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Wood Stain

Keeping your wood looking great isn't an easy task, this is where wood stain helps to provide a great finished result. A wood stain differs from wood paint as instead of covering the wood grain, it penetrates the wood allowing it to preserve and protect whilst bringing out the woods natural beauty. Due to this, wood staining is the best way to keep your surfaces looking newer for longer, saving you money and time. 

We offer a variety of premium wood stains from leading brands including SadolinJohnstone’sDulux Trade and Demidekk. Benefit from a durable, non-peeling, scuff-resistant and easily maintained finish. 

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  1. Recommended

    Jotun Demidekk Ultimate Tinted Colours
    Jotun Demidekk Ultimate Tinted Colours
    From £24.00 £20.00
  2. Colour Match

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    Sadolin Superdec Opaque Wood Protection Satin Tinted Colours
    Sadolin Superdec Opaque Wood Protection Satin Tinted Colours
    From £8.62 £7.18
  3. Recommended

    Sadolin Extra Durable Woodstain Ready Mixed Colours
    Sadolin Extra Durable Woodstain Ready Mixed Colours
    From £12.73 £10.61
  4. Recommended

    Sadolin Superdec Opaque Wood Protection Satin Ready Mixed
    Sadolin Superdec Opaque Wood Protection Satin Ready Mixed
    From £21.53 £17.94
  5. Recommended

    Sadolin Classic Wood Protection Ready Mixed
    Sadolin Classic Wood Protection Ready Mixed
    From £40.04 £33.37
  6. Colour Match

    Dulux Trade Ultimate Opaque Tinted Colours
    Dulux Trade Ultimate Opaque Tinted Colours
    From £21.60 £18.00
  7. Colour Match

    Johnstone's Trade Woodworks Opaque Wood Finish Tinted Colours
    Johnstone's Trade Woodworks Opaque Wood Finish Tinted Colours
    From £38.65 £32.21
  8. Johnstone's Trade Woodworks Shed and Fence Treatment Ready Mixed Colours 5L
    Johnstone's Trade Woodworks Shed and Fence Treatment Ready Mixed Colours 5L
    From £17.18 £14.32
  9. New

    Osmo Country Shades Tinted Colours
    Osmo Country Shades Tinted Colours
    From £12.17 £10.14
  10. Sadolin Polyurethane Extra Durable Varnish Satin
    Sadolin Polyurethane Extra Durable Varnish Satin
    From £19.73 £16.44
  11. Colour Match

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    Sadolin Beautiflex Solvent Opaque Woodstain Tinted Colours
    Sadolin Beautiflex Solvent Opaque Woodstain Tinted Colours
    From £20.56 £17.13
  12. Johnstone's Trade Woodworks Satin Woodstain Ready Mixed Colours
    Johnstone's Trade Woodworks Satin Woodstain Ready Mixed Colours
    From £15.53 £12.94
  13. Johnstone's Woodcare One Coat Shed and Fence 5L
    Johnstone's Woodcare One Coat Shed and Fence 5L
    From £12.84 £10.70
  14. Dulux Trade Exterior Ultimate Opaque Black
    Dulux Trade Exterior Ultimate Opaque Black
    From £21.60 £18.00
  15. Sadolin Extra Durable Clearcoat Satin
    Sadolin Extra Durable Clearcoat Satin
    From £25.62 £21.35
  16. Recommended

    Johnstone's Trade Quick Dry Satin Woodstain Ready Mixed Colours
    Johnstone's Trade Quick Dry Satin Woodstain Ready Mixed Colours
    From £14.81 £12.34
  17. Colour Match

    Dulux Trade Ultimate Woodstain (All Colours)
    Dulux Trade Ultimate Woodstain Tinted Colours
    From £21.61 £18.01
  18. Dulux Trade Ultimate Woodstain (Ready Mixed)
    Dulux Trade Ultimate Woodstain Ready Mixed Colours
    From £21.60 £18.00
  19. Jotun Demidekk Decking and Garden Stain Tinted Colours
    Jotun Demidekk Decking And Garden Stain Tinted Colours
    From £60.12 £50.10
  20. Sadolin Quick Drying Woodstain Ready Mixed
    Sadolin Quick Drying Woodstain Ready Mixed
    From £18.52 £15.43
  21. Sadolin PV67 Heavy Duty Varnish Satin
    Sadolin Pv67 Heavy Duty Varnish Satin
    From £27.70 £23.08
  22. Colour Match

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    Sadolin Classic Wood Protection Tinted Colours
    Sadolin Classic Wood Protection Tinted Colours
    From £41.87 £34.89
  23. New

    Osmo Polyx-Oil Satin Tinted Colours
    Osmo Polyx-oil Satin Tinted Colours
    From £32.88 £27.40
  24. Recommended

