Osmo Polyx Oil

  4.9/5.0 (687 reviews)
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Wood type and application method can vary coverage.

  • A versatile, premium protective oil for use on most interior wood surfaces including floors
  • Hard-wearing and extremely tough
  • Scratch and scuff resistant whilst protecting against liquid spills
  • Easily maintained and renovated if required
  • Does not crack, flake, peel or blister
  • Offers a clear natural finish in multiple sheens
  • Unique combination of natural vegetable oils and waxes
  • Safe and environmentally friendly
  • Very low V.O.C
Brand Osmo
No. of coats 2
Coverage Up to 24 per litre
Drying time hrs
Size 5ml Sample, 125ml, 375ml, 750ml, 2.5L, 3.0L, 10L
MPN 3062S, 3062A, 3062B, 3062C, 3062D, 3062E, 3065S, 3065A, 3065B, 3065C, 3065D, 3032S, 3032A, 3032B, 3032C, SPECIAL3032, 3032E, 3011S, 3011A, 3011B, 3011C, 3011D
GTIN 4006850745913, 4006850296293, 4006850118649, 4006850117970, 4006850117987, 4006850117994, 4006850745920, 4006850682492, 4006850674398, 4006850674404, 4006850674411, 4006850745906, 4006850105359, 4006850112647, 4006850104444, 4006850693788, 4006850104468, 4006850745937, 4006850744312, 4006850744329, 4006850744336, 4006850744343

Osmo Polyx oil is an extremely versatile oil and forms part of Osmo's interior range of finishing oils.

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. The 125ml labels can sometimes be printed in German.

Surfaces must be clean and dry, removing all traces of dust and dirt before application (maximum moisture content 20%). Only apply on frost free surfaces. For guaranteed performance it is always recommended to remove all traces of a previous finish.

  • Existing oiled surfaces can be lightly rubbed back with meths then fully cleaned
  • Pre-existing varnishes and sealers must be completely removed via sanding or using a suitable Product Stripper / Remover
  • Use an appropriate porous filler if repairing small dents and holes
  • To protect against blue stain in moist surroundings pre-treat with biocide-free wax impregnation, Osmo Wood Protector 4006

How to apply Osmo Polyx Oil

We always recommended applying a test area to ascertain drying times and effect. Osmo Polyx-Oil is ready-to-use from the tin, do not thin. Stir thoroughly prior to application. Osmo oils dry via oxidation so it is important to ensure good ventilation during application and drying.

Application to Wood floors

The ideal application tool is a firm, fine, natural bristled brush, however the key to a great finish is thin application with removal of any surplus.

  1. Apply first coat thinly and evenly along the wood grain
  2. Remove surplus and leave to dry (8-10 hours)
  3. Lightly de-nib surface, then clean
  4. Repeat above steps for second coat

Application to Cork floors

Cork tiles are best treated before fitting 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. Due to the extreme absorption power of this highly elastic, natural, material we recommend the following procedure:

  1. Apply first coat very thinly with a broad varnish scraper, or for smaller areas a natural bristle-brush
  2. Polyx-Oil should immediately absorb into the surface
  3. Leave to dry for at least 24 hours
  4. Apply second coat, again very thinly
  5. Remove excess with cloth immediately
  6. Leave to dry for at least 24 hours

Please Note: Oiled or waxed surfaces should not be cleaned with a steam cleaner or steam mop as this degrades the performance of the finish.

Regular cleaning

For daily maintenance a duster, mop or vacuum cleaner will be sufficient. An electric floor polisher is very useful. For optimal results surfaces should be treated with Osmo Wash And Care.

Deep cleaning

For persistent stains, remove with Osmo Liquid Wax Cleaner 3029. This will also revive the appearance of the surface.


Renovating, even partially, is easy. Just clean and re-treat worn areas with a thin coat of Osmo Polyx oil - no sanding, no repair marks, no removal of previous Polyx Oil finish. No repair marks will be visible if applied thinly and appropriately.

Q. Can I use a steam cleaner or steam mop to clean Osmo Polyx hardwax oil?

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 Osmo Polyx Oil Anti-Slip R9 or R11.

Q. Can I store any remaining product?

Osmo Polyx Oil dries via oxidation so it is important to store the Polyx Oil with no or minimal air "surrounding" it. As such pouring the remaining oil into a smaller air-tight container (tin or glass jar).

