Sadolin Extra Durable Woodstain

  4.9/5.0   214 reviews
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Wood type and application can vary coverage

  • A high quality wood protection stain for softwood and hardwood joinery
  • Extremely durable and flexible
  • Water repellent
  • Provides long lasting protection
  • Dries to a semi-gloss finish
  • Touch dry within 5 hours
Brand Sadolin
No. of coats 1-2
Coverage Up to 12 per litre
Drying time 24 hrs
Size 500ml, 1L, 2.5L, 5L
MPN 5028554, 5028527, 5028550, 5028546, 5028541, 5090981, 5028538, 5028573, 5028565, 5028577, 5028544, 5028558, 5028533, 5028555, 5028528, 5028551, 5028547, 5028542, 5090982, 5028539, 5028574, 5028566, 5028578, 5028545, 5028559, 5028534, 5028556, 5028529, 5028552, 5028548, 5012994, 5090983, 5028540, 5012993, 5028567, 5028579, 5012989, 5028560, 5028535, 5028557, 5028530, 5028553, 5028549, 5012999, 5012998, 5013002, 5028568, 5028580, 5013000, 5028561, 5028536
GTIN 5721147612400, 5721147670202, 5721147612103, 5721147610901, 5721147610505, 5010131554445, 5721147670400, 5721147615708, 5721140067535, 5010131422669, 5721147610703, 5721147612509, 5721147670301, 5721147612417, 5721147670219, 5721147612110, 5721147610918, 5721147610512, 5010131554452, 5721147670417, 5721147615715, 5721140067542, 5010131422683, 5721147610710, 5721147612516, 5721147670318, 5721147612424, 5721147670226, 5721147612127, 5721147670929, 5721147610529, 5010131554469, 5721147670424, 5721147615722, 5721140067559, 5010131422706, 5721147610727, 5721147612523, 5721147670325, 5721147612431, 5721147670233, 5721147612134, 5721143045196, 5721147610536, 5721147610437, 5721147615739, 5721140067566, 5010131426810, 5721147610734, 5721147612530, 5721147670332

Sadolin Extra Durable Woodstain is perfect for a wide range of exterior wood projects including windows, doors and more. It is the perfect partner for wood that has been base-stained with Sadolin Classic Wood Protection.

Please Note: This product is not suitable for flooring or decking.

Timber surfaces must be clean, dry and structurally sound. The moisture content of the wood should not exceed 18% prior to coating with Sadolin Woodstain.

Bare Timber

  • All traces of surface dirt and debris, including mould, algae and fungi must be removed prior to application with a suitable exterior wood cleaner
  • Resinous deposits should be removed with a scraper
  • Degrease any exposed bare timber surface by wiping with a cloth dampened with methylated spirits
  • Dense exotic hard woods tend to contain a lot of natural oil. Hardwoods such as Teak, Ipe, Meranti and Balau must be thoroughly de-greased with methylated spirits prior to applying Sadolin Extra Durable Woodstain
  • Knotting agents should not be used with Sadolin Woodstain systems
  • Wood fillers specifically designed for use with exterior timber should be used for making good any minor surface defects, imperfections and open joints etc
  • Only use non-ferrous screws, nails and fixings

New Timber

  • Timber that hasn't been pre-treated with a wood preservative should be treated with two liberal coats of clear Sadolin Quick Drying Wood Preserver paying particular attention to end grains
  • Allow 24 hours drying time between coats and before overcoating with 1 full coat of Sadolin Classic Wood Protection
  • Where possible, the wood preservative and base coat should be applied to all parts of the timber prior to fixing
  • For optimum durability on new wood, the use of Sadolin Classic Wood Protection as a base coat is recommended, particularly when treating hardwoods

Previously Stained Timber

  • Lightly abrade, in the direction of the grain, ensuring not to break through the surface coating, and removing any remaining sanding dust after
  • Where there is localised damage, or deterioration has occurred as a result of exposure of the factory coating for longer than 3 months, affected areas should be thoroughly sanded back to a sound substrate and re-coated


  • The backs of new glazing beads, end grains and rebates should be brought to a finish with Extra Durable Woodstain prior to fixing
  • Joinery to be coated should be glazed using a suitable sealant
  • The use of linseed oil putty or modified, non-setting compounds are not recommended in conjunction with Sadolin wood protection systems
  • To confirm compatibility, please consult the manufacturer of the relevant glazing material
  • Silicone glazing materials should only be applied upon completion of the finishing coats

Applying Sadolin Extra Durable Woodstain

Always do a test area before starting any project to test product suitability, adhesion and final finish. Follow the manufacturer's instructions on the tin at all times.


