How to Stain a Fence

Making your old fence look beautiful is easy with the right BEHR® Product. Choose a BEHR Solid Colour 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 colour, 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 5.1 - 6.4 cm (2"-2½")

    Bucket Grid

    Chemical Resistant Gloves

    Drop Cloths

    Extension Pole

    Vinyl Gloves


    High Pressure Nozzle

    Paint Can Opener

    Paint Tray

    Paint Tray Liner

    Painter's Tape

    Plastic Sheeting

    Pressure Washer

    Protective Apparel

    Pump Sprayer


    Roller Cover and Frame

    Stir Stick

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