Ronseal 10 Year Exterior Woodstain - All Colours - All Sizes

10 Year Woodstain


Our 10 Year Woodstain provide protection for your windows and doors for an entire decade. It’s really easy to apply and there’s no need for a basecoat or primer so you can paint straight away. So for only a couple of hours work, your doors and windows will look good year after year after year.

How to paint exterior windows and doors

Before you start

Pick a dry day that’s not too cold – above 10°c is the best temperature. Always wear a mask when you’re sanding wood to avoid inhaling any dust.

This Woodstain is not suitable for decking.

How to prepare stained or varnished wood

Properly preparing your wood will give you a better finish in the long run, so it’s worth the effort.

  1. Wrap 120 grit sandpaper around a block and sand the surface of your door or window to remove old finishes. Not only will this remove the varnish, but it will smooth it out and provide a better surface for your Woodstain to stick to.
  2. Use white spirit and a cloth to clean down the surface and remove any excess dust.

How to prepare new wood

  1. Lightly sand your door or window to even out any imperfections
  2. Wipe down with white spirit and leave it to dry
  3. If you’re treating veneer, follow the supplier’s guidelines.


  1. Give the tin a good stir to make sure the colour pigment is thoroughly mixed.
  2. Test the Woodstain on a small patch to make sure you’re happy with the colour.
  3. If you are, use a brush to apply the Woodstain in the direction of the grain.
  4. Wait four hours for the first coat to dry before applying the second. Leave the second coat to dry for four hours.
  5. You need three coats for the best finish. Before you apply the third coat, lightly sand the wood to help the stain stick for a smoother finish. Apply the third coat and that’s it!
  6. You’ll need to wait 12 hours for the third coat to dry completely but it will be rainproof in just one.

If you get any stain on yourself, you can wash it off with warm, soapy water.



Once the Woodstain is completely dry, you can clean your doors and windows as normal. Regularly cleaning your windows and doors to remove dirt and grime will help keep the Woodstain in a better condition for longer.

If you notice you’ve got any Woodstain on yourself or want to clean your brushes, wash in warm, soapy water.


If you notice any spots of damage, sand down the section and repeat the process to cover it up.

Technical Specification

Usage Exterior smooth planed doors and windows
Coverage Up to 18m2 per litre
Dry time

Rainproof in one hour, completely dry in 12 hours

Coat time Four hours
Number of coats Three
Colours Antique Pine, Black Ebony, Dark Oak, Natural Oak, Deep Mahogany, Natural Pine, Mahogany, Oak, Smoked Walnut, Walnut, Teak
Finish Satin
Durability Lasts 10 years
Application Brush
Woodstain base Water
Sizes 2.5L, 0.75L, 0.25L