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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 314 reviews.

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Jane Nye
 375ml, Satin - 3032
Easy to use, lovely finish
My son, on seeing the size of the tin I had bought told me I had not bought a large enough quantity to complete the job. He used half the tin!! We were restoring an old oak veneered dining table top that gets a lot of wear as it is in the kitchen. Since using the product I have been able to put hot cups of the and coffee directly onto the table without marking the surface. I received excellent advice and support from the company when I phoned and the item was delivered the next day. I would recommend Wood Finishes Direct without reservation on my experience of their customer service and product.
Ian McGlynn
 125ml Sample, Glossy - 3011
Good product
Easy to apply with rewarding results
Steve From Tyneside
 750ml, Matt - 3062
Goes on easily, lovely finish
Used on oak doors. It looks really good and is very easy to apply. It's too early to tell how well it protects wood. I have done 2 coats for now, but will probably add a 3rd to make sure protection is as good as possible
Alicia Marr
 125ml Sample, Glossy - 3011
Bought sample to test for use on our floor.
Looked really great as we wanted a more glossy look.
A Orr
 2.5L, Matt - 3062
Great product, recommended by floor supplier and carpenter.
Better than cheaper alternatives.
Peter Neville
 750ml, Satin - 3032
Fabulous finish
This oil gives a really wonderful finish to an untreated oak door. Each coat applied makes the finish better and better. A beautiful Matt surface just as I had hoped. Very highly reccommended!!
 375ml, Satin - 3032
Quick delivery
Very good, impressed with finish
Natalie Revie
 2.5L, Satin - 3032
Excellent high quality oil
We are a fine furniture maker and use this oil on most of our furniture- it gives a beautiful finish and radiance to the wood, is not toxic smelling at all, and is a pleasure to use.
Aletha Berry
 2.5L, Satin - 3032
Great finish and unlike the osmo cleaner, a little goes a long way!
Used 2 coats of this on my wood floor after staining first with Terra and a coat of gold Osmo sheen. Happy with satin may results but went for 2 coats instead of 1 for a slightly better sheen
Tracey Kedge
 2.5L, Matt - 3062
Fabulous product, it left an already beautiful floor even better, the finish is superb.
Fay Evans
 375ml, Semi-Matt - 3065
This product does exactly what it says on the tin. Easy to apply and even coverage.
Would definitely use again, has brought the colour out beautifully.
Julie Johnstone
 2.5L, Satin - 3032
Brilliant product
Used this after using the osmo white tint. Fantastic products and would definitely recommend.
Rebecca Gillmore
 2.5L, Glossy - 3011
Excellent product
I used the Amber oil tint, followed by the Glossy oil. We have an old Victorian vicarage, and the newly sanded landing floor, which was a hotchpotch of floorboards, looks as if it's been there a hundred years. Very natural looking colour. Application was easy, far easier than another brand I have used. Would definitely use again. Delivery was super quick.
Charlie Vaughan-Fowler
 750ml, Matt - 3062
Very good product, did not change look of oak table but has sealed it nicely.
Mrs Jones
 750ml, Matt - 3062
Have used the product on 2 oak doors, and I am more than happy with the finish
Really pleased with the results of the product. Goods arrived promptly and intact
Jonathan P
 2.5L, Satin - 3032
Fast and professional service
Osmo oil delivered promptly, packaged well. Called for and invoice which was emailed immediately. No problems at all.
Paul Fagan
 125ml Sample, Matt - 3062
Great finish
Super smooth natural finish
Pamela Sloan
 375ml, Matt - 3062
Makes wood look good
I used this product on new oak doors and it did exactly what I wanted, namely it provided a protective finish with minimal alteration to the look of the wood. It was quick and easy to apply. The oak soaked up a lot of oil so make sure you order enough. So far I have only applied the first coat and will definitely be applying another coat at least. The oil raised the grain as expected but it was a very easy matter to return the doors to silky smoothness by the very gentle application of very fine glass paper. Obviously I cannot comment on the final outcome but I'm certain I won't be disappointed.
Chris Bevan
 375ml, Matt - 3062
Good , nice finish
Applied this to a natural oak dining table and wanted to keep it as close to the original as possible - the result was great. Took x2 coats with 8 hour drying time so make sure you do it before bed!
Tim Burgess
 375ml, Satin - 3032
Can't beat Osmo
My preferred choice for all natural wood finishing

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