Sadolin Woodshield High Pigment Woodstain

  4.6/5.0   31 reviews

You'll need enter area above for 2 coats (Recommended)

Wood type and application can vary coverage

  • A self-priming, opaque wood stain for exterior use
  • An excellent alternative to traditional gloss paint
  • Flexible formulation penetrates deep into the wood
  • Resists cracking, peeling and flaking
  • Fade resistant, intense colour
  • Offers 10 Year Protection
  • Dries to an opaque, gloss finish
  • Can be applied over existing gloss paint
  • Made from an alkyd / acrylic resin blend dispersed in water
Brand Sadolin
No. of coats 2
Coverage Up to 10 per litre
Drying time hrs
Size 1L, 2.5L
MPN 5028970, 5028971, 5028968
GTIN 5010131447938, 5010131447952, 5010131422485

Sadolin Woodshield High Pigment Woodstain is ideal for a wide range of exterior applications, including wooden doors, windows, conservatories, cladding and fascias.

This product can also be used for over-coating Sadolin Superdec Opaque Wood Protection.

Please Note: Sadolin Woodshield is not suitable for use on wooden decking or floors.

Timber surfaces must be clean, dry and free of any surface dirt, debris and loose material. The moisture content of the wood should not exceed 18% prior to coating.

New or Bare Wood

  • Wipe over bare wood with a lint-free cloth dampened with methylated spirits to remove any natural oils and resin
  • Timber that has been exposed for 4 weeks or more will require sanding back to a clean, sound surface
  • Knotting agents should not be used with Sadolin opaque systems
  • Sadolin Wood Filler or Sadolin Stainable Wood Filler may be used for making good any minor surface defects, imperfections or open joints
  • Some general or 'All Purpose' fillers may not be suitable
  • Only use non-ferrous fixings, screws and nails
  • Where there is a risk of extractive discolouration, especially when using white or pale colours on resinous / knotty softwoods and coloured hardwoods, an initial coat of a suitable blocking primer is recommended in order to minimise the risk of this type of discolouration
  • Any non-treated timber should be treated with two liberal coats of Sadolin Quick Drying Wood Preserver, paying particular attention to end grains and allowing 24 hours drying time between coats, before over-coating with Sadolin Woodshield
  • Do not use Sadolin High Pigment Woodstain on substrates which have had water-repellent preservative treatments applied
  • Where possible, the base coat should be applied all round prior to fixing

Previously Painted or Varnished Wood

  • 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
  • Previously painted and varnished surfaces in good condition should only need a light sanding to aid with adhesion
  • Wood stained surfaces in good condition should only need to be washed down with warm water and detergent, allowing to dry before application
  • For surfaces in poor condition, remove any loose, flaking material and any grey, weathered timber by thoroughly sanding in the direction of the grain
  • Do not break through the surface coating
  • Ensure that all surface dust and debris from sanding is removed before coating


  • The backs of new glazing beads, end grains and rebates should be finished with Sadolin Woodshield prior to fixing into place
  • Joinery to be coated with Sadolin opaque systems 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 products
  • To confirm suitability with the Sadolin range of products, please consult the manufacturer of the relevant glazing material
  • Silicone glazing materials should only be applied upon completion of the finishing coats

Applying Sadolin Woodshield High Pigment Woodstain

Always do a small test area before starting any project to assess product suitability, adhesion and end result. Follow the manufacturer's instructions on the tin at all times.


Sadolin Woodshield should not be applied 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 the application or drying period. Treated surfaces must be protected from frost and rain until fully dry. Failure to meet these requirements may adversely affect the drying, visual quality and durability of the finish.

Initial Procedure

Stir thoroughly before and during application to ensure consistent sheen and colour. Failure to do this may result in variations in the final finish.


  1. Apply Sadolin Woodshield in a full flowing coat, ensuring all surfaces and end grains are fully coated
  2. For best results use a good quality synthetic bristle brush and try to avoid over brushing
  3. Always start with the edges, sides, top and bottom of window frames and doors
  4. To ensure optimum durability and uniformity of appearance, we recommend finishing with 2 full coats Sadolin Woodshield, allowing a minimum of 16-24 hours drying time between coats


A lightening in colour, reduction in sheen and a loss of water-repellency is an indication that maintenance is required. For general light 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 Woodshield High Pigment Woodstain may then 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.

31 customer reviews
The product was so thin and grey and it took 20mins of stiring to get it to white Two coats and still no gloss finish on top of 2 coats of sadolin undercoat by window frame manufacturer by David Skill

The service was very good but the product does not appear to be as stated on the tin??

Reviewed 2.5L, White - Gloss on: 17/12/17
A note from us...