Do not apply Sadolin Wood Stain if there is a risk of rain, or when air / substrate temperatures are below 8℃ or above 25℃, or if the relative humidity is above 80% during application or drying periods. Protect from frost and rain until dry. Failure to meet these requirements may adversely affect the drying, visual quality and durability of the finish.

Initial Procedure

Ensure product is thoroughly stirred before and during application, otherwise sheen and colour variations may be experienced. Sadolin Woodstain is supplied ready for use. Do not thin.


  1. Apply Sadolin Extra Durable Woodstain in a full flowing coat using a good quality synthetic bristle brush
  2. Pay special attention to end grain, tops and bottoms of doors, and undersides of window sills
  3. Finish with two full coats of wood stain allowing a minimum of 16-24 hours drying between coats


A lightening in colour, reduction in sheen and a loss of water-repellency is an indication that maintenance is required. For general maintenance, lightly abrade in the direction of the wood grain and clean using warm water and a mild detergent, then rinse thoroughly with clean water. Once dry, a fresh coat of Sadolin Woodstain can be applied.

If the finish is badly flaking or peeling to the point where the bare wood is showing through or has started to grey, please follow the full Preparation and Application instructions above.

Q. Can Sadolin Extra Durable Woodstain be used on decking?

A. Sadolin recommend that Extra Durable Woodstain is not used on decking due to its high surface build and shiny finish. This product is likely to wear quicker than a dedicated decking stain or oil and could pose a slip hazard. Sadolin products are better suited to wooden joinery such as window frames, doors and other vertical surfaces.

214 customer reviews
Good finish by Chris Heath

Goes on well but needs two coats to get it looking even . This gave me the colour I wanted but as with any stain test it first to check the colour .

Reviewed 1L, Mahogany on: 08/09/17
Did the job by Howard Johnson

Use Classic as a base, three coats and then two of this. Then forget for 5 years

Reviewed 2.5L, Redwood on: 28/08/17
Excellent finish on fence and shed and good quality by Vince O'Hara

I have just shown my neighbour the tin so he can buy for his fence great comments from people passing about the colour and shine it has

Reviewed 5L, Dark Palisander on: 27/08/17

good service

Reviewed 2.5L, Antique Pine on: 19/08/17
Very easy to use,giving a good finish with brush by Ron Hyde

Used this product to seal and protect a new pair of exterior wooden gates and was very pleased with the finish and colour.

Reviewed 2.5L, Heritage Oak on: 17/08/17
One coat measure is many years treasure by Rita Moore

love this product had it before and its protected my items for over 5 years now used again to protect more of my new long lasting well worth the money....

Reviewed 2.5L, Ebony on: 17/08/17

used before does whats needed

Reviewed 2.5L, Teak on: 12/08/17
Works well by Mrs Janine Brain

Very good for treating the deck

Reviewed 1L, Heritage Oak on: 10/08/17

Very easy to apply and has long lasting finish

Reviewed 1L, Jacobean Walnut on: 05/08/17

Great product easy to use

Reviewed 2.5L, Ebony on: 05/08/17

I always use this product for extra protection and its fine finish.

Reviewed 1L, Natural on: 29/07/17

Sadolin best wood preservative market.

Reviewed 5L, Burma Teak on: 26/07/17
Reliable product by John Dinsdale

Have been using Sadolin on my house, summer house and garden shed for over 20 years with excellent results

Reviewed 2.5L, Redwood on: 25/07/17
Used before, will use again by Mark Routh

Have used Sadolin for years, has excellent coverage and retains its colour, even in direct sunlight. Easy to apply and brushes clean up in white spirit fine. Will continue to use it in preference to other brands.e

Reviewed 2.5L, African Walnut on: 19/07/17


Reviewed 1L, Light Oak on: 16/07/17
Excellent by C M Sinclair

Appears to do the same as the Osmo product but covers better and cheaper!

Reviewed 5L, Rosewood on: 09/07/17
Good quality product by Geraldine Lowe

Easy to use and covers well.

Reviewed 5L, Jacobean Walnut on: 09/07/17

Does exactly what it says on the tin! - Durability yet to be judged, but no concerns.

Reviewed 5L, Antique Pine on: 25/06/17
I have used this stain varnish for many years and find it trouble free by William McKee

Easy to apply by brush or roller, it is slow drying giving enough time to cover large areas without the problem of the edge drying too quickly. When dry it is durable and fade resistant. Altogether a good product.

Reviewed 1L, Teak on: 22/06/17

works well

Reviewed 2.5L, Mahogany on: 20/06/17