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Fiddes Hard Wax Oil

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Fiddes Hard Wax Oil is an extremely hard wearing, clear, non-yellowing finishing oil perfect for wooden floors, kitchen surfaces, children's toys, skirting, furniture, even unsealed tiles!

Available in a clear matt, satin and gloss finish or as 9 satin colours in the Fiddes Hard Wax Oil Tints range, or as Natural which helps retain the woods original shade.

Made from the finest ingredients, childsafe, treadfast and quick drying. Offers excellent coverage, making it an extremely cost effective hardwax oil comparable in performance to Osmo Polyx Oil.

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Hard Wax Oil Overview

Hard wax oil produces a quick-drying, water repellent, natural looking finish that will not peel or flake. With a blend of natural oils and waxes, hardwax oil offers exceptional durability and resistance to any interior area subject to a high degree of wear. Suitable for use on most interior wooden surfaces including wooden flooring, kitchen worktops and cupboards, skirting, spindles, doors, furniture and even unsealed terracotta tiles and quarry tiles due to their porous, wood-like properties.

Hard Wax Oil Colours

Hard wax oil is available in a clear matt, satin and semi-gloss finish, or in 9 Fiddes Hard Wax Oil Tints. All can be intermixed to create different shades, i.e. Mixing 50% Antique with 50% Clear oil will achieve a light oak shade.


We recommend that you 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.

Important: Stir thoroughly before and during application.

Due to the shape and size of the opening on the 5 Ltr tins, a long, strong stirring stick will be needed to stir the product thoroughly before use. Alternatively, pour the entire contents of the tin in to another container so that it can be stirred.


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.

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.

Maintaining your finish

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.

Repairing damaged areas

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

Cleaning Fiddes Hard Wax Oil Tints

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.

Drying Times

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.

  • Reviews

Fiddes Hard Wax Oil reviews - Rating: 4.8 out of 5 stars, based on 293 reviews.

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Andrew Young
 1L, Satin
I was really surprised how easy it was to apply and the perfect finnish achieved.
Easy to apply and dries to a tough, water resistant coat. This is the first time I've used this product, but it will not be the last.
 2.5L, Satin
Excellent product,, easy to use.
Fantastic product, brought out the beauty of the floor. Made it look stunning, wish I had used it instead of varnish the time before. Would highly recommend
M Walliman
 250ml Sample, Satin
Quality product with a quality service
The Fiddes wax oil is a very easy to use product, It goes onto the wood effortlessly and seems to go a long way too. Transforms tired looking wood. The service getting this was second to none, I almost knew to the minute when the guy was going to knock on my door with it!! Great product with excellent service.
Rod Olney
 2.5L, Satin
Delivered on time and very well packaged
Excellent coverage and finish - 2 coats on top of the tint and I have a floor that looks like it's cost a fortune. Very highly recommended.
Francesca Palmer
 2.5L, Satin
Yes,order arrived as anticipated.One tin dented slightly.Wrong productbox
Product good. Arrived on time but one tin slightly dented. Disconcerting that product arrived in another brand's packing box.
Our feedback:-
Hello Francesca,

Please let us know if you have any problems with opening, closing or storing the tin due to the damage.

I am sorry if any confusion was caused with the packaging, if we are able to recycle packaging that products come to us in we do, every little helps.
Bebe Bradley
 1L, Satin
Brilliant stuff
Needed something to treat refurbished kitchen worktops and after a LOT of research, found Fiddes. Quality product and as other reviewers have mentioned, a little goes a long way. Would recommend and buy again. Thank you to Wood Finishes Direct for excellent customer service too.
Ian Hotchkiss
 2.5L, Satin
Easy to apply good finish
this was a re-application to worktops which came up like new
David Heyes
 1L, Matt
Easy to apply, lovely finish
New kitchen in 2009 with wooden worktops. Much derided by my brother who has very expensive granite. His worktops badly stained (lemon juice, vinegar etc) while all mine need is a gentle rub down and a new coat of hardwax every 2/3 years. Still look great.
Katie Stewart
 2.5L, Satin
Easy to use
Really easy to apply and gives a lovely sheen to our stripped pine doors.
Jacquie Bennison
 1L, Matt
This product was recommended to us by our builder. He certainly knew what he was talking about! Easy to use and fantastic results. Great customer service from Wood Finishes - arrived within 24 hours and kept informed of progress from order placement until receipt. Cannot recommend enough.
Joanna Noble Finch
 2.5L, Satin
Easy to apply evenly. Beautiful finnish.
A fantastic finish from a product which is very easy to use and maintain.
 2.5L, Satin
Great finish
Easily applied, love the finish it really is the icing on the cake for our new wooden floor. Very pleased.
Robert Selby
 250ml Sample, Satin
Very easy to apply, economical and a great finish
This product leaves an attractive hard finish with limited effort.
Jane Collier
 2.5L, Satin
Looks fantastic, love this product, really easy to apply.
I used this product on my stairs so far I have only applied one coat but it looks fantastic. A little goes a long way though, unsure of how much it would take I ordered a 2.5l tin which was a mistake. I have used about an eigth of a tin on one coat of stairs, bannister, spindles and landing, skirting etc. Even after a second coat a small tin would have been sufficient and half the price.
 2.5L, Satin
Easy to apply and a great finish
This left a really great finish on oak doors and staircase - easy to apply
Robert Holmes
 2.5L, Satin
Good quality hard wax oil
I have used this product many times know and I prefer it all the others I have tried, many floor finishes often much cheaper are fine the first time and possibly the second time after a sand down but when it comes to a third time the finish fails to dry fully,rapidly gets very dirty and is a nightmare to remove involving scraping by hand and completely re sanding the floor hard work and very expensive.Hard wax oil is expensive but goes along way and re-coats after a light sand many times. Areas of high wear can touched up without a problem I would highly recommend this product especially if its your own floor and you will have it to look after (said with feeling,sore hands and an aching back!)
 2.5L, Satin
Beautiful finish
Used on our internal doors and it really brought up the natural colour of the wood. Used two coats to get excellent finish.
Farid Adhamy
 2.5L, Satin
By far the best product of its kind blows osmo out of the water
by far the best hard wax oil ive used has such a good durable finish and bring out the grain beautifully without altering the colour.
Linda Turner
 1L, Satin
My wood kitchen worktops look brand new after applying this. Cannot recommend highly enough.
Stephen Cooper
 1L, Satin
Works well
Very easy to work with great result

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