Fiddes Hard Wax Oil Tints

  4.6/5.0 (287 reviews)
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2 coats = Hardwoods
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3 coats = Softwoods
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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.

287 customer reviews
Ok by Tashee
Reviewed 5ml Sample, Medium Oak on: 16/03/17
Ok by Tashee
Reviewed 5ml Sample, Whiskey on: 16/03/17
Top quality product by Mark Dimmock

Excellent to work with

Reviewed 1L, Onyx on: 12/03/17
Perfect solution for my task by I. McD

I needed to darken a solid oak backing board to mount a mediaeval oak carving for display. The range of wax colours available meant that I could choose an ideal shade to show the carving to best effect. Delivery was fast and efficient. I closely followed the application instructions on the tin and this resulted in a perfect finish. I can unhesitatingly recommend this supplier and product.

Reviewed 250ml, Antique on: 07/03/17
Good finish easy to use by Tom Gartland
Reviewed 250ml, Walnut on: 07/03/17
Lovely even finish by Bill Gould

This sample, just like Osmo samples, is a small thin sachet, rather like a packet of seeds in size, and provides just enough to stain a one foot piece of wood. Itís very easy to apply and dries to a nice even finish. This was not the brand or colour I used in the end, but was impressed none the less.

Reviewed 5ml Sample, American on: 05/03/17
Does what it says on the can as long as you do too! by Nigel Pollard

For my floorboards I wanted a mid-range colour but the Antique tint is too dark - solution = 1st coat with clear wax, 2nd with the tinted one then (to proect against long term wear, 3rd coat clear. Job done!

Reviewed 1L, Antique on: 02/03/17
Love Fiddes always does the job for me by James Lee

Great colour , easy to use

Reviewed 1L, Whiskey on: 01/03/17
Looks great! by Rebecca Hatton

Really love the warm colour of this stain.

Reviewed 2.5L, Medium Oak on: 01/03/17
Great! by Andrea Robinson

Literally did what it says on the tin! Has totally transformed our floor, easy to use, great quality

Reviewed 2.5L, White on: 21/02/17
Great product Does what it should by MCM Cleaning

Good quality product with great service with this company.

Reviewed 1L, English on: 21/02/17
Easy to use and great hard lush finish ( 3 coats) by James Struthers

easy to use and great hard lush finish ( 3 coats)

Reviewed 2.5L, Whiskey on: 17/02/17
Easy to use and great hard lush finish ( 3 coats) by James Struthers

easy to use and great hard lush finish ( 3 coats)

Reviewed 1L, Dark Oak on: 17/02/17
Great product easy to use by S Hickmott

Product is easy to apply, brush on and wipe of excess, gives a much more even finish than the stains on more intricate items where overlap can be a problem.

Reviewed 250ml, American on: 13/02/17
Nice natural finish by Alex

Used this on a couple of projects, good product to work with, gives a very soft satin sheen, not quite matte. Lays off well without leaving brush marks (using a high quality soft bristle synthetic brush). Only potential issue is it is very thin so care must be taken to avoid runs.

Reviewed 1L, American on: 12/02/17
Easy to use by Brian Girling

Never having used a product like this I was not sure of results I present have worried as the result was excellent, not sure how durable it will be but time will tell .product was very easy .to use.

Reviewed 1L, White on: 07/02/17
Nothing wrong with the product - I ordered a few samples as testers and the result was fine by Ken

I ordered four other samples to test out the colours before undertaking a very large pine clad roof in an attic conversion. I was more than surprised at the tea spoonful of product you get in a tiny sachet as a tester. The sachets are very messy to work with and you can only cover a few inches, and for what they are, they're very expensive!

Reviewed 5ml Sample, White on: 31/01/17
Fiddes hard wax oil-American by Shahnaz Syed

Very easy to apply giving a wonderful finish. I used three coats on stripped doors and the satiny ,seemless finish is superb. Will definately order again for the rest of my doors.

Reviewed 2.5L, American on: 29/01/17
Easy to use, and achieves a good depth of finish by John Pritchard

I purchased the Fiddes Hard Wax Oil to apply to a wooden mantelpiece, after trying samples of various wood stains and wax oils; I wanted good depth of colour and finish, with a slight sheen, and that is exactly what I got with this product. It's fairly easy to use, but it is worth taking extra care with preparation of the wood surface. The walnut wax oil when applied from the tin seems to give a slightly redder colour than the test sample, which I probably spread too thinly, but the final result works very well with my colour scheme and I am very pleased with it. I would certainly consider using the Hard Wax Oil instead of wood stain with acrylic or polyurethane varnish in future.

Reviewed 250ml, Walnut on: 27/01/17
Excellent by Anthony Wicks

Precisely what was needed!

Reviewed 5ml Sample, English on: 26/01/17

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