Fiddes Exterior High Build Wood Oil

  4.9/5.0 (53 reviews)
3 coats = Excellent protection
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Wood type and application method can vary coverage.

Fiddes Exterior High Build Wood Oil is a UV resistant, water-repellant oil that protects against weathering and the bleaching effects of the sun.

Dries to a translucent, satin finish - ideal for garden furniture and other exterior wooden surfaces. One coat of clear or coloured Wood Preservative is recommended beforehand for a long lasting finish.

Brand Fiddes
No. of coats 3
Coverage Up to 24 per litre
Drying time hrs
Size 1L, 2.5L
GTIN 5060147671001, 5060147671018

Perfect for any exterior wooden surface, such as doors and garden furniture, Fiddes exterior wood oil provides an effective barrier against the damaging effects of weathering and bleaching from the sun.

Made with a blend of natural resins and oils, this high grade wood oil produces a transparent satin finish that has exceptional durability and resistance. Quick and easy to apply, exterior wood oil produces a clear, quick drying water repellent and weather resistant finish that will not flake or peel.

A popular choice with woodworkers, joinery professionals and DIY enthusiasts alike, Fiddes exterior wood oil provides a versatile solution for all of your exterior wood preservative needs. Although more expensive than some alternative products, just 3 coats are all that is required to offer maximum protection instead of the 4-5 coats of some alternative products.

Fiddes exterior wood oil is occasionally decanted into smaller Manns label tins to allow us to offer a larger product range and avoid stock shortages.

For the best results, treat exterior wooden surfaces with Barrettine Wood Preservative prior to applying Fiddes Exterior Wood Oil.

For the best results, surfaces should be clean, dry and free from any previous wood finishes, this can normally be achieved by a light sanding with a 120 grit sanding paper. All residual wood dust should be removed before application of the wood oil.

Any fungal growth, dirt or moss also needs to be removed prior to the application of the exterior wood oil.

Exterior wood preservatives should always be applied in dry conditions, it's also advisable to test the wood oils on a small test area prior to application. Fiddes exterior wood oil is formulated for direct application and does not require any thinning or coats of primer.

For the best results, the exterior wood oil should be thoroughly stirred before and during use. The exterior wood oil should be applied thinly with a good quality paint brush in the direction of the grain. Any excess wood oil should be immediately removed with a cloth.

Drying time is around 4 to 6 hours (most oils take 12-48 hours) although overnight drying is better. Before application of the second coat, sand lightly with a fine 320 grade sand paper or sanding disk again being careful to remove any dust that this may create. The second coat should be applied as the first, thinly and in the direction of the grain with a further 4 to 6 hours drying time.

Brushes and other applicators used to apply this product should be cleaned with white spirit immediately after use.

Tins of Fiddes exterior wood oil, new and used, should be tightly closed and stored in a cool well ventilated area.

Fiddes wood oil as with many other solvent based wood preservatives and oils is flammable so should be kept away from children, naked flames, cigarettes and other sources of ignition.

Used cloths can self ignite if left uncleaned after use. It is important that any used cloths are thoroughly washed in warm soapy water and thoroughly rinsed before they are disposed or stored in an airtight container.

It is recommended that gloves and eye protection are worn when applying exterior wood oil or other solvent based wood finishing products. In the event of contact with the eyes, they should be immediately rinsed with plenty of water before seeking urgent medical advice.

This Fiddes clear wood oil should be kept away from children, food, drinks and any other food related items.

Leave to dry 4 to 6 hours or preferably overnight between coats. Longer drying periods may occur during application in damp or humid conditions.

53 customer reviews
Good coverage and finish by P Burbidge

Seemed a little expensive. But it covered well and the finish looks brilliant

Reviewed 2.5L on: 22/10/16
Very high quality, looks great when applied by Norfolk Bluebell Wood Ltd

Excellent product, Fiddes is a brand that you can trust. High quality, easily applied & looks great.

