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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' and is now called 'Satin Matt'. 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.

Our other Fiddes Hard Wax Oil comes highly recommended by our customers as a cost-effective alternative.

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).

Preparation

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.

Application

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.

Maintenance

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.

Renovation

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.

Cleaning

Paint Brushes and other applicating equipment can be cleaned with a (benzene-free) cleaner or White Spirit.

Storage

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.

Caution

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).

F.A.Q.

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.

  • Reviews

Osmo Polyx Oil reviews - Rating: 4.9 out of 5 stars, based on 196 reviews.

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David Hicks
19/07/14

 375ml, Semi-Matt - 3065
Fantastic! Very happy with the finish
Was recommended this project by a boater friend who uses it on their narrowboat.. I just wanted something food safe to finish my sculptures and kitchen ware. It's awesome! Goes on lovely, keeps a really natural look to the finish and leaves a great crisp surface. I will be buying more much much more :)
Gemma Tyne
19/07/14

 2.5L, Semi-Matt - 3065
Lovely finish on my oak doors
I ordered this oil for my new internal doors. Delivery was fast & the product is lovely. I have already recommended this product & website to friends!!
Jan Hatt
18/07/14

 2.5L, Satin Matt - 3032
Does what it says on the tin
Order and delivery was very quick process. We have only used a small amount so far to test on a patch on the bedroom floor, but the test we've done has brought the natural rich colour of the wood out. My husband plans to finish the floor in the next couple of weeks, but based on what he's done so far we're really pleased with the product and would recommend both the product and wood-finishes
Mr Humber
17/07/14

 2.5L, Satin Matt - 3032
Awesome product definitely recommended
Great product, easy to apply and you can see the wood return to its natural and beautiful state. Highly recommended.
Marcus Brodeur
17/07/14

 2.5L, Satin Matt - 3032
Really excellent stuff. Gives a very nice glow to our beech worktops.
So far I'm at the early stages with this product, as I've only done a couple coats on our worktops before installing them. Over the coming weeks/months I'll keep re-applying it and perhaps can report back, but I'm very happy with it so far. ;-)
Elizabeth Pearson
17/07/14

 375ml, Matt - 3062
Easy to apply and use needs two coats for maximum finish
This is the first time I have used this product,it was recommended by my son. I would use it again when needed.
Robert Smith
14/07/14

 125ml Sample, Matt - 3062
Old pine wood treatment
I had a small very old weathered pine table. I sanded this down and then applied 3 coat of Osmo ( I had more then enough so I just used it up on a 3rd coat) The result exceeded expectation. The matt effect give the wood a deep golden hue. Very happy with this product
Darrenr
09/07/14

 375ml, Satin Matt - 3032
Easy to use
Easy to apply aftar initial rub down, no need to rub between coats. Thinly applied leaves a very nice finish. Drying time 24hrs.
Chris
09/07/14

 2.5L, Satin Matt - 3032
Does what it says on the tin
Fast delivery, a helpful friendly voice on the phone people who know their products, helpful when you need advise.
Andrea Clarke
09/07/14

 10L, Matt - 3062
Easy to apply and great results
I have used the oil on several occasions and always had great results. I have tried other products but always gone back to Osmo oil. Would recommend very highly.
Alan Blake
09/07/14

 2.5L, Satin Matt - 3032
Very good
Gives a lovely finish and a hard wearing surface.. Didn't go as far it said it would though..
Cahit Niyazi
07/07/14

 2.5L, Glossy - 3011
Excellent
This is my first flooring project so don't have much to compare it to but I'm very happy with the results! Take a while to dry but well worth it
Jackie Rowe
28/06/14

 2.5L, Satin Matt - 3032
Great Product
My son in law used it on scaffold boards that had been converted to floorboards in a coffee shop. The application was easy and the finish looks great.
Eric Bevan Jones
26/06/14

 2.5L, Matt - 3062
Transformed the floor and looks amazing!
This product is probably the best you can get on the market. It's given my reclaimed pitch pine floor a fresh glow plus it's sealed the floor.
Judith Whiteley
19/06/14

 2.5L, Matt - 3062
Great true matt finish
I used this on 12 oak doors and a stair rail/newells etc. It really does give a true matt finish which is what I wanted - no shine at all regardless of the number of coats. In terms of colour - it does 'enhance' the wood a little, especially the grain - which didn't make any difference for me as I stained the doors quite dark first - but if I had wanted a more natural look I would have used the 'raw' Osmo instead and no stain of course. I can highly recommend Wood Finishes Direct - speedy delivery, hassle free transaction!
Greg Holt
28/05/14

 2.5L, Matt - 3062
Superior finish for natural wood
Superb product for natural oak flooring, easy to apply, feels very tough, and brings out the natural beauty of the wood. Very highly recommended!
Pablo Ruiz
20/05/14

 2.5L, Satin Matt - 3032
Great product
nice finish, easy to paint, 2 coats enough in 40yrs old sanded pine floorboards. Very little odours while painting, dries well in 8 hours. I covered ~28m2 (2 coats) with a single 2.5L can. Beautiful satin finish. It repels water effectively forming droplets. I'm very happy with this product and would recommend
Daniel Shepherd
02/05/14

 125ml Sample, Satin Matt - 3032
Osmo Polyx versus Fiddes
Did a side by side by comparison on new oak stair parts between these and a satin varnish. Applied in accordance with manufacturers instructions and ended up with very comparable results. Both easy to apply and result in a very smooth finish with very similar sheen levels. The difference between the two is colour. The OSMO PolyX is ever so slightly richer giving a more honey colour to the wood than the Fiddes Hard Wax oil; not much mind and is no darker than clear varnish. The OSMO richness also darkens the grain so enhances the contrast of the oak and grain. The Fiddes being slightly paler and the grain less noticable. In conclusion, for me... Varnish is in 3rd place. Plastic appearance, requires careful application and will eventually crack and peel requiring entire renovation. Fiddes is in 2nd purely because I preferred the richer OSMO colour and more noticeable grain. OSMO PolyX wins. Wish I had found this before I had clear varnished, sanded clear varnished, sanded clear varnished other wood in the house. OSMO same appearance, faultlessly easier to apply and touch if needed. To be clear had I just bought Fiddes OR OSMO I would have been delighted with the results; only in a side by side comparison can you judge them. If torn between the two wax oils cost could well be the deciding factor. I'm only doing stairs so cost considerations are negligible. The two products come in different sizes of tins so work out your coverage and price them up. If the cost difference impacts your decision you wont be disappointed with Fiddes.
Andrew Tant-Brown
01/05/14

 2.5L, Matt - 3062
Excellent product
This is expensive (same price wherever you go) but worth every penny. Made all our internal doors look fantastic. Very easy to put on and the finish is fantastic. Managed to give 14 internal doors two coats each and used just under 5 litres. Would highly recommend this product.
Phil Cornforth
30/04/14

 2.5L, Satin Matt - 3032
A glowing review
This product has to be the best product I have bought since I started to renovate my house. It goes down with ease, the coverage is unbelievable and the finish fantastic. I don't like a shiny surface and this gives just a very subtle sheen that gives wood a warm glow.


Osmo
2
coats
24m²
per litre
8 hours
dry time
  • Water repellent
  • Easy to maintain
  • Natural ingredients

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