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Fiddes Hard Wax Oil

  323 customer reviews
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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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Fiddes
  • 2-3
    coats
  • 24m²/L
    1 coat
  • hrs
    drying
  •  Water repellent
  •  Excellent coverage
  •  For all wood types
Reviews
4.8/5
323 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.

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.

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 323 reviews.
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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
Excellent product for restoring furniture by PhilH

This is the second time I have bought this Wax Oil product. Its excellent for refinishing Ercol chairs and gives a finish very similar to the original blonde/light colour.

Reviewed 250ml, Semi Gloss on: 22/01/16
As expected, good finish, easy to apply,prompt tracked delivery by Rebecca Jones

Easy to apply, good finish. Need windows open for a few days to get rid of odour. Excellent prompt tracked delivery.

Reviewed 2.5L, Semi Gloss on: 05/01/16
Tip top!!! by Jonathan Truslove

A fantastically easy product to use!! Instructions on the tin are précis and easily understood!! I used a brush to apply the first coat then used a roller to remove brush strokes!! Second coat I applied using a roller, finish is flawless!

Reviewed 2.5L, Matt on: 03/01/16
Easy to use by John Brooks

3 coats made our stripped and sanded floor beautiful

Reviewed 2.5L, Matt on: 01/01/16
Fine easy to use oil by R Atkimson

I bought this for oak worktops particularly wanting a matt finish. I also wanted a product that was easy to clean out of the brush - white spirit is not ideal but better, in my opinion, than thinners. I am very happy with the finish. I found 3 coats necessary but the wood was advertised as between 8 and 10% moisture and this was reflected by how the oil soaked in. IT is a very good finish, exactly what I wanted and easy to re coat - I damaged part of the worktop during fitting so I sanded it and recoated it and it cannot be seen. I have found it goes a long way so when I have finished I am going to seal it in a jar and hope it lasts as long as is advertised.

Reviewed 1L, Matt on: 28/12/15
Great wax oil left a lovely finish by C Johnson

Easy to apply and left wood looking natural gave a all over even finish

Reviewed 2.5L, Satin on: 14/12/15
Great, my floors now look amazing by Sal Gould

When you take your time and apply as should your floor will look great.

Reviewed 2.5L, Satin on: 07/12/15
Easy to use and does what it says on the tin! by Mrs JG

Used as a top coat to finish a wooden mantle shelf. Very pleased with the finished job.

Reviewed 250ml, Satin on: 05/12/15
Easy to apply, low odour and lovely finish by Elaine St John-Mosse

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.

Reviewed 1L, Matt on: 26/11/15
Very versitile hard wearing hard wax oil by Suresh Patel

I have used Fiddes Hard Wax oil in the construction of pantry shelves and on wood skirtings. Looks natural and warm.

Reviewed 2.5L, Satin on: 25/11/15
Easy to apply, great finish, lasts forever by Eni

Two coats were enough for pine floor unearthed from under 70s carpets (any nasties sanded off with grade 40 sandpaper, finished with 120 before waxing). I lightly (grit 240) sanded the floor after the first coat dried and lifted the fibres, then applied another coat and it gave it a really lovely finish. The 2.5L tin was more than plenty for a landing, hall and bedroom (17.5m2 in total, two coats brought it to 35m2) - in fact I still have about a quarter of the tin left! Admittedly, it does smell somewhat, but that's to be expected. Funnily enough, the fumes smell like paraffin when in the vicinity of a working gas hob (my hall is next to the kitchen). Overall, excellent product and I will definitely use it again (although I most likely won't have to for a long time!) Wood Finishes Direct despatched the order almost before I made it, the delivery was lightning speed!

Reviewed 2.5L, Satin on: 25/11/15
Easy to use - great product by Hugo Iffla

This sample size was more than enough to do the job - protecting the shelving slats on newly installed kitchen island.

Reviewed 250ml, Matt on: 23/11/15
Easy to use Lovely quality finish by James Craig

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.

Reviewed 2.5L, Matt on: 22/11/15
Great finish and brought out the grain very well by Paul Guthrie

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.

Reviewed 2.5L, Matt on: 17/11/15
Best on the market by John Liddington
Reviewed 2.5L, Satin on: 17/11/15
Gives the desired result by Bob Griffiths

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.

Reviewed 2.5L, Satin on: 15/11/15
Does what it says on the tin! by Jean Vincent

Easy to use and leaves wood finish looking totally natural.

Reviewed 2.5L, Matt on: 14/11/15
Easy to apply, great finish with almost no rework by Peter Benzie

Easy to use, and brought out the natural wood without darkening it too much. Happy so far, time will tell on the durability...

Reviewed 1L, Matt on: 11/11/15

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