Sikkens Cetol HLS Plus

  4.9/5.0 (40 reviews)
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1 coat = Bare Wood
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2 coats = Maintenance Coat
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Wood type and application method 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 Barrettine 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

40 customer reviews
All good by Nick Bowyer

Good product

Reviewed 5L, Walnut - 010 on: 31/03/17
Have used it before and lasts for a good three years Easy to apply by JOHNMILNE
Reviewed 1L, Teak - 085 on: 28/03/17
Sikkens quality, lovely colour by Mark Paul
Reviewed 2.5L, Pine - 077 on: 22/03/17
Great product Goes on beautiful and a lovely finish by Mrs V Hitchens


Reviewed 1L, Light Oak - 006 on: 28/02/17
Good, meets our needs by Joyce White

We have been using this product for several years. It is ideal for our house and conservatory

Reviewed 1L, Rosewood - 048 on: 10/11/16
Great product with a very satisfying final finish by Mark Turner

Chose this product based on all the excellent reviews of other uses. For once the colour of the finish matches with the tin..... not like others I have used which always differ and come out orange or darker than the colour shown on the tin/wall chart.

Reviewed 1L, Light Oak - 006 on: 10/11/16
Well packaged nd quick delivery by Gary Beckwith

Great coverage and reasonably priced

Reviewed 5L, Teak - 085 on: 09/11/16
Top Notch by Brian Kerr

This is an excellent product which has kept my Summer House/Shed in great condition for over 20 years.

Reviewed 2.5L, Teak - 085 on: 26/10/16
Good product by M J Wadham

I use it as base coat for filter7 and also as topcoat in areas that are not subject to glaring hot sun. Highly recommend

Reviewed 2.5L, Walnut - 010 on: 21/10/16
Easy order, good price quick delivery by Donald Wright

Wish I had ordered enough to start with! Easy to apply and looks good.

Reviewed 2.5L, Light Oak - 006 on: 08/10/16
Pricey but you get what you pay for by Colin Devlin

Bought as a first coat for a log cabin. Went on really well. Great product.

Reviewed 5L, Light Oak - 006 on: 21/09/16
Top quality stain proberly best on the market!! by M R Cooke
Reviewed 1L, Mahogany - 045 on: 14/09/16
Very good Order arrived on time Will be able to evaluate performance this time next year by Robert Lough

Too early

Reviewed 5L, Pine - 077 on: 14/09/16
Very good product - survives extremes of weather really well by Mr Benwell

Sikkens low build wood stain cannot be recommended enough with it's excellent ability to within extremes of weather (high UV and heat to extreme of relentless driving rain).

Reviewed 5L, Pine - 077 on: 28/08/16
Good product by Malcolm Wadham

Goes a long way but quite 'runny' so have to keep checking on work already done. Appears to be very good and long lasting. Have been using it for over 25 years and wood is still like new.

Reviewed 2.5L, Walnut - 010 on: 26/08/16
Wouldn't use anything else by Laura Tennant

Sickens was recommended to me 15 years ago, and it has proven to give a better, much more durable finish than anything else I've tried for natural wood. I moved out of my last house 4 years after doing the external doors with these Sikkens primer and topcoat and it was still perfect.

Reviewed 1L, Light Oak - 006 on: 24/08/16
Excellent product by Royston Broadhurst
Reviewed 1L, Dark Oak - 009 on: 20/08/16
Used it for over thirty years by Kathleen Aldreed

Excellent!! I won't use anything else and always recommend sikkens.

Reviewed 2.5L, Dark Oak - 009 on: 12/08/16
We put 2 coars of this on our log cabin and it looks brilliant by Chris Holdaway

Very happy with the product and the service.Have used the company before and will certainly use again. Thank you.

Reviewed 5L, Dark Oak - 009 on: 22/07/16
Easy to use, by Mr Donnelly

Easy to use, good coverage, nice colour.

Reviewed 2.5L, Light Oak - 006 on: 12/07/16