Sadolin Extra Durable Woodstain

  4.9/5.0   195 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
  • Enhances the natural beaury of the wood grain
  • 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 hardwoods 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 over-coating 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 afterwards
  • 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 small test area before starting any project to assess product suitability, adhesion and end result. Follow the manufacturer's instructions on the tin at all times.


Do not apply Sadolin Woodstain 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 Extra Durable Woodstain is supplied ready for use. Do not thin.


  1. Apply the wood stain 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

Once dry, this product can be over-coated with Sadolin Extra Durable Clearcoat.


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 Extra Durable 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.

195 customer reviews
Always use sadolin by Terence Britnell

I always use this product does a great job and A1 finish always and a great price from wood finishes direct

Reviewed 500ml, Mahogany on: 31/01/18
A good product well packaged by Mr.john Cheney

This is a great product that is easy to apply to new timber and reapply to previously treated wood. This is a coating that obtains good results if you comply with the "not below 10 degree" application caution. (If you're caught out by a temperature sag as I was ...when the temperature rises again the product will continue to dry in the normal way). An easy way to prep pre-coated wood (especially shaped wood) for a maintenance coat is to use a "Scotch" type cloth with white spirit, then wipe dry, this leaves a smooth matt surface ready for the next coat to bond to. I use this and other Sadolin products on a boat subject to rain and salt water and have come to expect long periods between maintenance coats.

Reviewed 1L, Mahogany on: 30/01/18
Easy to apply and looks good by Sandra Wheatly

Product was easy to apply and looks good. Will have to see how well it lasts.

Reviewed 500ml, Mahogany on: 01/12/17
Fantastic value for money by Michael Bardo

fantastic value for money would all ways shop with you

Reviewed 2.5L, African Walnut on: 26/11/17

Looks good, the proof of the pudding will be seeing how well it lasts.

Reviewed 2.5L, Ebony on: 25/11/17
Very good product by James Moir

Nice and easy to apply. Makes a great job of enhancing a tired floor with the depth of Colour.

Reviewed 2.5L, Natural on: 14/11/17
Good product by Kenny Wilson

Good product, although too early to tell if stands the test of time.

Reviewed 5L, Natural on: 07/11/17
Used before and found it to be very good by Angela Caunt

Good product at a competitive price, no hesitation purchasing again.

Reviewed 1L, Heritage Oak on: 05/11/17
Top Quality by Len Elkington

Expensive but good quality and reasonable coverage.

Reviewed 5L, Ebony on: 01/11/17
Brilliant product, easy to use and a long lasting finish by Nigel Bevan

Minimal preparation required prior to painting and one coat can be sufficient to do the job.

Reviewed 2.5L, Ebony on: 31/10/17
Good product by Alexander Compton

Used over Classic. Great stuff but takes a while to dry, so pray it doesn't rain!

Reviewed 2.5L, Dark Palisander on: 29/10/17
Great product, excellent service by Tim Burgess

Sadolin Extra Durable is a good choice for enhanced protection without making the timber look too plasticky. My client is extremely pleased with the result but that may be down to the application...

Reviewed 5L, Redwood on: 19/10/17
Superb reliable product by David Marshall

I've used it for 25 years, and it hasn't let me down yet.

Reviewed 5L, Dark Palisander on: 14/10/17
Good service, excellent product by Robert Burgess

I have used sadolin for many years now and find it performs very well especially here by the sea, well recommended.

Reviewed 500ml, Redwood on: 02/10/17
Very satisfied with the end result by Anthony Stanley

For me this product gave me a good colour change without blocking out the grain of the wood and not giving me a plastic finish. If all the prep work has been carried out properly then the second coat really sung.

Reviewed 2.5L, African Walnut on: 29/09/17
Top quality paint for wood cladding by James Deas

I use this manufacturer of paint all the time. Your prices are very competitive and the product is very well packaged for transportation

Reviewed 5L, Redwood on: 28/09/17
Easy to use good colour and coverage by Nina Turner

Good even colour achieved with nice finish. Just an amateur but result with 2 coats looks good.

Reviewed 5L, Teak on: 27/09/17
Easy to apply, and great coverage by J Bradley Webster

Easy to apply, and great coverage. Long-lasting, and easy to reapply when needs freshening.

Reviewed 2.5L, Rosewood on: 27/09/17
Easy to apply and good coverage and durability by Mark Wilson

I have used this same product over the last 20 years as a decorative and durable finish for my summer house. It generally lasts about 4 years between recording even on the side that receives full sun and weathering.

Reviewed 2.5L, Burma Teak on: 25/09/17
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