As our house is on the market at the moment, we’ve been working hard to keep it looking good. This, of course, extends to the garden and one of the things that needed attention was the shed. It’s the first thing people notice and not in a good way. It was looking weathered and uninspiring. As luck would have it, I was recently offered the opportunity to review Sadolin non drip woodstain. Don’t mind if I do!
All of the colours looked good but, as you can see, I opted for horizon grey. I thought it would add some contrast to the garden and create a nicer focal point.
I briefly considered channelling my inner Mr Miyagi and making Dylan and Xander paint the fence, but thought better of it. The needs of the shed were greater and they can get all a bit Chuckle Brothers at times too. The job would be mine and I would stick to plan A after all.
While I’m always happy with the end result, I have to confess that I don’t enjoy carrying out tasks like this. It can be a bit of a faff, not to mention messy. This is one important respect in which Sadolin is different. There’s no need to stir it, so you can get to work straight away.
Then there’s the non drip factor. The water-based stain clings to the brush and, as long as you don’t overload it, it should stay put. I was guilty of this at first so the lawn got a bit of a Jackson Pollock effect while I got the hang of it.
Once I mastered it though, I was applying the stain to the shed like a boss and not adding to the artwork at my feet. It’s also worth noting that I needn’t have bothered wearing old clothes for the job. I normally end up covered so this was clearly down to the solution and not me!
It went on quickly and easily and the shed was already looking better for it. It was touch dry in a couple of hours. I’m really pleased with the end result and am actually a little disappointed that we’ll have to leave the shed behind when we sell the house.
Thankfully, I have a generous amount left so my next shed will be donning the same colour too – and I won’t complain about having to do it.
Sadolin non drip woodstain has an RRP of £36.99 for 2.5L.
Disclosure: this is a collaborative post.