutes, then scrub your deck clean in the direction of the grain with a stiff bristle brush. You may notice some bubbles.

  6. Person rinsing a wood deck

    Step 6

    Rinse the deck thoroughly.

  7. Dry and clean wood deck

    Step 7

    Allow your deck to completely dry before you begin staining. This may take about 24 hours.

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Suggested Tools & Supplies
  • BEHR PREMIUM® All-in-One Wood Cleaner

  • Pump Sprayer

  • Broom

  • Garden Hose

  • Stiff Bristle Brush

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