Fiddes Hard Wax Oil

  4.8/5.0 (472 reviews)
2 coats = Hardwoods
Total: enter area
3 coats = Softwoods
Total: enter area

Wood type and application method can vary coverage.

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

Can be intermixed with Fiddes Hard Wax Oil Tints range.

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. 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:

  1. Stir the hardwax oil thoroughly before and during use
  2. Apply thinly and evenly and work into the wood following the direction of the grain
  3. Remove any excess hard wax oil immediately with a cloth
  4. Leave to dry 4-6 hours in warm, dry, well ventilated conditions

2nd coat:

Once the first coat has dried, follow these steps.

  1. Apply another coat, 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 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.

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

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.

472 customer reviews
Excellent service Product arrived quickly and safely by Mrs C Harding

Great product. Made my worktop look like new with not much effort.

Reviewed 1L, Semi Gloss on: 19/05/17
We use regularly for furniture restoration by Gildersleve Antiques

Very good.

Reviewed 2.5L, Matt on: 18/05/17
This is my sixth tin a great product by Mike Palmer

Goes on easily and has a great look about it.

Reviewed 2.5L, Matt on: 15/05/17
Perfect for oak sills by Emma

Easy to use, just brush on and rub in with a rag. Lovely even finish. Brings out the grain of oak windows sills without changing the colour too much.

Reviewed 1L, Matt on: 15/05/17
Yoused it before its the best by David Horner
Reviewed 2.5L, Satin on: 08/05/17
Easy to apply, great finish, hardwearing by Gillian Bracey

Applied to a sanded pine tabletop, two coats, looks great, clear finish, seems hardwearing, very pleased, would definitely use again. Though there was a problem with the courier Wood Finishes Direct refunded the cost of next day postage with no quibbles.

Reviewed 250ml, Matt on: 08/05/17
Excellent product by John Brown

Easy to apply and gives an excellent finish. Preparation is important though and must be thorough and correct.

Reviewed 2.5L, Satin on: 27/04/17
Fantastic product - and can be applied in sections by Mark Johnson

Has turned a faded, sad old oak floor into a pride and joy that everyone remarks on !

Reviewed 1L, Satin on: 18/04/17
Fantastic product - and can be applied in sections by Mark Johnson

Has turned a faded, sad old oak floor into a pride and joy that everyone remarks on !

Reviewed 2.5L, Satin on: 18/04/17
Great product, easy to use and leaves a lovely finish by Stephen Knights

i would encourage anyone with wooden floors to give this product a try , I used it and it left my floors looking great

Reviewed 2.5L, Satin on: 13/04/17
Excellent product excellent service by Christine Scott

Excellent sums it up in a word. Smashing finish. I'll never buy the varnish " that does what it says in the tin" again

Reviewed 1L, Semi Gloss on: 12/04/17
Great wood protection by Duncan Ellis

Great product, best wood protection I've ever used. Beats oil, varnish, etc hands down. Only complaint is the price, yes it's good but it is expensive

Reviewed 2.5L, Satin on: 08/04/17
Excellent product, easy to apply by JEFF Bradbury
Reviewed 2.5L, Satin on: 06/04/17
Excellent product by Scaladal

Easy to apply. Dries quickly. Very hard wearing.

Reviewed 2.5L, Satin on: 05/04/17
Excellent by Mrs R Wilkinson

Easy to apply.looks great on the stairs spindles and handrails we applied it to .would buy this product again if needed

Reviewed 2.5L, Semi Gloss on: 05/04/17
Love the product by June Jones

Love the product, it's absolutely what we needed to revive our woodblock flooring, we are delighted with how easy it was to use.

Reviewed 1L, Matt on: 01/04/17
Easy to apply by Tom Kelly

Easy to apply and looks good when finished. The odour can be a bit strong and the brushes are more difficult to clean than non solvent based products,but in the end the end finish was worth it. It would have been helpful if the instructions on the tin had stated that sanding was required between Coates, however the staff at wood finishes direct were more than helpful.

Reviewed 2.5L, Satin on: 31/03/17
Easy to use by June Jones

Was dreading the job of treating my newly prepared floor, but this product went on like a dream, and it looks amazing. Can't wait to do the other floors in our home, so will go on ordering this product. Thank-you.

Reviewed 1L, Matt on: 31/03/17
Good finish and easy to use by Jan Mattison

Excellent, would recommend

Reviewed 250ml, Matt on: 24/03/17
Excellent product exactly what was needed by David Sweeney

Very good did everything I required of it

Reviewed 2.5L, Matt on: 21/03/17