Sikkens Cetol HLS Plus

  4.8/5.0   64 reviews

You'll need enter area above for 1 coat (Bare Wood)
You'll need enter area above for 2 coats (Maintenance Coat)

Wood type and application can vary coverage

  • A high quality, exterior low build base coat and wood stain
  • For new softwood or hardwood timbers
  • Great on claddings, fascias and fences
  • Can be used as a stand alone product or over-coated with relevant product
  • Low viscocity, with good penetration
  • Helps prevention of surface mould and algae, peeling and cracking
  • Adds colour and character, while retaining the natural look of wood grain
  • Resists UV light
  • Offers a semi-gloss finish
  • Solvent based
Brand Sikkens
No. of coats 2
Coverage Up to 12 per litre
Drying time 24 hrs
Size 1L, 2.5L, 5L
MPN 5085924, 5085945, 5085897, 5085965, 5085989, 5085969, 5086005, 5085929, 5085925, 5085946, 5085898, 5085966, 5086000, 5085980, 5086006, 5085940, 5085926, 5085947, 5085899, 5085967, 5086001, 5085981, 5086007, 5085941
GTIN 8711115288383, 8711115288604, 8711115288307, 8711115288796, 8711115289106, 8711115288864, 8711115289182, 8711115288468, 8711115288413, 8711115288635, 8711115288338, 8711115288819, 8711115289137, 8711115288888, 8711115289212, 8711115288499, 8711115288444, 8711115288666, 8711115288369, 8711115288840, 8711115289168, 8711115288918, 8711115289243, 8711115288529

Sikkens Cetol HLS Plus can be used on its own or over-coated with Sikkens Cetol Filter 7 Plus

Perfect for softwood, hardwood, plywood, block board and particle board, such as claddings, fascias, architraves, timber frames, fences and sheds. Its properties make Cetol HLS Plus eminently suitable for application to softwood.

Please Note: Sikkens Cetol HLS Plus cannot be used on substrates which have had water-repellent wood preservative or pre-treatments applied, i.e. products that contain wax, oil or silicon. Sikkens Stain is designed for use on smooth wooden surfaces only.

Wood to be treated with Sikkens Cetol HLS Plus should be clean, dry and free from surface dirt, debris and surface coatings such as paint or varnish.

Bare or New Timber

  1. Degrease any exposed bare timber surface by wiping with a cloth dampened with methylated spirits
  2. Resinous deposits should be removed with a scraper. Any remaining residues should be removed using a lint-free cloth dampened with Methylated Spirits
  3. Allow solvent to evaporate fully before overcoating with Cetol HLS Plus
  4. When filling, be sure to use a designated wood filler, as general or all purpose fillers may not be suitable
  5. Do not use on substrates or wood preservatives which have water-repellent properties i.e. products or timbers that contain wood oils or waxes

Previously Coated Timber

  1. Denib 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
  2. Remove any remaining sanding dust prior to coating with Sikkens HLS Plus
  3. 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

Damaged or decayed timber must be removed and replaced, cutting at least 25mm into sound timber. Before applying Sikkens HLS Plus, make sure the wood is sanded back to a sound substrate.

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

Application temperature should not be below or exceed 5 - 30℃ and a relative humidity of 85%.

  1. Ensure that the Cetol HLS Plus is stirred thoroughly before and during application
  2. Apply HLS Plus Stain with a good quality, long haired soft bristle brush. (This product is not suitable for spraying)
  3. Apply in a full flowing coat, laying off in the direction of the grain, using minimum number of brush strokes necessary
  4. Where necessary, repair with Componex WR Flex
  5. Leave to dry for 24 hours
  6. Apply 2 finishing coats of Cetol HLS plus
  7. For extra protection over coat with Sikkens Cetol Filter 7 Plus
  8. For best results, it is necessary to keep the interval between applications of these coats limited, not exceeding 1 month

Regular Cleaning

If needed, wipe over with a damp lint-free cloth and warm water to clean and dust.


Lightly sand with a fine grade abrasive paper to keep splinters and rough edges away.

Repair defects with Sikkens Cetol HLS Plus in the appropriate colour and apply one full coat of Cetol HLS Plus overall

64 customer reviews
The best by Patricia Tapa

The best wood varnish I have ever bought. The wood looks new, rich and beautiful. Top quality product, worth every penny

Reviewed 2.5L, Light Oak - 006 on: 11/09/17
Great product by Geoff Martin

Great finish

Reviewed 1L, Mahogany - 045 on: 03/09/17

Excellent product.

Reviewed 2.5L, Teak - 085 on: 17/08/17

Great product, great service.

Reviewed 2.5L, Mahogany - 045 on: 13/08/17
Good used it before by David Ewing

Used on 5 exterior oak doors and they all look fantastic. Apply with care and watch out for 'runs' which will spoil the finish.

Reviewed 1L, Light Oak - 006 on: 11/08/17

Used as a base coat on hardwood - great product

Reviewed 1L, Pine - 077 on: 03/08/17
Great Product by Mark

Very easy to use and great coverage and protection for new wood. Would highly recommend

Reviewed 1L, Light Oak - 006 on: 29/07/17
Good product, easy to apply and a good finish by John

Seems much better than the usual cheap versions that are available in DIY shops. Only time will tell if it performs better, but seems promising.

Reviewed 5L, Walnut - 010 on: 27/07/17
Great product by James Waterfall

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

Reviewed 1L, Teak - 085 on: 17/07/17
Economical Warm colour rendition by M.Reeves

Easy and economical to use but care needed to ensure even application especially around mouldings. Darkens the wood but pleasingly warm. However, the colour rendition is totally changed and, in my opinion, spoiled by the application of Cetol Filter 7 Plus top coat.

Reviewed 1L, Light Oak - 006 on: 15/07/17
Premium product Premium service Premium delivery by W B D

Quality product

Reviewed 2.5L, Walnut - 010 on: 14/07/17
Oil based good to use by Mrs Melanie Halls

quality product

Reviewed 2.5L, Walnut - 010 on: 01/07/17
Excellent product by Len Morris

excellent product used many times

Reviewed 1L, Light Oak - 006 on: 25/06/17
Good base coat for wood stain by Salih Gungor

I have just used it as a base coat for Cetol Filter 7 Plus. It looks like a good paint.

Reviewed 2.5L, Walnut - 010 on: 19/06/17

Gives a good colour to the wood and hopefully will protect in the long term

Reviewed 5L, Pine - 077 on: 11/06/17
Quality by Edward R Shaw

Good easy to use quality product doing an ace job

Reviewed 1L, Light Oak - 006 on: 09/06/17
Excellent wood colourant and protector by Christopher Ford

Gives a good colour and repeals moisture. Performs really well as a base coat for Sikkens Filter 7 Plus.

Reviewed 2.5L, Light Oak - 006 on: 02/06/17
Found it difficult to use and obtain even finish on my new hardwood courtyard gate by A J McCabe

It is necessary to realise that the first coat must be given every attention as this is a transparent product and what you see is what you get. If this stuff protects the wood as it says then it is worth splashing out (though

Reviewed 2.5L, Ebony - 020 on: 22/05/17
Love the product by David Atkins

easy to apply with good coverage and easy clean up

Reviewed 2.5L, Dark Oak - 009 on: 16/05/17
This is a good product leaves a very nice finish on my pone window frames by Andy

Good product as they say seems to do "What it says on the tin" customer service is also very good in solving any concerns or issues. Will use this company again in the future fir wood finishes.

Reviewed 1L, Pine - 077 on: 11/05/17