Sadolin – advanced technology underpinned by over 200 years of history

Renowned throughout the professional and DIY markets for offering the very highest possible standard of wood protection, products bearing the Sadolin name benefit from the most recent advances in coatings technology, yet at the same time boast a rich history and heritage stretching back over 200 years.

The Sadolin story is set in the harsh and unforgiving Scandinavian climate and the roots of this well respected brand can be traced back to 1777 when Swedish born Jacob Holmblad was granted royal permission to establish a textile dye works in Copenhagen. Nurtured by Jacob and handed down through the generations, this enterprise would eventually become a thriving paint and varnish business.

In 1912 Holmblad & Co merged the company with the Sadolin’s Farver company, founded just five years earlier by Gunnar Asgeir Sadolin. This young and experimental businessman was producing wax colours that were inspired by the fresh colours of Egyptian antiquities.

Heritage and innovation came together, and a hundred years later these two driving forces continue to underpin the Sadolin brand as it is known today.

Exposure to sunlight and the weather causes conventional woodstains to fade over time.

Sadolin products use specially selected light-filtering pigments to promote longer-lasting colours.

The longer wood is exposed to the elements, the greater the risk of conventional woodstains blistering and peeling. Applying a new coat will require extensive sanding and preparation if wood is weathered.

Because Sadolin products are specially developed to weather naturally, applying a fresh coat requires only minimal preparation, reducing time, expense and labour.

Some woodstains are waterproof – but they can also prevent natural moisture in the wood from passing through. This can make wood swell up, breaking the bond between the coating and the wood.

Sadolin exterior products are designed to form a Microporous ‘jacket,’ which is both waterproof and allows the wood to breathe naturally. The benefit is greater, longer lasting protection for your wood.