Osmo Polyx Oil

  4.9/5.0 (634 reviews)
1 coat = Top Coat
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2 coats = Dual Coat
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Wood type and application method can vary coverage.

  • Osmo Polyx Oil is a clear, non-yellowing professional oil
  • Hard-wearing and extremely tough
  • Ideal for wooden floors, furniture, doors, food surfaces, worktops and more
  • Water-repellent and resistant against wine, beer, cola, coffee, tea, fruit juices, etc
  • Easy to maintain and apply
  • Based on natural vegetable oils and waxes from renewable resources
  • Micro-porous properties means it does not crack, flake, peel or blister
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 oil and forms part of Osmo's interior range of finishing oils.

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. The 125ml labels can sometimes be printed in German.

Surfaces must be clean and dry, removing all traces of dust and dirt before application (maximum moisture content 20%).Only apply on frost free surface.

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 paint and varnish remover

Fill small dents and holes with an appropriate porous filler

  • 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

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 and leave to dry (8-10 hours)
  • Lightly de-nib surface, then clean
  • 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:

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

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 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.

Q. Can i store any remaining product?

Osmo oils dry 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) and filling to the rim will aid in its longevity. Make sure you protect the stored oil from temperature extremes of heat and cold also.

634 customer reviews
Great way to test products by David Hall

Liked the finish, only darked the wood (oak) slightly

Reviewed 5ml Sample, Matt - 3062 on: 30/09/16
Right size for job by David F

easy to use , do not put too much on or overwork . Gives a deep finish

Reviewed 2.5L, Satin - 3032 on: 28/09/16
Very good quality by Lukasz Sokolinski

Best quality professional products

Reviewed 5ml Sample, Semi-Matt - 3065 on: 28/09/16
Beautiful by Martha Richler

Nice finish

Reviewed 125ml, Satin - 3032 on: 28/09/16
Extremely good by Susan L Downer

Has a wonderful sheen

Reviewed 750ml, Satin - 3032 on: 28/09/16
Brilliant! by Ewan Lister

Excellent product, pricey maybe but SO much better than cheaper alternatives. It gives wood a beautiful finish.

Reviewed 2.5L, Satin - 3032 on: 26/09/16
Home use only by BobPendleton

Did exactly what it said on the tin. Good product sent quickly. A very good service

Reviewed 2.5L, Semi-Matt - 3065 on: 24/09/16
Simple to apply, drys overnight by Mike

Gives a hard wearing surface for the wooden floor.

Reviewed 750ml, Semi-Matt - 3065 on: 24/09/16
Perfect! Exactly what I needed! by Mrs Garcia
Reviewed 375ml, Semi-Matt - 3065 on: 22/09/16
Great product by Stuart Brown

Used the osmo polyx oil semi Matt for a pine tabletop I had just stained . Although the top had a nice colour to it the oil really brings out the grain nicely. I put four coats on with very light sanding in between to get a nice smooth finish . Looks great and has passed the red wine test already which was easily wiped off . Seems to repel really well and time will tell on how often it will need re-coated . I have a little left over from .375l and applied 4 light coats to 2m x1m table top .

Reviewed 375ml, Semi-Matt - 3065 on: 15/09/16
I ordered samples to test, they arrived on time and as described by Jonny N
Reviewed 5ml Sample, Matt - 3062 on: 15/09/16
I ordered samples to test, they arrived on time and as described by Jonny N
Reviewed 5ml Sample, Semi-Matt - 3065 on: 15/09/16
I ordered samples to test, they arrived on time and as described by Jonny N
Reviewed 5ml Sample, Satin - 3032 on: 15/09/16
I ordered samples to test, they arrived on time and as described by Jonny N
Reviewed 5ml Sample, Glossy - 3011 on: 15/09/16
Easy to use, doesn't go sticky, lovely finish by Frankie Martin

I have been using this product for 20 years or more. It takes slightly longer to dry than other varnishes, but comparing the quality of the finish with these new water based products, it is beyond any comparison. The result is extremely smooth and the grain isn't raised at all. It is quite tough too. Highly recommended.

Reviewed 750ml, Satin - 3032 on: 12/09/16
Great Product by Miss Barlow

Just Love Osmo Products!

Reviewed 750ml, Semi-Matt - 3065 on: 11/09/16
Easy to use by Anna Johnson

great finish

Reviewed 375ml, Satin - 3032 on: 11/09/16
Quality by Evelyn Cox

A clean and healthy looking finish

Reviewed 5ml Sample, Matt - 3062 on: 10/09/16
Perfect matt finish by Phillip Downham

Just Matt enough. Good finish, easy to apply.

Reviewed 125ml, Matt - 3062 on: 09/09/16
The best wood oil I have ever used by Paul Grant

Great product, use it for all my oak furniture and walnut speaker cabinets. Lovely finish, brings out the grain and colour nicely, and is also hard wearing.

Reviewed 375ml, Glossy - 3011 on: 09/09/16