Hello Mr Skill,

Thats great feedback, thank you. It is fair to say that white finishes need the most stirring out of all products, the white pigment in the heaviest of all the colours and will sink to the bottom of the tin, fairly quickly. Constant stirring throughout the application process will also help. This will give a consistent finish for your white.

I hope this helps and if you need any further advice please do not hesitate to get in touch.

Kind regards Samantha.

Good paint requires proper preparation work by Andrew Young

Good paint, needs the two coats with a third required at times.

Reviewed 2.5L, White - Gloss on: 10/07/17
Top notch by Michael Smart

very easy to use and excellent finish .

Reviewed 2.5L, White - Gloss on: 14/09/16
Easy to use by C Goy

Used on exterior, small paned windows. Very easy to apply, quick drying, and easy to remove over-run paint on the glass. Brushes easy to clean too.

Reviewed 2.5L, White - Gloss on: 10/08/16
Good by Lara Cole

Well started to paint the windows after sanding them, no awaiting good weather to finish them. What I have managed seems to be a good quality finish, easy to apply and fairly quick drying.

Reviewed 2.5L, Black - Gloss on: 05/08/16
Excellent product by RobinM

Time will tell, but have now painted two garages and utility room and the end result is impressive - it has the feel of a quality product But its durability is to be tested but I am confident it will endure.

Reviewed 2.5L, Black - Gloss on: 07/07/16
Good by Oliver Belson

Requires a few coats as does any paint but its great not to have to prime and undercoat

Reviewed 2.5L, White - Gloss on: 07/07/16
A top quality product for exterior woodwork by Graham Lloyd

I use this paint on a wide variety of external woodwork including window frames. I don't think anything comes near it for ease of application and durability. Yes, it looks expensive but there is a real saving in terms of preparation and lifetime. A great product.

Reviewed 2.5L, White - Gloss on: 10/06/16
Pricey but good by David R

This product remains flexible which means less cracking and peeling . This in turn means less work and painting for me which makes the extra cost fully justified . Quick delivery from WFD and competitive pricing.

Reviewed 2.5L, Black - Gloss on: 13/04/16
Bright white- looks smart by Tom Vaughan

Used as online said the same paint as Sadoline SuperDec however seems to need a couple more coats than the SuperDec. Still a good finish and time will tell on durability.

Reviewed 2.5L, White - Gloss on: 11/03/16
Excellent all round paint by Mike Brown, Account Br004

It's the best way of painting an preserving woodwork, lasts for years

Reviewed 2.5L, White - Gloss on: 16/02/16
Superior flexible paint by Margaret Peake

Love this paint. Goes on easily, covered bare wood quickly with just 2 coats. Like the fact it goes over other types of paint. Easy to clean off brushes. Definitely use again.

Reviewed 2.5L, White - Gloss on: 29/01/16
Very good - better than expected by David C

Used it for some wooden drain covers - harsh environment. Excellent paint to apply. Gives a nice shiny black finish. On 'treated' but bare wood had to use 2 coats plus a touch up in some places to get a uniform colour. Brushes on well, dries OK. Looks nice.

Reviewed 1L, Black - Gloss on: 02/01/16
Rapid efficient service by Horsewhisperer

good web site, easy ordering, prompt delivery of hard to find heavy items. will return.

Reviewed 2.5L, Black - Gloss on: 06/12/15
Have used this product previously and found this to be up to the expected standard a very good product easy to apply and great finish by Keith Foulser

Have used this product previously and found this to be up to the expected standard a very good product easy to apply and great finish

Reviewed 2.5L, Black - Gloss on: 24/07/15
Easy to apply and lasts ages by P J White

Our painter used it to paint the woodwork on the outside of the church. It covered very well and was easy to apply. We chose this paint because we don't want to be getting scaffolding in for a long time to do the high areas.

Reviewed 2.5L, Black - Gloss on: 17/07/15
The best of the new generation paints i have used so far by Ed Bishop

Flows bester than most, settles well and seams to be very though. Very white, quite economical, doesn't flow as nicely as a quality oil based paint, there for slower to use, but general a very good product.

Reviewed 2.5L, White - Gloss on: 25/06/15
First Rate by Kevin Murphy

This was a repeate order,arrived in a couple of days, good price, good service and highly recommended.

Reviewed 2.5L, White - Gloss on: 17/06/15
Only time will tell by Anthony Clark

A bit runny and is readily absorbed which is probably a good thing but usage is surprising even bearing this in mind - make sure you don't under order! The finish is good and shiny so yes I like!

Reviewed 1L, Black - Gloss on: 20/05/15
Does what it says on the can, as they say A very good product by John Henderson

The service is impeccable, next day free delivery with updates on delivery time, why go to the hardware store, save time and petrol!

Reviewed 2.5L, White - Gloss on: 27/03/15