Osmo Polyx Oil

  4.9/5.0   1050 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, 4006850814282, 4006850814350, 4006850117987, 4006850862368, 4006850745920, 4006850682492, 4006850820306, 4006850820368, 4006850820450, 4006850745906, 4006850105359, 4006850814039, 4006850827749, 4006850827725, 4006850104468, 4006850745937, 4006850744312, 4006850816538, 4006850816583, 4006850816699

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 tinted 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.

Before opening the 5ml sample sachets, squeeze the packet several times to ensure that the oil, wax and resins inside are thoroughly mixed.

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).

1050 customer reviews
Fantastic look on oak doors by Stephen Woods

Brilliant to bring out the best in oak. Definitely recommend this as well as this site. Cheapest one for this Osmo oil. 👍🏼

Reviewed 750ml, Matt - 3062 on: 24/11/17
Amazing results by Luke Corbett

Was so happy with the finish of the product.

Reviewed 2.5L, Semi-Matt - 3065 on: 23/11/17
This product is really good, floor looks revived! by SUSAN GREATBANKS

Easy to use, floor looks lovely, soft sheen finish.

Reviewed 750ml, Satin - 3032 on: 20/11/17
Use this product many times before on interior woodwork and it is just brilliant by Gary Moore

Easy to apply, covers well and leaves a lovely smooth finish.

Reviewed 750ml, Matt - 3062 on: 19/11/17
I will send photos of the finished wardrobes Fantastic! by Mr Richard Telford

Easy to apply, covers easily in two coats. Oils I have used in the past have needed 4 or 5 coats to do the same job, and denibbing between every coat. I cannot recommend it highly enough.

Reviewed 2.5L, Satin - 3032 on: 19/11/17
Goes on well - dries to a nice semi-matt sheen by Mrs K. Ollerenshaw

I had treated my hemlock-timber stair parts with Osmo Wood Wax finish transparent in "Oak" stain but wanted further protection to the bannister itself. Have applied 2 coats of this (semi-matt) to both the bannister and spindles with a lint-free rag. Glad I did - the grain is showing through beautifully and the stair parts have a very subtle sheen. It goes a long way - this tiny 125ml pot was plenty.

Reviewed 125ml, Semi-Matt - 3065 on: 18/11/17
Very good by David Lee

It does exactly what it says on the tin

Reviewed 10L, Satin - 3032 on: 15/11/17
Fantastic matt finish by Anthony Breeze

Easy to apply and after two coats the matt finish on oak veneered internal doors is excellent. Totally smooth, no brush marks and gives wood the excellent protection stated on the tin. In future would always use Osmo over any other product.

Reviewed 2.5L, Semi-Matt - 3065 on: 14/11/17
The Osmo Polyx Oil is easy to apply and has given a beautiful finish to my oak doors by Tony Anderton

The Osmo Polyx Oil is easy to apply and has given a beautiful finish to my oak doors.

Reviewed 750ml, Matt - 3062 on: 14/11/17
Excellent product keeping the true identity of the wood by Lynn Davis

Just perfect for a natural finish without the glare of varnish

Reviewed 375ml, Matt - 3062 on: 13/11/17
Pleasure to use and a lovely natural finish by D J Rose

First time I've used a product like this.Applied it to solid reclaimed Maple strip flooring. Stripped off the previous "Bourne Seal" and sanded down to 120 grit. Application was a breeze with brush, covered 30 square metres with 2 coats. Didn't know what to expect with the Satin finish, but my wife and I are delighted. The Borne Seal had a great shine to it, but darkened the Maple and veiled a lot of the natural imperfections (birds eye for one) .On the other hand the Osmo Polyx Oil highlighted all the naturalness whilst retaining the whitish appeal.It is also "very" easy to clean with excellent resistance to staining (already tipped Coffee over it). Over the moon with this product, it's a pleasure to look at the floor.

Reviewed 2.5L, Satin - 3032 on: 09/11/17
Brilliant by Liz Ch

Used on oak worktops, having found it recommended on forums. Tin says 2 coats, i did 3 (forums suggested more). Solid waterproof matt / satin finish. Look great and totally repelling water. Very pleased!

Reviewed 750ml, Semi-Matt - 3065 on: 09/11/17
Exactly what I needed by Mr Ian Unsworth

Easy to apply, great finish, really brings the wood to life

Reviewed 2.5L, Matt - 3062 on: 08/11/17
Excellent product by Michael Pemberton

Having used other products to treat new oak doors, I found Osmo polxy oil much easier to apply, and it has given a really good finish. Great product.

Reviewed 2.5L, Satin - 3032 on: 08/11/17
One of those products which does what it says on the tin - very well by Dr A Cook

I use it for an undercoat in natural hardwoods for a simple wax finish. Works a treat.

Reviewed 750ml, Satin - 3032 on: 08/11/17
Excellent product by Mr Colin Brown

The best product I have used on oak

Reviewed 750ml, Satin - 3032 on: 06/11/17
Very good product by Clive Chafer

Easy to apply, very economical, looks terrific (if you like the slight sheen of semi-matt). Also easy to touch up: no need to sand.

Reviewed 750ml, Semi-Matt - 3065 on: 06/11/17
Very satisfied by Geoff Lewis

Does what it says on the tin

Reviewed 125ml, Satin - 3032 on: 06/11/17
Needs carefully application for best finish by Mr Powell

Came highly-recommended by a variety of sources. Needs careful preparation and application, but works well and offers amazing coverage. Oustanding price.

Reviewed 750ml, Semi-Matt - 3065 on: 06/11/17
This is an amazing product, total & full recommendation here! - See my results below by Graham Hadfield

Used on solid oak flooring, it truly transformed a dull, aged and lifeless 'problem' into a beautiful almost 'living' piece of furniture. I've used many types of wood varnishes and finishing products over the years, solvent based, water based, oil based and spirit based, - including French polish on cabinetry, which will always be the 'classic' yardstick to measure by. Polyx Oil comes a close second simply because of its ease of use! While it does need quite a long time to properly dry (I might suggest 24 hours if possible, rather than 8-16 before the next coat); then the longer you leave the second coat to harden off, so much the better results. Indeed, for hardwood floors, if you can afford to leave a room flooring untouched for a week or even longer then the small inconvenience will pay off for years to come. Osmo Polyx oil is a brilliant product, thankyou Wood Finishes Direct!

Reviewed 750ml, Satin - 3032 on: 05/11/17