Fiddes Hard Wax Oil

  4.8/5.0 (441 reviews)
2 coats = Hardwoods
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3 coats = Softwoods
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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 natural looking 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.

441 customer reviews
Great results & 100% sattisfied with it by David Scholes

Very easy to use & I would recommend this product to anyone looking for a professional finish on most timber projects.

Reviewed 2.5L, Matt on: 22/02/17
Very good finish by Steven Cumings

Really enjoyed this product Great finish and easy to work with

Reviewed 2.5L, Matt on: 21/02/17
Excellent quality finish to tired floor Looks great by Mr.P.Higham

Really impressed with the finish after only two thinly applied coats to a dull dry floor surface. So little wax used, plenty left for other projects.

Reviewed 1L, Satin on: 19/02/17
Lovely finish, a nice natural enhancer by Caroline Horton

We spent weeks painstakingly sanding back the floors of most of our house and potentially even longer deciding on a wax/varnish to bring them (100 year old pitch pine..some in pretty bad nick) back to life! We must have read every single review on the internet! We didn't want a golden orangey pine look but something richer than the pale, stark, unfinished boards we had..tried Osmo but it didn't change the colour at all..also tried the tints ornate Fiddes- too extreme. Settled on this lovely wax - what a dream to apply with the padco applicators! Took two of us less than 15 mins to cover a 5x5 floor with one coat. We love the colour, don't be scared if the first coat looks a bit patchy, it seems to go on the second. It's expensive but hopefully will mean we don't have to re-apply any time soon and they really do look gorgeous, enriched and protected.

Reviewed 2.5L, Satin on: 17/02/17
Excellent finish, easy to apply by Paul Wallis
Reviewed 2.5L, Satin on: 15/02/17
Very good product by Justin Ashbourn

Easy to use, nice hard finish with good cover. Can even use on table tops

Reviewed 1L, Satin on: 08/02/17
Great by Mrs M Reynolds

I bought this product for my new kitchen surface. It's easy to apply and leaves a nice finish although it needed a few applications. The customer service was excellent!

Reviewed 250ml, Satin on: 02/02/17
Excellent product - love it Expensive though! by Claire Belton, French Finds Forever, Unit 0890
Reviewed 1L, Satin on: 01/02/17
Super service by Julie Scott

Just what I wanted, now for testing to decide which colour to buy.

Reviewed 250ml, Satin on: 25/01/17
Easy to use, good results by James
Reviewed 1L, Matt on: 25/01/17
Fantastic by Robert Dickson

Great product

Reviewed 2.5L, Matt on: 11/01/17
Good quality product by Alexandra Hancock

I used Fiddes Hard Wax Oil on a newly laid oak floor two years ago. It was very easy to apply the 2 coats needed and is still looking very nice. I have just sanded an old pine floor and applied two coats and will need a further coat to look its best. It is also in a higher traffic area than the oak floor so it will be a better test of the oil. I am using it as it seems like it will be easier to re-apply to floor areas which might wear quicker without it looking patchy

Reviewed 2.5L, Satin on: 07/01/17
Good product by Janet Proctor

2nd tin as doing a new house, easy to use

Reviewed 1L, Satin on: 03/01/17
Using this felt like a holiday after laying and sanding by Floor Restorer

The Hard Wax Oil goes on easy with a pad and can be used very sparingly. I've covered about 40m2 twice (double reception and main bedroom in a terrace) and still have some to spare. It's probably the most pleasant product I have worked with while restoring a Victorian house. I like the finish and am confident I can easily maintain it in areas that will wear. It dries really quickly, denibs with an abrasive pad and makes a good job easy. It's helped bring a 120-year-old floor back to life. I'd add that the WFD has been good to deal with. The site is easy to use, informative and is backed by help on the phone.

Reviewed 2.5L, Satin on: 03/01/17
Good coverage Quality finish by John M

Used 2 thin coats over alcohol based stain on new pine Very easy to apply and dried to a hard semi-gloss finish but probably a bit too glossy for "satin" although this is entirely subjective Brought out grain colour very well without altering the overall shade. An excellent product

Reviewed 250ml, Satin on: 19/12/16
Easy to use, lovely finish by Clare Bolger

I used this product on new solid oak kitchen worktops. It was easy to apply, quite thin, just brushed on with small paint brush. I applied 3 coats, sanding lightly between each coat. The worktops look and feel fabulous. A little goes a long way and I have a plenty left to apply again in few months if necessary. Service from Wood Finishes Direct was excellent with free next day delivery as promised.

Reviewed 2.5L, Matt on: 16/12/16
The oil is excellent Applying was easy and the results are first class by A Risby

Excellent oil.

Reviewed 1L, Satin on: 12/12/16
Excellent by Roy Newman

Perfect for wooden worktops

Reviewed 250ml, Satin on: 09/12/16
Easy to apply great finnish by A M Chadwick

We recycled a hard wood floor from one scout hut to another and decided to use this wax as its easy to re apply to heavy tragic areas. The young people watched the youtube video and found it easy to apply the job has come up a treat

Reviewed 1L, Semi Gloss on: 09/12/16
Works exactly as described, use it sparingly by Chris Morley

This is one of the best products for protecting real wood surfaces, especially as it is a blend of wax and oils which makes it waterproof and resistant to damage and flaking. It does say it is "clear" however it does have a very slight honey colour to it. Next time I might try their new variant which claims to not change the colour of the wood at all. It goes a very long way as well, I used this to treat a sanded wooden floor in my hallway and there's still loads left of the 250ml tin after doing 2 coats. Great product!

Reviewed 250ml, Satin on: 06/12/16