Fiddes Hard Wax Oil

  4.8/5.0 (403 reviews)
2 coats = Hardwoods
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3 coats = Softwoods
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Wood type and application method can vary coverage.

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.

  • Extremely hard-wearing, clear, non-yellowing finishing oil
  • Offers excellent coverage making it an extremely cost effective
  • Water repellent, childsafe, treadfast and quick drying
  • Available as Matt, Satin or Semi-Gloss
  • Can be intermixed with Fiddes Hard Wax Oil Tints range
  • Comparable in performance to Osmo Polyx Oil
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

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.

Important: 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: Stir the hardwax oil thoroughly before and during use. Apply THINLY and work into the wood following the direction of the grain. Remove any excess hard wax oil immediately with a cloth.
  • 2nd coat: Apply a thin second coat once the first has dried. Once dry the surface can be buffed with a dry cloth to improve the shine.

For general maintainance clean your Hard Wax Oil finish with a damp (not wet) cloth, leave for a few minutes, then buff dry. For better results and to help remove stuborn scuffs and marks use Fiddes Floor Surface Cleaner or Manns Wood Surface Cleaner

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

How to clean Fiddes Hard Wax Oil

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.

Note: Although Fiddes Cleaner is named 'Floor Surface Cleaner' it can be used on any surface treated with Fiddes Hard Wax Oil including floors, furniture, table tops, kitchen worktops and more.

Cleaning Application Brushes And Equipment

Application equipment such as brushes and floor applicator pads can be cleaned with White Spirit. It's important that brushes and other applicators are cleaned immediately after use before the product hardens.

Fiddes Hardwax Oil has been tested in accordance with the BS3900 G5 and BS 3900 E15 standards meaning it is highly resistant to liquids and wear. It has also passed the EN71 Toy Safety Test making it suitable for application onto childrens toys.

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.

A thin coat of Hard Wax Oil will dry in around 2-3 hours, a medium coat normally dries in around 4-6 hours in a well-ventilated warm room. Allow a longer drying time in cold, damp or humid conditions. Remove any excess oil to avoid extended drying times.

403 customer reviews
Superb finish, easy to apply by Josephine Dixon

Have used this on a new wooden floor and more recently on a couple of large doors. Superb finish

Reviewed 1L, Satin on: 19/10/16
Beautiful finish by Simon Bell

I chose this hard wax oil to replace a rather worn Danish oil finish on a beech kitchen worktop. The result in matt is just beautiful (no doubt helped by all the scraping and sanding to remove the previous finish!) giving the wood a more natural feel and appearance. Time will tell how it stands up to kitchen usage, but so far I am delighted with it.

Reviewed 250ml, Matt on: 18/10/16
Great finish by Nick Davies

Tough, good looking finish and easy to apply

Reviewed 250ml, Matt on: 16/10/16
Great - easy to apply, beautiful finish, long lasting by H Tangen

This is the third time I have used your Hard Wax Oil with great satisfaction. My oak floor (oiled, matt) is now 10 years old and still looks as good as new, having been oiled every second or third year. Fiddes product is the best I have found on the market.

Reviewed 2.5L, Matt on: 14/10/16
Very easy to use does exactly what is says on the tin by Mr Felton

Great finish easy to clean off spills and dirt.

Reviewed 2.5L, Matt on: 13/10/16
Always buy Fiddes, very good quality product by G B Tatham & Co Ltd

As a housing developer of prestige houses we always use Fiddes Hard Wax Oil. Top quality product.

Reviewed 2.5L, Matt on: 12/10/16
Great finish, easy to work with by Paul Lovejoy

2 coats of satin did a great job on our new oak door. No runs, very economical, brought the best out of the wood.

Reviewed 250ml, Satin on: 11/10/16
Brilliant and easy to use by J Richardson

After much research decided to go for this instead of vanish, as is supposed to be easier to maintain. I used this on a cheap engineered oak floor that was very tired and dirty, but dont want to replace yet. I also bought a hand held JCB sander to take the previous vanish off. The work was relatively easy to do, took 3 days including 3 coates. The new finish on the floor is brilliant. The website is very informative and the staff really helpful which was a big deciding factor in buying from this company.

Reviewed 2.5L, Matt on: 01/10/16
Very easy to use and a little goes a long way by Mrs L Stephens

Gives a lovely natural finish with a soft sheen, I used it over a wood stain on pine stair rails and it looks amazing.

Reviewed 250ml, Satin on: 30/09/16
Good quality product by Mark Storr-Hoggins

Very good finish

Reviewed 2.5L, Matt on: 29/09/16
Gives a lovely finish and is very easy to apply by Andrew Naylor

I am very pleased with the finish the hard wax oil produces, it doesn't leave the obvious coating that some finishes do, it's very subtle and brings out the colour and figuring of the oak I'm using beautifully.

Reviewed 2.5L, Matt on: 28/09/16
Great Product and easy to use by Ellen

Restored a turn of the century oak dining table, using this product after using Osmo Polyx oil tint to colour the wood first. We used 3 coats of this and it looks great.Very happy with the advice we also received from Wood Finishes Direct.

Reviewed 250ml, Satin on: 27/09/16
Fantastically easy to use, quick drying, and a beautiful finish What's not to like? by Ian McMullen

Lovely to apply, quick to dry, with a beautiful / uniform finish - it has lifted our solid oak kitchen surfaces into something not only stunning, but hard-wearing and practical.

Reviewed 1L, Semi Gloss on: 26/09/16
Easy to use and gives excellent finish by David Coates

Easy to put on (I brushed on a thin uniform layer then, especially in corners wiped off any excess that might have run), dries reasonably quickly in a few hours for first coat and quicker for subsequent coats - I used 3 coats on bare wood and sanded very lightly between coats. Wood had been previously been sealed with Shellac then sanded. When dry (left final coat overnight to harden) it gave an excellent uniform satin finish that I and others like.

Reviewed 1L, Satin on: 22/09/16
Perfect finish on oak doors by Graham Dickinson

I bought some oak doors almost a year ago and was frightened by the supplier into having them professionally finished as the supplier suggested that a DIY coating would be poor by comparison. I was let down 3 times by the tradesman who was supposed to come to finish them so eventually I decided to give it a go. After much research I arrived at buying this oil and after applying 2 coats with a quality brush I'm happy that the finish is as good as a tradesman would provide. Not a brush stroke in sight and no runs. The oil goes on evenly and brings out a fabulous look in the oak. I would thoroughly recommend it.

Reviewed 1L, Satin on: 22/09/16
Easy to apply, goes a long way and looks great! by Judi West

Fiddes Hard Wax Tint (Whiskey) Gave new oak worktops two thin coats of tint and finished off one coat of clear. The colour is rich and even several months, the wood is still silky and water repellent. I am thinking of using it on the window boards next. Very happy with this product.

Reviewed 250ml, Satin on: 17/09/16
Works Fine by D Helliwell

First time with Hard Wax Oil, good result so quite happy

Reviewed 2.5L, Satin on: 13/09/16
So easy to use and love the finish by Colin Brookes
Reviewed 250ml, Satin on: 13/09/16
As they say, does exactly as its says on the tin Brilliant product by Jeremy Leazell

Very easy to use and gives a great finish.

Reviewed 1L, Semi Gloss on: 09/09/16
TQuality product Easy to apply and looks amazing by B.Summerfield

Just get your preparation work spot on first .. This oil will do its magic . Top tip , do not put to much on brush ,it covers very well . I used the oil then the clear silk on top for added protection . Looks amazing

Reviewed 2.5L, Satin on: 05/09/16