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Sikkens 1Ltr HLS Basecoat Woodstain


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Sikkens 1Ltr HLS Basecoat Woodstain

Highly translucent, solvent-borne, exterior woodstain

Description: A low build, solvent-borne, semi-transparent woodstain for use on exterior softwood and hardwood substrates such as cladding, fascias, soffits, rough sawn timber, fencing, or components subject to high levels of wear and abrasion, such as garden furniture, handrails and exterior decking. Cetol HLS plus is applied as a base stain prior to the application of higher build finishes such as Cetol Filter 7 plus or Cetol THB plus on smooth planed exterior joinery.

Usage: Used as a base stain, Cetol HLS is readily absorbed into timber to provide a sound base for finishing coats. It can be used alone as a system on cladding, decking and garden furniture or as a base stain before the application of Cetol Filter 7 plus or Cetol THB plus on windows and doors. 


General: Ensure the timber surface is suitably prepared, clean and dry, with dust, dirt, wax atnd grease removed and allowed to acclimatise to its end-use environment. The moisture content should not exceed 18% prior to coating. Degrease any exposed bare timber surface by wiping with a cloth dampened in a suitable solvent. Certain timber species contain high levels of natural wood extractives or exudates and some softwood can be highly resinous. Resinous deposits should be removed with a scraper. Any remaining residues should be removed using a lint-free cloth dampened with a suitable solvent, frequently changing the face of the cloth. Allow solvent to evaporate fully before overcoating. The use of both eye and hand protection is strongly advised. When filling, be sure to use fillers specifically designed for use with timber. General or all purpose fillers are not suitable, particularly on external areas, as they cannot cope with timber movement and work loose.

Applying The Product: For best results use a good quality, long-haired, soft bristle brush. On new work, where practical, the initial coat should be applied all round prior to fixing. P ay special attention to any areas of exposed end grain, tops and bottoms of doors, and undersides of cills. The product should be applied in a full flowing coat (working well into joints, and ensuring end grains or sawn timbers are saturated with product). Excess surface material should be re-distri­buted after 5-20 minutes (depending on conditions), using a dry brush (which should be periodically dried with a lint-free cloth) and the minimum number of strokes required to produce an even overall colour. This ensures that the first coat satisfies the porosity/­absor­ption of the timber. Allow a minimum of 18-24 hours drying time. Where appropriate (e.g. for joinery items such as windows and doors), the first  coat should be carefully denibbed using a fine grade nylon abrasive pad or a fine grade (P240 or finer) wet or dry silicon carbide abrasive paper, in the direction of the grain. Do not break through the surface coating. Remove all dust. Cetol HLS should be applied in a full flowing manner in the direction of the grain, using the minimum number of brushstrokes necessary to produce an acceptable finish. Avoid overbrushing, as this will reduce the protection afforded. Subsequent coatings should be applied as soon as possible after the previous coat has dried, but no sooner than 12-24 hours, in order to provide full protection. In any event this period should not extend beyond three months, otherwise additional preparation and coats may be necessary. If applied to exterior timber and the contract is of long duration, it is suggested that a further coat be applied prior to handover to make good any weathering during the construction period.

Cleaning equipment: Clean brushes and equipment with a proprietary brush cleaner immediately after use. If spilled, Cetol HLS may be removed immediately while still wet, using white spirit.

Storage: The can should be resealed after use and stored tightly closed to prevent evaporation of the product and entry of air. Avoid the inclusion of a greater proportion of air to the product. It should be noted that even if there is a higher proportion of product to air in the container, once opened the shelf life of the product is unpre­dic­table. Store in cool, dry, frost-free conditions.

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Area Covered

Deliveries can be made throughout most of Lancashire, appro­ximately 20 miles radius from our depot at Accrington, Lancashire.

Other locations may also be arranged for direct loads from our suppliers e.g. full loads of bricks or blocks.

Vehicle Types

We operate 3 crane offload vehicles:

  • Our smallest vehicle can carry approx 5 ton.
  • Our middle sized vehicle can carry approx 7.0 ton and has a tipping facility for loose sand and aggregates.
  • Our largest vehicle can carry approx 8.0 ton and also has a tipper facility.


Pricing will vary depending on the goods required and distance travelled.

We can offer very competitive rates for delivery — please contact us for more details.