Fiddes Hard Wax Oil

  4.9/5.0   547 reviews

You'll need enter area above for 2 coats (Hardwoods)
You'll need enter area above for 3 coats (Softwoods)

Wood type and application can vary coverage

  • A premium hard wax oil for interior wood flooring and surfaces
  • Offers 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.

This product can be intermixed with the Fiddes Hard Wax Oil Tints range.

Ensure that surfaces to be treated are clean, dry and free from any previous finishes before applying Hard Wax Oil.

If required, sand the wood surface with 150 grade sandpaper or finer, then remove any residual dust.

Always do a small test area before beginning any project and follow the manufacturer's instructions on the tin at all times. No thinner or primer is required. Stir thoroughly before and during application.

Fiddes Hard Wax Oil can be applied directly from the tin onto a prepared surface with a good quality paint brush, cloth, microfibre roller or floor finish applicator. It 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. Apply thinly and evenly, working the hard wax oil into the wood following the direction of the grain
  2. Remove any excess hard wax oil immediately with a soft, lint-free cloth
  3. Leave to dry 4-6 hours in warm, dry, well ventilated conditions

2nd coat:

  1. Once the first coat has dried, apply another coat of hard wax oil, 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 Wax Oil 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.

Please Note: 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 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 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.

547 customer reviews

Has proved its worth and the finish on my internal oak is excellent.

Reviewed 2.5L, Satin on: 13/07/17
Great finish and easy to apply by Chris Thomson

Great finish and easy to apply. I will definitely be using this again for floors and other wood surfaces. Lovely natural finish!

Reviewed 2.5L, Matt on: 12/07/17

Easy to use. Finish good and as expected.

Reviewed 1L, Matt on: 02/07/17

Easy to use. Finish good and as expected.

Reviewed 2.5L, Matt on: 02/07/17
Good coversge and hard wearing by Robert Kite

Ideal for pine floor boards. Easy to apply,good coverage and a nice finish. Would definately recommend.

Reviewed 2.5L, Semi Gloss on: 26/06/17

Easy to use and gives a very good finish

Reviewed 2.5L, Satin on: 19/06/17

easy to use provided you avoid the temptation to add an extra layer or apply too generously.

Reviewed 1L, Semi Gloss on: 19/06/17
Good product by Alan Sharp

Arrived on time and did a very good job

Reviewed 250ml, Semi Gloss on: 11/06/17
Great product by Mr G Owen

Fantastic finish with this product

Reviewed 1L, Satin on: 10/06/17

Easy to apply - third time of odering

Reviewed 2.5L, Matt on: 08/06/17
Nice and easy by Chris White

No real issues with this product, looks similar to an oil finish but protects the wood more. You do have to be careful when applying to remove the excess otherwise a patchy looking finish is likely. High quality product, pleased with it.

Reviewed 2.5L, Matt on: 07/06/17
Great product, look no further by Richard - Cornwall

I was recommended by my chippy to use this product. A search on Ebay found this seller. Great price and quick delivery. Very easy to apply and "less is more" . A light rub down after first coat with a scotchbrite pad and then applied second coat. Buffed up with a dry clotch once dry and the results are fantastic. First doors done 2 years ago and still look excellent. Just ordered another tin as have just replaced the final doors in the house.

Reviewed 1L, Satin on: 07/06/17
Very good by James Green

A very good product with the finish we wanted. We are very pleased

Reviewed 1L, Satin on: 06/06/17
The best product I know for treating oak by Tony Clifford

Top product and it certainly does what it says on the tin!!

Reviewed 2.5L, Satin on: 05/06/17
Clear winner by Elizabeth Bevan

Good quality, easy to apply, excellent finish. What more can you ask for?

Reviewed 2.5L, Semi Gloss on: 04/06/17
Easy to apply and a very nice finish by Mr M Barnaville

Covered the initial stain very well and the second (final) coat lifted the finish to a perfect satin glow.

Reviewed 1L, Satin on: 31/05/17
Best product out there by Micheal Bailey

Stained my step treads with this product and the result is brilliant. A deep brown colour showing all the grain through of the original wood. I highly revoke this product

Reviewed 250ml, Matt on: 30/05/17
Easily applied and brushes clean well by Paul Guilfoyle

Used before and very pleased

Reviewed 2.5L, Matt on: 29/05/17
Excellent buyer by Khaled Ouchfoun

Good product.

Reviewed 2.5L, Satin on: 28/05/17
Excellent product, beautiful finish by Tim Horne
Reviewed 2.5L, Matt on: 25/05/17
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