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How To Protect Your Exterior Wood and Garden Furniture

Why use protection on outdoor wooden furniture?

In the UK we experience varying weather conditions which can result in your exterior wooden garden furniture looking washed out and dull overtime. In fact, unsealed wooden furniture can become damaged with prolonged water exposure, this is also prone to mould or mildew growth. When the nights begin to stretch the appearance of your wooden garden furniture becomes further highlighted and turns into more of an eyesore as you begin to think about preparing your garden for the spring and summer. So, where do you start? You need to find the right brand to suit your needs.

Our recommended protection for outdoor wooden furniture

If you’re looking for recommendations around what products are best suited to protect and preserve the wood of your outdoor wooden furniture then you’ve come to the right place. Our recommendation would be to shop the Sadolin product range. This product range has specifically been designed to provide you with superior wood protection. The range features products especially suited to

  • Exterior wooden doors & windows
  • Wooden decking 
  • Wooden garden buildings, wooden garden furniture & cladding 
  • Fencing & Sheds 
  • Key benefits of using Sadolin to protect your exterior furniture
  • Enjoy superior colour retention - Sadolin uses specially selected light-filtering pigments to promote longer-lasting colours
  • Sadolin products are developed to weather naturally meaning applying a fresh coat requires minimal preparation, reducing your time and costs
  • Benefit from access to clear options or tinted colours to suit the colour of your other exterior garden wood

Steps to take to protect outdoor wooden furniture 

Before you begin applying your exterior garden furniture wood stain it is important your timber surfaces are suitably prepared, clean and dry. Ensure your Sadolin Woodstain is thoroughly stirred before and during application, if not this can result in sheen and colour variations. 


  1. Sand first before painting to slightly lift the grain of the wood
  2. Using the right brush depends if your wood stain is water or oil based, if water based we recommend a synthetic brush and if oil based we recommend a pure bristle brush
  3. Apply Sadolin Classic Wood Protection in a full flowing coat, work well into joints and ensure end grains are coated to saturation
  4. After 5-10 minutes redistribute the coating by brushing evenly in the direction of the grain
  5. Avoid over spreading Sadolin Classic as this can reduce the long term performance and durability of the coating
  6. Gently sand between coats to gently raise the fibres for adhesion 
  7. We always recommend 1 coat of Sadolin Classic Wood Protection and finish with 2 full coats of Sadolin Extra Durable Woodstain or Sadolin Beautiflex
  1. Sadolin Classic Wood Protection Ready Mixed
    Sadolin Classic Wood Protection Ready Mixed
    From £41.04 £34.20
  1. Sadolin Beautiflex Solvent Opaque Woodstain Tinted Colours
    Sadolin Beautiflex Solvent Opaque Woodstain Tinted Colours
    From £20.40 £17.00
  1. Sadolin Extra Durable Woodstain Tinted Colours
    Sadolin Extra Durable Woodstain Tinted Colours
    From £22.81 £19.01
  1. Osmo Country Shades Tinted Colours
    Osmo Country Shades Tinted Colours
    From £35.47 £29.56

If you’re looking for further advice on directions on how to apply your woodstain, explore our how to paint exterior woodwork and metal blog.