impra Profilan Elan

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Price Range:£19.40 - £46.57
Price £19.40
impra Profilan Elan

The solvent based high-build wood stain for wooden surfaces

Chosing the right coating system for your exterior joinery project is important. Impra are renowned throughout Europe for their German technology and are revered as specialists in exterior wood coatings. With their know how they have created the impra Profilan range of exterior joinery products for the D.I.Y. enthusiast. impra Profilan Elan is a quick drying solvent based top coat for use on timbers treated with the base coat impra Profilan Color. It's ideal for long term protection against the harsh effects of UV light and weather influence. It also provides a micro-porous water repellent film which helps maintain the integrity of the timber.

impra Profilan Elan is a translucent, satin finish, solvent based, brushable, high build wood stain with high UV protection that enhances the natural grain of the wood. It is ideal for the professional and DIY enthusiast alike as an interior and exterior stain for all wooden surfaces giving a quick drying, odourless, durable long life finish.

impra Profilan Elan can be used on its own as a 2 coat high build stain or as part of a system as a top coat with impra Profilan Color. It is also suitable over the top of timber treated with impra Profilan Prevent.

It's available in numerous beautiful coloured translucent stains from the impra colour range.

impra Profilan Elan is ideal for protecting all interior and exterior stable (Windows, Exterior Doors, Conservatories, Beams, Framework, Eaves, Cladding)  and semi-stable surfaces (Gates, Shutters, Garden Sheds, Beach Huts, Barns and Panel Fencing).


  • Easy to apply without brush marks
  • Satin finish
  • Extended resistance to weathering

Technical Information

Brand Impra
Coverage 8m2 per litre
Application Brush, Roller, Spray
Drying Time Touch dry in 6 hours, dry to handle in 12 hours @ 23°C
Coats 2-3 Coat
Cleanup White spirit or brush cleaner
Storage Clean directly after use with water or washing up liquid
VOC 250g/l
Ingredients Alkyd Resin


Technical Data Sheet (58kb PDF)
Safety Data Sheet (87kb PDF)


Perfect sanding is a must for a clean and attractive surface finish. Imperfect, loose coating must be completely removed. Intact coating should be completely sanded. We recommend a medium grit (100 to 150 grit) sandpaper which makes a good starting point for most projects, from sanding unfinished wood to removing old varnish. Finer grit (180 - 240 grit) sandpaper is great for removing the scratches left by coarser grits on unfinished wood and for lightly sanding between coats of paint. We have a range of handy D.I.Y. friendly packs exclusive to Allfinishes of abrasives at great prices from industry leading abrasive manufacturer Klingspor to help you with your project.

If you are sanding by hand we recommend using Klingspor PL 31 B Sandpaper Roll or Klingspor PL 31 B Sandpaper Sheets. If you are sanding using an orbital sander Klingspor PS 22 K Velcro Discs, a delta sander Klingspor PS 22 K Triangle 96mm, a belt sander Klingspor LS 309 XH Sanding Belts or a hand held sander Klingspor PL 31 B Sandpaper Strips.

The wood moisture content for the application of impra coating systems should be between 12–15%.

If you are prepping exterior surfaces before painting, we recommend Tesa 4440 Precision Outdoor Masking Tape which is suitable for almost all outdoor paint works and all common kinds of paints, stains and lacquers.

Stir well before use. Do not dilute. Intermediate rubbing down with a Scotchbrite pad or finer grit sand paper is recommended. Do not use steel wool.


Always consult the technical data sheet before use. Before use, read the technical data and product information. Even when working with low emission products one should take care of the customary protection measures.

impra Profilan Top can be applied by Brushing, Roller or Spraying. We recommend the use of a brush with a combination of synthetic and natural bristles. The ideal designed brush for applying stains is the Purdy Syntox Flat Brush, which is made with fine filaments and will leave a beautiful mirror like finish. Also suitable brushes for applying stains are the Purdy Monarch Elite or if you require a brush with a larger pickup the Purdy Pro-Extra Monarch. Please note that applying the product too generously and with insufficient ventilation will lead to delays in drying.

For untreated wood used outdoors and exposed to insect or fungal attack we recommend a pre-treatment with impra Profilan Prevent and a solvent based primer such as impra Profilan Color. A trial coat is recommended.

Allow to dry for approximately 6–12 hours with good ventilation in between coats. Lower temperatures and/or higher air humidity can increase the drying time.


You can overcoat with subsequent coats of impra Profilan Elan as well as with normally available commercial solvent borne paints. If you are using other paints we advise a trial coat as mixing paint brands may invalidate the integrity of the system.

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