Osmo Polyx Oil

  4.9/5.0 (581 reviews)
1 coat = Top Coat
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2 coats = Dual Coat
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Wood type and application method can vary coverage.

  • Osmo Polyx Oil is a clear, non-yellowing professional oil
  • Hard-wearing and extremely tough
  • Ideal for wooden floors, furniture, doors, food surfaces, worktops and more
  • Water-repellent and resistant against wine, beer, cola, coffee, tea, fruit juices, etc
  • Easy to maintain and apply
  • Based on natural vegetable oils and waxes from renewable resources
  • Micro-porous properties means it does not crack, flake, peel or blister
Brand Osmo
No. of coats 2
Coverage Up to 24 per litre
Drying time hrs
Size 5ml Sample, 125ml, 375ml, 750ml, 2.5L, 10L
MPN 3062S, 3065S, 3032S, 3011S
GTIN 4006850745913, 4006850745920, 4006850745906, 4006850745937

Osmo Polyx oil is an extremely versatile oil and forms part of Osmo's interior range of finishing oils.

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. The 125ml labels can sometimes be printed in German.

Surfaces must be clean and dry, removing all traces of dust and dirt before application (maximum moisture content 20%). Fill small dents and holes with an appropriate porous filler. Only apply on frost free surface. For guaranteed performance it is always recommended to remove all traces of a previous finish.

  • Existing oiled surfaces can be lightly rubbed back with meths then fully cleaned
  • Pre-existing varnishes and sealers must be completely removed via sanding or using a suitable paint and varnish remover
  • To protect against blue stain in moist surroundings pre-treat with biocide-free wax impregnation, Osmo Wood Protector 4006

How to apply Osmo Polyx Oil

We always recommended applying a test area to ascertain drying times and effect. Osmo Polyx-Oil is ready-to-use from the tin, do not thin. Stir thoroughly prior to application. Osmo oils dry via oxidation so it is important to ensure good ventilation during application and drying.

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 and leave to dry (8-10 hours)
  • Lightly de-nib surface, then clean
  • Repeat above steps for second coat

Cork floors
Cork tiles are best treated before fitting 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. 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, or for smaller areas a natural bristle-brush
  • Polyx-Oil should immediately absorb into the surface
  • Leave to dry for at least 24 hours
  • Apply second coat, again very thinly
  • Remove excess with cloth immediately
  • Leave to dry for at least 24 hours

Oiled or waxed surfaces should not be cleaned with a steam cleaner or steam mop as this degrades the performance of the finish.

Regular cleaning

For daily maintenance a duster, mop or vacuum cleaner will be sufficient. An electric floor polisher is very useful. For optimal results surfaces should be treated with Osmo Wash And Care.

Deep cleaning

For persistent stains, remove with Osmo Liquid Wax Cleaner 3029. This will also revive the appearance of the surface.


Renovating, even partially, is easy. Just clean and re-treat worn areas with a thin coat of Osmo Polyx oil - no sanding, no repair marks, no removal of previous Polyx Oil finish. No repair marks will be visible if applied thinly and appropriately.

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.

Q. Can i store any remaining product?

Osmo oils dry via oxidation so it is important to store the Polyx Oil with no or minimal air "surrounding" it. As such pouring the remaining oil into a smaller air-tight container (tin or glass jar) and filling to the rim will aid in its longevity. Make sure you protect the stored oil from temperature extremes of heat and cold also.

581 customer reviews
The Osmo Polyx Oil went on easily and smoothly by Meredith Flandreau

Osmo Polyx Oil was recommended to me by a woodworker friend. It was easy to apply to the stairs and I am very happy with the finish.

Reviewed 2.5L, Matt - 3062 on: 18/08/16
Just what i needed to renovate an old floor by Mark Midgley

I purchased this oil to renovate an old floor and it worked a treat. Fast delivery and great service

Reviewed 750ml, Satin - 3032 on: 18/08/16
Easy to use by Paul Johnson

I used a sponge to apply to an oak floor, fab result, only 2 coats needed. :)

Reviewed 750ml, Satin - 3032 on: 18/08/16
Easy to apply and does what it says on the tin by Alexander Merry

I bought the 125ml tin to do a door. Hardly used any. Think I have enough to cover several more doors.

