Sadolin – advanced technology underpinned by over 200 years of history
Renowned throughout the professional and DIY markets for offering the very highest possible standard of wood protection, products bearing the Sadolin name benefit from the most recent advances in coatings technology, yet at the same time boast a rich history and heritage stretching back over 200 years.
The Sadolin story is set in the harsh and unforgiving Scandinavian climate and the roots of this well respected brand can be traced back to 1777 when Swedish born Jacob Holmblad was granted royal permission to establish a textile dye works in Copenhagen. Nurtured by Jacob and handed down through the generations, this enterprise would eventually become a thriving paint and varnish business.
In 1912 Holmblad & Co merged the company with the Sadolin’s Farver company, founded just five years earlier by Gunnar Asgeir Sadolin. This young and experimental businessman was producing wax colours that were inspired by the fresh colours of Egyptian antiquities.
Heritage and innovation came together, and a hundred years later these two driving forces continue to underpin the Sadolin brand as it is known today.