Fiddes Hard Wax Oil

  341 customer reviews
Hardwoods 2 coats
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Softwoods 3 coats
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Wood type and application method can vary coverage. Litreage amounts shown above are total, not "per coat" amounts.

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  • 2-3
  • 24m²/L
    1 coat
  • hrs
  •  Water repellent
  •  Excellent coverage
  •  For all wood types
341 reviews

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.

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.

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.

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.

Fiddes Hard Wax Oil reviews

Rating: 4.8 out of 5 stars, based on 341 reviews.
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Literally dies what it says on the tin by Trevor Colbran

An easy to use product giving a very durable finish to table tops etc.. Paint on, leave to dry and no more worries about stains to your surfaces.

Reviewed 250ml, Semi Gloss on: 28/04/16
Easy to use Lovely finish by Patricia

Just as advertised, this wood finish is very easy to use and the finish on the kitchen table was lovely after 2 coats (I used the 'matt') finish.

Reviewed 250ml, Matt on: 27/04/16
Exceptional on my oak worktops! by Nigel Smith

Brilliant on my worktops. Spills can be mopped up leaving no marks in the wood. Looks like this product will keep my tops looking good for years! Easy to apply too! Great service from wood finishes direct too.

Reviewed 2.5L, Semi Gloss on: 22/04/16
VERY GOOD by John Wilson


Reviewed 250ml, Satin on: 17/04/16
Very satisfied by John Clark

This is a quality product that is easy to apply and gives a very satisfying finish

Reviewed 1L, Matt on: 13/04/16
An excellent product which I would happily buy again if needed by Paul Williams

Very impressed. I only know Fiddes for their wax furniture polish so this was a first time buy. I am most impressed with a number of factors: 1. The coverage was really excellent. 2. The short drying time was an added bonus 3. The visual impact of the finished floor surface was impressive.

Reviewed 2.5L, Satin on: 12/04/16
Excellent product by James Leonard

It was easy to use and enhanced the wood, the finished article looked lovely.

Reviewed 250ml, Satin on: 09/04/16
Fine product by Charlie Nicholls

A better container needs to be invented, as if not fully sealed the oil in the tin quickly solidifies.

Reviewed 1L, Satin on: 09/04/16
Beautiful deep warm finish, easy to apply by Annemarie Stibbe

Water just stays on the surface and does not penetrate wood.

Reviewed 2.5L, Satin on: 06/04/16
Excellent product Used previously on furniture with excellent results by Kathleen Ovington

Easy to apply with professional finish. Beautifully brings out the qualities of the wood. Hard wearing. Will now be ordering for use on the oak flooring throughout the ground floor. Wouldn't use anything else now.

Reviewed 250ml, Satin on: 05/04/16
Excellent all round by Scott Green

Fantastic product, provided a beautifully natural finish on my pine floorboards. Price was the best I found for this product and the delivery was very fast. Excellent.

Reviewed 2.5L, Satin on: 20/03/16
Nice finish by Ian Shortley

I Used two coats on an Air dried block of Oak, V. pleased with the result ,Nice natural finish - Flat Matt with the wood colour being enhanced. haven't spilt any thing on it yet - so it has yet to tested.

Reviewed 250ml, Matt on: 16/03/16
Excellent product with excellent results by Diana North

Never used anything like this and was a bit nervous, but there was no need. Providing you follow instructions the results were fantastic. Can't wait to use it again.

Reviewed 1L, Satin on: 15/03/16
Excellent! by Gillian Bateup

We were really pleased with this product the results were fabulous. The area covered (kitchen and hall) took the majority of the 2.5L tin but used what was left as a second coat so that I could move furniture back. I will be ordering a second tin immediately after this review! I would add we used paint brushes to apply the oil and the coverage was great, we didn't find we had any excess oil to be removed with a cloth.

Reviewed 2.5L, Semi Gloss on: 08/03/16
Easy to apply, no residue by Andrew Roberts

This finish was easy to apply with a brush and gave a nice sheen to the wood. Could be a five star product, but I am not sure how penetrative it is compared to a straight oil and if this will make it more (or less) durable.

Reviewed 250ml, Satin on: 08/03/16
Really pleased by Katharine Rundle

Used on oak beam over the bath. Easy to apply.Exactly the finish we wanted.

Reviewed 250ml, Semi Gloss on: 02/03/16
Great product by Curtis Reid

I've used a lot of oils on wood in the past but not a wax oil content however, after a little research I thought this product would be suited for a project I was about to undertake (Wooden Clocks from reclaimed wood). To my astonishment - two coats were sufficient for the grain & knots to sparkle and 1 was sufficient for a cool rustic effect. very pleased and will sure purchase again.

Reviewed 250ml, Satin on: 29/02/16
First time use of wax oils on wood - excellent by Phillip Ford

Bought his to seal new pine doors but did not want the natural colour of the pine grain to darken. was not disappointed, hardly any large noticeable colour change. One coat then lightly sanded down with 150 grade and then recoated. Then just a very light brush over with 180 grade and the wood is feels smooth as glass yet still looks just like freshly cut pine. Really pleased.

Reviewed 1L, Satin on: 23/02/16
Easy to apply Quick drying Very good by Stacey Schofield

Very easy to apply, dries to tacky in four hours, recoatable in 6 to 8 hours. Does have a stronger smell initially than the Osmo Polyx. Dries slightly more matt than the Osmo Polyx but the Fiddes is less slippery when finished. We ran out of the Fiddies in one room and used Osmo Polyx as a final coat. Seemed fine and seems to work well with the Fiddes. No problems.

Reviewed 2.5L, Semi Gloss on: 02/02/16
Excellent product, in every respect by Sue F

After sanding down our maple worktops very thoroughly, I used two thin coats of the oil, as recommended, with a very light sanding (by hand) in between coats with fine grade sandpaper. The oil gave good coverage, dried quickly, and produced a superb, semi-gloss finish. The worktops look like new and we are really pleased with the results. Very economical too.

Reviewed 1L, Semi Gloss on: 23/01/16

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