Fiddes Hard Wax Oil

  353 customer reviews
Hardwoods 2 coats
enter area above
Softwoods 3 coats
enter area above

Wood type and application method can vary coverage. Litreage amounts shown above are total, not "per coat" amounts.

Order by 5pm for delivery Thursday
FREE Delivery on orders over £50*
  • 2-3 coats
  • Coverage: 24m²/L
  • 4 hrs drying time
  •  Water repellent
  •  Excellent coverage
  •  For all wood types
353 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 353 reviews.
Filter:   All reviews (353)   5 stars (297)   4 stars (53)   2 stars (3)  
It came up to my expectations by Michael Palmer

This is my second tin and when I need another I will use it again.

Reviewed 2.5L, Matt on: 20/06/16
This is the number one product for floors excellent by Séamus Rudden

I initially used liquid wax on my new oak floors applied with s rag. But its sheen did not last and water had an extreme adverse affect. I sanded back the wax and spplied this with a dried quickly and offers excellent protection. Will be using throughout my house.

Reviewed 2.5L, Matt on: 19/06/16
Excellent by Angie Mein

Fast delivery and a wax that does the job

Reviewed 1L, Satin on: 16/06/16
Easy to apply, good finish by Gordon Fell

Applied two coats with brush on parquet floor. Easy to apply, re coated in 4 hours,excellent finish and did not darken the wood but brought out the natural colours. Really pleasedwiththe results.

Reviewed 2.5L, Matt on: 16/06/16
Great Stuff by Christine Scott

I've tried other products on my floor to get a sheen but this is by far the best.

Reviewed 1L, Semi Gloss on: 27/05/16
Very easy to use by Kathryn Illich

Fiddles hard wax oil (satin) gave a lovely finish to our very old (circa 1850's) French floorboards. Extremely easy to use, no mess, quick drying. Very pleased with the result and will use it on the remaining floors to be renovated in the house. Excellent!

Reviewed 2.5L, Satin on: 26/05/16
Very good by Krzysztof Lesniewski


Reviewed 1L, Semi Gloss on: 22/05/16
Excellent product and service by Helen Cox

It is the second time I have bought this product from finishes direct and was very happy again with the quality of the product and service from Fishes Direct. Wouldn't hesitate to recommend them.

Reviewed 2.5L, Satin on: 20/05/16
After many years of Oil and Nagging I finally have peace The product is superbe by Frank Handscombe

Excellent, Do not forget to clean your brush after use. IT GOES ROCK HARD. that's how good the finished surface becomes.

Reviewed 1L, Matt on: 18/05/16
Easy to apply with paint brush, looks fantastic and goes onto floor with no issues by Ming Li

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.

Reviewed 2.5L, Satin on: 12/05/16
I have used it in the past and it is easy to apply and has good lasting properties by Peter Leigh

Well packaged. Good quality product at a competitive price

Reviewed 1L, Semi Gloss on: 11/05/16
Excellent product by Jeffrey Myers

Easy to apply and good value for money

Reviewed 250ml, Satin on: 06/05/16
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

Customers also bought

Manns Pine Wood Stain
£1.50 - £33.99
Osmo Polyx Oil
£0.98 - £262.29
£1.50 - £33.99
Osmo Polyx Oil Tints
£0.98 - £133.49