Sikkens Cetol Filter 7 Plus

  4.8/5.0   65 reviews

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

Wood type and application can vary coverage

  • A medium build, solvent-borne woodstain for joinery
  • Highly durable - provides up to 5 years protection
  • Resistant to weathering and UV damage
  • Dries to a translucent, satin finish
  • Enhances the natural beauty and depth of the wood grain
  • Perfect for use on a softwood and hardwood windows and doors
Brand Sikkens
No. of coats 2
Coverage Up to 16 per litre
Drying time 16 hrs
Size 1L, 2.5L, 5L
MPN 5085906, 5085917, 5085900, 5085935, 5085959, 5085950, 5085976, 5085911, 5085907, 5085918, 5085901, 5085936, 5085970, 5085951, 5085977, 5085912, 5085908, 5085919, 5085902, 5085937, 5085971, 5085952, 5085978, 5085913
GTIN 8711115285122, 8711115285320, 8711115285023, 8711115285467, 8711115285733, 8711115285559, 8711115285832, 8711115285221, 8711115285153, 8711115285344, 8711115285054, 8711115285481, 8711115285764, 8711115285573, 8711115285863, 8711115285252, 8711115285184, 8711115285375, 8711115285085, 8711115285511, 8711115285795, 8711115285603, 8711115285894, 8711115285283


Timber surfaces to be treated with Sikkens Cetol Filter 7 Plus must be clean, dry and free from surface dust, dirt, wax and grease. Wood to be treated should be allowed to acclimatise to its end-use environment before treating. Moisture content of the timber should not exceed 18% prior to coating.

Bare or New Timber

  • Degrease any exposed bare timber surface by wiping with a cloth dampened in a suitable solvent
  • Resinous deposits should be removed with a scraper and any remaining residues should be removed using a lint-free cloth dampened with a suitable solvent
  • Allow solvent to evaporate fully before over coating
  • The use of knotting agents is not recommended as they are not always fully effective in 'sealing in' resin, and adhesion of coatings can be impaired
  • If using a wood filler, ensure that it is one that is specifically designed for use with timber, as general or all purpose fillers may not be suitable
  • Only use non-ferrous screws, nails and fixings

Previously Coated Timber

  • Base stained joinery should be denibbed using a fine grade nylon abrasive pad or a fine grade (P240 or finer) wet or dry silicon carbide abrasive paper, in the direction of the grain, ensuring not to break through the surface coating
  • Remove any remaining sanding dust prior to coating with Cetol Filter 7 Plus
  • To ensure optimum durability and uniformity of appearance, Sikkens recommend a coat of Sikkens Cetol HLS Plus prior to finishing
  • Where necessary, stop with tinted putty
  • 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

Old Timber

Decayed timber must be removed and replaced, cutting at least 25mm into sound timber.

Always do a test area before starting any project and follow the manufacturer's instructions on the tin at all times. Sikkens Filter 7 Plus is ready to use straight from the tin and does not require thinning.

Stir thoroughly before and periodically during application to ensure a consistent finish. Only apply at temperatures ranging between 5℃ and 35℃ and a relative humidity of no more than 85%.

  1. Apply 2 coats of Sikkens Cetol 7 Plus with a good quality paint brush
  2. For best results, it is necessary to keep the interval between application of these coats as short as possible

Repair any color defects with Sikkens Cetol HLS Plus or Sikkens Cetol Filter 7 Plus in the right colour and apply one further coat of Cetol Filter 7 Plus overall.

65 customer reviews
I have used this for some years - never failed yet by Dr A Cook

Good product - does exactly what it says on the tin

Reviewed 1L, Teak - 085 on: 19/11/17
Excellent product, easily applied Professional appearance by Tom Anderson

First class product and excellent value for money.

Reviewed 2.5L, Teak - 085 on: 13/11/17
Expensive but worth it in my opinion by Ian Clayton

If you use the base coat plus this top coat then it probably works out at three times the price of the popular brands of water based stuff. It is very expensive but if you value your time over cheaper products that require more regular applications I think it's worth it. On fences which invariably have lots of shrubs and plants in front it makes life easier if you can apply and leave for a few years.

Reviewed 5L, Rosewood - 048 on: 02/11/17
The Best Woodstain Available by Simon

Combined with Sikkens Cetol HLS Plus as a base coat this is the best woodstain available. I've used it on my house for external windows and doors and for exposed timber on a sea going open boat. Easy to apply, provides good protection and lasts for years.

