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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 such as wooden flooring and furniture. Made from 100% natural ingredients Osmo oil is safe for use on childrens' toys and food surfaces when dry.

Osmo hard wax oil dries within 7 hours, (4 hours for "Quick drying" formula). Also available in various colours from the Osmo Polyx Oil tints range or choose Osmo Polyx Oil Raw for an untreated look.

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.


Paint Brushes and other applicating equipment can be cleaned with a (benzene-free) cleaner or White Spirit.


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.

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.


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.

Osmo Polyx Oil reviews - Rating: 4.8 out of 5 stars, based on 257 reviews.

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Elizabeth Ward

 750ml, Clear Matt Quick Drying - 3262
No fuss easy to apply wooden worktop protector
Best work top oil I've come across, absorbs well and leaves no sticky residual
Susie Jump

 2.5L, Clear Satin Matt Quick Drying - 3232
Having spent a fortune on wax in the past this is far superior, and I won't be using anything other than this in the future. My lounge floor and kitchen units look fabulous again!
David Harrison

 750ml, Clear Satin Matt Quick Drying - 3232
Great Finish
Left a great finish in just two coats, did not dry as fast as I had hoped but I should have read the tin, optimum temp is 23 degrees! Having said this Id use again.
Ian Bates

 750ml, Clear Satin Matt - 3032
A product ive been searching for years
As an amature furniture maker, the finishing off always worried me, with this product I now have the confidence that what I now make will have that professional finish. A product that has been missing in the market is now here and I cant thank you enough. Many thanks, Ian Bates.
Paul Nelson

 2.5L, Clear Satin Matt Quick Drying - 3232
Great product
Some of the Osmo oils take too long to dry, but this product really does dry quickly.
Sally Amos

 750ml, Clear Satin Matt Quick Drying - 3232
Easy to use and quick drying, lovely finish
The oil was easy to use and after two coats on a newly laid wooden floor in the hall we were really pleased with the finished appearance. It seems to be giving the floor protection from scuffs etc at the moment.
David Cross

 2.5L, Clear Satin Matt - 3032
Easy, long lasting, excellent finish.
This wax oil is the best that I have found. Easy to apply, keeps very well (even in the shed) and it goes a long way. The finish lasts a long time. It needs two coas on fresh wood , and the first coat provides a great ceiling coat.
Vic Kinghorn

 750ml, Clear Satin Matt Quick Drying - 3232
Fantastic product at a unbeatable price and exceptional delivery.
I have used this on new untreated oak doors and the effect is fantastic bringing up the natural colourings. Cannot recommend this too highly. If I am looking for timber treatments again I would not go anywhere else.
Andrew Latham

 2.5L, Clear Satin Matt - 3032
Simply outstanding product
I would recommend this product to anyone needing a professional finish on a parquet floor. 2 coats over 2 days and the finish was amazing. I found it easier to apply by brushing on and wiping over with a lint cloth - this seemed to give a more even coverage.
Jude Green

 125ml Sample, Clear Matt Quick Drying - 3262
Simple and effective
Really does do what it says it does. I have a great hard wearing smooth finish to my floor. Don't forget to roll the brush strokes out within half an hour of setting though. Really makes a difference.
Jane Wraight

 10L, Clear Satin Matt - 3032
Just excellent
Better by a mile than teak oil, low odour, lovely soft finish to old beams also oak doors! On the second can of 10 litres!
Nathan Eames

 750ml, Clear Satin Matt Quick Drying - 3232
Great finish easy to use, took a long time to dry though
I was recommended this by a cabinet maker friend of mine and boy is it good. I would recommend applying with a rag instead of a brush for a perfect finish.

 2.5L, Clear Satin Matt Quick Drying - 3232
Excellent product
if you need a hard wax finish on hardwood doors or floors then Osmo Polyx Oil is the product to use. The rapid drying version is easy to use and produces a fabulous finish.
Diane Boxley

 2.5L, Clear Satin Matt Quick Drying - 3232
Very good
We have used this product for the first time and it has made our floors look great. Quick drying and the delivery time was exceptional.
K Leach

 125ml Sample, Clear Satin Matt - 3032
Very good finish
This oil has been used to finish the worktop in our new kitchen. I can't comment on how hard wearing it is yet, but I am very happy with how nice it looks.
Sharon Hills

 750ml, Clear Matt Quick Drying - 3262
Very easy to apply and great finish
I was very happy with this product, it was easy to apply, almost impossible to overload the brush and has given my oak doors a superb natural finish with an enriched grain. Highly recommend.
Heather Stevenson

 125ml Sample, Clear Matt - 3062
Excellent product
Very easy to apply and the colour of my renovated old staircase is great. The oil seems to enhance the wood perfectly. The quantity estimation was super and it didn't soak in unevenly at all.
Helena Rose

 2.5L, Clear Matt Quick Drying - 3262
So simple to use and gave the most beautiful finish to our natural wood floor. I couldn't be happier with this product and the guidance I received from Wood Finishes Direct Customer Service gave me the added confidence I needed to attempt what seemed to be a daunting project. Genuinely does exactly what it says on the tin, and, as it goes so far, it's well worth the money.
A Stephenson

 750ml, Clear Satin Matt - 3032
Used this on my wooden kitchen floor for 14 years - still looks good
Easy to apply. Dries overnight. Good looking finish. Happy customer.
Malcolm Jones

 750ml, Clear Satin Matt - 3032
Very easy to apply and the finish after even one coat was fantastic.
This was the first time I had used this product to finish and seal our new oak worktops to our new kitchen, not only was it easy to use but the finish was far better than I ever expected. Two further coats although one would have been adequate left a beautiful, natural silk sheen. We could not have wished for better. Thank you.

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  • Water repellent
  • Easy to maintain
  • Natural ingredients

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