Sick of faded stained weatherboards or drab timber finishes? Neither does justice to any home's exterior and they can both easily be remedied by the application of the Resene wood finishes.
Resene Waterborne Woodsman is an exterior wood stain designed to colour timber, while still allowing the natural grain of the timber to show through. It is the perfect way to add colour to new or previously stained timber without losing its natural beauty.
Resene has embraced the current trend towards non-traditional wood stain finishes, now offering a new range of exterior wood stain colours in traditional, limed and bright hues. Choose from Totem Pole red, Embers orange, Rangitoto green or perhaps the more traditional Cedar wood finish.
Stains are transparent, therefore the final finish colour will depend on the nature of the timber being stained. Stains applied to light woods will appear much stronger and brighter in colour than stains applied to dark wood.
As with any finishing project - regardless of the products being used - always go through the entire finishing process using scraps from the project before committing to the colour. Preferred colours can be easily tested on a representative piece of wood using Resene Waterborne Woodsman testpots. You can order Resene Waterborne Woodsman testpots online.
The most popular product in the Resene Woodsman range is Resene Waterborne Woodsman, which is fast drying and easily cleaned up in water.
All colours available in Resene Waterborne Woodsman. Selected colours available in Resene Woodsman Decking Stain (marked with ‘wd’), Resene Woodsman Wood Oil Stain (marked with ‘wo’), Resene Forester (marked with ‘fs’), and as a Resene CoolColour (marked with ‘cc’).
Wood-X wood oil, designed by Resene for HermanPacific, penetrates deeply into previously uncoated exterior timber products such as Western Red Cedar weatherboards, fascia, boards, beams and mouldings. HermanPacific applies Wood-X direct to Cedar for new residential projects. As with any other wood stain or oil finish, Wood-X needs regular recoating to keep the finish looking good. To make it easy for homeowners to purchase Wood-X for their ongoing maintenance requirements it can be ordered through Resene ColorShops (NZ only).
› View the Wood-X colour range online.
The key products in the Resene exterior wood stains, oils and cleaning oils range are:
Resene Waterborne Woodsman penetrating stain for weatherboards and fences, available in a range of colours.
Resene Woodsman Decking Stain, waterborne penetrating stain for decks, available in a range of colours.
Resene Woodsman Wood Oil Stain for those who prefer a more traditional wood oil style finish.
Resene Kwila Timber Stain designed for Kwila and other exotic hardwoods, very popular on decking, furniture and garage doors.
Resene Furniture and Decking Oil, a lightly coloured oil ideal for decks and furniture.
Resene Timber and Furniture Gel, much like a furniture polish but for outside, this is a thick product that can be applied to a variety of small timber substrates much easier than a normal stain.
Resene Timber and Deck Wash, ideal for cleaning down timber surfaces before you paint or stain and on a regular basis to keep them in good condition.
If you’re planning to use a dark stain, choose a Resene CoolColour™ tinted into Resene Waterborne Woodsman, Resene Woodsman, Resene Woodsman Decking Oil Stain or pretinted Resene Timber and Furniture Gel.
Wood stain colours will look different depending on the timber they are applied to. If you are choosing a paint colour for adjacent areas, sometimes it can be better to choose a contrasting colour than trying to get an exact match in paint. However if you would like to choose a similar paint colour, the Resene Colour Lab has put together some starting suggestions for you. We recommend you check to see whether the colour suggested is suitable and use that as a starting point to choose darker or lighter if needed. View the excel file of Resene Colour Lab suggested paint colours to go with Resene wood stains.