BEHR® Water-Based Pre Stain Wood Conditioner No. B2080

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

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Clear Transparent
Best for use in
Properly prepared interior bare or stripped wood surfaces prior to applying BEHR® Water-Based Wood Stain.
9.3 m2

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Before Use

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1 Coat

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Spread Rate: 
9.3 m2 (100 Sq. Ft.) / 947ml

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Properly prepared interior bare or stripped wood surfaces prior to applying BEHR® Water-Based Wood Stain.

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PREPARATIONBlank space if empty.
  • Before applying BEHR Pre-Stain Wood Conditioner to bare or stripped wood surfaces, sand wood surfaces (with #180-220 grit sandpaper) in the direction of the grain to the desired smoothness.
  • Remove all dust from the surface with a tack cloth.
  • Note: BEHR Water-Based Pre-Stain Wood Conditioner is not recommended for use with oil-based stains.
  • For oil-based stains, pretreat wood with BEHR Oil-Based Pre-Stain Wood Conditioner.
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The following steps are recommended for the best results.

  • Stir thoroughly before using. 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 between 5-10 minutes, and then wipe off any noticeable excess with a clean, dry cloth.
  • Apply BEHR Water-Based Wood Stain or BEHR Water-Based Stain & Poly In One. Follow all label instructions.
  • Allow Pre-Stain to dry for up to 20 minutes before applying Wood Stain.
  • Sand lightly prior to staining to remove grain raise.
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  • Dries in 20 minutes.
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  • 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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