Osmo Polyx Oil

  4.9/5.0   1009 reviews

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Wood type and application can vary coverage

  • A versatile, premium protective hardwax oil for use on most interior wood surfaces including floors
  • Hard-wearing and extremely tough
  • Scratch and scuff resistant whilst protecting against liquid spills
  • Easily maintained and renovated if required
  • Does not crack, flake, peel or blister
  • Offers a clear natural finish in multiple sheens
  • Unique combination of natural vegetable oils and waxes
  • Safe and environmentally friendly
  • Very low V.O.C.
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, 3062A, 3062B, 3062C, 3062D, 3062E, 3065S, 3065A, 3065B, 3065C, 3065D, 3032S, 3032A, 3032B, 3032C, 3032D, 3032E, 3011S, 3011A, 3011B, 3011C, 3011D
GTIN 4006850745913, 4006850296293, 4006850118649, 4006850117970, 4006850117987, 4006850117994, 4006850745920, 4006850682492, 4006850674398, 4006850674404, 4006850674411, 4006850745906, 4006850105359, 4006850112647, 4006850104444, 4006850104451, 4006850104468, 4006850745937, 4006850744312, 4006850744329, 4006850744336, 4006850744343

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

Please Note: Osmo have made a name change to the naming of their 3032 product 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.

Osmo Polyx Oil Clear can be tinting with colours from the Osmo Oil Stain range, up to a maximum of 10% i.e. 250ml of Osmo Oil Stain mixed with a 2.5Ltrs of clear Polyx Oil. Special care and attention must be taken when measuring and mixing.

Surfaces must be clean and dry, removing all traces of dust and dirt before application (maximum moisture content 20%). Only apply on frost free surfaces. 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 Product Stripper or Remover
  • Use an appropriate porous filler if repairing small dents and holes
  • 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.

Application to Wood floors

The ideal application tool is a firm, fine, natural bristled brush, however the key to a great finish is thin application with removal of any surplus.

  1. Apply first coat thinly and evenly along the wood grain
  2. Remove surplus and leave to dry (8-10 hours)
  3. Lightly de-nib surface, then clean
  4. Repeat above steps for second coat

Application to 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:

  1. Apply first coat very thinly with a broad varnish scraper, or for smaller areas a natural bristle-brush
  2. Polyx-Oil should immediately absorb into the surface
  3. Leave to dry for at least 24 hours
  4. Apply second coat, again very thinly
  5. Remove excess with cloth immediately
  6. Leave to dry for at least 24 hours

Please Note: 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 Osmo Polyx hardwax oil?

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 Osmo Hardwax Oil 3032 in the shed which states 'Satin Matt' on the tin. I can't find a satin version on your site. Do Osmo still make a satin matt oil?

A. Osmo 3032 used to be called 'satin-matt' but a number of years ago, they changed the name from 'satin-matt' to 'satin', the sheen level of the product 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 Osmo Polyx Oil Anti-Slip R9 or R11.

Q. Can I store any remaining product?

Osmo Polyx Oil dries 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).

1009 customer reviews
Easy to use by Fred

Product easy to apply. Leaves an excellent finish to the wood after two applications.

Reviewed 750ml, Matt - 3062 on: 09/09/17
Remarkable finish by Andrew Westwood

First time using this product and found it covered really well and with a great finish.

Reviewed 125ml, Satin - 3032 on: 06/09/17

Just the ticket for the job

Reviewed 2.5L, Satin - 3032 on: 06/09/17
Nice subtle sheen by Maike

Good product which gives a beautiful soft sheen and protects the floors well. Used on light pine flooring it gives the wood a nice warm colour without too much yellowing

Reviewed 2.5L, Satin - 3032 on: 06/09/17
Excellent perfect finish by S Blackham

Great service,excellent product making a perfect finish.

Reviewed 375ml, Satin - 3032 on: 04/09/17
Fantastic finish - well worth the money by Dr Nick Milligan

This is the fourth time I have purchased this product. It produces a wonderful finish - smooth, shiny but not varnish. Really brings out the beauty of wood grains - used on several oak tables and on doors. takes a while to dry, and preparation (sanding carefully, removing all old varnish or polish) is important.

Reviewed 375ml, Satin - 3032 on: 04/09/17

veryy good but can made wood a little darker than you might want but still excellent

Reviewed 5ml Sample, Glossy - 3011 on: 04/09/17

If only I had known about this product sooner I could have saved myself so much hassle. perfect product thank you.

Reviewed 125ml, Satin - 3032 on: 31/08/17

Easy to use with excellent finish

Reviewed 750ml, Matt - 3062 on: 30/08/17
Excellent finish and application by DAVID SCOTT

Very good value for money

Reviewed 375ml, Matt - 3062 on: 30/08/17
Good finish! by Linda Hibberd

Looks good and is hard wearing.

Reviewed 2.5L, Semi-Matt - 3065 on: 30/08/17
An excellent easy to use product by J R Barton

Easy to use - excellent durable finish

Reviewed 125ml, Glossy - 3011 on: 29/08/17

Its an excellent product giving me the exact finish I was looking for.

Reviewed 750ml, Semi-Matt - 3065 on: 28/08/17
Excellent product easy to apply looks fab by Ian Carey

Very good product easy to apply and looks great. Only just finished job so time will tell about wear quality but so far so good

Reviewed 750ml, Satin - 3032 on: 27/08/17


Reviewed 2.5L, Matt - 3062 on: 26/08/17

Excellent product- you need to work quickly and the Osmo brush really helped.

Reviewed 750ml, Matt - 3062 on: 26/08/17

Excellent product, would always use this

Reviewed 2.5L, Satin - 3032 on: 25/08/17
Perfect and about to order some more! by Simon Purchase

Excellent product

Reviewed 750ml, Matt - 3062 on: 23/08/17
Great product by Ed From County Down

I prefer a matt floor finish and this must be the easiest and best product on the market. Two thin coats is all it needs and if a small bit is missed, it is so simple to fill in later. Any high traffic areas that need a touch up months from now will be so easy to blend in. I also found the floor was much less creaky after the job was finished - must be something to do with the wax content in the Osmo. This was the first time I'd tried this product but it will be my first choice in future.

Reviewed 2.5L, Matt - 3062 on: 22/08/17
Excellent product by Mrs Gillian James

I intend to buy some more for other rooms. I used it first in our hallway where we have block wood flooring and I didn't start it until lunch time so it took quite a long time to dry out. Next time I will start it first thing in the morning or last thing at night to give it time to dry. However the floor has come up fantastic with a lovely shine and has brought all the different colours out in the wood.

Reviewed 750ml, Satin - 3032 on: 20/08/17