Osmo Polyx Oil

  541 customer reviews
Top Coat 1 coat
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Dual Coat 2 coats
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Wood type and application method can vary coverage. Litreage amounts shown above are total, not "per coat" amounts.

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  • 2 coats
  • Coverage: 24m²/L
  • 8 hrs drying time
  •  Water repellent
  •  Easy to maintain
  •  Natural ingredients
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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, Osmo Polyx Oil Anti-Slip 3088 (R9) & 3089 (R11). Please be advised that 125ml tins are printed in German only. For application instructions refer to the overview below.

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.

Important: This product must be stirred thoroughly prior to application. Osmo Polyx-Oil is ready to use. Please do not thin.

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.

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.

Osmo Polyx Oil reviews

Rating: 4.9 out of 5 stars, based on 541 reviews.
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Wonderful stuff! It does exactly what it claims to and is so hard wearing by Jan Westrope

I used it on my work tips and dining table as in the past I have used it on an oak floor very successfully.

Reviewed 2.5L, Satin - 3032 on: 23/06/16
Good coverage and finish by George

Good coverage and finish, industry standard and trusted product. Quite expensive. I've not tried any competing products so can't compare.

Reviewed 2.5L, Matt - 3062 on: 23/06/16
Very easy to apply, nice satin finish by Karen Davies

good, even, satin finish, goes on really well - I used a synthetic brush rather than the natural one advised but this was no problem.

Reviewed 125ml, Semi-Matt - 3065 on: 22/06/16
Great neutral totally matt finish would buy softer brush next time but so easy to apply by Philip White

one of the best furniture finishing products iv'e ever purchased and so easy to clean brushes after use

Reviewed 750ml, Matt - 3062 on: 21/06/16
Fantastic by Malcolm Haynes

I used the oil on an old wooden t&g floor after a through sanding and the results were excellent. With proper care as recommended, it should stand the test of time.

Reviewed 2.5L, Semi-Matt - 3065 on: 20/06/16
It does what it says on the tin by Richard Smetham

Easy to use, great finish... And worth every penny.. !

Reviewed 750ml, Satin - 3032 on: 20/06/16
Easy to use & good looking finish by Jane W

I have used this product on two window bottoms. Having previously used a sponge to apply some topoil I decided to use the same method & this turned out to be very simple & easy, particularly as I could seal up the sponge in a plastic bag between coats & re-use it rather than having to use a new one or attempting to clean it.The finish looks & feels very nice.

Reviewed 375ml, Semi-Matt - 3065 on: 19/06/16
Exellent as always by Gary Noonan

Great as always, easy to apply, wipe on wipe off, great durable finish.

Reviewed 750ml, Semi-Matt - 3065 on: 19/06/16
Very easy to use and lovely finish to my new windows by Esther Waitland

Although package was in good condition the tin was very badly bashed but not burst, the product was great to use and good finish

Reviewed 750ml, Matt - 3062 on: 19/06/16
Excellent product,but expensive! by David Barnett

I used this to finish traditional pine internal doors. The finish was exactly what I wanted and gives a very satisfying and luxurious effect. I found it best to sand with a very fine sandpaper between coats in order to obtain the silky finish required. The 2.5 litre tin covered 8 doors with two coats.The application can be a bit messy so have dust sheets handy!

Reviewed 2.5L, Satin - 3032 on: 18/06/16
Very easy to apply by Paul Barber

A great product Brush on as thin as possible to give a great finish Dependent on preparation it may need a slight rub down between coats if you want a very smooth finish A great finish and we would buy again if required but good coverage from a small tin

Reviewed 375ml, Satin - 3032 on: 14/06/16
Excellent by Dawn Stalham

Excellent product used on oak doors have a fantastic finish, which doesn't compromise the grain easy to apply. Ordering was easy delivery on time as stated will definitely use this product and Wood Finishes Direct again

Reviewed 375ml, Satin - 3032 on: 08/06/16
Very good product by Malcolm Smith

We used to wax out two lounge doors but used to get white water marks removed all the old wax recoated with osmo polyx oil semi mat result lovely finish and water proof no more water marks recomended.

Reviewed 750ml, Semi-Matt - 3065 on: 07/06/16
Enhances the grain of American oak by Markyb

Beautiful enhancement of the grain. Used on American white oak window sills. Nice trade off between Matt and gloss with good water repellency and flexibility which where needed for my application. Hopefully bought enough to do all the window sills and doors but if not I will definitely be purchasing more to finish the project.

Reviewed 750ml, Satin - 3032 on: 05/06/16
Good quality product and nice to work with by James Connor

I will be honest and say that this oil isn't as tough as i was hoping for, and scratches quite easily, in fact when used over the tinted oil it is even less durable. The colour is not as clear as hoped for too, leaving an orangey/yellow tint to the wood, which is not what i was looking for for some of the reclaimed timber I was oiling. However it is superior in its covering and waterproofing compared to a lot of similar oils and the minimal toxicity is a bonus.

Reviewed 750ml, Matt - 3062 on: 31/05/16
Great finish by Mark Elston

Easy to apply

Reviewed 2.5L, Semi-Matt - 3065 on: 27/05/16
Nice size for test area by Markyb

Bought as I was really unsure what the finish would be like on the American Oak window board I'm installing. Put 2 finish's side by side for comparison. Found it as natural as you can possibly get with no sheen at all but still protected and still enhanced the grain of the wood beautifully.

Reviewed 5ml Sample, Satin - 3032 on: 27/05/16
Very easy to use by Alan Mason

Comes up a treat.

Reviewed 375ml, Matt - 3062 on: 24/05/16
Great product Arrived quickly and well packaged by Barbara Silvester

Really pleased with the end result of this product. Followed the instructions and no problems blend at all. Oak flooring looks really good.

Reviewed 750ml, Matt - 3062 on: 23/05/16
Easy to apply and has enhanced the appearance of my Oak floor by Ernie Derrick

Choose Osmo Polyx Oil to finish my newly installed oiled Oak engineered floor, it really enhanced the floor, and the semi matt kept the natural look to it. The only down side was that it was initially slippery but over the course of a fortnight that has now worn off. Excellent product.

Reviewed 2.5L, Semi-Matt - 3065 on: 18/05/16

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