Fiddes Hard Wax Oil

  4.8/5.0 (364 reviews)
2 coats = Hardwoods
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3 coats = Softwoods
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Wood type and application method can vary coverage.

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.

  • Extremely hard-wearing, clear, non-yellowing finishing oil
  • Offers excellent coverage making it an extremely cost effective
  • Water repellent, childsafe, treadfast and quick drying
  • Available as Matt, Satin or Semi-Gloss
  • Can be intermixed with Fiddes Hard Wax Oil Tints range
  • Comparable in performance to Osmo Polyx Oil
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

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.

Important: 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: 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.

364 customer reviews
Excellent! by Victoria Tonks

We have waxed all our floors in our bungalow and it looks beautiful. We applied 1 coat of antique oak and 1 or 2 coats of clear wax. Apply as instructed in the video. Excellent,very happy. My partner would apply the antique oak as instructed, then I would follow him with a dry cloth and rub in the excess, we found that this worked perfectly. I'm so glad we found this product, we were really nervous about sanding and waxing our floors and fiddes was oil made it easy to do.

Reviewed 2.5L, Satin on: 15/07/16
Good Quality by Zoe Urban

Good mid sheen finish

Reviewed 2.5L, Semi Gloss on: 14/07/16
Excellent by Mr D Lewis

Easy to apply brings the grain out exceptionally

Reviewed 2.5L, Satin on: 12/07/16
Excellent, un like some others it is long lasting by Tom Oliver

I have used this on old timber floors both in the UK & France & it is the best I have come across.

Reviewed 2.5L, Satin on: 08/07/16
Good stuff, quick delivery by Jeremy James

I was after some stuff to stick on fresh-cut oak so as not to colour it much but keep it stain proof but leave the surface stain proof and this did it very well. It was for a big oak dining table. I'm happy with the result, it was nice stuff to use.

Reviewed 250ml, Satin on: 07/07/16
Easy to use, great finish by GirlAboutBalham

Used this to restore a 100 year old Victorian floor that had been sanded back from its previous dark brown finish. Delighted with the results. Easy to apply using a brush, then rubbing off the excess after every 3 or 4 boards. Dried quickly and after a second coat, has left a beautiful soft sheen and a hard wearing finish that can cope with a busy house and an enthusiastic Labrador. I would recommend watching the wood finishes direct video on YouTube showing how to use this product, as it was very useful in preparation.

Reviewed 1L, Satin on: 07/07/16
Easy to use by Shazia A

I used this product on our oak doors (17 of them) and the finish is lovely. Whilst any job is only as good as the prep, application of the oil couldn't have been easier and minimal mess. The doors dried quickly and it shows off the grain beautifully. Highly recommended and gives a professional finish.

Reviewed 2.5L, Matt on: 06/07/16
Best quality product by Josephine Shepherd

This oil goes on well, and a little goes a long way. Did darken the wood somewhat so we are still searching for that natural look.

Reviewed 250ml, Matt on: 05/07/16
Easy to apply, lovely finish by Jon Dearnley

Used this on my banisters. On new wood (oak) it came out beautiful. Great finish, lovely shine. I don't think it dries "walk on" ready for quite a while, but feels quite hard wearing after a few days. On sanded back pine, it needed a third coat to get the shine. i used a bit of brillo (finishing)pad in between coats to remove any lumps, it gave it a temporary whitish dull look, but comes up fine afterwards!

Reviewed 1L, Semi Gloss on: 05/07/16
Used on reclaimed wood block floor First stained with Ffides 'whiskey' hard wax then coated with clear hard wax semi gloss Just like a new floor by TC

Easy to apply. Very economical in use. Great finish.

Reviewed 1L, Semi Gloss on: 03/07/16
Very nice product but not matt by D Evans

Superb customer service! In fairness applied on a long hallway, so any reflection or marking very evident. The only product that is completely matt is the Osmo, though Osmo is not that durable and has marked. Fiddes or Blanchon may be best bet.

Reviewed 2.5L, Matt on: 30/06/16
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

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