Osmo Polyx Oil

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Dual Coat 2 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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  •  Water repellent
  •  Easy to maintain
  •  Natural ingredients
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Osmo Polyx Oil is a clear, non-yellowing oil perfect for high-traffic areas requiring superior protection alongside water and dirt resistance.

Based on natural, renewable resources, Osmo oil is safe for use on childrens' toys and food surfaces when dry. Also available in a quick-drying version called Osmo Polyx Oil Rapid.

Can be used as a top coat or intermixed with Osmo Polyx Oil Tints range. Choose Osmo Polyx Oil Raw for an untreated look.

Also available, Osmo Polyx Oil Anti-Slip 3088 (R9) & 3089 (R11). Please be advised that 125ml tins are printed in German only. For application instructions refer to the overview below.

Please note: Osmo have made a name change to their 'satin' sheen level in this range. It was called 'Satin Matt' and is now called 'Satin'. The product however remains the same.

Osmo Polyx-Oil is a professional finish suitable for all wooden floors including solid wood flooring, laminated flooring and cork floors. It can also be used on slate, screed, terracotta and a range of other unglazed tiles. Polyx Oil is also well suited for the treatment of furniture, kitchen work tops, doors, MDF, oriented strand-board, other types of particle board and more.

Osmo Polyx Oil provides a finish that is hard-wearing and extremely tough. It is water-repellent and dirt resistant. The finish is resistant against wine, beer, cola, coffee, tea, fruit juices, milk and water etc. when dry according to DIN 68861 - 1C (German Industrial Norm). Osmo Polyx Oil is based on natural vegetable oils and waxes. It is micro-porous and does not crack, flake, peel or blister. Therefore it is an ideal treatment even in rooms with high humidity.

Health and environment

Osmo Polyx-Oil does not contain biocides or preservatives. It is safe for man, animal and plant when dry and complies with German DIN 53160 (fast to perspiration and saliva) and EURO-NORM EN 71 (suitable for childrens' toys). The principle of Osmo to manufacture and supply only products which are safe and environmentally friendly during production as well as for application resulted in the successful certification according to DIN EN ISO 9001:2000 (quality management) and DIN EN ISO 14001 (environmental management).

The wood, MDF, cork or tile surface must be clean and dry (maximum moisture content 20%). Small dents and holes in the wood can be filled with an appropriate wood filler. Only apply on frost free surface. Clean or lightly sand existing oiled surfaces. Completely remove existing varnishes by sanding or with a suitable paint and varnish remover. Remove all traces of dust and dirt before application. For wood tending to attract blue stain in moist surroundings (e.g. pine) pre-treat with biocide-free wax impregnation, Osmo Wood Protector 4006 is recommended.

Osmo Polyx-Oil is ready to use. Please do not thin.

Important: This product must be stirred thoroughly prior to application.

Wood floors
Apply with a firm, tight quality brush or floor brush with tight fine bristles or a commercial brushing machine.

  • Apply first coat thinly and evenly along the wood grain. Remove surplus. Leave to dry over night (at least 8-10 hours) ensuring good ventilation.
  • Apply second coat as above. Remove surplus and leave to dry at least 8-10 hours. Ventilate well. A further treatment of the floor is not necessary.
  • When thoroughly dry, the surface can be polished with a hand polisher or polishing machine.
  • When using a commercial brushing machine please follow the instructions from the manufacturer.

Cork floors
Due to the extreme absorption power of this highly elastic, natural, material we recommend the following procedure:

  • Apply first coat very thinly with a broad varnish scraper (the Polyx-Oil will immediately be absorbed by the cork surface).
  • Leave to dry for at least 24 hours (if possible longer) - ensure good ventilation.
  • Apply second coat very thinly with a roller of foamed plastics. Remove with cloth immediately any excess of finish (edges). Leave to dry for at least 24 hours.
  • Small areas of cork flooring can also be treated by brush. Please make sure to apply very thinly.
  • Cork tiles are best treated before laying in order to avoid overlapping treatment of edges which would lead to prolonged drying times.
  • A cork floor treated with Osmo Polyx-Oil will get a robust, elastic and wear-resistant surface which will harden further over 2-3 weeks.

