Sadolin Extra Durable Woodstain

  4.9/5.0 (167 reviews)
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Wood type and application method 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, 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.

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.

167 customer reviews
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
Very good by Lee Robbens
Reviewed 2.5L, Dark Palisander on: 07/05/17
Good service &delivery by David Roberts

As advertised

Reviewed 1L, Light Oak on: 03/05/17
I have used this product for many years and find it to be good This is the first time I have dealt with Wood Finishes by Robert Kitchin
Reviewed 2.5L, Redwood on: 26/04/17
I have used this product for a numvery of years it's finished is excellent and it lasts forever and does not lose its shine highly recomended very satisfide with the product Buy it with confidence You will not be disappointed by Clifford Royston-Webb


Reviewed 1L, Teak on: 25/04/17
Easy to apply, good consistency by Mr Perry Morren
Reviewed 5L, Light Oak on: 23/04/17
Reviewed 5L, Antique Pine on: 22/04/17
It's the Dogs Do Da's by Wendy Williams

Good stuff that will last a long time before you need to apply again. My Ifor Williams horse trailer is over 25yrs old but Sadolin keeps it looking new. RESULT !!! Happy days :-)

Reviewed 1L, Mahogany on: 21/04/17
Best wood stain on the market by Lindon Thomas

used sadolin on deck fencing it leaves a nice gloss finish

Reviewed 2.5L, Mahogany on: 15/04/17
Saddling always a good make by John Robert Pacey

Used before and ideal

Reviewed 5L, Jacobean Walnut on: 14/04/17
Exactly as described and very pleased all round by Ebony Girl

Exactly as needed and cheaper and more convenient than the DIY stores.

Reviewed 2.5L, Ebony on: 12/04/17
Consistently reliable by Brian Johnston

Easy to apply and gives good protection

Reviewed 5L, Light Oak on: 08/04/17
The Best by Jean

Sadolin is expensive but in my opinion it's the best wood stain preservative on the market. I've used several different shades in the past, and I've found they always come out slightly darker than the colour chart.

Reviewed 1L, Natural on: 07/04/17
Very good product by Peter Nye
Reviewed 5L, Mahogany on: 04/04/17
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