Exterior Wood Stain

Can I apply the wood stain over Ronseal or Cuprinol wood stain?

Unfortunately, the Ronseal and Cuprinol stain products are more like paint than stain and would require sanding to completely remove the product before applying our wood stain. Your wood must be clean, free of paint, varnish or sealant and in good condition.

Can I use the wood stain on pressure treated wood?

Yes, the stain will take perfectly to pressure treated wood and it will not effect the treatment.

Is the wood stain OK for smooth planed wood or rough sawn wood?

Our wood stain will work equally well on either smooth planed wood or rough sawn wood.

I have previously used oil on my wood, will the wood stain adhere?
It is unlikely that the wood stain will be able to penetrate the wood fibres sufficiently to adhere to the lignum.

How many coats should I apply?

Normally apply two coats, although our Premium wood stain is packed with pigments and it is possible to complete a project with one application.

What is the coverage?

Five litres of stain will on average cover 35 – 51 square metres. This will vary due to the species of wood, the closeness of the grain, whether it is sapwood or heartwood, the moisture content of the wood, the application method and the first coat will use more than the second coat.

How should I apply the Wood Stain?

You can apply wood stain using a brush, roller, dipping method or low pressure sprayer.

Can I apply the wood stain using a sprayer?

You can use a LPHV (Low Pressure High Volume) sprayer to apply the wood stain, but the coverage could fall by up to half depending on the equipment and the expertise of the operator.

How long does it take to dry?

Under normal conditions it dry within one to two hours, but it does depend on the moisture content of the wood and the ambient conditions such as temperature and relative humidity.

How long will the wood stain last?

It is very dependant upon what environment. In a protected area you may see 5+ years before the wood stain may require refreshing with another coat. In exposed areas you may have to refresh the stain after two years.

As the wood stain is water based, will it wash off in the rain?

No, absolutely not. All of our wood stains are formulated using the most advanced German water based pigments and binders that have been developed specifically for the purpose and will surpass the durability and longevity of any petrochemical solvent based product.

The instructions say “shake well and rinse with a little hot water” is this necessary?

The wood stain contains a very high concentration of pigment before dilution and the pigments may sometimes settle in the bottle. You should shake the bottle vigorously and then rinse any left over pigments from the bottle with a little warm water. This will ensure that the colour of the wood stain is the correct colour.

Exterior Wood Stain PLUS Wood Treatment

Can I apply the wood stain over Ronseal or Cuprinol wood stain?

Unfortunately, the Ronseal and Cuprinol stain products are more like paint than stain and would require sanding to completely remove the product before applying our wood stain. Your wood must be clean, free of paint, varnish or sealant and in good condition.

Can I use wood stain PLUS wood treatment on pressure treated wood?

Yes, the stain will take perfectly to pressure treated wood and as the treatment is totally different from the pressure treatment, it will not effect the original treatment, but enhance it with further treatment.

Is the wood stain OK for smooth planed wood or rough sawn wood?

Our wood stain will work equally well on either smooth planed wood or rough sawn wood.

I have previously used oil on my wood, will the wood stain adhere?

It is unlikely that the wood stain will be able to penetrate the wood fibres sufficiently to adhere to the lignum.

How many coats should I apply?

Normally apply two coats, although our Premium wood stain is packed with pigments and it is possible to complete a project with one application.

What is the coverage?

Five litres of stain will on average cover 35 – 51 square metres. This will vary due to the species of wood, the closeness of the grain, whether it is sapwood or heartwood, the moisture content of the wood, the application method and the first coat will use more than the second coat.

How should I apply the Wood Stain?

You can apply wood stain using a brush, roller, dipping method or low pressure sprayer.

Can I apply the wood stain using a sprayer?

You can use a LPHV (Low Pressure High Volume) sprayer to apply the wood stain, but the coverage could fall by up to half depending on the equipment and the expertise of the operator.

How long does it take to dry?

Under normal conditions it dry within one to two hours, but it does depend on the moisture content of the wood and the ambient conditions such as temperature and relative humidity.

How long will the wood stain last?

It is very dependant upon what environment. In a protected area you may see 5+ years before the wood stain may require refreshing with another coat. In exposed areas you may have to refresh the stain after two years. In years to come, when you want to refresh the colour of your wood, you will only need to use our wood stain (without wood treatment) as the treatment will last many, many years.

As the wood stain is water based, will it wash off in the rain?

No absolutely not. All of our wood stains are formulated using the most advanced German water based pigments and binders that have been developed specifically for the purpose and will surpass the durability and longevity of any petrochemical solvent based product.

The instructions say “shake well and rinse with a little hot water” is this necessary?

The wood stain contains a very high concentration of pigment before dilution and the pigments may sometimes settle in the bottle. You should shake the bottle vigorously and then rinse any left over pigments from the bottle with a little warm water. This will ensure that the colour of the wood stain is the colour you wanted.

Village Green Interior Concentrate Wood Stain

Do I have to sand the wood before application?

The better the preparation, the better the finished result.

Can I apply Village Green wood stain over painted or varnished wood?

No, your wood must be clean, free of paint, varnish or sealant and in good condition.

