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To prepare and finish wood surfaces, your project checklist should include the following items, which you'll find at your neighborhood Sherwin-Williams store:

  • Sandpaper
  • Sanding block
  • Refinishing pads/steel wool
  • Stain brushes or pad applicators
  • Ladder
  • Pail hook
  • Rags
  • Caulk and caulk gun
  • Masking tape
  • Rubber gloves and goggles or safety glasses
  • Paint thinner
  • Drop cloth
  • Rollers and trays
  • Wire brush or paint scraper
  • Wood Filler
  • Spackling paste
  • Putty knife
  • Extension poles

In addition to our high quality paints, stains, wallpaper and friendly expert advice, your neighborhood Sherwin-Williams store has all the "extras" you'll need for your interior or exterior project.

Masking Tape

Designed especially for painting projects, blue masking tape offers cleaner, sharper painting lines. Find a variety of 3M® and Shurtape® masking tape and tape products at your neighborhood Sherwin-Williams store.


Available in different grit sizes (rough, medium, fine and extra fine), sandpaper is used to smooth a surface in preparation for painting or staining. Your neighborhood Sherwin-Williams carries a wide range of products, from sanding sponges to individual sheets.

Caulk/Caulk Guns

Caulk seals smaller cracks and surfaces around interior and exterior windows, doors, gutters and doorframes. Caulk guns, which help you more easily apply caulk, come in a variety of sizes to accommodate different caulk types. Sherwin-Williams stores carry a variety of specialty and general application caulks that will provide maximum durability, including ProSelect 850A, ProSelect 950A and ProSelect 1100A.

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WOODSCAPES® Exterior House Stains:

Maximum durability and wood protection — guaranteed. Our high quality WoodScapes® protects and enriches wood's natural texture and grain.

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