Resene Colorwood Natural Wood Stains

Staining a natural wood surface accentuates and enhances the wood grain. Resene Colorwood is a waterborne interior penetrating oil stain that is ideal for rejuvenating and enhancing timber and composite boards including Strandboard, plywood, MDF as well as most flooring. Resene Colorwood is usually overcoated with Resene Aquaclear waterborne urethane, Resene Qristal Clear polyurethanes or Resene Qristal ClearFloor urethane for floors. Rough sawn interior timber, such as beams, can be stained with Resene Colorwood without clear finishing or polyurethaning.

Resene Colorwood is a waterborne low odour and low VOC product with Environmental Choice approval. It is available in a range of natural wood stain colours, blonding colours and bold stain feature colours. See for the colour range. Or Resene can create a custom wood stain colour to suit your project. The Resene Colorwood range also includes Resene Colorwood Whitewash, ideal for a Scandi style finish.

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    Interior Paints
Specs / Details

Typical uses:

  • Canework
  • Cork
  • Doors
  • Dressed and rough sawn timber
  • Fibre and particleboard
  • Furniture
  • Kitset and nursery furniture
  • Panelling
  • Rope
  • Timber (imported and native)
  • Timber ceilings and beams
  • Window and door frames

Physical properties:

  • Vehicle type: Urethane type
  • Pigmentation: Light fast transparent pigments
  • Solvent: Water
  • Finish: Low sheen
  • Colour: Standard; range of traditional wood finishes, limed and bright colours
  • Dry time (minimum): 4 hours
  • Recoat time (minimum): 4 hours dependent on timber type, application rate and varnish
  • Primer required: No
  • Theoretical coverage: 10-14 sq. metres per litre
  • Dry film thickness: Penetrating type
  • Usual no. of coats: 1
  • Overcoat required: Yes
  • Chemical resistance: Excellent
  • Heat resistance: 100°C
  • Solvent resistance: Good
  • Durability: Excellent (light fastness)
  • Thinning and clean up: Thin with Resene Colorwood Reducing Base; clean up in water when wet and mineral turps when dry but uncured
  • VOC: c. 90 grams per litre (see Resene VOC Summary)
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Resene has everything you need for your decorating project, from quality colour and paints, decorating accessories and professional advice to help you get a superb finish on your project inside or out. Choose from thousands of colours or let us create a custom colour match for you. Once you’ve chosen your favourite get it tinted into the Resene product of your choice using Resene’s exclusive non VOC tinters. Complement your paint choices with our wide range of wallpaper, wall decals, curtains and cushions to bring the complete look together.

If you’re painting a dark colour outside, consider opting for a Resene CoolColour™ finish. A Resene CoolColour is made with special pigment technology so it reflects more heat than normal, keeping your paint and home cooler.

We also have an extensive range of wood stains, metallics, clear finishes, specialist and textured finishes to bring out the best in your home.