Selwood Wood Stain & Protector (5L)

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Selwood Wood Stain & Protector is a multi-purpose and versatile wood stain & protector for wooden climbing frames and playhouses, or other wooden garden products if you wish. Our wood stain and protector offers high quality wood protection, weather proofing and protecting all varieties of outdoor timber with a waterproof coating that also resists algal and fungal attack. Applying wood stain and protector will minimise the damaging effects caused by weathering, such as cracks and splinters.

Easy to apply, and fast drying our water based wood stain and protector is child/pet/plant friendly because it doesn't contain turpentine, white spirit or heavy metals, and because it's water based it's has very low VOCA's (volatile organic compounds).

Lasting up to 5 years, our Wood Stain & Protector creates a microporous waterproof coating that contains a non-hazardous mould and algae inhibitor to protect the integrity of the coating. The blended organic pigments ensure that the colour is bright, pure and long lasting, and with added wax and acrylic it's most effective water repellents currently available.

Wood Stain & Protector - Material Safety Data Sheet

Surface Preparation

Surfaces must be clean and dry. Before application clean weathered or dirty wood using water, detergent and a stiff brush. No basecoat or primer is required, unless applying to bare wood, when a water based knotting agent or anti-stain blocking primer should be used. The superior formulation of this product allows it to be applied to any material that is porous.


Stir well before and during use. Apply using brush, sponge, low pressure spray gun or roller. Allow to dry for 2-4 hours. If left longer, sand back lightly before applying the next coat. DO NOT apply in temperatures below 5°C (41 °F), or if wet weather is expected within 48hrs. DO NOT apply to wet, damp or frozen timber.

SUGGESTION: Swings/accessories can be removed to ensure they do not get stained.


1 litre covers approximately 8-12m² depending on moisture content and porosity of the wood. This can be up to twice the coverage of spirit based products, and ours is child/pet/plant friendly.

It’s recommended that 2 coats are applied for maximum protection and durability. Each additional coat increases the colour and sheen.

As an approximate guide, one 5 litre bottle should be sufficient for 2-coats on any product up to £2,000. For our smaller sets you'll therefore get four (or more) coats per 5 litre bottle.

Drying Time

Touch dry within 2 hours, depending upon humidity and drying conditions.

Cleaning up

Remove excess product from the brush, roller or sponge washing with warm water and detergent. Wash nozzle & pipe from sprayer immediately after use with warm water and detergent - DO NOT allow product to dry in sprayer, on brush, sponge or roller. Splashes can be cleaned away with warm water and detergent whilst still wet.


Keep out of reach of children and animals.

Ensure good ventilation during application and drying.

Wear suitable protective clothing (coveralls) & synthetic rubber/pvc gloves during application.

Unprotected persons or animals should be kept away until coated surfaces are dry.

Avoid contact with skin & eyes. In case of contact with eyes, rinse immediately with plenty of water and if necessary seek medical advice.

Wash splashes from the skin with plenty of water and detergent.

Wash hands and exposed skin before meals and after use.

May be harmful if swallowed.


This product and container must be disposed of in a safe way. Some local authorities have special facilities for the disposal of waste coatings.

DO NOT empty product into drains, water courses or access to septic tanks.

Transportation & Storage

Ensure that this container is stored upright and secure during transportation.

DO NOT allow this product to freeze.


Not only is this ideal for climbing frames and playhouses, it'll adhere to any porous surface, making it a great choice for chicken coups, stables, kennels, catteries, fencing, sheds, chalets, cabins, summer houses, planters, garden furniture, terracotta pots, and masonry etc.

Ideal to use on:

  • Log Cabins & Home Offices
  • Sheds & Summerhouses
  • Fencing & Trelliswork
  • Wendy Houses and children's play equipment
  • Planters
  • Animal Housing
  • Terracotta
  • Masonry
More Information
SKU selwood-stain
Product Weight (kg) 5.000000
Brand Selwood
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Latest Home Delivery Updates:

Pre-order today to secure first delivery of our new stock into Dublin. Delivery will commence from 30th August. We aim to deliver all pre-orders within 10 working days.

'Click-and-Collect' Our collection address is: Belinstown Lodge, Belinstown, Co. Dublin, A41 FV07, Ireland. You can order online and collect from us. If ordering online you will need to bring the payment card and photo ID as proof of purchase. For the fraud security and protection of customers and our staff, if you will not be collecting in person then we require payment to be made by bank transfer. Kerbside Delivery

Our courier will bring your product from the warehouse in Dublin to your property. They will contact you to inform you of the delivery day before the delivery is attempted. The delivery will be made on a lorry or large van so please inform them if you have any access restrictions. The delivery will be made by one driver, so they will offload the goods from the vehicle onto the kerbside or your driveway. Please ensure you have someone home on the delivery day to accept and assist with the delivery.

Hassle Free Returns

We believe that our products will exceed you expectations, which is why we offer a 14-day hassle free returns policy for anyone that changes their mind after their item(s) arrives.

Customer Questions
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