How to Prep Your Weathered Wood

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 colour. 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 colour.

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

  1. Step 1

    Wet the wood surface and apply the BEHR PREMIUM® All-in-One Wood Cleaner with a pump sprayer. 

  2. Step 2

    Wait 15 minutes then scrub the wet surface with a stiff bristled brush. 

  3. Step 3

    Rinse the wood surface thoroughly.

  4. Step 4

    Once the surface has completely dried, you're ready to coat with a BEHR stain or finish product.

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

  • 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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