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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.

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Fiddes Hard Wax Oil reviews - Rating: 4.8 out of 5 stars, based on 312 reviews.

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Elaine St John-Mosse
 1L, Matt
Easy to apply, low odour and lovely finish
We chose this product to seal and protect our old oak bathroom floor as we needed moisture protection. We chose the matt finish. It was very easy to use, goes along way and the finished result was excellent.
Suresh Patel
 2.5L, Satin
Very versitile hard wearing hard wax oil
I have used Fiddes Hard Wax oil in the construction of pantry shelves and on wood skirtings. Looks natural and warm.
Hugo Iffla
 250ml Sample, Matt
Easy to use - great product
This sample size was more than enough to do the job - protecting the shelving slats on newly installed kitchen island.
James Craig
 2.5L, Matt
Easy to use. Lovely quality finish.
Used on 9m of solid beech kitchen worktop. It is proving to be a durable finish, that will only improve with repeated application. highly recommended product. Have used other Fiddes products on other wood furniture with equally good results.
Paul Guthrie
 2.5L, Matt
Great finish and brought out the grain very well.
I was looking for a matt finish that also allowed the natural look of the oak to come through. Product was very easy to apply and I'm very pleased with the results.
John Liddington
 2.5L, Satin
Best on the market
Bob Griffiths
 2.5L, Satin
Gives the desired result.
We bought seven and a half litres of Fiddles Hard Wax Oil for our staircase and engineered wood flooring. The satin variety gave us the tough sheen finish we were after. Great service for delivery.
Jean Vincent
 2.5L, Matt
Does what it says on the tin!
Easy to use and leaves wood finish looking totally natural.
Peter Benzie
 1L, Matt
Easy to apply, great finish with almost no rework
Easy to use, and brought out the natural wood without darkening it too much. Happy so far, time will tell on the durability...
Judith Gladwell
 1L, Matt
Great product,
Great product, easy to use, good results. Recommended by a master tradesman who works with oak.
 250ml Sample, Satin
Simple to use and touch up.
Used to renovate the backs of old Ercol dining chairs after cleaning and sanding off the old surface finish.Chairs look like new now complete with new cushions.
Alex Ridgway
 250ml Sample, Matt
Outstanding product
Bought this to finish a veneered sheet, very easy to apply with a brush, really enhances the colour of the oak and gives a very nice finish.
Amanda Houfe
 1L, Matt
Easy to use. Great results
Very easy to use. Lovely results too. Definitely recommend this product.
F Todd
 250ml Sample, Satin
Lovely finish, very easy to use
I used this oil to finish a dining room table made from reclaimed wood. Very easy to apply. Because it was pine, it needed a few coats (I did 4 in the end) to get the sheen that I wanted. It wasn't a shiny as I'd hoped, so next time I might go for the semi-gloss. Leaves the wood well protected with a great looking waterproof finish.
Our feedback:-

Thank you for taking the time to do the review. We would not necessarily recommend applying 4 coats as many woods would not take that many but if your wood was quite thirsy and dry it may have needed that many coats. I am glad that you managed to achieve the finish that you wanted.
Len S
 1L, Matt
Just as advertized
Easy to use and gives a good looking finish.
Jeremy Evans
 2.5L, Matt
As recommended works well.
Quick delivery and good product. No complaints.
Michael Stanford
 1L, Satin
I used the Hard Wax oil on a parquet floor I had just restored and I cannot praise it highly enough. It brought the surface back to life and seems a doddle to keep clean. I would not hesitate to recommend it.
Phil Bennett
 1L, Matt
Excellent Product
This oil wax is the best product I have ever used. I wish I had discovered it earlier. I have used it on a solid oak table and oak doors. It is easy to apply and enhances the wood beautifully.
James Williams
 2.5L, Satin
Good quality finish product
I am pleased to say that all was as expected. Sift safe delivery at a good price.
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.

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  • Water repellent
  • Excellent coverage
  • For all wood types

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