Fiddes Hard Wax Oil Tints

  4.7/5.0   371 reviews
You'll need enter area above for 2 coats (Hardwoods)
You'll need enter area above for 3 coats (Softwoods)

Wood type and application can vary coverage

  • A coloured oil for protecting interior wooden surfaces including floors
  • Extremely tough and durable
  • Scratch and scuff resistant whilst protecting against liquid spills
  • Easily maintained and restored
  • Does not crack, flake, peel or blister
  • Dries to a soft satin sheen
  • Formulated from a blend of natural vegetable oils and waxes
  • Environmentally friendly and safe
Brand Fiddes
No. of coats 2
Coverage Up to 24 per litre
Drying time hrs
Size 5ml Sample, 250ml, 1L, 2.5L
GTIN 5060403898197, 5060403898203, 5060403898210, 5060403898227, 5060403898234, 5060403898258, 5060403898265, 5060403898272, 5060403898289, 5060147671476, 5060147671520, 5060147671537, 5060147671544, 5060147671568, 5060147671582, 5060147671605, 5060147671612, 5060147671629, 5060147671322, 5060147671247, 5060147671360, 5060147671384, 5060147671261, 5060147671421, 5060147671285, 5060147671483, 5060147671506, 5060147671339, 5060147671230, 5060147671377, 5060147671391, 5060147671254, 5060147671438, 5060147671278, 5060147671490, 5060147671513

Fiddes Hard Wax Oil Tints offers an extremely hard wearing, oil based wood stain finish, that dries to a soft satin sheen. Perfect for most interior wooden surface including floors, doors, skirting-boards, furniture and more. Child and food safe when dry, this product is ideal for wooden chopping boards, utensils and children's toys.

Ensure that wooden surfaces, especially floors have been sanded and prepared with care. Poor preparation and / or sanding technique may result in a poor finish. Surfaces must be clean and dry, removing all traces of dust and dirt before application (maximum moisture content 20%). Only apply on frost free surface. For guaranteed performance it is always recommended to remove all traces of a previous finish.

  • Existing oiled surfaces can be lightly rubbed back with meths then fully cleaned
  • Pre-existing varnishes and sealers must be completely removed via sanding or using a suitable Paint or Varnish Remover
  • Use an appropriate porous filler if repairing small dents and holes
  • To protect against mould and blue stain in moist surroundings pre-treat with a suitable Interior Wood Preservative.

How to apply Fiddes Hard Wax Oil Tints

Always do a test area before starting any project to check suitability and compatibility.

Fiddes Hard Wax Oil Tints is ready-to-use from the tin, do not thin. Stir thoroughly prior and periodically during application. Fiddes hard wax oils dry via oxidation so it is important to ensure good ventilation during application and drying.

Application to Wood floors

The ideal application tool is a firm, fine, natural bristled brush, however the key to a great finish is thin application with removal of any surplus with a clean, lint free cloth.

  1. Apply first coat thinly and evenly along the wood grain
  2. Remove surplus and leave to dry (4 hours)
  3. Lightly de-nib surface, then vacuum clean
  4. Repeat above steps for second coat

Application to Cork floors

Cork tiles are best treated before fitting to avoid overlapping treatment of edges which would lead to prolonged drying times. A cork floor treated with Fiddes Hard Wax Oil Tints will get a robust, elastic and wear-resistant surface which will harden further over several weeks. Due to the extreme absorption power of this highly elastic, natural, material we recommend the following procedure:

  1. Apply first coat very thinly with a broad varnish scraper, or for smaller areas a natural bristle-brush
  2. The Hard Wax Oil should immediately absorb into the surface
  3. Leave to dry for at least 24 hours
  4. Apply second coat, again very thinly
  5. Remove excess with cloth immediately
  6. Leave to dry for at least 24 hours

Fiddes Hard Wax Oil Tints can be intermixed to produce unique colours. For a more translucent finish add clear Hard Wax Oil. Here are some tips for achieving different effects:

  1. For lighter a shaded finish. Apply a single coat of Hard Wax Oil Tints then finish with a clear coat of Fiddes Hard Wax Oil, or if you have used the white tint, use Fiddes Hard wax oil Natural to stop the white from yellowing.
  2. For increased colour depth. Apply two coats of Hard Wax Oil Tints
  3. To change the sheen from a satin finish. Apply matt or gloss from the clear Hard Wax Oil range to create the desired level.