How many coats should I apply?

One to two coats are normally applied, if you add more coats the colour is likely to deepen.

What is the coverage?

One litre of Village Green wood stain will on average cover 7 – 10 square metres. This will vary due to the
species of wood, the closeness of the grain, whether it is sapwood or heartwood, the moisture content of
the wood, the application method and the first coat will use more than the second coat.

How should I apply the Wood Stain?

You can apply Village Green wood stain using a brush, sponge or lint free cloth.

How long does it take to dry?

Under normal conditions it dry within one to two hours, but it does depend on the moisture content of the
wood and the ambient conditions such as temperature and relative humidity.

The instructions say “shake well and rinse with a little hot water” is this necessary?

The wood stain contains a very high concentration of pigment before dilution and the pigments may
sometimes settle in the bottle. You should shake the bottle vigorously and then rinse any left over pigments
from the bottle with a little warm water. This will ensure that the colour of the wood stain is the colour you
wanted.

Village Green Ready to Use Wood Stain

Do I have to sand the wood before application?

The better the preparation, the better the finished result.

Can I apply Village Green wood stain over painted or varnished wood?

No, your wood must be clean, free of paint, varnish or sealant and in good condition.

How many coats should I apply?

One to two coats are normally applied, if you add more coats the colour is likely to deepen.

What is the coverage?

One litre of Village Green wood stain will on average cover 7 – 10 square metres. This will vary due to the species of wood, the closeness of the grain, whether it is sapwood or heartwood, the moisture content of the wood, the application method and the first coat will use more than the second coat.

How should I apply the Wood Stain?

You can apply Village Green wood stain using a brush, sponge or lint free cloth.

How long does it take to dry?

Under normal conditions it dry within one to two hours, but it does depend on the moisture content of the wood and the ambient conditions such as temperature and relative humidity.

The instructions say “shake well” is this necessary?

The wood stain contains a very high concentration of pigment before dilution and the pigments may sometimes settle in the bottle. You should shake the bottle vigorously to make sure the pigments are thoroughly mixed. This will ensure that the colour of the wood stain is the colour you wanted.

Stable & Barn Wood Stain

I have a horse that chews wood in his stable, will the wood stain hurt him?

Stable & Barn Wood Stain is totally safe for all animals, even when wet.

Can I apply the wood stain over Ronseal or Cuprinol wood stain?

Unfortunately, the Ronseal and Cuprinol stain products are more like paint than stain and would require sanding to completely remove the product before applying our wood stain. Your wood must be clean, free of paint, varnish or sealant and in good condition.

Can I use the wood stain on pressure treated wood?

Yes, the stain will take perfectly to pressure treated wood and it will not effect the treatment.

How many coats should I apply?

Normally apply two coats, although our Stable & Barn wood stain is packed with pigments and it is possible to complete a project with one application.

What is the coverage?

Five litres of stain will on average cover 35 – 51 square metres. This will vary due to the species of wood, the closeness of the grain, whether it is sapwood or heartwood, the moisture content of the wood, the application method and the first coat will use more than the second coat.

How should I apply Stable & Barn Wood Stain?

You can apply wood stain using a brush, roller, dipping method or low pressure sprayer.

Can I apply the wood stain using a sprayer?

You can use a LPHV (Low Pressure High Volume) sprayer to apply the wood stain, but the coverage could fall by up to half depending on the equipment and the expertise of the operator.

How long does it take to dry?

Under normal conditions it dry within one to two hours, but it does depend on the moisture content of the wood and the ambient conditions such as temperature and relative humidity.

How long will the wood stain last?

It is very dependant upon what environment. In a protected area you may see 5+ years before the wood stain may require refreshing with another coat. In exposed areas you may have to refresh the stain after two years.

As the wood stain is water based, will it wash off in the rain?

No absolutely not. All of our wood stains are formulated using the most advanced German water based pigments and binders that have been developed specifically for the purpose and will surpass the durability and longevity of any petrochemical solvent based product.

The instructions say “shake well and rinse with a little hot water” is this necessary?

The wood stain contains a very high concentration of pigment before dilution and the pigments may sometimes settle in the bottle. You should shake the bottle vigorously and then rinse any left over pigments from the bottle with a little warm water. This will ensure that the colour of the wood stain is the colour you wanted.

Is the wood stain OK for smooth planed wood or rough sawn wood?

Our wood stain will work equally well on either smooth planed wood or rough sawn wood.

Beehive Wood Stain PLUS Wood Treatment

Can I apply the wood stain over Ronseal or Cuprinol wood stain?

Unfortunately, the Ronseal and Cuprinol stain products are more like paint than stain and would require sanding to completely remove the product before applying our wood stain. Your wood must be clean, free of paint, varnish or sealant and in good condition.

How many coats should I apply?

Normally apply two coats, although our Beehive wood stain PLUS Wood Treatment is packed with pigments and it is possible to complete a project with one application.

What is the coverage?

Five litres of stain will on average cover 35 – 51 square metres. This will vary due to the species of wood, the closeness of the grain, whether it is sapwood or heartwood, the moisture content of the wood, the application method and the first coat will use more than the second coat.

