Johnstones Trade
Woodworks Classic Matt Woodstain Clear 5L

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A protective woodstain for exterior rough sawn timber, decking and cladding. Semi-transparent matt finish. 5 year protection.
Woodworks Classic Matt Woodstain Clear

In detail

Johnstone's Trade Woodworks Classic Matt Woodstain is a semi-transparent, low-build, matt finish for exterior wood. Suitable for rough sawn timber, decking and cladding. 

Provides a microporous finish resistant to cracking and peeling for up to 5 years. 

Application is by brush with coverage up to 16sq/m per litre. Recoatable between 16-24 hours.

Application Methods
Up to 16sq/m per litre 
VOC level
Not Recommended 
12-24 hours 
Brush cleaner or White spirit 

Additional information

Surface Preparation

Ensure all surfaces to be stained are sound, clean, dry and free from dust, grease, polish or any other surface contaminant.

Treat any mould or lichen with Sterilisation Wash as directed.

Remove any flaking or cracked varnish and fill any cracks or joints with filler.

Sound, existing varnish should be rubbed down with fine waterproof abrasive paper, rinsed thoroughly and allowed to dry.

Previously painted wood should have all traces of previous treatments removed using a paint and varnish stripper.

Avoid the inhalation of dust. Wear a suitable face mask if dry sanding.

Special precaution should be taken during surface preparation of pre 1960s paint surfaces over wood and metal as they may contain harmful lead.


  • Stir thoroughly before use.
  • Apply two or more coats of varnish evenly, by good quality brush along the wood grain as required, paying particular attention to the end grain.
  • New untreated softwood should first be treated with a suitable clear preserver.
  • On bare or new wood, apply at least two coats of matt woodstain to give maximum durability.
  • Sand down lightly between coats.

Note: The final colour will depend on the original colour of the wood and the number of coats applied.

Clearing Up

Remove as much product as possible from brushes before cleaning.

Clean brushes immediately after use with White Spirit or Turpentine Substitute. Replace lid firmly.

Do not empty product into drains or watercourses.