Linitop Classic

Decorative high performance woodstain with UV resistance

Linitop Classic
  • Solvent-based woodstain available in 14 colours
  • High solids content means twice the protection per coat
  • Highly flexible film to minimise the risk of peeling and flaking
  • Long-lasting with excellent UV resistance
  • Semi-transparent with a matt sheen finish to enhance the wood's natural beauty

Linitop Classic is a solvent-based decorative wood stain which colours the surface of the wood. With a semi-transparent, matt sheen finish it allows the grain to show through, enhancing the natural beauty of the wood. It is available in 14 different coloured finishes, including clear, and is suitable for use on vertical wood surfaces, both interior and exterior.

With a thixotropic formula (meaning it’s like a gel) which will not run, Linitop Classic is easy to apply using a brush, roller or sprayer and with usual application requiring only 2 coats it’s quick to complete too. Linitop Classic contains a high solid content at 60% which allows it to give superb UV protection – twice the protection per coat of other wood stains. It can even be applied on top of another wood stain and has excellent resistance to bad weather.

For an even richer colour, you can use a basecoat of Linitop Primer & Finish which will penetrate the wood, staining the fibres. You can then continue with 2 coats of Linitop Classic in the usual manner to achieve a particularly rich colour but still get the enhanced UV protection.

What can I use Linitop Classic decorative wood stain for?

  • Protecting wooden doors, windows and frames
  • Decorating beams, panelling and other interior wood
  • Providing UV protection for sheds and summer houses
  • Giving excellent weather resistance to gates and fencing
  • Protecting exterior wood from bad weather


Except for use on Red Cedar and wood types containing an anti-oxidant e.g Iroko. Avoid wood types rich in resins. Contact us for further information.

Always read the Linitop Classic Product Information before using and follow the instructions carefully.

Recommendations before application

  • Ready for use, do not dilute.
  • Shake well before application
  • Do not apply at an ambient air and wood temperature of less than 10°C and greater than 30°C. The relative humidity will be of the order of 50% for optimum drying
  • Protect everything that does not have to be treated
  • The moisture of the wood must not be greater than 15%
  • When using indoors, use in well ventilated areas

To protect the wood against UV, do not use colourless or white outside by itself as the finishing coat. Always finish with 2 coloured coats.

Surface Preparation

Use on wood whole usage, nature, quality, treatments and preparation comply with the applicable standards and DTU (DTU 59.1). The inspection and preparation of the surface are the responsibility of the user.

The wood must be dry, clean, sound, free on millglaze and prepared (degreased, sanded, dusted according to the standard practises for this type of work).

New wood surfaces

  • Prepare the surface (sand with coarse and medium grade according tot he condition of the surface). Then finish by fine sanding (grit 120) according to standard practices. This will encourage and optimise the opening of the pores.

Already stained wood

  • Meticulously roughen the entire surface to enable better adhesion (grit 280).

Previously coated surfaces

All previous coatings must be completely and thoroughly removed.

  • Oils and sealers: Strip with Aquanett or Prepdeck then neutralise with Net-Trol
  • Solvent (oil or alkyd based finishes): Strip with Dilunett then neutralise with Net-Trol
  • Acrylic finishes (Water-based): Strip with Prepdeck then neutralise with Net-Trol
  • Other finishes i.e. 2 pack epoxies, urethanes etc: Strip with DSP 800 then clean the surface to remove residual paraffin

Note: Hardwoods and woods rich in tannins e.g. Oak, Chestnut, Douglas Fir, Cedar, etc. may darken with Aquanett, Prepdeck and Dilunett, neutralising with Net-Trol immediately after rinsing will lighten and restore the woods colour.

Application Guidance

Application tools

  • Brush, roller, spray gun


New wood surfaces

Greyed wood

  • Clean with Net-Trol wood cleaner
  • Sand with grit 120
  • Once clean and completely dry, apply a coat of Linitop Prim and Finish
  • Once fully dry, apply 2 coats of Linitop Classic

Previously coated surfaces

  • Remove any previous coatings by using one of our strippers listed under ‘previously coated surfaces’
  • Once clean and completely dry, apply a coat of Linitop Prim and Finish or Acryl Prim
  • Once fully dry, apply 2 coats of Linitop Classic

Indoor woods


  • Apply 1-2 coats of Linitop Classic


  • Apply 2-3 coats of Linitop Classic


Minor regular maintenance

  • Apply 1-2 coats of Linitop Classic depending on the condition of the surface after sanding.

Highly damaged surface maintenance

  • Remove any previous coatings by using one of our strippers listed under ‘previously coated surfaces’
  • Once clean and completely dry, apply a coat of Linitop Prim and Finish
  • Once fully dry, apply 2 coats of Linitop Classic

Clean Up

Clean all tools and equipment with white spirit

Tips from the Professionals

  1. Avoid use on Iroko, Red Cedar and wood types containing anti-oxidant (use Linitop Primer & Finish in these cases)
  2. Always apply Linitop Acryl Prim in the direction of the grain
  3. On new wood, wood made bare and wood that is not durable and hasn’t been treated with a preservative, it is recommended first treating with an insecticide, fungicide and anti-blue stain agent
  4. During application, pay particular attention to grooves and butts
  5. When working with a spray gun, smooth with a brush to avoid any running and to aid the penetration of the product


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This coverage indication is only a guide and actual coverage is dependent on surface type, age, porosity etc.
Coverage: 12-16m2 per litre
Tools: Brush, roller, spray gun.
Suitable for: Interior and Exterior use
Clean up: White Spirit
Drying Time: 24 hours
Suitable Surfaces: All woods (see restrictions)

Technical Data

Read the full technical information for Linitop Classic including MSDS on our corporate website.