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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).

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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 373 reviews.

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Dorothy Wood
 2.5L, Matt - 3062
Used the applicator which worked very well. Fantastic result
Sarah Walker
 2.5L, Satin - 3032
Lovely product, easy to apply and great results.
K Kebby
 2.5L, Matt - 3062
Excellent product
Goes on easily, comes up lovely and have used loads of this product.
Michael Cox
 2.5L, Satin - 3032
Provides a good, hard wearing surface to our wooden floor.
Provides a good, hard wearing surface to our wooden floor. Easy to apply and seems to last for ages.
Terry Green
 375ml, Matt - 3062
Excellent product. Easy to apply and performs extremely well.
A good range of products at good prices. Fast and efficient delivery. Excellent oil, does the job very well. Five stars for product and service.
Stephen Duncan
 375ml, Satin - 3032
Great oil
Easy to apply once brushed into pine floorboards just used a rag to brush off excess oil looks great
Deborah Murphy
 750ml, Satin - 3032
Improves wood's natural colour and good protection
Restocking oil & wood protector kit that came with Beech worktop in kitchen. Recommend application with 7-10 cm brush. previously used cloths that came with kit, but that is messy and not as evenly applied.
L Gibson
 2.5L, Satin - 3032
Fantastic non toxic product. Goes on easily (& Im no painter) and gives an even non streaky finish
Great - I used it on oak and pine untreated wood. It was easy to put on and brought out the colour, grain of the wood leaving a smooth semi matt finish which sealed over night. No fumes or headache from use. One tin went a surprising long way. I would definitely recommend it and use it again - fantastic new find which saves hours of work
David Vincent
 2.5L, Matt - 3062
Pleased with product
Easy to apply. Gives protection whilst maintaing the natural appearance of the wood.
Marcus Laffan
 750ml, Matt - 3062
Easy to apply , tough natural looking finish, I use it on a lot of my furnture
As a cabinet maker I have been looking for a finish that will enhance my furniture but is also easy to apply and hard wearing. osmo polyx oil ticks all the boxes although I do prefer the semi-matt to the matt finish.
David Leeming
 750ml, Satin - 3032
I love this hardwax oil. Used it masses for wardrobes & cupboards. Was recommended by a builder and I am forever grateful.
Ian Murray
 750ml, Satin - 3032
Excellent floor oil
Goes on very sparingly an dries ito a nice satin sheen after approx 8 hours. Seems to be hard wearing. Would definitely use it again.
Sharon Wright
 375ml, Satin - 3032
I was recommended this product when I was looking for something to coat and protect my kitchen wooden worktops with and I wasn't disappointed. It has lasted very well and they look lovely. The only place I have to recoat every few months is around the sink area to enable it to stay well waterproofed. Easy to apply and reapply.
Penny P
 750ml, Semi-Matt - 3065
Exceptional finish....
Used to seal our parquet flooring following application of the Osmo wood wax in Cherry - supreme finish - not as flat as a Matt finish but not shiny which is exactly what we wanted
Marilyn Bower
 2.5L, Matt - 3062
Best product for preserving the beauty of oiled oak flooring
Osmo Polyx Oil really does bring out the beauty of my oiled oak flooring. It also does a really good job of protecting it from spills.
Clive Nowell
 750ml, Satin - 3032
Excellent service and a great product.
An easy to apply product which has given our pine floors a lovely hard wearing finish so glad I chose this rather than varnish .
Kerry Coles
 750ml, Matt - 3062
Very good product
I needed the product for my bathroom project as we needed protection on the English oak we had purchased for our countertop . The product is very durable once dried and very easy to apply , On the whole it is suitable for our project Thank you
 5ml Sample, Matt - 3062
Easy to apply and gives a nice coverage with a little amount only slightly darkens and looks natural. Went on to do all our doors and stairs with this after testing its water resistance which is excellent friends now using as its a great product.
Emma Zabeo
 5ml Sample, Satin - 3032
Very natural.
It's great to be able to get small samples and test the product first before splashing out on a whole tin. After testing I realised that I would need a tint to improve the colour of our pine floor as it was too yellow. After applying Osmo Honey Tint I finished with a top coat of the Satin Clear and am very happy with the natural, warm finish we've achieved.
Gary Sizer
 750ml, Satin - 3032
I use a lot of these types of products and I have no hesitation in thoroughly recommending this product. Excellent.

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