Sadolin Woodshield High Pigment Woodstain

  4.8/5.0   42 reviews

You'll need enter area above for 2 coats (Recommended)

Wood type and application can vary coverage

  • A self-priming, all-in-one opaque wood stain for exterior use
  • Flexible formulation penetrates deep into the wood
  • Resists cracking, peeling and flaking
  • Fade resistant, intense colour
  • 10 Year Protection
  • Dries to a gloss finish
  • Can be applied over existing gloss paint
  • Made from an alkyd / acrylic resin blend dispersed in water
  • An excellent alternative to traditional gloss paint
Brand Sadolin
No. of coats 2
Coverage Up to 10 per litre
Drying time hrs
Size 1L, 2.5L
MPN 5028970, 5028967, 5028971, 5028968
GTIN 5010131447938, 5010131447914, 5010131447952, 5010131422485

Sadolin Woodshield High Pigment Woodstain is ideal for wide range of exterior applications including wooden doors, windows, conservatories, cladding and fascias.

Please Note: This product is not suitable for use on wooden decking or floors.

Timber surfaces must be clean, dry and free of also surface dirt, debris and loose material. The moisture content of the wood should not exceed 18% prior to coating.

  • Resinous deposits on bare timber, especially new wood, should be removed by wiping with methylated spirit
  • Knotting agents should not be used with Sadolin opaque systems
  • Suitable wood fillers may be used for making good any minor surface defects, imperfections or open joints
  • Some general or 'All Purpose' fillers may not be suitable
  • Only use non-ferrous fixings, screws and nails
  • Where there is a risk of extractive discolouration, especially when using white or pale colours on resinous / knotty softwoods and coloured hardwoods, an initial coat of a suitable blocking primer is recommended in order to minimise the risk of this type of discolouration

New or Bare Wood

  • Wipe over bare wood with a lint-free cloth dampened with methylated spirits to remove any natural oils and resin
  • Timber that has been exposed for 4 weeks or more will require sanding back to a clean, sound surface
  • Any non-treated timber should be treated with two liberal coats of Sadolin Quick Drying Wood Preserver, paying particular attention to end grains, allowing 24 hours drying time between coats, before overcoating with Sadolin Woodshield
  • Do not use Sadolin Woodshield on substrates which have had water-repellent preservative treatments applied
  • Where possible, the base coat should be applied all round prior to fixing

Previously Painted or Varnished Wood

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 recoated

  • Previously painted and varnished surfaces in good condition should only need a light sanding to aid with adhesion
  • Woodstained surfaces in good condition should only need to be washed down with warm water and detergent, allowing to dry before application
  • For surfaces in poor condition, remove any loose, flaking material and any grey, weathered timber by thoroughly sanding in the direction of the grain
  • Do not break through the surface coating
  • Ensure that all surface dust and debris from sanding is removed before coating


  • The backs of new glazing beads, end grains and rebates should be finished with Sadolin Woodshield prior to fixing into place
  • Joinery to be coated with Sadolin opaque systems 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 products
  • To confirm suitability with the Sadolin range of products, please consult the manufacturer of the relevant glazing material
  • Silicone glazing materials should only be applied upon completion of the finishing coats

Applying Sadolin Woodshield High Pigment Woodstain

Always do a small test area before starting any project and follow the manufacturer's instructions on the tin at all times.


Sadolin Woodshield should not be applied 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 the application or drying period. Treated surfaces must be protected from frost and rain until fully dry. Failure to meet these requirements may adversely affect the drying, visual quality and durability of the finish.

Initial Procedure

Stir thoroughly before and during application to ensure consistent sheen and colour. Failure to do this may result in variations in the final finish.


  1. Apply Sadolin Woodshield in a full flowing coat, ensuring all surfaces and end grains are fully coated
  2. For best results use a good quality synthetic bristle brush and try to avoid over brushing
  3. Always start with the edges, sides, top and bottom of window frames and doors
  4. To ensure optimum durability and uniformity of appearance, we recommend finishing with 2 full coats Sadolin Woodshield, allowing a minimum of 16-24 hours drying time between coats


A lightening in colour, reduction in sheen and a loss of water-repellency is an indication that maintenance is required. For general light 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 Woodshield High Pigment Woodstain may then 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.

