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As winter approaches and exterior paint jobs are put on hold, there’s no need to hang up your paint brushes until Spring when there’s still plenty of work to be done inside. We’ve put together this handy guide on how to refresh interior woodwork and the key things to consider when selecting the perfect product.

Colour choices

The first thing to consider when it comes to coating interior woodwork, whether that’s a door or window frame, table or other piece of furniture, is the colour or finish you need. Our extensive range features a selection of translucent woodstains as well as  opaque coatings.

Sadolin woodstain (Teak)

Determining whether you’d prefer to keep the wood a natural light colour or opt for a darker shade is the first step. The colour choice will of course depend on what wood type you’ll be coating and whether it has been stained previously. Both of these factors will affect the outcome meaning that the actual colour could differ from the colour card as a result. It’s important to always try the stain on a small area of the wood you’ll be coating first to make sure the finish is exactly as required.

Our Sadolin Classic All Purpose Woodstain  is perfect for use as a base coat to provide you with the exact colour you want. Sadolin Classic is available in 13 ready mixed colours and over 50 tinted translucent shades, all designed to bring out the natural beauty of the wood as well as replicating different wood varieties to suit any interior design. Low-build products like Sadolin Classic are formulated to penetrate deep into the timber beneath the surface which as well as adding a vital degree of protection, will also highlight the woodgrain to make it stand out and create an attractive finish.

Sadolin Classic All Purpose Woodstain


You’ll also want to make sure that your perfect finish will last for as long as possible so selecting a high performance top coat over your colour base is vital. A clear polyurethane varnish provides an extremely durable, hardwearing surface – protecting both the timber itself and the colour you’ve carefully chosen to ensure it remains in excellent condition for years to come.

Polyurethane Floor Varnish

Ongoing care and maintenance

Care and attention must also be paid to future maintenance to ensure any interior timber remains looking pristine once stained, but this shouldn’t need doing more than once a year.

Though it depends on the exact level of exposure to sunlight, interior joinery will be affected by UV rays just as exterior wood is. As a timber window frame or wooden piece of furniture in a south-facing position will naturally weather quicker, ensuring your chosen woodstain has built-in UV protection is one way to combat this weathering.

Maintaining wood naturally with woodstains rather than traditional paints is an ideal way to highlight the natural beauty of wood and with the right product, interior joinery will remain in excellent condition for to be enjoyed for years to come.


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