Fiddes Hard Wax Oil Tints

  4.7/5.0 (306 reviews)
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Wood type and application method 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.

306 customer reviews
Great hard wax oil by NS

Great hard wax oil used on our new reclaimed wood dining table. Very easy to apply dried 4 hours and the second coat applied. Looks amazing

Reviewed 250ml, Antique on: 21/05/17
Easy to use and very good colour and finish by Mrs Mary Enderby


Reviewed 250ml, Whiskey on: 18/05/17
Great to ensure buying correct colour by ALJ

The samples available to check colour are an excellent idea and arrived quickly.

Reviewed 5ml Sample, American on: 11/05/17
Fast to apply by ALJ

Easy to apply, nice finish. Brushes need white spirit and wax oil is quite pungent, but smell soon goes. The samples available to check colour are an excellent idea.

Reviewed 5ml Sample, Whiskey on: 11/05/17
Simple and easy to apply , great end results by Catriona Mackay

I really like this product and would definately use it again . I used it on my staircase and the end result was fantastic , much better than I imagined was ever possible . Really glad I tried it .

Reviewed 1L, English on: 10/05/17
Awesome! Looks great and was very easy to apply! by Emile De Tourtoulon

Awesome! Looks great and was very easy to apply!

Reviewed 250ml, Antique on: 07/05/17
Great Colour, Easy to Use by Tara Watling

Great colour, easy to use and you don't need much as a lot goes a long way.

Reviewed 2.5L, Walnut on: 05/05/17
The product itself is good but the colour is virtually black, it's far darker than suggested Beware! by C Mantle

Easy to apply & looks like it will stand the test of time. Just an issue with the colour for us, despite testing a patch it after the second coat it was much darker than we wanted, almost black! It was applied to s restored oak floor.

Reviewed 1L, Medium Oak on: 03/05/17
Perfect finish by Allan Hall

First time using a hard wax and very impressed. Easy to apply and the finish is just what I wanted giving a nice natural looking colour also a little goes a long way. For 5 stars? Felt a little expensive.

Reviewed 250ml, White on: 23/04/17
Fantastic value by Miss Rachel A Ronnie

Great quality, and really good to be able to get a small sample for so cheap, meaning I could test a few and decide which one worked best. Would definitely buy again.

Reviewed 5ml Sample, Dark Oak on: 21/04/17
Fantastic value by Miss Rachel A Ronnie

Great quality, and really good to be able to get a small sample for so cheap, meaning I could test a few and decide which one worked best. Would definitely buy again.

Reviewed 5ml Sample, Walnut on: 21/04/17
Great product by Philip Elvin

This stuff is incredibly hard wearing. Used it on some kitchen worktops to drastically darken the colour and it's stood up really well.

Reviewed 1L, Onyx on: 11/04/17
Excellent product by Martin Watson

Very easy to use. Good coverage. Great finish.

Reviewed 2.5L, White on: 11/04/17
Brilliant product by Sue Bridge

Easy to use, just use the link to see the online demonstration and the results are brilliant. I was really terrified of trying this, not good at painting, but shouldn't have worried at all. The finish is excellent and it goes a lot further than you expect.

Reviewed 2.5L, White on: 09/04/17
Easy straight forward to use by Mrs Lorraine Bradley

I looked at many products on many sites before deciding on this one, as none of the others appeared not to do what I was looking for. I have used it on a settle style bench in the kitchen, so it is getting a lot of wear and is still as good as the day it was put on. More than happy with it, would buy again and recommend to others.

Reviewed 1L, Medium Oak on: 07/04/17
Attractive finish by James Clayton

Quite easy to apply, best left to completely dry overnight. Leaves a soft sheen, attractive colour and finish.

Reviewed 1L, Walnut on: 28/03/17
Lovely rich colour and sheen by Anne McCulloch

Essential that you prepare surface as directed but very easy to apply and in my case fully restored a tired engineered wood floor to its former glory.

Reviewed 1L, Dark Oak on: 21/03/17
Easy to apply, great finish, durable by Joanna Noble Finch

I've used Antique, Clear and Onyx Fiddes wax oils with excellent results on floors, doors and work-tops.

Reviewed 2.5L, Antique on: 20/03/17
Good product, good service! by Christopher J Smith
Reviewed 250ml, White on: 17/03/17
Ok by Tashee
Reviewed 5ml Sample, Medium Oak on: 16/03/17

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