For daily maintenance a duster, mop or vacuum cleaner will be sufficient. An electric floor polisher is very useful. Floors treated with Osmo Polyx-Oil can be cleaned with water and a small quantity of Osmo Wash And Care. For persistent stains, remove with Osmo Liquid Wax Cleaner 3029. This will also revive the appearance of the surface. When the surface becomes a little dull apply a thin coat of Osmo Polyx-Oil and wipe with cloth or electric floor polisher. Clean floor (as above) prior to re-finishing.

Important: Oiled or waxed floors and surfaces should not be cleaned with a steam cleaner or steam mop.


Dirt can easily be removed without trace. Renovating, even partially, is easy. Just clean and re-treat worn areas: No sanding, no repair marks, no removal of previous Polyx Oil finish. For renovation apply a thin coat of Osmo Polyx-Oil on clean, dry floor. This is also possible in high traffic areas that wear quicker than the surrounding areas. No repair marks will be visible.

Paint Brushes and other applicating equipment can be cleaned with a (benzene-free) cleaner or White Spirit.

Can be stored up to 5 years or longer if the tin is full and tightly closed. If thickened by frost, it will regain its consistency under normal temperatures within 24 - 36 hours.

To preserve Polyx Oil that is left over, pour the remaining product into a smaller container such as a tin, jar or bottle and fill to the rim so that there is no or minimal air in the container. Protect the stored oil from temperature extremes of heat and cold.

Keep out of reach of children. Do not fill into containers normally used for food and drink. Do not bring into contact with drinks, victuals and animal food. Work in areas with good ventilation. Contains 2-Butanonoxime. May produce an allergic reaction. The dried Polyx-Oil is safe for human, animal and plant. In case of contact with eyes rinse immediately with plenty of water. Wash out any used cloth immediately or store in a airtight container (danger of spontaneous-combustion). Dried surface is hardly flammable according to TL A - 053. Fire characteristics in compliance with demands of German DIN 4102 (fire conduct of building materials and components) class B 2 (normal inflammability).

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.

Q. I have an old tin of Polyx Oil in the shed which states 'Satin' on the tin. I can't find a satin version on your site. Do Osmo still make a satin oil?

A. Osmo 3032 used to be called 'satin' but a number of years ago, they changed the name from 'satin' to 'satin-matt', the sheen level however remains the same.

Q. Can i apply a coat of Osmo Anti Slip Decking Oil 430 on top of Polyx Oil to give some slip resistance on a staircase and floor?

A. Osmo Anti Slip Decking Oil 430 is classified by Osmo as an exterior product for use on decking and not suitable for this purpose. A better alternative would be Polyx Oil Anti Slip R9 or Polyx Oil Anti Slip R11.

At least 8-10 hours - provide good ventilation (Osmo wood finishes dry by oxidation and therefore need air). Dust dry - after approx. 6 hours. For cork surfaces the drying time can be 24 hours or longer.

Osmo Polyx Oil reviews

Rating: 4.9 out of 5 stars, based on 522 reviews.
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Easy to apply and has enhanced the appearance of my Oak floor by Ernie Derrick

Choose Osmo Polyx Oil to finish my newly installed oiled Oak engineered floor, it really enhanced the floor, and the semi matt kept the natural look to it. The only down side was that it was initially slippery but over the course of a fortnight that has now worn off. Excellent product.

Reviewed 2.5L, Semi-Matt - 3065 on: 18/05/16
Exactly what was needed to blend in a few scratches so they didn't stand out from the rest of the floor by Marlene Tyler

Easy to use, no horrible smell, good results

Reviewed 375ml, Matt - 3062 on: 16/05/16
Lovely on my wooden floor by Sarah Carp

I used Osmo Polyx Oil in all my house ! Looks great. Great product.

Reviewed 750ml, Semi-Matt - 3065 on: 15/05/16
Lovely on my wooden floor by Sarah Carp

I used Osmo Polyx Oil in all my house ! Looks great. Great product.