42 customer reviews
Surpisingly easy to use by James Burch

After ensuring wood is clear of grease, covers well, waiting prescribed time to re-coat gives super finish. Super bright white. Covered well on wood on fibre glass. Would recommend and will purchase again

Reviewed 1L, White - Gloss on: 18/07/17
Good paint requires proper preparation work by Andrew Young

Good paint, needs the two coats with a third required at times.

Reviewed 2.5L, White - Gloss on: 10/07/17
Used before by Nick Franklin

Good coverage, quick drying despite low temperatures. Easy to clean up after use. Ideal.

Reviewed 1L, White - Gloss on: 03/01/17
Excellent by Dr Folliott Walker

It does what it says on the tin!

Reviewed 1L, White - Gloss on: 17/11/16
Top notch by Michael Smart

very easy to use and excellent finish .

Reviewed 2.5L, White - Gloss on: 14/09/16
It's Sadolin! by Osman Saeed

Can't go wrong with the right brand that lives up to it's name

Reviewed 1L, White - Gloss on: 07/09/16
Easy to use by C Goy

Used on exterior, small paned windows. Very easy to apply, quick drying, and easy to remove over-run paint on the glass. Brushes easy to clean too.

Reviewed 2.5L, White - Gloss on: 10/08/16
Good by Lara Cole

Well started to paint the windows after sanding them, no awaiting good weather to finish them. What I have managed seems to be a good quality finish, easy to apply and fairly quick drying.

Reviewed 2.5L, Black - Gloss on: 05/08/16
Excellent product by RobinM

Time will tell, but have now painted two garages and utility room and the end result is impressive - it has the feel of a quality product But its durability is to be tested but I am confident it will endure.

Reviewed 2.5L, Black - Gloss on: 07/07/16
Good by Oliver Belson

Requires a few coats as does any paint but its great not to have to prime and undercoat

Reviewed 2.5L, White - Gloss on: 07/07/16
Excellent by Jay

It is easy to apply, covers well and the clean up is easy too. It is lasting longer than the oil based systems that I used previously. As someone who wants to spend as little time as possible on maintaining exterior woodwork, this product appears to tick all my boxes.

Reviewed 1L, White - Gloss on: 29/06/16
A top quality product for exterior woodwork by Graham Lloyd

I use this paint on a wide variety of external woodwork including window frames. I don't think anything comes near it for ease of application and durability. Yes, it looks expensive but there is a real saving in terms of preparation and lifetime. A great product.

Reviewed 2.5L, White - Gloss on: 10/06/16
My quick and durable go-to paint by Roy Banks

I've used the black and white versions over a number of years, but the black is my favourite. Makes painting my old wooden, multi-paned window frames easier and less frequent. No priming, no undercoat, no fumes, no white spirit. Give it a good stir - especially a new tin. I think it's great and no longer waste time considering other products. The limited colour range doesn't bother me - in fact it makes life simpler!

Reviewed 1L, White - Gloss on: 12/05/16
Second time I have bought this product by Margaret Peake

Used for fascia boards. So good have done my windows as well.

Reviewed 1L, White - Gloss on: 14/04/16
Pricey but good by David R

This product remains flexible which means less cracking and peeling . This in turn means less work and painting for me which makes the extra cost fully justified . Quick delivery from WFD and competitive pricing.

Reviewed 2.5L, Black - Gloss on: 13/04/16
Bright white- looks smart by Tom Vaughan

Used as online said the same paint as Sadoline SuperDec however seems to need a couple more coats than the SuperDec. Still a good finish and time will tell on durability.

Reviewed 2.5L, White - Gloss on: 11/03/16
Excellent all round paint by Mike Brown, Account Br004

It's the best way of painting an preserving woodwork, lasts for years

Reviewed 2.5L, White - Gloss on: 16/02/16
Superior flexible paint by Margaret Peake

Love this paint. Goes on easily, covered bare wood quickly with just 2 coats. Like the fact it goes over other types of paint. Easy to clean off brushes. Definitely use again.

Reviewed 2.5L, White - Gloss on: 29/01/16
Very good - better than expected by David C

Used it for some wooden drain covers - harsh environment. Excellent paint to apply. Gives a nice shiny black finish. On 'treated' but bare wood had to use 2 coats plus a touch up in some places to get a uniform colour. Brushes on well, dries OK. Looks nice.

Reviewed 1L, Black - Gloss on: 02/01/16
Rapid efficient service by Horsewhisperer

good web site, easy ordering, prompt delivery of hard to find heavy items. will return.

Reviewed 2.5L, Black - Gloss on: 06/12/15