Reviewed 2.5L on: 12/09/16
Used their stuff before great products by Mike Street

Goes on a treat and the gates look really good. In the rain they look like waxed car bodywork

Reviewed 2.5L on: 05/09/16
Excellent exterior protection by S. King

Had to apply wood oil to some timber that has the sun on it for a long time. Varnish just pickles too easily. This product will protect the wood for a longer time without peeling issues.

Reviewed 2.5L on: 04/09/16
This is a very fine product which keeps my 1920s window cills in good condition by Peter Wylie

I was introduced to Fiddes Exterior oil by our joiner and have used it for the last 5 years on all exterior woodwork including a staircase. We have 1920s oak cills, replacement hard wood cills and a 4 year old oak front door which looks brand new. The secret is being really disciplined about annual treatment. With light sanding a single annual coat is sufficient to keep woodwork in excellent condition.

Reviewed 2.5L on: 02/09/16
It's a very oil like varnish which is very easy to apply by Patrick

It is easy to apply and gives a very satisfying finish to wood surfaces.

Reviewed 1L on: 21/08/16
East to apply, wood looks stunning by Mat Batten

I have found this to be a much more reliable, user friendly product than the osmo oil everyone seems to rave about.

Reviewed 2.5L on: 04/07/16
Excellent product and easy to apply by Peter Leigh

I have had exoeriences in the past where a company has supplied the sma eproduct but it never went off and ruined a project that I was working on. This product was first class and was easy to apply and gave me the finish I was looking for and in the timescale that was on the tin.

Reviewed 1L on: 29/05/16
Very good by Robin Lockyer

Good coverage and seals really well subsequent coats can run if your not careful.

Reviewed 2.5L on: 20/05/16
As with all fiddes products lovely to use and leaves a great finish by Philip Ryan

As with all fiddes products lovely to use and leaves a great finish

Reviewed 2.5L on: 03/03/16
Brilliant product - second tin purchased by Cheryl Robinson

I find this product to be a real enhancement of wood products, bringing out the natural grain. Very easy to apply too.

Reviewed 1L on: 30/01/16
Great product & service by Mrs B

Really pleased I purchased Fiddes Exterior Wood Oil, it is a great product for wood. And at a great price from Wood Finishes Direct free delivery, which was very speedy too. Would definitely recommend them & it.

Reviewed 2.5L on: 04/12/15
Easy to use and rich colour by R Rohgar

Really easy to apply and follow instructions by wiping off excess with the cloth as otherwise too glossy

Reviewed 1L on: 01/11/15
Very good finish, more a varnish than an oil by Paul Beck

Applied over Barrettine wood preserver base coat. Goes on very well with a brush.Definitely wait overnight to recoat. Used the clear on Sapele gates, which gave a very even high sheen finish, but more of a varnish than an oil. Only recently applied so don't know about how it will last, but have had quite a few compliments so far.

Reviewed 2.5L on: 01/10/15
Brilliant by Helen Hancox

Worked really well, the finish on our sleepers is fantastic!!

Reviewed 2.5L on: 18/08/15
Amazing by Helen Hancox

Delivery great. The finish on our sleepers is amazing!!

Reviewed 1L on: 05/08/15
Brilliant product to follow wood preservative by Jane Craig

This is a great top coat to cover a good wood preservative and protect garden furniture.

Reviewed 1L on: 04/08/15
Easy to use Excellent finish - this has transformed my hardwood summer house by Chris D

Easy to apply each coat, and with an excellent finish which enhances the wood.This looks as if it's going to be a durable product.

Reviewed 2.5L on: 09/05/15
The perfect finish for external Oak by Raymond Smith

After a wee bit of research I finally opted for Fiddes Exterior High Build Wood Oil, and I am very satisfied that I made the right choice for my custom built Oak table. It was also very easy to apply and also promptly delivered by WFD. I would highly recommend this product. Here is a link that shows some before and after pics.

Reviewed 2.5L on: 17/03/15
A very good product by Alan Wasser

Bought to maintain a solid British oak door and frame. This had had 3 coats of Fiddes Oil when made. The maker and installer recommended this product and I have found it to be an excellent product

Reviewed 1L on: 07/01/15