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Osmo Polyx Oil

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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.

Made from 100% natural ingredients 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 as Osmo Polyx Oil Anti-Slip 3088 (R9) and Osmo Polyx Oil Anti-Slip 3089 (R11).

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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.

Drying Time

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.

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Osmo Polyx Oil reviews - Rating: 4.9 out of 5 stars, based on 289 reviews.

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Janet McF
 375ml, Satin - 3032
Excellent in every way
This product is tried and tested by us over 7 years - draining board and kitchen surfaces, occasional table etc. all still in good condition with no marks . This company were quick and efficient and I would certain,youse them again and recommend them to others.
 2.5L, Semi-Matt - 3065
Fabulous finish, goes on like a dream
Used this oil on our balustrade and it really does bring out the natural beauty in the wood. Goes on really easily and gives a flawless finish. Will be using on our doors and floor too.
Rose L H
 750ml, Matt - 3062
Does the job
Gives a nice matt finish but does require a lots of brushing out to leave an even finish.
Peter Reeve
 125ml Sample, Matt - 3062
Brilliant product, dead easy to apply and a lovely finish. Thinnest of thin coats for best. Light rub over with a scouring pad between coats just to remove any dust which may have stuck during drying. Highly recommended.
Sue Taylor
 750ml, Matt - 3062
Does more than what it says on the tin!
. Osmo is the best product I have ever used.
Shirley Scola
 2.5L, Semi-Matt - 3065
Easy to apply and went a long way. You do need to make sure that you have good ventilation though as the fumes are rather 'heady'.
Bought this to seal interior oak doors. It looks and feels very good and I hope will protect the doors. I accidentally spilled the pot (but managed to get most of it back in the tin!) onto oak floor and it has improved that as well so I may end up doing the floor as well as the doors especially as we have oak flooring in the kitchen and it could do with extra protection
Denise Snowball
 375ml, Semi-Matt - 3065
A little goes a long way
Used this product for my solid wood work surfaces, actually gave it 3 coats as opposed to the 2 recommended. It came up a treat and I now feel reassured that there will be no danger of water ingress as I was fed up of constantly mopping every drop of moisture up, that's not to say you can just leave water sitting on your surfaces. Will carry on using this again when needed.
Godfrey Blount
 375ml, Matt - 3062
Easy to use, leaving a good solid finish
I recently uncovered my hall flooring, which had been covered with vinyl, glued down, by a previous owner. After sanding down I applied this product and was very satisfied at the way it lifted the grain. Three coats, with a light sanding with fine steel wool in between, have given a more than satisfactory finish.
Kim Wong
 750ml, Satin - 3032
Excellent wood treatment
This is the first time we've used Osmo Polyx oil. What a revelation. It sounds expensive compared to the usual Danish oil type treatments, but it's so much better. It went on really easily, and almost a month later water still sits in droplets on the surface. We used it on oak worktops. It seems considerably more durable than oil and it'll need less frequent retreatments. We'll be using this in future.
Martin S
 2.5L, Satin - 3032
Beautifully brought up the grain and sealed the doors.
Neil Mcdonagh
 375ml, Matt - 3062
First class product
Used Osmo Polyx oil on new oak work tops and doors. It was so easy to apply and leaves an excellent finish. A bit pricy but you get what you pay for!
Gary F
 2.5L, Matt - 3062
Gave refurbished oak beams a lovely natural look
Refurbished old oak painted beams. First coat was quickly absorbed but 2nd coat definitely needed to give a lovely soft "feed" look with a slight "waxy" sheen.
Mary McKerrow
 2.5L, Satin - 3032
Pleased with finish
This product was recommended to us by our carpenter for new internal doors. It was easy to apply and I am very pleased with the finished effect. It was expensive but worth it.
 750ml, Semi-Matt - 3065
Creates a beautiful finish, second to none.
Gerben Oppermans
 375ml, Semi-Matt - 3065
Great product.
Applies easily. Used on oak furniture rather than a floor, in combination with Osmo wood protector. Its finish appears nicely between matt and satin. Not tested the water resistance yet(in a bathroom),but I trust the product as I have successfully used Osmo topoil before.
Alan Forster
 2.5L, Semi-Matt - 3065
A great durable finish.
Easy to apply and does everything claimed of it.
Claire Simcock-Davies
 375ml, Satin - 3032
Excellent product
Easy to apply, lovely finish.
 750ml, Matt - 3062
Good product and quick delivery
Easy to use web site and good delivery service. The oil is exactly what we were after and this was a 2nd order. Much better finish than Danish oil.
Sara Cooper
 10L, Satin - 3032
Excellent, but you estimated too much for our floor coverage
Beautiful stuff! But we only needed one tin, can we possibly get a refund on the second tin?
Richard Westrope
 2.5L, Satin - 3032
Excellent product easy to use
The oak floor looks as good as when it was installed

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