Sikkens Cetol WP 511 High Performance Base Stain / Primer


A high performance penetrating translucent water-borne base stain in a range of colours

For Interior and Exterior use

Specially formulated for application by brush

Enhances the grain and natural beauty of the timber

Excellent absorption and adhesion to timber

High UV protection

Can be used over most fully dried preservative treated timber

Colours available from the standard Sikkens semi-transparent and Joinery Colour Classics collections

Provides the perfect platform for Sikkens Semi-transparent finishes, Cetol WF 905, WF 910 and WF 915 

Part of the High Performance Sikkens Professional Joinery range

£15.97 (excl VAT)
£19.16 (incl VAT)
£15.97 (tax excl.)
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  • 250 char. max
  • 1L

About Sikkens Cetol WP 511 High Performance Base Stain

Sikkens Cetol WP 511 replaces Cetol WP 510 high performance base stain and represents the very best in high quality, translucent, water-borne and moisture vapour permeable coatings.

It provides the perfect platform for Sikkens Semi-transparent finishes, Cetol WF 905, WF 910 and WF 915 

 Colours are available from the Standard Sikkens semi-transparent and Joinery Color Classics Collection.

Please note - medium to highly pigmented translucent colours are more weather-resistant than low pigmented colours.

Colourless coatings are not suitable for outdoor use.

On timber rich in extractives, e.g., oak, larch or tropical wood, discolouration  may occur – partially only as a result of weathering. Please call for advice on these timbers.


Apply by brush

Please see our How to Guidance   Note for more advice on preparation and application for painting exterior woodwork. 

Coverage rate

20m²/litre, depending on the porosity of the timber.

Ready to use but can be thinned with water to a maximum of 5% by volume

Application temperature

15 - 25 °C for substrate, air and material at approx. 60 % R.H.

Drying times at  23°C / 50% RH

Dust dry, approximately 30 minutes

Sandable approximately 4 hours

Recoatable approximately 4 - 6 hours

The drying process of the coating depends on the applied film thickness and may be delayed when using timber with a high extractive contents or drying in damp/cold conditions.

During the drying process, always ensure for adequate temperature and ventilation.

If the drying conditions are not met, damages within the coating cannot be excluded.

Cleaning of equipment

Clean with water immediately after use with water or Sikkens ST 830 Cleaning Solution.

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