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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).


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 216 reviews.

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Mike Hammond

 375ml, Satin Matt - 3032
Very good product.
I have at last found a treatment for my oak doors inside.

 750ml, Satin Matt - 3032
Superb quality wood finish
A new kind of finish which builds upon the natural properties of the timber and wonderful to the touch.
Eamon Maddocks

 750ml, Satin Matt - 3032
Easy to apply, great finish!!
Read all of the reviews for this product and took a leap of faith, very very impressed!!!
Andrea Jones

 2.5L, Satin Matt - 3032
Arrived next day, product did what it said on the tin.
Pete Hawkins

 750ml, Satin Matt - 3032
Excellent, easy and pleasantly effective.
Have used this before and is still as good if not better.It's essential to apply thinly as instructed otherwise the finish becomes too glossy. Excuse the cliche but it really does do what it says on the tin and proves that you only get what you pay for i.e. a quality product!
Leon Wellman

 750ml, Matt - 3062
Excellent product
Top quality product.
Christopher Williams

 2.5L, Semi-Matt - 3065
Original was damaged in transit, once reported replacement was sent out the same day, excellent service.
Linda Noble

 2.5L, Satin Matt - 3032
Best satin finished product we have used on our engineered oak floor
This is the best natural looking satin finish we have used on our engineered oak floor. It takes a little longer to dry than some but we feel the quality of the finish obtained is superior to others. We tried a different, cheaper, one when we couldn't get osmo oil locally but it looked too glossy for our taste. Best price we found, delivered on time and satisfactorily packaged. Will definitely be buying this again.
Susan Haswell

 2.5L, Matt - 3062
The product left a beautiful finish in the floor. It has been admired by all who have seen it. Brilliant product!
Susan Coupe

 375ml, Semi-Matt - 3065
Very easy to use, enhances natural beauty without yellowing
The 375ml tin covered my breakfast bar and three chunky legs with three coats with more left to spare. Quick efficient service from woodfinishesdirect.com. The semi-matt finish gives a natural enhancement of the oak. Spillages sit in beads on the surface and easy to wipe.
Embercombe Building Co Ltd

 2.5L, Matt - 3062
Always a quick and easy online system and excellent service. Highly recommended. Many thanks
Graham Russell

 750ml, Glossy - 3011
Good finish on old sanded floor
Easy to apply and brought the sanded floor back to new.

 750ml, Matt - 3062
Very easy to apply (I used a brush ) and looks good.
Appearance is good, though as only recently applied not able to comment on durability etc . It was recommended by a friend who used it on a kitchen surface and commented it was hardwearing. Rating based on my friend's experience

 2.5L, Matt - 3062
Top Product
I was after a durable and suitable oil to use on oak veneer doors and frames. Most oils you can't use on veneered products as it can damage the veneer layer, this product is oil based and suitable for veneered woods and gives a higher quality finish than any other solvent free oils. I will be using this every time on my doors. I am a carpenter and have used many different products.
Jessica Cruickshank

 2.5L, Matt - 3062
Beautiful finish, easy to use! Apply sparingly.
Osmo was easy to apply, works best if you buff into the wood. Use sparingly we only had to use 5l litres on 57 sq metres of floor. The finish is a gorgeous natural warmth to enhance the wood.
Anne Irwin

 750ml, Satin Matt - 3032
Easy to use and leaves a lovely finish
I bought this on the recommendation of my son who has his own business and uses this on his products. It is easy to apply, dries overnight, I used 3 coats on new oak worktops, any water now rolls off straight away. will definitely be buying more
Lydia Scott

 750ml, Semi-Matt - 3065
Our kitchen fitter told us this was good stuff. So far seems pretty waterproof after 2 coats although might need topping up near the sink. Easy to apply.
Caroline Chaffey

 2.5L, Matt - 3062
Simply the best!
This was our first time not just with Osmo but with any floor oil. we thought it might be tricky but it turned out to be incredibly easy and left a simply fantastic finish. We couldnt be more pleased!
Laurence Heath

 2.5L, Matt - 3062
Top quality oil
Really pleased with the oil - gives a good finish - easy to clean / repair. Overall, it gave the pine floors a deeper yellow / orange tint (still looks natural) - and the matt finish i was after. Be careful to keep each coat thin
Paul M

 2.5L, Satin Matt - 3032
Does exactly what it says on the tin :-)
Does exactly what is says it does, easy to apply, goes a long way, gives a good finish and is very hard wearing, even on our kitchen floor which periodically gets wet !

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