Fiddes Hard Wax Oil

  4.8/5.0 (454 reviews)
2 coats = Hardwoods
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3 coats = Softwoods
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Wood type and application method can vary coverage.

  • A premier hard wax oil for interior wood flooring and surfaces
  • Offers an exceptional durability
  • Quick drying and water repellent
  • Does not peel or flake
  • Scratches are repaired very easily if required
  • Offers a clear (wet look) finish
  • Made from a blend of natural oil and waxes
Brand Fiddes
No. of coats 2-3
Coverage Up to 24 per litre
Drying time hrs
Size 250ml, 1L, 2.5L
GTIN 5060147671551, 5060147670424, 5060147671834, 5060147671773, 5060147670431, 5060147671636, 5060147671353, 5060147670448, 5060147671346

Fiddes Hard Wax Oil is a very versatile finishing oil perfect for use on wooden floors, doors, kitchen surfaces, children's toys, skirting, furniture and unsealed tiles.

Can be intermixed with Fiddes Hard Wax Oil Tints range.

Always do a small test area first. Ensure that all surfaces are clean, dry and free from any previous finishes before applying the Hard Wax Oil. If required, sand area with 150 grade sandpaper or finer, then remove any residual dust.

Hard Wax Oil can be applied directly from the tin onto a prepared surface with a good quality paint brush, cloth or microfibre roller or floor finish applicator. No thinner or primer is required. Stir thoroughly before and during application.

Fiddes Hard Wax Oil is ideally applied in a well ventilated area at room temperature. For best results, and maximum protection we recommend 2 coats on hard woods such as oak, and 3 coats on soft woods such as pine but a test area needs to be done to ensure the wood can accept the 3rd coat.

1st coat:

  1. Stir the hardwax oil thoroughly before and during use
  2. Apply thinly and evenly and work into the wood following the direction of the grain
  3. Remove any excess hard wax oil immediately with a cloth
  4. Leave to dry 4-6 hours in warm, dry, well ventilated conditions

2nd coat:

Once the first coat has dried, follow these steps.

  1. Apply another coat, again thinly and evenly
  2. Leave to dry for 4-6 hours or preferably over night
  3. When the surface area is completely dry, a light buff will further enhance the sheen level

Regular Cleaning

For day to day cleaning, surfaces treated with Fiddes Hard Waxoil can be dry wiped, swept or vacuumed. To clean surface scuffs, marks and stains, use Fiddes Floor Surface Cleaner and a damp (not wet) microfibre cloth or mop.

Important: Oiled or waxed floors and surfaces should not be cleaned with a steam cleaner or steam mop.


Scuffs, stains, marks and minor scratches can be quickly and easily repaired.

  • Minor Blemishes can be removed by buffing with a cloth or brush as well as vacuuming
  • Light damage such as stains can be easily repaired by lightly sanding and re-applying a fresh coat of Hard Wax Oil
  • Heavy damage including scratches can be easily 'repaired' by sanding the affected area, back to the bare wood if necessary and re-applying a fresh coat of the Hardwax Oil

Q.Is the hard wax oil durable enough for a table top?

A. Absolutely, this product is perfect for any wooden items requiring good protection. Another big advantage of this product is that repairs are very easy to do should the need arise.

Q.Is hard wax oil any different to linseed oil or Danish oil?

A. It's better because the wax content keeps the oil suspended in the surface of the wood for longer. This means that it's a more durable oil and that that maintenance is required less frequently. Also 2-3 coats are recommended (2 for everywhere except table tops and high traffic areas) where as 3-5 coats are recommended for Linseed oil, Danish oil and Tung oil.

Q. I have an old oak floor that has been finely sanded, is the hard wax oil a good choice for it?

A. It is beneficial if the wood grain is open when applying this product because hard wax oil mainly sinks into the wood and becomes a part of the wood. For that reason it requires a fairly open grain to accept the oil and Whilst being applied it is necessary to work the product into the wood. If you want to use any oil on your floor, but especially a wax oil it is recommended to sand the floor with a 150 grit sandpaper or coarser. Then this product will be ideal for you.

Q. Can i use a steam cleaner or steam mop to clean my oiled floor?

A. In short, 'No'. Oiled and waxed finishes on floors are 'Micro-porous' which means that although the wood is protected, it can still breath as it is not completely sealed as it would be with a varnish.

Cleaning oiled or waxed floors with a steam cleaner or steam mop introduces high temperature and pressure water which can strip and penetrate the oiled or waxed finish and potentially damage the wooden floor.

