Sadolin Extra Durable Woodstain

  4.9/5.0   200 reviews
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Wood type and application can vary coverage

  • A high quality wood protection 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, 5090982, 5028539, 5028574, 5028566, 5028578, 5028545, 5028559, 5028534, 5028556, 5028529, 5028552, 5028548, 5012994, 5090983, 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, 5010131554452, 5721147670417, 5721147615715, 5721140067542, 5010131422683, 5721147610710, 5721147612516, 5721147670318, 5721147612424, 5721147670226, 5721147612127, 5721147670929, 5721147610529, 5010131554469, 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.

Please Note: 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 with Sadolin Woodstain.

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 re-coated


  • The backs of new glazing beads, end grains and rebates should be brought to a finish with Extra Durable Woodstain 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 Sadolin 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 Sadolin Wood Stain 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 Woodstain 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.

200 customer reviews


Reviewed 1L, Light Oak on: 16/07/17
Excellent by C M Sinclair

Appears to do the same as the Osmo product but covers better and cheaper!

Reviewed 5L, Rosewood on: 09/07/17
Good quality product by Geraldine Lowe

Easy to use and covers well.

Reviewed 5L, Jacobean Walnut on: 09/07/17

Does exactly what it says on the tin! - Durability yet to be judged, but no concerns.

Reviewed 5L, Antique Pine on: 25/06/17
I have used this stain varnish for many years and find it trouble free by William McKee

Easy to apply by brush or roller, it is slow drying giving enough time to cover large areas without the problem of the edge drying too quickly. When dry it is durable and fade resistant. Altogether a good product.

Reviewed 1L, Teak on: 22/06/17

works well

Reviewed 2.5L, Mahogany on: 20/06/17
Average by Andrew Taylor

Goes tacky much quicker than stated so not "easy to go back over in the direction of grain". You need to do it pretty much straight away Not a colour match with Burma Teak Classic Woodstain - much redder. So now have doors in a colour I dont want Disappointing

Reviewed 2.5L, Burma Teak on: 19/06/17
Used before easy to apply and seems durable by Roy Andrews

Time will tell but seems good after a couple of years

Reviewed 2.5L, Antique Pine on: 14/06/17
Satisfied by Hilda Rice

Easy to use and very effective

Reviewed 5L, Redwood on: 11/06/17
Excellent wood stain by Paul

Bought to stain our windows and doors. The Spanish sun is strong but this stain makes the wood look good as new.

Reviewed 2.5L, Redwood on: 09/06/17
Fulfils all expectations by Sue Le Prevost

An excellent woodstain which does all it professes to do

Reviewed 5L, Natural on: 07/06/17
A great product by Paul Clark

I've used sadolin before but not for a few years and it's still as good as I remember. It goes on easy and covers really well.

Reviewed 2.5L, Antique Pine on: 03/06/17
First class by Mr Ken George


Reviewed 1L, Natural on: 31/05/17
Quality product by Darren Gregory
Reviewed 5L, Mahogany on: 29/05/17
Easy to use by Iona Hordern

used this to restore pine cladding on our lodge. Easy to paint on. The finish is darker and more orange than expected.

Reviewed 2.5L, Natural on: 27/05/17
Great product by David Burgess

Used this for the wood exterior and it's a high quality product. One coat was enough and it is back to looking great!

Reviewed 2.5L, Antique Pine on: 26/05/17
Excellent service and product by Heather White

We have used the coats of Classic and Extra, as recommended and they have gone on very well. We hope they will last well over the next few years!

Reviewed 5L, Antique Pine on: 24/05/17
It was as advertised by David R Roberts

ery good product

Reviewed 2.5L, Light Oak on: 17/05/17
Looks great by James Logan
Reviewed 2.5L, Antique Pine on: 17/05/17
Excellent to apply and has wearing properties by C.D.Bissell
Reviewed 5L, Burma Teak on: 12/05/17
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