Reviewed 125ml, Satin - 3032 on: 14/08/16
Excellent product by SYLWIA

Excellent product. I would definitely buy it again.

Reviewed 2.5L, Matt - 3062 on: 09/08/16
Osmo Polyx Oil is an excellent product which I have used for around ten years for finishing interior woodwork such as table tops and counter tops by Mr P.A. Scowen

Poly Oil gives a fine matt finish which is highly resistant to water and wine spills. I prefer to apply is with a cloth pad but also use brush application for surfaces requiring a heavier finish

Reviewed 375ml, Matt - 3062 on: 08/08/16
Very good by Yvonne Yates

It was easy to use and didn't smell.

Reviewed 125ml, Matt - 3062 on: 07/08/16
Just the job by Chris From South Yorks

Really easy to apply and a fantastic finish

Reviewed 375ml, Satin - 3032 on: 06/08/16
Very good if you want a completely matt finish by Mrs Burke

easy to apply but it was so matt that the floor finish was killed dead

Reviewed 5ml Sample, Matt - 3062 on: 05/08/16
It was almost the same as the original cork flooring, but just a little bit shinier by Mrs Burke

So easy to apply with bristle brush, and the finish was exactly what I wanted

Reviewed 5ml Sample, Satin - 3032 on: 05/08/16
Great oil by Claire Masterton

Really love this product. I used it on flooring and got a beautiful finish. I plan to use it on my worktops too.

Reviewed 375ml, Semi-Matt - 3065 on: 04/08/16
Easy to use by Ken Spencer

After having a new oak staircase fitted I was recommended this product by the installer, A little more expensive than I expected to pay but very satisfied with the end result- easy to apply and dries to a good satin sheen, very pleased and would certainly use this product again

Reviewed 750ml, Satin - 3032 on: 03/08/16
Nice finish, straightforward to apply by Matthew Foster-smith

This finish is great, leaving the wood as it should be, with just a hint of a sheen to it. Surface prep is, as with any finish, essential, but i haven't found an easier to apply or better looking finish. Be warned though, i have found this to be far superior to the 'rapid' version.

Reviewed 750ml, Semi-Matt - 3065 on: 29/07/16
Easy product to apply gives exactly the sheen it says by Mike Malysz

good clean oil covers exceptionally well, we will be using again on future projects.

Reviewed 2.5L, Matt - 3062 on: 29/07/16
Fantastic product with amazing results! by Angela Maclean

My husband is an architect and has specified this product many times but this is the first time we have used it ourselves and we are delighted with the results! We have grad a fantastic response to our restored floods and would only ever use this product in the future!

Reviewed 2.5L, Satin - 3032 on: 27/07/16
Great finish on our worktops and shelves by C Fischer

Looks great on our wooden worktops and protects well. You can see the water beading on the surface. Easy to apply with a sponge, not too thick. Bought the very small tin this time to refinish a couple of years after the worktops were installed.

Reviewed 125ml, Matt - 3062 on: 26/07/16
Very easy to use & a little bit really does go a long way by Stephanie Wilkins

Covered 3 ledge & braced doors with some to spare ( would probably do a fourth ). Leaves a lovely, hard wearing finish & brings out the grain of the wood beautifully

Reviewed 375ml, Matt - 3062 on: 26/07/16
Easy to apply by Mr A Chapman
Reviewed 125ml, Semi-Matt - 3065 on: 25/07/16
Extremely easy to apply, and great finish by Tomos Osian Evans

Bought 2 pots last month. Applied on to pine floor, pulls out the colour of the grain. Better finish that I expected. Would definitely recommend on pine floor.

Reviewed 750ml, Satin - 3032 on: 21/07/16
Splendid product by Phil Davies

Leaves the natural wood well protected, but let's the natural beauty of the wood shine through. Because of the natural content of the product, brush cleaning is a doddle.

Reviewed 125ml, Matt - 3062 on: 20/07/16

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