454 customer reviews
Good finish and easy to use by Jan Mattison

Excellent, would recommend

Reviewed 250ml, Matt on: 24/03/17
Excellent product exactly what was needed by David Sweeney

Very good did everything I required of it

Reviewed 2.5L, Matt on: 21/03/17
Easy to use Brilliant finish by Susan Newcombe

Went on very easily. 2 coats was enough and looks great

Reviewed 2.5L, Semi Gloss on: 19/03/17
Very good product by Toni McMullen
Reviewed 250ml, Semi Gloss on: 15/03/17
Excellent product, perfect finish by Dominic Pay

I applied 3 coats to my sanded floor using Padco Snappy Applicators. I found it very easy to apply coats, without too much excess. The drying time is just a few hours, which meant the job was quick to complete. After a build up of 3 coats I was left with the perfect matt yet waxy feel. I would recommend this product and definitely use it again.

Reviewed 2.5L, Matt on: 11/03/17
Easy to apply and very happy with the colour by Mark

Very easy to apply. I used it on my oak newel posts, handrail and baserail. Used a soft cloth to apply and it was quick and easy. Would definitely use this product again. Also a little product his a long way.

Reviewed 250ml, Matt on: 11/03/17
Used many times by Karen

Bought again for a threshold. Knew we would get a good finish as used before on our internal doors. Looks great

Reviewed 1L, Satin on: 07/03/17
Does what it says on the can as long as you do too! by Nigel Pollard

Clear instructions on the tin make it plain how to achieve a very satisfying result which is why I have purchased this product again.

Reviewed 2.5L, Matt on: 02/03/17
Great finnish by Kenneth Marshall
Reviewed 1L, Satin on: 02/03/17
Easy to use, excellent finish by R Atkimson

I bought this to renovate my oak kitchen worktops, the tops were originally finished with the product. It is easy to apply and in my opinion gives a very good finish with no brush marks and an even coat. It also does do what it advertises in that you can recoat a mark without having to re coat the whole surface. One slight problem I found was that you cannot keep the product, it skins over so buy what you need for the job. I did try what I was advised and put some in an air tight jar but to no avail.

Reviewed 250ml, Matt on: 02/03/17
Excellent coverage by D R Duggleby

Goes on well and goes further than you think .Tough as old boots (but looks a lot better!)

Reviewed 2.5L, Matt on: 01/03/17
Really easy to apply,brings out the grain and gives a good lustre by John Wilkinson
Reviewed 2.5L, Satin on: 25/02/17
Good stuff by David Helliwell

No issues, works as advertised

Reviewed 2.5L, Semi Gloss on: 23/02/17
Great results & 100% sattisfied with it by David Scholes

Very easy to use & I would recommend this product to anyone looking for a professional finish on most timber projects.

Reviewed 2.5L, Matt on: 22/02/17
Very good finish by Steven Cumings

Really enjoyed this product Great finish and easy to work with

Reviewed 2.5L, Matt on: 21/02/17
Excellent quality finish to tired floor Looks great by Mr.P.Higham

Really impressed with the finish after only two thinly applied coats to a dull dry floor surface. So little wax used, plenty left for other projects.

Reviewed 1L, Satin on: 19/02/17
Lovely finish, a nice natural enhancer by Caroline Horton

We spent weeks painstakingly sanding back the floors of most of our house and potentially even longer deciding on a wax/varnish to bring them (100 year old pitch pine..some in pretty bad nick) back to life! We must have read every single review on the internet! We didn't want a golden orangey pine look but something richer than the pale, stark, unfinished boards we had..tried Osmo but it didn't change the colour at all..also tried the tints ornate Fiddes- too extreme. Settled on this lovely wax - what a dream to apply with the padco applicators! Took two of us less than 15 mins to cover a 5x5 floor with one coat. We love the colour, don't be scared if the first coat looks a bit patchy, it seems to go on the second. It's expensive but hopefully will mean we don't have to re-apply any time soon and they really do look gorgeous, enriched and protected.

Reviewed 2.5L, Satin on: 17/02/17
Excellent finish, easy to apply by Paul Wallis
Reviewed 2.5L, Satin on: 15/02/17
Very good product by Justin Ashbourn

Easy to use, nice hard finish with good cover. Can even use on table tops

Reviewed 1L, Satin on: 08/02/17
Great by Mrs M Reynolds

I bought this product for my new kitchen surface. It's easy to apply and leaves a nice finish although it needed a few applications. The customer service was excellent!

Reviewed 250ml, Satin on: 02/02/17