Fiddes Hard Wax Oil Tints

  4.7/5.0   358 reviews
 
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  • 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
MPN OHWA005, OHWAN005, OHWDO005, OHWE005, OHWMO005, OHWO005, OHWWA005, OHWW005, OHWWH005, OHWA100, OHWAN100, OHWDO100, OHWE100, OHWMO100, OHWO100, OHWWA100, OHWW100, OHWWH100, OHWA1, OHWAN1, OHWDO1, OHWE1, OHWMO1, OHWO1, OHWWA1, OHWW1, OHWWH1, OHWA2.5, OHWAN2.5, OHWDO2.5, OHWE2.5, OHWMO2.5, OHW02.5, OHWWA2.5, OHWW2.5, OHWWH2.5
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.

Before opening the 5ml sample sachets, squeeze the packet several times to ensure that the oil and pigments inside are thoroughly mixed.

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.

Renovation

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.

358 customer reviews
4.7/5.0
 
Beautiful finish and easy to apply by Hamill

We've used lots of different oils from the Fiddes range and they are all great

Reviewed 250ml, Medium Oak on: 04/11/17
Great product and great service as always by Julian McBride

Great coverage with one coat and colours as it says on the tin!

Reviewed 1L, English on: 02/11/17
Superb quality! by Graeme Murray

Very hard wearing, high quality product. I used this to restore Douglas Fir floor boards, in a property that dates from 1745. Delighted with the results and would definitely recommend.

Reviewed 5ml Sample, White on: 01/11/17
Great product by Geraldine Oldfield

Great paint so nice to put on leaves a nice finish

Reviewed 5ml Sample, Walnut on: 29/10/17
Perfect by Mr Chris Davidson

Dried quickly to leave a superb finish. Definitely use this again.

Reviewed 2.5L, English on: 26/10/17
Great product, easy to apply by Rach

I love Fiddes products. As expected, this was easy to use and apply, and dried reasonably quickly.

Reviewed 250ml, Medium Oak on: 23/10/17
Gorgeous finish by Rachel

Used this to refinish an old oak wardrobe as the polyurethane varnish was peeling off. Never liked the plastic-y feel of the varnish so after some research this seemed like the right product, and I'm incredibly happy. Very pleasing to the touch and when applied with a non-abrasive white Scotch-Brite pad instead of a brush it's astoundingly economical. With 2 coats I ended up using a tiny fraction of the 1l tin. Eager to spruce up more furniture with it!

Reviewed 1L, Dark Oak on: 20/10/17
Product fantastic, poor info from CS by Paul McNulty

Product brilliant when used with Purdy synthetic brushes.

Reviewed 2.5L, Walnut on: 21/09/17
Character in a tin by Lesley Lintonbon

Just a small amount of this wax is needed to impart a beautiful, antique wood hue and character. It is, however, quite difficult to apply evenly; the first coat has turned out a bit patchy - a second coat is definitely required.

Reviewed 250ml, Antique on: 20/09/17
Too white by A Richards

Not a tint - really opaque white on second application and looked uneven- didn't look good.

Reviewed 5ml Sample, White on: 08/09/17
A note from us...

Thank you for the feedback on the Sample sachet. With these sachets it is important to manipulate the sachet in your hands for a few minute to ensure the pigment is evenly dispersed through the oil, particularly with whites.

It is worth taking some time to try various test areas for a white finish as they can often be difficult to get right, when you do however they can look stunning and we do have a very helpful Blog on white finishes. http://www.wood-finishes-direct.com/blog/beautiful-interior-white-wood-finishes-for-dreamy-interiors/

And if you have any questions please do not hesitate to get in touch with our friendly team on 01303 213 838.

All the Best Samantha.

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
It did not cover evenly by LEN BAYLISS

I found it difficult to use. It came out darker on a larger area than the sample did.

Reviewed 2.5L, English on: 04/08/17
A note from us...

Hello Mr Bayliss,

Feedback on the darker tones have indicated that very good stirring is required and ongoing stirring through out the application process will help to give a more even finish.

These darker tones have also been known to highlight differences in the wood it is applied to, so if the wood is not evenly sanded this can show up or if you have floorboards that are made from different wood or are a different age they can have a slightly different finish. This is due to how readily the wood will absorb the oil and in turn the pigments.

For more advice please call us on 01303 213 838.

Kind regards Samantha.

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
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
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
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
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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