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Osmo Polyx Oil

  4.9/5.0 (682 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.

  • A versatile, premium protective 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 oil and forms part of Osmo's interior range of finishing oils.

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. 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 Product Stripper / 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 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).

682 customer reviews
Used gallons of it by Geoff Bogg

I never use anything else now. Finished two kitchens, a bedroom, a whole house and furniture with it. Dead easy to get a perfect finish. Two coats is all you need. Putting it on with a cloth I've found gives the best results

Reviewed 750ml, Semi-Matt - 3065 on: 29/11/16
Did not use by KB

Nice product, but left the pine floorboards too yellow/orange for our liking. We ended up using the Raw finish instead.

Reviewed 750ml, Satin - 3032 on: 29/11/16
Did not use by KB

Nice product, but left the pine floorboards too yellow/orange for our liking. We ended up using the Raw finish instead.

Reviewed 375ml, Satin - 3032 on: 29/11/16
Easy to apply by brush by Thompson

Used to seal/polish the exposed edges of birch ply kitchen panels and doors. Two coats required with 16 hours between coats, excellent finish which should stand up to regular contact with sticky fingers.

Reviewed 750ml, Matt - 3062 on: 25/11/16
Very good by Phillip Davies

Only down side is the drying times

Reviewed 2.5L, Matt - 3062 on: 24/11/16
Great product by HAROLD RUSSELL

Beautiful finish on my old oak table

Reviewed 5ml Sample, Satin - 3032 on: 22/11/16
Keep your tools and wood clean as u go 👍 by Garry Clark

It does exactly what it says on the tin Very easy to use and no smell .

Reviewed 5ml Sample, Satin - 3032 on: 19/11/16
An excellent product by Norman Dodd

This is a high quality product that is easy to apply, responds to very light sanding between coats and which dries to an excellent and durable finish. Sanded an oak topped kitchen table back to bare wood, applied a number of thin coats and have ended up with an "as new" table which ahs an enhanced grain and looks great.

Reviewed 375ml, Satin - 3032 on: 18/11/16
It's an excellent product Gives a lovely finish to my wooden worktops by Brenda Calland

We have put the product on with an old clean tshirt and have put several very thin coats on and it has come up a treat - they look like new.

Reviewed 750ml, Satin - 3032 on: 17/11/16
Easy to apply and gives a nice finish by M Grant

I had 5 pine doors to treat. Tried applying by cloth, pad and brush. Brush is easiest but beware of runs, especially below mouldings. Sanded down with a 320 grit Mirka pad which gave a very smooth finish.

Reviewed 2.5L, Matt - 3062 on: 17/11/16
A good product by R Johnston

It is probably the best finishing oil on the market

Reviewed 2.5L, Satin - 3032 on: 17/11/16
Excellent product by Caroline Smith

We use this every year on our solid oak Floor.

Reviewed 2.5L, Satin - 3032 on: 15/11/16
Easy to use and low odour by Julian Russell

As above, can be a bit slow drying at low temperatures.

Reviewed 750ml, Glossy - 3011 on: 14/11/16
Great product, great finish by J Saboowala

great product, easy to apply and leaves a great finish after 2 coats

Reviewed 2.5L, Satin - 3032 on: 13/11/16
Excellent - my internet connection failed part way through the ordering and someone called me to complete the order delivered next day as promised by Tarun Solanki

Does what it says on the tin

Reviewed 2.5L, Semi-Matt - 3065 on: 11/11/16
Excellent product! Good finish and superb sheen by Sean Walker

A 750 ml. tin goes a long long way if applied as per instructions. Good coverage. Slapping it on is a waste of time and money. Used to re-oil part of my kitchen wooden worktops around the sink and drainer area it shows excellent water repellent capability.

Reviewed 750ml, Satin - 3032 on: 11/11/16
Easy to apply by C Dainton

Lovely satin finish. Used on a new oak bannister to protect the wood and enhance the finish.

Reviewed 750ml, Satin - 3032 on: 11/11/16
A great product which gives a superb finish by P Clackett

Produces a fantastic satin sheen with two coats. Easy to apply and gives great coverage. A little goes a long way.

Reviewed 750ml, Satin - 3032 on: 05/11/16
Good by Matthew Corbishley

Good and helpful, shame on size on sample. The samples use to be a small pot.

Reviewed 5ml Sample, Satin - 3032 on: 04/11/16
A note from us...

Hello Matthew,

Thank you for your feedback. The Polyx ranges are still available in the 125 ml sample tins. We extended to the sachets as well, as many customers preferred a smaller more cost effective sample size when they where looking to test large numbers of samples.

Kind Regards Sam.

Ok by Abbie Twist

Pretty standard finish

Reviewed 125ml, Satin - 3032 on: 04/11/16
A note from us...

Hello Abbie,

Thank you for taking the time to review this product. I would be interested to know what improvements could be made of the product and if it work for you. You can contact me >>>

Kind regards Sam.