687 customer reviews
Better than varnish or paint on natural wood floors by Michael H

Our kitchen floor (natural pine) had worn quite badly in places. When researching products on the internet, Osmo Polyx Oil came highly recommended, and, 2 weeks in, I am happy we went for it. It highlights the natural wood tones so much better than the old paint, and it seems less slippery and more durable, too. Amazing how little of the Oil was needed. Sanding down the old paint was the hardest part!

Reviewed 3.0L, Satin - 3032 on: 22/02/17
Excellent product, service and price by Vicky Mcknight

Good service, competitively priced and excellent product.

Reviewed 2.5L, Matt - 3062 on: 22/02/17
It is Amazing stuff!! by Alistair Reid

Just installed a new oak staircase and was looking for the best solution to treatment it. After a bit of research, Osmo looked like it would do the job. I used a professional painter, as he was doing rest of house. He had not used this product before, but said it was the best he had ever used. He commented on the viscosity and easy of use. I have to say finish is superb. Only time will tell what happens as it gets a bit o wear and tear, but right now all I can say is worth every penny.

Reviewed 2.5L, Matt - 3062 on: 21/02/17
Good by Mrs Jennifer Stephenson

Smelly and difficult to use thin coats on new wood as it soaks in quickly. Very good product but it'll take a few years to see if it's up to the job.

Reviewed 3.0L, Satin - 3032 on: 21/02/17
Went on easily and gave a Matt finish as required by K Baker
Reviewed 750ml, Matt - 3062 on: 21/02/17
Easy to use and a perfect finish by Peter Lewis
Reviewed 5ml Sample, Semi-Matt - 3065 on: 21/02/17
Never used before by MrRichard Telford

Tried a sampler and was hugely impressed. Will order a larger amount once I ahve finished constructing my latest bit of oak furniture

Reviewed 5ml Sample, Semi-Matt - 3065 on: 21/02/17
Very easy to use, a little goes a long way by Carol Weaver

Brilliant product , I have used this to bring back to life over about 90 sqm of old boards, oak elm and pine and it is fantastic! I have used on old terracotta floor tiles, again great result, furniture also doesn't escape it is such a versatile and economical product

Reviewed 3.0L, Satin - 3032 on: 18/02/17
Fantastic by Barton Furniture

Love this product for a durable modern finish. My go to finish for commercial work.

Reviewed 750ml, Glossy - 3011 on: 18/02/17
Does what it says on the tin! by Helen Attwood
Reviewed 750ml, Matt - 3062 on: 18/02/17
Good & I will be purchasing it again to seal the oak flooring in the kitchen- in the next month or so by JOHN GERAINT EVANS

Very god and easy to apply and is of very good colour

Reviewed 5ml Sample, Semi-Matt - 3065 on: 15/02/17
Easy to apply, dries to a Matt finish by Mrs S Clarke
Reviewed 5ml Sample, Semi-Matt - 3065 on: 15/02/17
Easy to apply, dries to satin finish by Mrs S Clarke
Reviewed 5ml Sample, Satin - 3032 on: 15/02/17
Final Finish Fantastic by Pete

No more varnish for me. Great stuff.

Reviewed 750ml, Semi-Matt - 3065 on: 15/02/17
I use this product all the time - it gives excellent results by Angela Woolliscroft

It is a bit pricy but it is easy to use and the finish lasts. We are doing some barn conversions and when the beams etc are oiled they look so much better in my opinion. I prefer the satin look although I have used matt as well

Reviewed 3.0L, Satin - 3032 on: 15/02/17
Excellent product very easy to apply by Helen Dean

My oak doors look amazing with just one coat! Would definitely recommend this product!

Reviewed 3.0L, Satin - 3032 on: 14/02/17
Excellent coverage and finish and very easy to apply by Dr Chris Gibbs

This is a superb product for applying to wood to maintain and enhance a natural finish. A single coat provides 90% of the improvement with a second coat recommended to provide a perfect finish. Although it is expensive it is worth every penny as it goes a long way and does not peal or crack, making future maintenance so much easier.

Reviewed 3.0L, Satin - 3032 on: 14/02/17
Good look and easy application by Anaid Diaz

Just added the second coat on the wooden floor. It looks very light, no shiny, just what we wanted. Time will tell if protects the wood as it says and or will bead a new coat soon

Reviewed 2.5L, Matt - 3062 on: 14/02/17
Excellent stuff by Mrs Ruth Baldasera

Second time we have bought this product - brilliant

Reviewed 3.0L, Satin - 3032 on: 11/02/17
Handy size tester by M Egelnick

Great little sample,.

Reviewed 5ml Sample, Satin - 3032 on: 11/02/17