Oiled or waxed surfaces should not be cleaned with a steam cleaner or steam mop as this degrades the performance of the finish.

Regular cleaning

For daily maintenance a duster, mop or vacuum cleaner will be sufficient. An electric floor polisher is very useful.

Deep cleaning

For persistent stains, remove with Fiddes Floor Surface Cleaner. This will also revive the appearance of the surface.


Renovating, even partially, is easy. Just clean and re-treat worn areas with a thin coat of the oil used - no sanding, no repair marks, no removal of the previous oil finish. No repair marks will be visible if applied thinly and appropriately.

371 customer reviews

Sample was enough to compare colours.

Reviewed 5ml Sample, English on: 31/08/17
Easy to use, great product by Andy Dunne

Goes on very easily with minimal fuss. Provides a great finish every time. Would happily use again any time

Reviewed 1L, Antique on: 25/08/17
Excellent by Stuart

Excellent product that looks great It's hard wearing and really forms a protective layer over the wood

Reviewed 2.5L, American on: 17/08/17
Great finish by Mrs J Gill

was not quite sure how to apply this product. Looked how to apply this product on youtube which was a great help, The fiddes hard wax oil needed two coats which has given my doors a fantastic finish they have made some cheap pine doors look like expensive ones so pleased with the results, I had been looking for a product for a long time for my doors did not know wood finishes direct was out there until I went to the Kent county show so glad we found them.

Reviewed 2.5L, Antique on: 15/08/17
A great finish by James Coulling

I use this a a wooden floor oil, always covers well and is hard wearing.

Reviewed 2.5L, Medium Oak on: 09/08/17
Easy to apply, good even finish by Kellys Woodcare Limited

Have been polishing for over 35 years and first time I have used this wax oil, givesa good hard finish. I tried a water and hot mug test and it stood up well.

Reviewed 1L, Dark Oak on: 31/07/17

Great product, easy to apply, goes a long way.

Reviewed 2.5L, Whiskey on: 24/07/17
Very good by Kevin Brafy

We put 2 coats on 70 square meters op ply wood floor coverage was accurate on tin Finnish was as we wanted

Reviewed 5ml Sample, Dark Oak on: 23/07/17

Very good

Reviewed 5ml Sample, Medium Oak on: 23/07/17
Lovely rich colour by Mark Charlton

Easy to apply, lovely rich colour - have used on floor boards & stairs

Reviewed 1L, Walnut on: 22/07/17
Good overall by Melissa

Good coverage and easy to apply, however the finish didn't feel as dry to the touch as other product from a different brand we tried.

Reviewed 5ml Sample, American on: 03/07/17

Great idea to test colour

Reviewed 5ml Sample, Antique on: 03/07/17

Easy to use. covers well and lovely finish

Reviewed 250ml, American on: 03/07/17

Order arrived quickly. Good colour match and easy to apply. Thank you.

Reviewed 250ml, English on: 30/06/17
Good by Ian Warmington

Good service

Reviewed 2.5L, Antique on: 30/06/17
Very good by Nicola Moore

I used this on some wood before my dog knocked the whole can over and so have not had chance to do a second coat but not needed anvway. Very very good and was pleased with it. Can verify it lifts paw marks off pale carpets and white tiles with white spirit and a lot of scrubbing

Reviewed 1L, Walnut on: 27/06/17

Provides a great finish

Reviewed 2.5L, Medium Oak on: 20/06/17

Just perfect

Reviewed 5ml Sample, Antique on: 17/06/17
Just the shade needed to spriuce my dining chairs by Mrs Marguerite Morgan

Easy to use/apply.

Reviewed 5ml Sample, English on: 17/06/17
Easy to use by Raine Extence

Used on my second hand coffee table after sanding the top I found it had a beautiful grain. I used the white hard oil tint, this brought the grain of the wood even more. So easy to use will be ordering more to update my tv cabinet. Arrived very quickly, so glad I found your company on the Internet.

Reviewed 5ml Sample, White on: 13/06/17

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