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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 355 reviews.

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Emma Zabeo
 5ml Sample, Satin - 3032
Very natural.
It's great to be able to get small samples and test the product first before splashing out on a whole tin. After testing I realised that I would need a tint to improve the colour of our pine floor as it was too yellow. After applying Osmo Honey Tint I finished with a top coat of the Satin Clear and am very happy with the natural, warm finish we've achieved.
Gary Sizer
 750ml, Satin - 3032
I use a lot of these types of products and I have no hesitation in thoroughly recommending this product. Excellent.
Wendy Manley
 750ml, Satin - 3032
Easy to use
Great product and made my oak work tops look fantastic and properly protected
Tom McGough
 2.5L, Semi-Matt - 3065
Easy to apply, no mess, great finish.
Used this on my front room floor and it looks fantastic. Will be using on my hall next. Cannot praise it enough.
 750ml, Satin - 3032
Good finish
Easy to apply, giving a nice finish over the sanded wood. Needed two coats. Low odour.
 750ml, Matt - 3062
A great product which truly stands up to its reputation. Gave a lovely matte finish.
Finlay Loening
 750ml, Satin - 3032
brilliant stuff, i cannot fault it so far, i've used it a few times in the the last five years or so for furniture, floors and kitchenware. really durable after two coats and a bit more forgiving to use than danish oil.
Paul Kopczyk
 750ml, Satin - 3032
1st Class product - a dream to use!
I've bought & used this product several times now & all of my clients have been astounded by the finish left when using it, I've used it on solid wood worktops, solid wood flooring, oak doors, facings & skirting & it leaves a perfect factory like finish.
Richard King
 2.5L, Satin - 3032
Excellent product
Easy to apply and very good long lasting results.
Wayne Baldock
 2.5L, Glossy - 3011
Great product and company to buy from.
As above the oil was very easy to use and coverage was perfect. It gave a high gloss, high quality finish. Very pleased with the results.
Charles Harries
 750ml, Satin - 3032
Achieved a good looking and what appears to be a durable finish.
I used this to restore a ladder back chair I made about 40 years ago. The oil created a good and, what appears to be, durable and pleasing satin finish. Two coats did the job and, although the wood darkened, this has not been detrimental to what I wanted to achieve.
Phil Rickard
 2.5L, Satin - 3032
Easy to use, good finish.
I have used this product for years and always found the finish to be very good with a brush application.
Neil Tomkinson
 750ml, Satin - 3032
Fantastic Product
Bought this product as advised by a friend who had previously used it, I have to say it is fantastic, I have used it over the top of colron wood dye to give a sealed finish on skirting boards and doors and it looks superb, would definitely recommend.
Martin Dennis
 2.5L, Semi-Matt - 3065
Great service-super product!!!
love this product-my oak doors look great!!!!!!!!!!!
Shona Duncan
 750ml, Matt - 3062
This product adds the lustre I was looking for and liquids actually spot on the worktops and let me wipe it off cleanly without soaking in. I'm delighted
Andrew Cadogan
 2.5L, Satin - 3032
Used it before, fabulous finish and hardwearing
Strongly recommended product. Far superior to other hard wax oil, great for doors, stairs and worktop. Great service and super fast delivery.
Ben Myatt
 750ml, Matt - 3062
A couple of coats on top of the osmo wood protector and seems an excellent finish. To soon to judge durability.
Lyn Peake
 375ml, Semi-Matt - 3065
Best finish ever
Used for an oak table which is in constant use and it really has given a great finish which seems to be better than wax or Danish oil. I must add that I saw it was used in the making of King Richard 111's coffin so it must be good! (By Royal Appointment)
Matthew Cartwright
 750ml, Matt - 3062
Good product, goes a long way even as a small quantity...
Used on Oak doors, skirting boards and door frames. Enhances the grain, and provides a nice finish.
James Mitchell
 125ml, Satin - 3032
Top Quality.
I used this on top of Osmo 3072 Amber tint to get a stunningly rich, deep finish on a new cutlery canteen that I have hand made out of Sapele hard wood. The combination with 3032 on top delivers professional standard results - a wife pleaser. This size of tin is more than big enough for small to medium sized carpentry projects.

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