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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.

Based on natural, renewable resources, 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). Please be advised that 125ml tins are printed in German only. For application instructions refer to the overview below.

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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 424 reviews.

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P Jenkins
 2.5L, Matt - 3062
Very good
Puts new life into dried wood and gives long lasting protection
Alistair Cooper
 2.5L, Semi-Matt - 3065
Great item, excellent service
The items were delivered before the estimated time and were packed really well. The product itself was superb and I would recommend to anyone, it really made the difference.
Susan Southall
 375ml, Matt - 3062
Does what it says on the tin
Good product easy to use care should be taken on applying as only a thin coat is required
Suzanne Metcalfe
 2.5L, Satin - 3032
Easy to apply and the parquet floor looks amazing.
Easy to apply. Just ensure you leave at least 8 hours between coats.Took 4 days to complete 3 rooms but the parquet floor looks fantastic. .
Mark G Dowsett
 2.5L, Semi-Matt - 3065
The best interior wood finish I've ever used
European oak and radiata pine: After planing and scraping if necessary, finish the wood with 220 grade paper in a random orbital sander. Remove the dust with a vacuum or a brush and apply one coat of Polyx. Allow to dry for 12 hours and rub down lightly with a 180 grit Manns finishing pad. Remove the dust with a brush and apply a second coat. Dries to a smooth silky durable finish which brings out the grain beautifully. Tip: Scan fold-flat odour masks are great when applying this product to large areas.
William Callaghan
 2.5L, Satin - 3032
Easy to apply
After two coats the wooden floor looks fantastic . Gives a warm and delicate sheen
Stephen Johnson
 750ml, Satin - 3032
Marvelous finish - simple to apply
I have spent a lot of money on internal oak doors. I checked with the manufacturers and Polyx oil is OK for use. I used a light 120 grit followed by the Manns finishing pad dry brush and paint on the Polyx Oil. What a joy! The Satin finish is exactly what I wanted. The grain is beautifully revealed and the dry finish is superb. You don't have to do the whole piece in one go either. Come back in a day or so and you get a seamless continuation of the finish.
David Twiddy
 2.5L, Satin - 3032
Great stuff. Easy to apply. Brings out the colours in the stain.
We found it took longer to dry than on the tin. However the help line where very good in informing us it was not unusual. Seems we did not apply it thinly enough plus the room was cool.
Peter Davidson
 750ml, Satin - 3032
Very easy to use and produced a good result
Ellen Fowler
 5ml Sample, Semi-Matt - 3065
A good idea to purchase samples to get the right finish
I read reviews about Osmo oil for my oak doors and so glad I bought it, they look amazing.
Anthony Kitson
 2.5L, Matt - 3062
Easy to apply, produces quality,matt finish
I'd hoped that it might highlight my oak's figure a little more but I was using it on very old wood. It's a high quality product nonetheless.
Jackie Millins
 2.5L, Matt - 3062
Very good
Saw this product recommended on the Internet Have not been disappointed.
Julie Collins
 750ml, Satin - 3032
Bought this to put on my hard wood doors and skirting. It totally enhanced it and brought out the beauty of the wood.
Michael Powell
 2.5L, Semi-Matt - 3065
First class
Easy to apply and brought the grain out beyond my hopes.
Juliet Semple
 375ml, Semi-Matt - 3065
Love this stuff
Our carpenter recommended this product and it is what he used on our new Howdens Oak Interior doors. Will use it to touch up any knocks and also on some other bare wood we have yet to treat.
 125ml, Matt - 3062
Good price and prompt delivery
Leaves a great finish would definately use again
Spencer Rivett
 750ml, Matt - 3062
Osmo Polyx Oil is great
I have used Osmo Polyx oil a number or times and it goes on easy, looks great and provides excellent protection to the wood - fabulous stuff!
Jane Higgins
 5ml Sample, Matt - 3062
Easy to use
This is a very small sample but big enough for our needs
Lorna Tuck
 750ml, Satin - 3032
Love this product,it gave the just the effect i was looking for
I chose the satin finish as a top coat for my wooden floor someone had recommended it in a review I read on your site, I am so pleased with the result it just lifts the whole floor. I was a little worried about the robustness of an oil/wax but with 2 coats its going to be very long lasting very happy.
M S Holder
 375ml, Satin - 3032
Good quality and the smallest amount goes a long way.
The product was spot on I had it recommended to me. I bought a really small tin and still have loads left. Delivery was very quick and I would use this company again.

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