Reviewed 2.5L, Semi-Matt - 3065 on: 15/05/16
Very easy to use and went on very well by Carole-Lynn Duffy

lovely texture and goes on very well

Reviewed 750ml, Satin - 3032 on: 15/05/16
A great product giving a good finish by Blake Murray

I have used Polyx Oil on a number of bespoke furniture items. It is easy to apply, long lasting and brings out the beauty of the wood. If you ever need to refresh the finish, it just wipes on.

Reviewed 375ml, Satin - 3032 on: 15/05/16
Excellent product by Maggie

We have used the Osmo Polyx Oil for our new dining room floorboards. They are new floorboards in natural light wood colour. We loved that light colour and didn't want to darken it with the finishing product. We considered lots of different options and researched internet for advice. Lots of oils and waxes give the pine floors the orange colour but we were very lucky to come across this oil. It gave our floor a lovely smooth finish, a light sheen(the satin option) and no change of colour of the floor boards. In addition to it the Osmo Polyx Oil claims that refreshing the floors in a couple of years time is as easy as just painting it again(which didn't take us long in the first place) without sanding! We are very happy with this brilliant product.

Reviewed 750ml, Satin - 3032 on: 12/05/16
Easy to use perfect finish by Trevor Dixon

Hi bought this product after watching Youtube and was not disapointed had 7 oak doors to cover both sides and them all with .75 litre tin it's so easy to use and the finish is beautiful I would use again in a heartbeat so thanks osmo for this product. Razzertrevor

Reviewed 750ml, Satin - 3032 on: 11/05/16
Great service by Brian Motley

Just a small sample but enough to use to see what it would be like.

Reviewed 5ml Sample, Satin - 3032 on: 11/05/16
Easy to apply by Elizabeth Gains

First time using this andbit wont be the ladt very very pleased.

Reviewed 750ml, Matt - 3062 on: 11/05/16
Table by G Maisonneuve

I used this product to restore a old IKEA table and the result is really nice.

Reviewed 125ml, Glossy - 3011 on: 07/05/16
Amazingly quick to apply, tough finish by Carey Lock

Used on a floor. So quick to apply, brush on wipe off, spreads easily with extremely tough hard wearing finish, Would recommend to everyone!

Reviewed 750ml, Semi-Matt - 3065 on: 06/05/16
It does what it says on the tin by Colin Trinder

Easy to apply.....pleasing result on our Oak Floor

Reviewed 2.5L, Matt - 3062 on: 05/05/16
Best ever oil by Peter Allan

I'm making sliding wardrobe doors from American black walnut, after two coats Osmo Polyx Oil the finish is outstanding, I'll never use anything else after this.

Reviewed 750ml, Glossy - 3011 on: 04/05/16
Excellent finishing oil by Thomas Corbishley

Used to finish an oak worktop. Looks fantastic, and so far reasonably hard wearing. Easy to apply, but drying time was a little slow.

Reviewed 750ml, Satin - 3032 on: 03/05/16
Perfect finish for our floorboards by Linda Fernley

Easy to apply and the end result is even better than we'd hoped for. It has a really sumptuous look to it and has bought out the natural beauty of our old pine floorboards. Can't wait to do the next room!

Reviewed 2.5L, Matt - 3062 on: 01/05/16
Excellent smooth, even surface by Tim Newton

Produced a beautiful even finish, was very easy to apply, low odour, dried more quickly than I'd expected.

Reviewed 750ml, Matt - 3062 on: 29/04/16
Great price, well packed, very quick by Jon Harding

1st time using this product recommended by my joiner friend, Andy Jones (Derby) very pleased with the results also very simple to apply.

Reviewed 750ml, Satin - 3032 on: 28/04/16
Great product by Hellen Hayward

Last used this product when we renovated our house 10 years ago. Used again to freshen up oak skirting and doors. Fantastic product. Goes on easily, enhances the wood and lasts for ages. I wouldn't buy any other product!

Reviewed 2.5L, Semi-Matt - 3065 on: 26/04/16
Great product by Mike Simpkins

Easy to use and produces a good finish

Reviewed 750ml, Matt - 3062 on: 24/04/16

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