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Osmo Polyx Oil

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  •  Water repellent
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  •  Natural ingredients
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Osmo Polyx Oil 3032 - Limited Offer!
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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 as Osmo Polyx Oil Anti-Slip 3088 (R9) and Osmo Polyx Oil Anti-Slip 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 366 reviews.
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Wow-excellent by Julie Shew

After treating stripped old floorboards with tung oil for the last 5 years and achieving a good colour but dull appearance I opted for the OSMO glossy. I couldn't believe the wonderful finish. It also covers well with far less than I thought I would need. When a visitor scraped her chair over the floor I expected to see damage but the floor remained beautiful.

Reviewed 750ml, Glossy - 3011 on: 06/02/16
Just what I wanted by Tony Sutton

I scraped and sanded some Ercol chairs from our beach hut and wanted something good looking and hard wearing to protect them as people wander in straight from the beach, dogs bang into them and I stand on them to get to the high cupboards. From what I've seen so far it was worth spending the extra money to get a quality product which will last far longer and will save money over the years.

Reviewed 375ml, Glossy - 3011 on: 06/02/16
Love it by Sarah Foster

I love this product. I have used it twice now on all 5 of my interior oak doors, repels water and protects the door whilst keeping it natural looking. I'm no professional but ended up with great looking streaks or runs.

Reviewed 750ml, Matt - 3062 on: 02/02/16
Easy to apply,good finish by Nigel Watson

Easy to use giving a good finish Easy to clean ! Easy to make good scratchs and scrapes to match rest of floor

Reviewed 2.5L, Glossy - 3011 on: 31/01/16
Very easy to apply by H Singleton

The Osmo Oil leaves a lovely finish and enhances the natural grain in the wood. A little goes a long way & best applied sparingly. Well worth buying this quality product.

Reviewed 3.0L, Satin - 3032 on: 29/01/16
Sample arrived very promptly by A J W

After trying out all the samples on some of the scrap wood from the refurbishment of our stairway we decided this was the one that gave us the look we wanted. We found it easy to apply and are very satisfied with the result. A little goes a long way.

Reviewed 5ml Sample, Satin - 3032 on: 19/01/16
Really excellent, did the job by Penney Poyzer

Osmo Polyx oil is a great natural alternative to gloss finishes with high VOC levels such as polyurethane based products. I have used this oil on both original Minton tiles and slate flooring. The first coat required 24 hours to be fully dry with second thinner coat taking around 8 hours. I recommend this product highly.

Reviewed 750ml, Glossy - 3011 on: 14/01/16
Easy to apply, fantastic results by Christopher Davies

I went for the best for a reclaimed oak floor I laid in my living room over Christmas, as I wanted it to reflect all the effort I put into laying and sanding it. I read many reviews about Osmo Polyx oil, and so was confident that the result would be good, but in reality, the effect was very, very good; stunning, some might say. The floor looked good before treatment, but the polyx oil brings out the detail and grain of the wood so beautifully. So I can 100% recommend this product for use on your floors or any other wood product.

Reviewed 375ml, Semi-Matt - 3065 on: 13/01/16
A superb product does what it says on can by David Mitchener

Expensive but you get what you pay for THE BEST.

Reviewed 5ml Sample, Matt - 3062 on: 12/01/16
Easy to apply by Deborah Jones

Great product, we used it on the worktops and the water just beads on the surface now, recommended.

Reviewed 750ml, Matt - 3062 on: 12/01/16
Top quality product, applies easily, covers well, hard wearing finish and looks great! by Barry Crossley

Best finish available for breathable finish to wooden floors and re-coat easily in future years.

Reviewed 3.0L, Satin - 3032 on: 10/01/16
Easy to apply, waterproof, enhances the grain by Stefan Stojanovic

Easy to apply, I used an abrasive pad. I sanded up to P240. I liked the grain, the sheen, but I didn't like the colour - too much of the copper tone.

Reviewed 5ml Sample, Semi-Matt - 3065 on: 09/01/16
Goes on well Brings out wood richness by Hasan Rahman

Goes on well. Ensure though well ventilated area Would buy again

Reviewed 2.5L, Semi-Matt - 3065 on: 08/01/16
Excellent by Alan Hudson

Gave a really good finish. I will continue to use this material

Reviewed 375ml, Satin - 3032 on: 08/01/16
Bought previously, would buy again by Tony

Easy to use. Dries quickly. Depth of colour brought out.

Reviewed 2.5L, Semi-Matt - 3065 on: 06/01/16
Easy to apply,and enhances the wood grain superbly by George Fox

Easy to apply,and enhances the wood grain superbly.

Reviewed 3.0L, Satin - 3032 on: 06/01/16
Extremely good product by G Hepplewhite

Dry tired solid oak worktop restored to former glory after only a couple of hours' work. I'm really pleased I bought this oil, and will happily buy again.

Reviewed 750ml, Satin - 3032 on: 06/01/16
Excellent product by John Buzzard

I need something to finish a couple of pieces of bare European oak that I was using for steps for flooring. I have used many similar products before but this is definitely one I will come back to. Super finish and really easy to apply too. It's had a lot of Christmas traffic over the past few weeks and it's still looking as great as it did when first applied.

Reviewed 375ml, Satin - 3032 on: 05/01/16
Beautiful finish by Lesley Oakey

Used as a top coat on our new staircase over Osmo Amber tint. Looks absolutely stunning. Stairs are now a little bit slippy but will just have to not wear socks on the stairs.

Reviewed 750ml, Glossy - 3011 on: 02/01/16
Great product by David Thompson

Having used the stain it made a difference adding the oil and hopefully will protect the tray I did. It looks excellent and I'd thoroughly recommend the product.

Reviewed 375ml, Matt - 3062 on: 31/12/15

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