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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 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 232 reviews.

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Mary Parsons

 2.5L, Satin - 3032
Brilliant easy to use
I have used other products before but this is by far the best on the market glad I went with this so easy to use and gives a great finish would recommend this product.
Sarah Bushnell

 2.5L, Satin - 3032
Fantastic Product - Very Easy To Apply
I used the Osmo Hard Wax Oil Satin Matt Clear on some new oak skirting boards and it applied very easily and brushed out evenly and dried in a few hours. The second coat went on just as well and dried nice and evenly. Very pleased with this product - would use it again and recommend it.
J Grindlay

 750ml, Matt - 3062
Very good
Brilliant product used it before.
J Sherborne

 750ml, Satin - 3032
Easy to use and excellent finish
I found this very easy to use (put on with a cloth) and it has given my bannisters and handrail a lovely finish, just what I wanted. Thank you.
James Hurst

 2.5L, Satin - 3032
Bring the wood to life
Great finish from the osmo oil would highly recommend. The grain on our original floorboards looks so good.

 750ml, Matt - 3062
Arrived within a couple of days of ordering and was easy to apply
I bought this product to treat brand new walnut worktops and having sanded through several grades of paper to get a smooth finish, I was apprehensive about applying anything but ..... what a finish the different shades in the wood are highlighted and the overall look is fantastic! I used a good quality varnish brush then layed off with a lint free cloth and finished off with another clean lint free cloth- a bit of work for a few coats, but so worth it.
Carol Sanderson

 2.5L, Satin - 3032
Superb product, so easy to use.
Wishing I'd found this product years ago. It's all I use now on parquet and solid wood flooring. Easily applied with brush, looks like a professional finish.
Neil Eggleston

 2.5L, Matt - 3062
Superb finish
Expensive but worth every penny. Ignore cheaper alernatives
Michael Wilson

 2.5L, Satin - 3032
Fantastic luxurious finish.
Hard wearing long life luxurious finish, what more could you want...
Nicholas Morgan

 750ml, Matt - 3062
Fantastic service & speedy delivery
This is a great hard wearing oil that leaves a fantastic finish. Thin coats needed for that perfect finish.

 2.5L, Glossy - 3011
Ease of application
Treated 8 white oak doors with this product just applied with a brush & wiped over with a lint free cloth, allowed to dry then a very light sanding down then applied a second coat it brought the grain of the wood up beautifully with a light sheen. I would highly recommend this product to all.
Anne Beach

 375ml, Matt - 3062
Lasts for years
I bought this to cover a few scratches on my wooden floor. The floor was treated with this product five years ago and is still mainly pristine. It is washed with an Ecover product which contains linseed oil.
Stephen Hall

 375ml, Matt - 3062
Excellent product
Having finished my patio door surround with Manns pine wood stain used this product to seal it.It gave it a fabulous finish
Louissa Martin

 375ml, Matt - 3062
Easy to paint onto wood
Looks lovely and natural, not shiny. My table is waterproof again .
Rebecca Malby

 750ml, Satin - 3032
Great delivery time, fantastic product
Its beautiful. Well worth the wait for it to dry!
Iain Michie

 2.5L, Satin - 3032
Having use it for 20 years what can i say
Be applying osmo oil for about 20 years great product
Mike Hammond

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

 750ml, Satin - 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 - 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 - 3032
Arrived next day, product did what it said on the tin.

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