How should I apply the Wood Stain?

You can apply wood stain using a brush, roller, dipping method or low pressure sprayer.

Can I apply the wood stain using a sprayer?

You can use a LPHV (Low Pressure High Volume) sprayer to apply the wood stain, but the coverage could fall by up to half depending on the equipment and the expertise of the operator.

How long does it take to dry?

Under normal conditions it dry within one to two hours, but it does depend on the moisture content of the wood and the ambient conditions such as temperature and relative humidity.

How long will the wood stain last?

It is very dependant upon what environment. In a protected area you may see 5+ years before the wood stain may require refreshing with another coat. In exposed areas you may have to refresh the stain after two years.

As the wood stain is water based, will it wash off in the rain?

No absolutely not. All of our wood stains are formulated using the most advanced German water based pigments and binders that have been developed specifically for the purpose and will surpass the durability and longevity of any petrochemical solvent based product.

The instructions say “shake well and rinse with a little hot water” is this necessary?

The wood stain contains a very high concentration of pigment before dilution and the pigments may sometimes settle in the bottle. You should shake the bottle vigorously and then rinse any left over pigments from the bottle with a little warm water. This will ensure that the colour of the wood stain is the colour you wanted.

Contractors Choice Wood Stain

How many coats should I apply?

Two to three coats are recommended.

What is the coverage?

Twenty Five litres of contractors choice wood stain will on average cover 175 – 250 square metres. This will vary due to the species of wood, the closeness of the grain, whether it is sapwood or heartwood, the moisture content of the wood, the application method and the first coat will use more than the second coat.

How should I apply Contractors Wood Stain?

You can apply wood stain using a brush, roller, dipping method or low pressure sprayer.

Can I apply the wood stain using a sprayer?

You can use a LPHV (Low Pressure High Volume) sprayer to apply the wood stain, but the coverage could fall by up to half depending on the equipment and the expertise of the operator.

How long does it take to dry?

Under normal conditions it dry within one to two hours, but it does depend on the moisture content of the wood and the ambient conditions such as temperature and relative humidity.

How long will the wood stain last?

It is very dependant upon what environment. In a protected area you may see 2+ years before the wood stain may require refreshing with another coat. In exposed areas you may have to refresh the stain after one years.

As the wood stain is water based, will it wash off in the rain?

No absolutely not. All of our wood stains are formulated using the most advanced German water based pigments and binders that have been developed specifically for the purpose and will surpass the durability and longevity of any petrochemical solvent based product.

The instructions say “shake well and rinse with a little hot water” is this necessary?

The wood stain contains a very high concentration of pigment before dilution and the pigments may sometimes settle in the bottle. You should shake the bottle vigorously and then rinse any left over pigments from the bottle with a little warm water. This will ensure that the colour of the wood stain is the colour you wanted.

Is the wood stain OK for smooth planed wood or rough sawn wood?

Our wood stain will work equally well on either smooth planed wood or rough sawn wood.

Wood Treatment

Is the Wood Treatment safe around children, animals and fish?

Absolutely, yes. it is safe even whilst still wet, even around fish ponds.

Should I mix the powder with hot or cold water?

Add the contents to cold water and stir thoroughly.

How many coats should I apply?

One good coat is sufficient, but if there is any doubt that any areas have been missed a second coat should be applied.

How does the Wood Treatment work?

It is formulated using a mordant that permanently binds the wood tannins to the wood fibres. This makes the wood indigestible to wood boring insects and it will not support fungal growth.

What is the coverage?

Five litres of stain will cover approximately 20 square metres. This will vary due to the species of wood, the closeness of the grain, whether it is sapwood or heartwood, the moisture content of the wood, the application method and the first coat will use more than the second coat.

How should I apply the Wood Treatment?

You can apply wood stain using a brush, roller, dipping method or low pressure sprayer.

Can I apply the wood stain using a sprayer?

You can use a LPHV (Low Pressure High Volume) sprayer to apply the wood stain, but the coverage could fall by up to half depending on the equipment and the expertise of the operator.

How long will the Wood Treatment last?

The Wood Treatment contains a mordant that permanently binds to the wood fibres.

Can I re-apply Wood Treatment to top up the concentration?

It will not hurt to re-apply the Wood Treatment, but it is not required.

Rot ‘N’ Bug Treatment and Rot ‘N’ Bug Gel

Should I mix the powder with hot or cold water?

Add the contents to HOT water and thoroughly stir until it dissolves into a clear solution.

How many coats should I apply?

If your wood is infested, apply three coats, allowing to dry between coats. To deter any infestation, apply two coats.

What is the coverage?

One litre will normally cover between 4 and 8 square metres per coat.

How should I apply the treatment?

You can apply the treatment using a brush, roller or low pressure sprayer.

Can I apply the treatment using a sprayer?

You can use a LPHV (Low Pressure High Volume) sprayer to apply the treatment, but the coverage could fall by up to half depending on the equipment and the expertise of the operator.

How long does Rot ‘N’ Bug last?

In dry conditions, such as lofts and attics it will not require repeating the treatment for 25 years. When used outdoors, it should be re-treated every three years.