New Sadolin video shows how to achieve ‘Woodcare for the long term’


Premium woodcare brand Sadolin has launched the seventh episode in its series of online video guides, written and produced to help customers to make the most of its extensive range of woodstains, varnishes, oils and preparatory products for timber.

“This is Sadolin – Woodcare for the long term” focuses on how to get the very best performance out of every Sadolin woodcare system, and provides hints and tips to help decorators and other professional users to achieve the long lasting decorative and protective benefits for which the brand is renowned.

Sean Thompson, of Sadolin Technical Services, emphasises the importance of following the recommended multi-coat ‘system approach’ outlined in the manufacturer’s technical data sheets.

He also demonstrates the correct use of a simple notch-type wet film gauge to ensure that each coat is of the correct depth (in microns). If product is spread too thinly, optimum long term protective benefits may not be achieved. Too generously applied and money will be wasted.

Sadolin Classic and Extra, Ultra® Translucent Woodstain and the opaque Superdec system are all ideal for use on window frames and sills as they cure to a finish that will expand and contract with the underlying substrate in hot and cold conditions and resist cracking, flaking and peeling.

In the video Sean advises professional applicators how to achieve finishes that will provide this type of joinery with up to five, seven and eight years’ protection respectively, before requiring a maintenance coat.

He also highlights potential problem areas such as arris edges, inadequate surface run-offs and unsealed water traps which all need to be addressed before any coatings are applied.

“This is Sadolin – Woodcare for the long term” is the concluding episode in Sadolin’s current series of videos which can all now be viewed on the Sadolin Woodcare YouTube channel at  or on the Sadolin website

“We’ve covered everything from timber preparation, system selection, application techniques, working with colour, and caring for wooden cladding and interior floors, “ says Sean, “and we hope that customers will find the guides helpful.

“Of course there’s only so much information we can squeeze into our short films but we’re always on hand at the Sadolin Advice Centre to help with your specific woodcare queries – just give us a call or send an email, and we’ll be delighted to talk through any aspect of your project.

“Our aim is to help you to bring out the beauty of wood and deliver durable long lasting results on every job.”

More information on Sadolin superior wood protection is available from the Customer Relations Team on 0844 7708 998 or email


Press release from Jane Shepherd, Shepherd PR, 01538 308685, 07985 129315