Skip to main content


Exterior Woodstains, Varnishes & Preservers

94 Results

Protecting your wooden furniture, fencing, and buildings from the elements is crucial. Fortunately, our range of exterior woodcare products has you covered.

Our exterior wood preservers are the best to prevent water damage and rot, ensuring the longevity of your outdoor wood structures. A clear wood preserver is an excellent treatment for protecting and preserving the natural appearance of your wooden furniture or fences. It also safeguards them from moisture and decay. We also offer a great range of coloured wood preservers if you’re looking at enhancing the appearance as well as preserving exterior wood.
If you prefer to accentuate the natural beauty of the wood or add a touch of colour, we offer a variety of exterior wood stain options, including white, red and green.

Homebase has numerous options for outdoor wood treatments to help you. Armed with the right wood stain or preservative treatments and a set of painting tools, you can protect everything from your windows and front door to your shed and planters.


Frequently Asked Questions

Can you paint over stained wood?

Yes, you can paint over wood that has been stained. However, you should prepare the wooden surface properly to reduce the chances of paint peeling. We recommend sanding the wood down, cleaning and applying primer before adding your chosen wood paint.

What is wood stain?

Wood stain is a versatile product that enhances the visual appeal of wooden surfaces and offers protection from the elements. It comes in a range of colours, such as, clear, white, green, or dark-brown stains. There are also exterior wood stains for outdoor use, such as on fences. Overall, they offer a balance between aesthetics and durability for various wood applications.

Can you paint over wood preserver?

Yes, you can paint over wood preserver.

Wood preserver is a great way to protect wood from water damage and rot. To paint over it you may need to first apply primer. However, it is best to check the label on your wood preserver for more specific details.

How long does exterior wood stain take to dry?

The time it takes for exterior wood stain to dry can depend on the type of stain you're using. For example, oil-based stains take 8-24 hours to dry while latex-based wood stains can dry in 2-4 hours. All our exterior wood stain product labels detail the average time it takes for each stain to dry.

Is it better to stain or paint a fence?

Deciding between staining and painting a fence depends on your priorities. Fence stain colours can enhance the natural wood look and require less maintenance, making staining a popular choice. Fence paint offers more colour options but may need frequent touch-ups and preparation work over time. Your decision should align with your aesthetic preferences and the level of maintenance you're willing to invest in. Visit our blog for more information on how to paint a fence