Osmo Polyx Oil

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Osmo Polyx Oil 3032 - Limited Offer!
3L for the price of 2.5L - SAVE 15%

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). 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.

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.

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 428 reviews.
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Great product by Hellen Hayward

Last used this product when we renovated our house 10 years ago. Used again to freshen up oak skirting and doors. Fantastic product. Goes on easily, enhances the wood and lasts for ages. I wouldn't buy any other product!

Reviewed 2.5L, Semi-Matt - 3065 on: 26/04/16
Great product by Mike Simpkins

Easy to use and produces a good finish

Reviewed 750ml, Matt - 3062 on: 24/04/16
Fantastic on floors by Angela Hardman

Great product, easy to apply and gives a fantastic finish.

Reviewed 750ml, Satin - 3032 on: 23/04/16
Excellent product and finish by Lynne Carter

I bought this product to apply to my new unfinished oak doors, having looked on the website and was impressed with the finish. Then I was advised that my doors were good quality oak laminate. I then searched for advice on the website and it said this was not a problem. A very light layer was applied with a cloth and the doors look superb. Very pleased with the result and definitely recommend.

Reviewed 750ml, Satin - 3032 on: 22/04/16
Good product by MICHELLE PERROTT

Good product but I didn't want a wet look finish to the floor

Reviewed 5ml Sample, Matt - 3062 on: 22/04/16
Looks great, easy to spread by T Smith

Really nice quality finish, spreads really well and looks amazing.

Reviewed 3.0L, Satin - 3032 on: 21/04/16
Easy to use and an excellent finish by I Astle

A first class product, recommended to me to protect a Windsor Chair that I had made using green woodworking techniques. (Bodging) Two coats were applied which were sufficient.

Reviewed 375ml, Satin - 3032 on: 20/04/16
See below by M Briggs

I had a patch on my wood flooring on which the the finish had been totally worn away. This product, which is easy to apply, made it look as good as new again and matched perfectly with the rest of the floor.

Reviewed 125ml, Satin - 3032 on: 20/04/16
Exceptional product so easy to use by P Bellis

My husband and I painted 23 doors and a staircase in aprox 4 days it was so easy to use.

Reviewed 5ml Sample, Satin - 3032 on: 16/04/16
Terrific Finish by John Winter

After applying two coats, as per instructions on the tin, my oak floor was completely rejuvenated, and now looks fantastic.

Reviewed 3.0L, Satin - 3032 on: 15/04/16
Gutted by Wendy Spooner

Having spent several days sanding down stairs I was absolutely gutted to find that although this went on fairly clear, after an hour or 2 my lovely wood stairs were quite golden and not at all the natural look I was expecting. Need to start sanding all over again

Reviewed 3.0L, Satin - 3032 on: 14/04/16
A note from us...

Hello Mrs Spooner,

I am sorry to hear that this product didn't give you the finish that you where hoping for. This is one of the main reasons that we recommned test areas, to ensure that you are going to get the look you would hope for. Application to different woods can have many varied effects, for example when the Polyx Oil is applied to Red Pine it can highlight the pink/orange tones of the wood creating a warm and bright finish that many people like and others do not. But when applied to Oak it can give a very Natural 'wet' look to the wood.

If you need any advise on getting the look that you want feel free to call and speak to one of our friendly advisors on 0800 7818 123 or email us directly to wood@finishes.direct

Kind regards Sam.

Fantastic product - used throughout the house by Susan Bond

Originally I used the Matt 3062. 5 years later this has developed a bit of a sheen. I am trying to sand down scratches locally and when I re applied the Matt finish it was too dull - Nobody had noticed the scratches but the mismatch of finish you wouldn't miss!!! The member of staff at your company was fantastic. So encouraging and really, really pleasant, I couldn't recommend her more highly. In the end I ordered a sample tin of 3032.I really should have bought the one suggested with the more matt finish... Hey ho, we live and learn.

Reviewed 125ml, Satin - 3032 on: 14/04/16
Fantastically versatile product by A Clarkson

Since being introduced to this product a few years ago I have never been disappointed with the professional finish it gives this amateur user.l

Reviewed 3.0L, Satin - 3032 on: 12/04/16
Spreads well and absorbs into surface nicely I felt the need to apply 2 coats by Simon Wolf

Easy to use. Brushes on nicely. Apply thinly and dries to a hard slight sheen.

Reviewed 125ml, Semi-Matt - 3065 on: 11/04/16
Good by Paul Clay

Gave a lovely satin finish on internal oak doors and banister

Reviewed 750ml, Satin - 3032 on: 10/04/16
Excellent product by Rod Allday

An excellent product - easy to apply and provides a superb finish

Reviewed 375ml, Satin - 3032 on: 09/04/16
Easy to apply and does what it says on the tin by Graham Cutts

Excellent finish to furniture the grain was brought out beautifully with this oil.

Reviewed 750ml, Matt - 3062 on: 09/04/16
Great by Greg Moore

Perfect finish of my oak cabinet will always use this product

Reviewed 750ml, Glossy - 3011 on: 08/04/16
Easy to use and lived up to expectations by Alan Armstrong

Excellent for reviving dated furniture

Reviewed 125ml, Satin - 3032 on: 04/04/16
Lovely finish, simple to use by Alison

I have just finished two floors with this gloss. I sanded the floors just enough to remove old paint splashes and underlay patterns leaving as much of the original stain as possible, so I needed a glossy finish so it didn't look like I couldn't be bothered finishing. This is exactly right. Produces a darker, warmer shade in my floor, which what I wanted. Not as glossy as a varnish but with a great sheen. I've waited a while to write this as I had previously oiled the two floors. The first, less oiled floor took the polyx fine, and has cured brilliantly, the second already had loads of oil in it and has remained soft... Not sticky, just so can scratch it with a finger nail. So shoes off in that room for the foreseeable future. I will never buy a different oil again, and shall be getting a matt-er finish for furniture too. As for price... I think it works out to be around £2 a Sq metre, and I got at least the coverage on the tin. You really can't get a cheaper floor covering.

Reviewed 2.5L, Glossy - 3011 on: 02/04/16

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