Osmo Polyx Oil

  4.9/5.0 (562 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, 3065S, 3032S, 3011S
GTIN 4006850745913, 4006850745920, 4006850745906, 4006850745937

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%). Fill small dents and holes with an appropriate porous filler. 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
  • 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.

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

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.

562 customer reviews
Splendid product by Phil Davies

Leaves the natural wood well protected, but let's the natural beauty of the wood shine through. Because of the natural content of the product, brush cleaning is a doddle.

Reviewed 125ml, Matt - 3062 on: 20/07/16
Fast drying and excellent quality by AHMAD HASSAN

i started using osmo product last year. finish is excellent and dryies to a nice satin finish.

Reviewed 10L, Satin - 3032 on: 20/07/16
Good cover by Robert Giles

left a lovely satin finish on my solid oak skirting board.

Reviewed 375ml, Satin - 3032 on: 19/07/16
Excellent by Jenny Enstone

Great product that has given our oak kitchen tops a sleek finish & one that any water just sits on top

Reviewed 375ml, Semi-Matt - 3065 on: 16/07/16
Have painted some cafe table tops, so only time will tell how well they last by Gail Taylor

Delivered quickly, easy to use but fumes despite good ventilation made me feel unwell. Time will tell how the surface lasts but looks good so far.

Reviewed 2.5L, Matt - 3062 on: 15/07/16
Easy to use fantastic result by Michael Towers

A bit more expensive than similar products but it was well worth the money, was easy to use and gave exceptional results. I would highly recommend this product.

Reviewed 750ml, Satin - 3032 on: 15/07/16
Excellent advice and guidance by Bev Howell

Product as described - good natural finish non shiney.

Reviewed 375ml, Matt - 3062 on: 14/07/16
Brilliant oil, the door that I did came up lovely by Ellen Piggot

Bought oak doors but didn't want to varnish them Did some research and came across Osmo Polyx oil Bought a sample and was very pleased with the result. Very easy to use.

Reviewed 5ml Sample, Satin - 3032 on: 13/07/16
Does the job by John Freeman

Recommended for new flooring.

Reviewed 2.5L, Satin - 3032 on: 10/07/16
Not as good as the old Osmo recipe thinner and takes longer to dry by Pat Legg

Has got inferior over the years

Reviewed 750ml, Satin - 3032 on: 09/07/16
Best floor and wood polish by Dr Christopher Gillie

Easily applied with a brush, gives a lasting gentle shineto wood beams, floors etc, and to brick and quarry tiled floors.

Reviewed 2.5L, Satin - 3032 on: 09/07/16
Easy to use by Mrs E A Smith

This was easy to apply and has given a lovely finish to my doors. The protection seems good too, my bathroom door gets splashed but there are no marks left behind.

Reviewed 750ml, Semi-Matt - 3065 on: 08/07/16
I didn't have any experience with it Daft question by John Hatfield

Does what it says on the tin.

Reviewed 375ml, Matt - 3062 on: 07/07/16
First time Ive used it but it is excellent by Ronald Fletcher

Easy to use/apply and an ideal finish.Met my expectation. Oak coffee table sourced the oak from own woodland, all the hard work was the preparation up to the point of final finish using this Oil. As long as the prep work is done expect good results.

Reviewed 375ml, Glossy - 3011 on: 07/07/16
Did what it said it would by Adam Cragg

Great product good price brush on very well,good looking finish

Reviewed 750ml, Matt - 3062 on: 04/07/16
Great product Easy to apply Not too smelly by Sandy Schott

I applied 5 coats to my kitchen worktop (oak) and it looked amazing. Hopefully it will withstand hard use, but time will tell. I can always apply more oil if needed. I am really pleased I used this oil.

Reviewed 750ml, Satin - 3032 on: 01/07/16
Great finish and easy to apply by Mr S Adams

I hadn't used anything like this before so it was slightly daunting, I needn't have worried, it was extremely easy to apply and the finish is hard wearing and almost invisible.

Reviewed 750ml, Matt - 3062 on: 01/07/16
It's the only matt product I've found so far, but by D Evans

Superb customer service. In fairness applied on a long hallway, so any reflection or marking very evident. The only product that is completely matt is the Osmo, though Osmo is not that durable and has marked. Fiddes or Blanchon may be best bet.

Reviewed 5ml Sample, Matt - 3062 on: 30/06/16
Excellent by Michael Smith

Excellent product

Reviewed 2.5L, Matt - 3062 on: 29/06/16
Great product that gives a fine subtle finish rather that a high gloss finish by Peter Tyler

I have tried on many occasions to renovate antique furniture and French polish various projects with varying degrees of success, but this oil if used in a similar way to traditional polishes and finished off with the grain of the timber gives a deep protective finish and will give a protective coat that will protect against daily use, water, wine, and will last longer than a traditional polish. Highly recommended along with Wood Finishes Direct service and pricing.

Reviewed 375ml, Satin - 3032 on: 28/06/16

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