    Gori 99 Extreme Opaque Wood Finish
    Gori 99 Extreme Opaque Wood Finish
    From £16.58 £13.82
  25. Sadolin Woodfiller 250ml
    Sadolin Woodfiller 250ml
    From £7.85 £6.54
  26. Recommended

    Sadolin Superdec Opaque Wood Protection Gloss Ready Mixed
    Sadolin Superdec Opaque Wood Protection Gloss Ready Mixed
    From £21.53 £17.94
  27. New

    Osmo Natural Oil Woodstain Matt Tinted Colours
    Osmo Natural Oil Woodstain Matt Tinted Colours
    From £12.14 £10.12
  28. Dulux Trade Exterior Quick Dry Opaque Black
    Dulux Trade Exterior Quick Dry Opaque Black
    From £21.60 £18.00
  29. Sadolin Garden Furniture Stain and Protector Ready Mixed Colours 1L
    Sadolin Garden Furniture Stain And Protector Ready Mixed Colours 1l
    From £21.86 £18.22
  30. Sadolin Yacht Varnish Clear Gloss
    Sadolin Yacht Varnish Clear Gloss
    From £20.17 £16.81
  31. Sadolin Polyurethane Extra Durable Varnish Matt
    Sadolin Polyurethane Extra Durable Varnish Matt
    From £19.73 £16.44
  32. Colour Match

    Dulux Trade Quick Dry Woodstain Tinted Colours
    Dulux Trade Quick Dry Woodstain Tinted Colours
    From £21.61 £18.01
  33. Recommended

    Sadolin Beautiflex Solvent Opaque Woodstain Ready Mixed
    Sadolin Beautiflex Solvent Opaque Woodstain Ready Mixed
    From £19.01 £15.84
  34. Sadolin Extra Durable Clearcoat Gloss
    Sadolin Extra Durable Clearcoat Gloss
    From £25.63 £21.36

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FAQs

Woodstain is a woodcare product you would use to add colour to your wood. It penetrates and “stains” your wood, while a varnish or paint would sit on top of the wood as a coating. If you are looking for a fully protective product as a no-fuss solution, we would recommend getting something like Dulux Trade Protective Woodsheen or Sadolin Superdec.

Woodstains are a brilliant way to add colour to a wooden surface without losing sight of the natural wood grain or texture. Woodstains offer high levels of protection, often protecting against UV rays and fungal growth which is why we stock woodstains in a wide variety of formulas and colours, with best-sellers like Demidekk Ultimate, a good choice for anyone who wants a unique colour from their stain along with long lasting protection.

The best wood stains according to our experts are Jotun Demidekk Ultimate and Sadolin Superdec, both of these products offer 10+ years protection and long-lasting colour!

Woodstain can be used on:

  • Flooring
  • Furniture
  • Doors
  • Bannisters
  • Shelves
  • Fencing
  • Window Frames

Sometimes it’s also common to see woodstain used on kitchen tables and cabinets too.

There are traditionally two main types of wood stain: oil-based and water-based. The one you need will depend on several factors.

Oil-based woodstains are preferred when you need a stain which can penetrate deeper into the wood for lasting protection, provide a tougher seal when dry, and lasting protection when exposed to the elements. For example, if you were staining outdoor garden furniture, oil-based would be better.

Water-based woodstains are usually easier to work with as they’re thinner by nature. They dry much quicker, meaning you can get a couple of coats on in one day, and they’re easier to clean. You’ll typically stick with water-based woodstains when you’re using other water-based products on the wood.
The rule of two usually applies when you’re using woodstain. Your stain aims to provide a protective layer on your wood while letting the grain come through to look its best with a slight colour. If you wanted to protect the wood and not change the look at all, you’re best to opt for a wood treatment or wood varnish.

Remember too that you don’t want to cover your wood with too much stain. If it can’t penetrate fully, the stain will sit on top and end up giving you a sticky feeling anytime it is touched.

For best results, apply thin coats of your selected wood stain building up to the desired shade you are looking to achieve and remove excess with a microfibre cloth. For further advice, read our oil for wooden floors and doors article

Wood stains come in wide-variety of shades, with the launch of Osmo Country Shades you can also tint a wood stain to any colour of your choice. 

If you're looking for accessories to apply your wood stain, we offer a range of Osmo accessories specifically designed for wood products. These include the Osmo Flat Brush, Rollers and Application Fleece.

Using wood stain for the first time, or not sure what you need to be using when working with wood? Our advice section has many helpful articles highlighting how to use a stain and what to do when working outdoors.

If you’re looking for a specific product, or need help choosing the ideal stain for your wood, give the team a call today on 033 3320 2369, and we’ll see how we can help.