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Sansin SDF (for Cladding, Fencing & Decking) - Natural Tones

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Quick Overview

  • Natural tone collection enhances grain patterns allowing natural beauty of wood to shine through
  • Suitable for a multitude of applications including cladding, decking and fencing
  • Penetrating environmentally-friendly one-coat formula
  • Available in 80 colour tones inspired by nature
  • Protects against UV radiation
  • Enhances durability and moisture control
  • Environmentally friendly solution


Translucent  |  Saturated  |  Ultra Saturated

Sansin colour tones are produced to order using our specialist mixing equipment, therefore we can not offer standard delivery times on this product. Orders will be despatched within 7 working days.

As products are custom mixed to order our standard return policy will not apply. It is recommended to request a colour swatch book before making any decision - contact us here

SDF's specially formulated oils and resins penetrate deep into the wood, providing outstanding weather and UV protection that won't crack, peel or blister. 

Sansin SDF's specially formulated oils and resins penetrate deep into the wood, providing outstanding weather and UV protection that won't crack, peel or blister.

Not only does Sansin SDF protect the outside of your wood, it also protects the inside by allowing the wood to 'breathe' which helps prevent moisture from getting trapped in the wood and causing rot. 

It is UV resistant, water-repellent, low in VOC and non-flammable with easy soap and water clean-up.

This unique formula provides a rich and attractive coating that offers lasting protection with just one application. 

Thanks to the unique water-borne technology, Sansin SDF can be applied even to wood with a high moisture content - and because SDF is designed to be highly water repellent, it's a natural choice for homes and structures in moisture-rich environments. 

Maintenance cycles can be planned every two to three years on horizontal surfaces, and three to six years on vertical surfaces depending on the number of coats applied. 

Sansin SDF may be used as a penetrating primer coat to Sansin ENS. 

Click here to view the Technical Data Sheet

Click here to view the Sansin Brochure & Colour Swatch

Click here to view the MSDS Material Safety Data Sheet



A 3.7 litre tin will cover up to 25 square metres

How Long Will It Last?

When it comes to wood proection, one question is asked more than any other - when will I need to recoat? 

It's a difficult question to answer, as there are so many factors to take into consideration. The wood species, preparation undertaken, exposure to sunlight, moisture or foot traffic, general cleaning and maintenance and how translucent the finish is, among other issues will all influence the service life of finish.

Luckily, Sansin invest heavily in research and development, ensuring that the ingredients and processes that go into making Sansin Enviro Stains are of the higest quality to yield exceptional results. 

You can expect Sansin Enviro Stains to provide many years of performance and beauty to your wood applications. Sansin Enviro Stains boast a life expectancy of 3-6 years on vertical surfaces and 2-3 years on horizontal surfaces before  a recoat may be necessary. Compare this to the industry standard of 1-2 years, then Sansin truly is the natural choice for protecting your projects for years to come. 

How do Sansin create such beautiful colours?

Sansin harness the power of nano technology to create colour like you've never seen before in wood protection.

By atomising high quality pigments into nano-particles (less than one billionth of the metre), Sansin are able to combine the pigments with the protective oils and resins in Sansin Enviro Stains on a molecular level. 

Once applied to the wood substrate they penetrate deeply, pulling the pigmentation down into the wood to provide a long lasting, vibrant and uniform colour. 


Silva Timber recommend Sanding wood prior to applying finish. Click here to find out more about the benefits of sanding.

Following the preparation and sanding stages, application is the final, and most rewarding part of the wood protection process.

Sansin Enviro Stains can be easily applied by brushing, dipping, rolling or hand/automated spraying (low pressure or airless)

It is recommended to always flood the surface to the point of saturation (approximately 5-6 wet mil.)

If using a spray application remember to back brush following the grain pattern to ensure consistent penetration. 

For full application information view the Technical Data Sheet



Sansin Enviro Stains - Naturally Perfect Wood Protection

For over 25 years Sansin have pioneered the use of environmentally friendly water-borne wood protection technologies that deliver outstanding performance. With a wide range of wood preparation and protection products, Sansin offer solutions for external and internal applications, designed to enhance the natural beauty of your wood.

Why choose Sansin?

  • Natural ingredients modified for enhanced performance
  • Bonds directly with wood rather than forming a film
  • Forms integral part of wood's cell structure
  • Safe for you and the environment
  • Low odour
  • Easy to apply and maintain
  • Long lasting performance
The best of both oil and water

Why choose between an oil or water based solution when you can have the benefits of both?

Sansin Enviro Stains combines the two, carrying natural oils and resins deep in the wood's cell structure using water.

As the water evaporates, Sansin bonds directly with the wood substrate, forming a tough, durable barrier that won't crack, peel or blister.
Wide range of choice

Sansin Enviro Stains let the natural personality of your wood shing through. With over 80 colour tones, you can be sure of finding the colour to suit your every project.

For inspiration, Sansin turned to the everyday miracles of the natural world.

And should you have a colour in mind that isn't available in our collection, our Precision Coat mixing service lets you bring it to life.   

News - Silva Timber becomes UK Distributor of Sansin Enviro Stains



Several companies can claim to be 'green' and friendly to the environment, but Sansin truly live and breathe their environmental practices, as important now as when Sansin first pioneered the Water based alkyd solution over 25 years ago. 

Natural by design

Sansin's technology is inspired by a thousand year old tradition that uses nature's own ingredients - resins and gums from the heartwood of trees - to deliver sustainable protection. 

Low VOC Content

New legislation about Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) content in coatings has forced a wide range of companies to change their formulas to fit within the 152 gram per litre regulations. Caring about the environment from the outset means Sansin's original forumulas are as low as 32 grams per litre, meaning it is as safe to use as it always has been. 

No harmful ingredients

Paraffin wax is often used in many water and solvent-based coatings to protect against moisture damage, however this surface layer can be easily eroded by exposure to UV radiation. In fact, just 5 hours of direct sunlight can reduce water repellency by over 60%* Sansin coatings use no paraffin an contain modified natural oils and resins, impregnated with special UV protectants - so every cell of your wood is protected. 

*Source - Water-based vs. Solvent-based formulations. Wood Science Faculty, U of T/Jan. '02

Focus on responsibility

Sansin strives to minimise waste and ensure responsible handling of waste products. A unique rinse water recycling system allows products of cleaning processes to capture and reuse raw materials otherwise waster. Regular facility improvements and operating initiatives such as the Sansin Second Nature programme focus on energy savings, waste reduction and recycling. 

Second nature

Wood is Sansin's passion and their commitment to protecting it and the environment is paramount. Sansin's vision is continually improve their products alongside their environmental practices, as part of Sansin's Second Nature programme. Sansin are pursuing initiatives such as using alternative green energy, smart car technology, and smart manufacturing processes, moving closer to the objective of operating a sustainable zero waste production facility.


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