Sadolin Extra Durable Woodstain

  4.9/5.0 (151 reviews)
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Wood type and application method can vary coverage.

  • A high quality wood stain for softwood and hardwood joinery
  • Extremely durable and flexible
  • Water repellent
  • 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 1L, 2.5L, 5L
MPN 5028555, 5028528, 5028551, 5028547, 5028542, 5028539, 5028574, 5028566, 5028578, 5028545, 5028559, 5028534, 5028556, 5028529, 5028552, 5028548, 5012994, 5028540, 5012993, 5028567, 5028579, 5012989, 5028560, 5028535, 5028557, 5028530, 5028553, 5028549, 5012999, 5012998, 5013002, 5028568, 5028580, 5013000, 5028561, 5028536
GTIN 5721147612417, 5721147670219, 5721147612110, 5721147610918, 5721147610512, 5721147670417, 5721147615715, 5721140067542, 5010131422683, 5721147610710, 5721147612516, 5721147670318, 5721147612424, 5721147670226, 5721147612127, 5721147670929, 5721147610529, 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.

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.

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 hard woods 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 overcoating 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 after
  • 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


  • The backs of new glazing beads, end grains and rebates should be brought to a finish with Sadolin Extra Durable 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 our 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 test area before starting any project to test product suitability, adhesion and final finish. Follow the manufacturer's instructions on the tin at all times.


Do not apply 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 is supplied ready for use. Do not thin.


  1. Apply Sadolin Extra Durable Woodstain 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


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 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.

151 customer reviews
Better than anything else on the market by Bernard Blyth

brilliant and long lasting

Reviewed 2.5L, Dark Palisander on: 23/03/17
As the uthers purchased by Stuart Harrington


Reviewed 1L, Teak on: 15/03/17
Good stuff! by Peter Bligh

Not cheap, but good stuff rarely is!

Reviewed 2.5L, Redwood on: 04/02/17
Excellent by Terrance Radford

not used it yet, sorry

Reviewed 2.5L, Mahogany on: 03/02/17
Very effective on top of the Classic by Michael Thom

It gives the results I am looking for.

Reviewed 2.5L, Light Oak on: 26/01/17
Good quality by Raymond Mc Laren

when on easy and smooth

Reviewed 1L, Redwood on: 30/12/16
Sound as a Pound by Kevin F Nunn

No Nonsense....Does the Business. Don't believe the dry time's always more than 24hours.

Reviewed 1L, Jacobean Walnut on: 24/12/16
Coated my stables with it in 2010 and touching up in 2016 by Margaret Rand

Love the colour and the slight shine. It looks very smart

Reviewed 2.5L, Mahogany on: 17/12/16
Like all Sadolin products GOOD by Malcolm Sims

A good cheap deal

Reviewed 1L, Dark Palisander on: 03/12/16
This is the no 1 in wood protection by Bob Westgate

I found this easy to use and would use any version of the same again. The fast availability was a bonus as I could get on with protection of my window frames before bad winter weather set in. the product itself is so easy to apply.

Reviewed 1L, Mahogany on: 23/11/16
Excellent product by Denise S

Worked fantastically on sun weathered doors and shutters that had been neglected for a few years (obviously not in the uk!) .Covers well,only applied 2 coats. It is expensive but you definitely get what you pay for , well worth the money.

Reviewed 5L, Dark Palisander on: 22/11/16
Covers well, nicw finish by Mark Bryson

Good coverage, good finish & goes a long way. Perfect for external wood.

Reviewed 1L, Ebony on: 14/11/16
Very good by Liz C
Reviewed 2.5L, Ebony on: 12/11/16
Good product at the best price by 485john Arman

Now retired but this has always been the best you could get

Reviewed 2.5L, African Walnut on: 10/11/16
Great protection and cover for my external timber have used it before with great ry by Mr S Short

I would use nothing else for external wood and was recommended by professional decorators

Reviewed 2.5L, Ebony on: 08/11/16
I have used this many times previously and can recommend it by Raymond P

This is not a water-based product and therefore penetrates the wood easily leaving a durable and even coloured finish.

Reviewed 1L, Antique Pine on: 08/11/16
Competitive price and quick delivery by Richard Wheeler

A high quality wood preservative. Have used before with excellent results.

Reviewed 2.5L, Natural on: 06/11/16
Haven't used it yet by Roger Foster

Comes with a good reputation.

Reviewed 2.5L, Mahogany on: 05/11/16
Great coverage I am impressed with the product by Tom Snowdon
Reviewed 2.5L, Jacobean Walnut on: 30/10/16
Excellent, coverage good, finish excellent by Ferguson-Leigh Ltd

We used it to revitalise a buildings boarded exterior walls that had not been treated for several years. The first coat looked OK but when the second coat was applied the final appearance was just what we expected. Well Happy!

Reviewed 2.5L, Jacobean Walnut on: 28/10/16