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Wood Stain

Wood stain protects its surface from the elements, meaning that it preserves its natural appearance and expands its lifespan. They differentiate from varnish as they leave behind a coloured finish. Our advanced, quick drying formulas are available in multiple sizes and hundreds of colours. They all resist against cracking, blistering and peeling. There is water based and solvent based options available and they couldn’t be any easier to apply. They can be used on hardwoods and knotty softwoods, however check individual products for specific details.
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  1. Johnstones Matt Woodstain

    Johnstones Matt Woodstain

    From:£10.49(inc VAT)
    multiple sizes
  2. Johnstones Satin Woodstain

    Johnstones Satin Woodstain

    From:£11.49(inc VAT)
    multiple sizes
  3. Johnstones Quick Dry Satin Woodstain

    Johnstones Quick Dry Satin Woodstain

    From:£10.95(inc VAT)
    1 colour multiple sizes
  4. Johnstones Opaque Wood Finish

    Johnstones Opaque Wood Finish

    From:£29.49(inc VAT)
    multiple sizes
  5. Sikkens Cetol HLS Plus

    Sikkens Cetol HLS Plus

    From:£22.49(inc VAT)
    multiple sizes
  6. Sikkens Cetol THB Plus

    Sikkens Cetol THB Plus

    From:£47.49(inc VAT)
    multiple sizes
  7. Sikkens Cetol Filter 7 Plus

    Sikkens Cetol Filter 7 Plus

    From:£34.95(inc VAT)
    multiple sizes
  8. Sikkens Cetol Novatop

    Sikkens Cetol Novatop

    From:£67.49(inc VAT)
    multiple sizes
  9. Sikkens Cetol BL Opaque

    Sikkens Cetol BL Opaque

    From:£48.95(inc VAT)
    multiple sizes
  10. Sikkens Rubbol AZ Plus

    Sikkens Rubbol AZ Plus

    From:£22.95(inc VAT)
    multiple sizes
  11. Sikkens Rubbol Satura Plus

    Sikkens Rubbol Satura Plus

    From:£21.95(inc VAT)
    multiple sizes
  12. Sikkens Cetol BL Primer

    Sikkens Cetol BL Primer

    From:£39.49(inc VAT)
  13. Sadolin Classic Wood Protection

    Sadolin Classic Wood Protection

    From:£16.95(inc VAT)
    1 colour multiple sizes
  14. Sadolin EXTRA WOODSTAIN (YELLOW TIN)

    Sadolin EXTRA WOODSTAIN (YELLOW TIN)

    From:£10.95(inc VAT)
    2 colours multiple sizes
  15. Sadolin Quick Drying Woodstain

    Sadolin Quick Drying Woodstain

    From:£37.95(inc VAT)
    multiple sizes
  16. Sadolin Superdec Opaque Wood Protection

    Sadolin Superdec Opaque Wood Protection

    From:£18.95(inc VAT)
    SALE ON! multiple sizes
  17. Sadolin Extra Durable Clear Coat

    Sadolin Extra Durable Clear Coat

    From:£23.49(inc VAT)
    multiple sizes
  18. Ronseal 5 Year Woodstain

    Ronseal 5 Year Woodstain

    From:£17.95(inc VAT)
    multiple sizes
  19. Sadolin Beautiflex Solvent Opaque Woodstain

    Sadolin Beautiflex Solvent Opaque Woodstain

    From:£37.95(inc VAT)
    multiple sizes
  20. Sadolin Superdec Opaque Wood Protection Tester Pots

    Sadolin Superdec Opaque Wood Protection Tester Pots

    From:£5.95(inc VAT)
  21. Johnstones Quick Dry Opaque Wood Finish

    Johnstones Quick Dry Opaque Wood Finish

    From:£30.95(inc VAT)
    multiple sizes
  22. Sadolin One Coat High Performance Woodstain

    Sadolin One Coat High Performance Woodstain

    From:£9.99(inc VAT)
    multiple sizes
  23. Sadolin Non Drip Woodstain

    Sadolin Non Drip Woodstain

    From:£9.95(inc VAT)
    multiple sizes
  24. Liberon Garden Colour Care Decorative Woodstain

    Liberon Garden Colour Care Decorative Woodstain

    From:£32.95(inc VAT)
  25. Cuprinol 5 Year Ducksback

    Cuprinol 5 Year Ducksback

    From:£12.95(inc VAT)
    8 colours
  26. Sadolin Classic Wood Protection Tester Pots

    Sadolin Classic Wood Protection Tester Pots

    From:£5.95(inc VAT)
  27. Barrettine Creosolve

    Barrettine Creosolve

    From:£9.49(inc VAT)
    multiple sizes
  28. Barrettine Wood Protective Treatment

    Barrettine Wood Protective Treatment

    From:£7.49(inc VAT)
    multiple sizes
  29. Barrettine Cladding Preserver (Clear)

    Barrettine Cladding Preserver (Clear)

    From:£39.95(inc VAT)
  30. Barrettine Creocote

    Barrettine Creocote

    From:£8.95(inc VAT)
    multiple sizes
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Frequently asked questions about wood stain

  1. What is wood stain?

    Wood stain is a product that changes the colour and appearance of wood. Wood stain is usually applied during the finishing process and can be used on interior and exterior wood.

  2. What does a wood stain do?

    Wood stain is used to colour wood by applying pigment into wood fibres, then letting it set and bind to the wood. Not only do they help bring out the wood's natural characteristics, but they can also protect the wood from damage. Wood stains can offer wood protection against UV light by helping reflect the rays. This helps prevent wood surfaces from fading and losing their colour.

  3. When should I use wood stain?

    Think of wood stain as the final seal. Wood stains should be used in the final step of finishing wood surfaces. This means that any sanding or trimming should be completed before applying wood stain. Otherwise, if you sand or reshape wood after staining, it will give an uneven appearance.

  4. How to apply wood stain?

    If the wood that you wish to stain requires sanding, make sure to do this first. Ensure that the wood is completely clean of dust, residue and marks that might stick to the stain. When you are ready to apply wood stain, make sure that you have stirred can well. The residual pigment can collect at the bottom of the can, so stir the product using a stick or spare brush every once in a while to ensure a smooth finish. You can apply wood stain using any tool such as a rag, brush, roller or spray gun. The important tip here is to remember to wipe off any excess (using a rag) before the stain dries. If you let the stain dry before wiping the excess, it will cause unattractive blotching.

  5. How to remove wood stain?

    Liquid and gel strippers such as Ronseal Decking Stripper and Liberon Fine Wood Stripper are great affordable options to remove wood stain. Apply using a brush and allow the product to penetrate the wood for the recommended time. When the surface appears wrinkled or bubbled, this is an indication that the stain has softened enough for scraping. You can use a paint scraper or putty knife, or even a stiff-bristled brush to remove wood stain from intricate detailing.