Reviewed 1L, Light Oak - 006 on: 27/10/17
Premium quality long lasting - you get what you pay for by AC

Premium quality long lasting - you get what you pay for. Excellent price and well packaged by Wood- Finishes-Direct. Thanks.

Reviewed 5L, Dark Oak - 009 on: 19/10/17
Value for money and excellent customer service by Connor Attoe

Bought some paint and telephoned to ask some more info they were extremely helpful and gave great advice and accurately calculated how much paint I needed and also offered the best price around. Paint was very good quality, very pleased

Reviewed 5L, Light Oak - 006 on: 16/10/17
Brilliant by Mr G P North

Does the job easily. Finish looks excellent.

Reviewed 5L, Teak - 085 on: 07/10/17
Lovely finish And easy application by Barry Lukins

I had 4 bifold iroko doors made, after cleaning with methylated spirits to remove any greasy residue I applied a coat of Sikkens light oak stain and 2 coats of sikkin ceto plus, and what a lovely finish this produced, it is easy to apply with a brush, can highly recommend this product

Reviewed 2.5L, Light Oak - 006 on: 01/10/17
Great stuff by Mrs Rachel Pearce

Having spent some time stripping old finishes off my garden gate i discovered there was a lovely hardwood gate under it all. This finish has really set the wood off to great advantage. Its also UV resistant so the wood should retain its rich colour. I recommend this wood finish.

Reviewed 1L, Teak - 085 on: 22/09/17
Easy application, durable beautiful finish by Mark R

I have been using this on my summer house and it's only the 3rd application in 9 years. Good coverage & easy clean up. The wood is perfectly protected from all the elements and after repainting still looks like new. Fantastic

Reviewed 2.5L, Light Oak - 006 on: 15/09/17
Five Years and still looks like new by Alan Bamforth

Applied to external pine window frames that previously had microporous paint that lasted 3 years before looking tired and after five years the Cetol still looks like new. Now doing rest of house.

Reviewed 1L, Teak - 085 on: 14/09/17
The very best wood finish I've found by Susan Grollet

Excellent coverage and easy to apply. Finished woodwork looks fabulous. Wouldn't use anything else.

Reviewed 5L, Teak - 085 on: 07/09/17
I'm really glad I chose this paint by R Holt

It is an excellent product and worth every penny. It has been easy to apply and dries to a superb finish, with no fuss needed.

Reviewed 2.5L, Mahogany - 045 on: 17/08/17
Excellent product by Joanne French

Bought this for 12 year old wooden lodge, easy to apply and looks like new now. Very pleased, would recommend.

Reviewed 1L, Teak - 085 on: 17/08/17
The best on the market by David Jones

My garden shed is 26yrs old and I have treated it with Sikkens Cetol since I first bought it. The shed is so well preserved it still looks just like new!

Reviewed 2.5L, Mahogany - 045 on: 15/08/17
Used it before and have been pleased with the enduring performance provided the maintenance regime is followed by David Ewing

Good, easy to apply and with care gives a good even finish (colour)

Reviewed 1L, Light Oak - 006 on: 11/08/17
Very easy to work and it leaves a marvellous finish when dry by Desmond Murdock

First class product does a great job.

Reviewed 1L, Ebony - 020 on: 25/07/17
Quality product by James Waterfall

Really good quality product, easy to apply, you do need the Cetol HLS plus

Reviewed 1L, Teak - 085 on: 17/07/17
Easy to apply and very economical by M.Reeves

It's not possible to assess the long term qualities of this product as it was only purchased a few weeks ago but I have every reason to believe that it will be very durable. However, I'm bitterly disappointed that the pigment in the top coat (Filter 7 Plus) has given my new solid oak door a hideous and "cheapening" yellow tinge, yet the colour of the base coat (HLS Plus) was fine. I therefore regret buying this product. It would be helpful if tester tins were available; also 0.25 L or 0.5 L for small projects.

Reviewed 1L, Light Oak - 006 on: 15/07/17
Excellent product, delivered on time, well packaged and good value What more could anyone want by Geoffrey Tosney

I use this for treating my wood lodge and it's one of the best on the market.

Reviewed 1L, Light Oak - 006 on: 01/07/17