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!
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
I've tried other products on my floor to get a sheen but this is by far the best.
Excellent, Do not forget to clean your brush after use. IT GOES ROCK HARD. that's how good the finished surface becomes.
Product is great. Simple to use. Have never had to take care of wood floors until our recent move into new house. Previous oil on our engineered oak floor had worn out and became patchy. Called up wood finishes direct for a bit of advice and they recommended this product for my use. What can I say, its like painting baby oil onto the floor with none of the mess! Goes down easily, no brush marks which I was fearful of, looks fab with one coat. The second coat really brings out the finish properly. Satin in our case, not too glossy, just a soft sheen. It does smell a bit as it contains some white spirit in the product but the smell is short-lived. Just apply it with your windows open or some ventilation. Got the 2.5L tin but as others have said, I've painted 2 coats in 2 standard sized 4mx3m rooms and about a 1/3 has been used up, a little goes a long way. My only tip is if you are painting this stuff with a brush, put the brush into a food bag and tape it up whilst you are waiting for the 4-6 hours for the oil to dry. The brush otherwise starts getting sticky i.e. bristles start sticking together like after you dipped it in some glue. Think its exposure to air. I would thoroughly recommend this product for a DIY novice like me.
Well packaged. Good quality product at a competitive price
Easy to apply and good value for money
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.
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.
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.
EXPENSIVE BUT WORTH IT
This is a quality product that is easy to apply and gives a very satisfying finish
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.
It was easy to use and enhanced the wood, the finished article looked lovely.
A better container needs to be invented, as if not fully sealed the oil in the tin quickly solidifies.
Water just stays on the surface and does not penetrate wood.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.