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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 266 reviews.

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John Condon
 2.5L, Glossy - 3011
Excellent coverage and excellent finish
It did exactly what you said it would do in highlighting the grain of the doors without darkening.
Emma Sanders
 2.5L, Semi-Matt - 3065
Very pleased
Did lots of research and this was my preferred product and I was happy
G A Fleming
 375ml, Glossy - 3011
Just a brilliant product
I'm delighted with this product. It is easy to use and to control the finish. I used 2 or 3 thin coatings, evening off each application with a soft cloth wipe.Each coating can be handled in 3 to 4 hours and recoated in 8 hours. Cleaning up is easy and oil in tin just needs quick stir before next use.I've been working on apple and yew - there is a distinct darkening in hue especially with the apple, but the result is a rich slightly 'sub-gloss'. This is a great end to a long search with a lot of trialling.
Stephen Jordan
 750ml, Satin - 3032
Easy to apply, and gives an excellent finish
The oil is easier to apply than a varnish on something like a large table top, it is very forgiving! It can also be applied using a cloth so the finishing of chairs is easy - no runs.
Brian Nicholls-Lee
 375ml, Matt - 3062
Excellent as other Osmo products I have used.
Easily applied by brush; quick drying and leaves a v. durable surface on kitcen centre island. Two coats applied and rubbed down GENTLY with nylon 'washing up' pad followed by 240/400 wet and dry.
Ian Tulloch
 750ml, Satin - 3032
Easy to use and great result
Very easy to apply and no need to rub down between coats.
Rosie Burns
 750ml, Satin - 3032
Three thin coats on a table then wax and its a stunner!
Derek Keene
 750ml, Satin - 3032
Some years ago I finished a sanded pine floor in a kitchen with Osmo Polyx white tint and a satin oil finish. This was very hard wearing and easy to keep clean, but two areas were subject to harder wear than the rest. It was a very straightforward task to sand and apply new tint and oil to to those areas, which are now indistinguishable from the rest.
 125ml Sample, Matt - 3062
Gives a lovely finish
Gives a great feel to the wood. Easy to apply, and dries in the time that it says it needs.
John Martin
 2.5L, Glossy - 3011
Easy application, maximum results.
Quite expensive initially but not so if you factor in not needing a decorator to do the job, the easiest of DIY application and the results are quite stunning and very professional, and thats from someone who hates decorating, used to coat 13 oak doors twice and very happy with result.
Mike Henley
 375ml, Matt - 3062
Very good
Leaves exactly the finish that I was looking for
 125ml Sample, Satin - 3032
Looks great
This is just want I was looking for. It was easy to use and looks really good on my light oak table. So far it has worked just the way I need as the table gets a lot of use and lots of spills and needs regular wiping!
Yulia Luchnikova
 750ml, Satin - 3032
Brilliant product
Really pleased with this product
Eileen Mcguinness
 750ml, Satin - 3032
Excellent product does what it says on the tin
excellent product was using it for a parquet floor excellent finish
Grant Byford
 750ml, Satin - 3032
Quality product
Easy application that leaves a nice finish, we used this on Oak with good results.
 375ml, Matt - 3062
Easy to apply, good finish.
I used this on a sanded chair that had previously been varnished. It was easy to use but you need to apply a very thin coat so it doesn't run. I used the mako 30mm brush. It has a nice smell and a good Matt finish. I lightly sanded with a 220 paper before the second coat and was very pleased with how it looked and felt. I'd definately recommend it if you want a natural looking finish.
Worcestershire Woodworker
 375ml, Satin - 3032
Apply sparingly
Superior product giving superior finish. A little goes a long way. Found it best to apply several coats very thinly with a cloth and work in well to get the finish I want.
Nick George
 2.5L, Matt - 3062
Great product, great price, great communication from a great supplier
Previously, I had used alternative finishes on interior and exterior hardwood, until my local joiner advised me to try osmo oil. We have nearing completion of a new build, which includes a large amount of oak finishing. We treated both external doors and were amazed at the ease of application and finish, only requiring a light sanding to remove dust, between coats. The finish is outstanding, we opted for the internal osmo for the oak kitchen work tops and again, are over the moon with the finish and ease of use. we would definitely recommend osmo oil, and definitely recommend wood finishes direct as suppliers.
Dean Harris
 2.5L, Matt - 3062
Excellent product
This is a brilliant wax/oil really simple and easy to use even for a novice like my self. I used it on table/ bench that I made using reclaimed scaffold boards and was so happy of the end result that the product give me.
 750ml, Glossy - 3011
Good product, drying time quite high
Used it on a pitch pine block floor, good finish with little darkening of the wood. Took several days to dry though so be prepared for that

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