How to Maintain — Osmo Polyx Oil Raw


In this video, Jay from Wood Finishes Direct will explain how to maintain Osmo Polyx Oil Raw. 

Hard Wax Oil FAQ

Can you recommend a product that will protect but retain the natural colour of a recently sanded Oak staircase?

There are 2 wood oils that come to mind which would be perfect for this project. Osmo Polyx Oil Raw (3044) and Fiddes Hard Wax Oil Natural are both Hardwax Oils which offer excellent durability, are scratch, scuff and liquid resistant, are easy to apply, maintain and patch repair if required. These 2 particular products have been specially formulated to better retain the natural, untreated look of the wood whereas a clear wood oil or varnish would darken the wood and enhance the natural character and colouration of the timber.

We have a new bathroom stool with an unfinished wooden top. We think the wood is oak or ash. We wish to treat the top so that the wood provides some water proofing but most importantly that it remains as near to the present finish as possible i.e a clear, flat finish would be ideal.

For bathrooms we always recommend a coat of Osmo Wood Protector (4006) first, this gives a more moisture repellent finish to the wood and helps to prevent mould and rot. This will slightly darken the wood however as it penetrates the woods grain. A clear oil such as Osmo Polyx Oil will maintain the natural appearance, but will darken the wood again, much like when you wipe water over bare wood, it will enhance and enrich the woods natural tones. Sample sizes are available and I would recommend these although for a stool the 125ml tin will be more than enough to complete two thin coats required for a protective finish.

An alternative is Osmo Polyx Oil Raw (3044), this contains a minute amount of white pigment to counteract the darkening effect, however you can not use the Wood protector beforehand as this will darken the wood. Again samples are available and a test area is recommended.

Before you Buy – Osmo Polyx Oil transcript. 

Hi I’m Jay from Wood Finishes Direct, In this video I’m going to be demonstrating how best to maintain Osmo Polyx Oil Raw from cleaning to refreshing.

To repair the Osmo Polyx Oil Raw clean the affected area and remove any dust or dirt. Lightly abrade the surface with a finishing pad and remove all sand dust. Reapply a thin coat of the Osmo Polyx Oil Raw to the affected area for an invisible repair.

Don’t undo all your hard work by using a regular household cleaner that can strip The Osmo Polyx Oil Range! Surfaces treated with then Osmo Polyx Oil Raw can be cleaned with Osmo Spray Cleaner It is a day to day  cleaning solution for oiled and waxed interior woods. Osmo Wash and Care is an alternative, It is a water-soluble cleaning concentrate for oiled or waxed interior wood, Just add 1 cap full to 1L of water and it’s ready to use. For oiled floors we would recommend using this with the Osmo Spray mop.

If your wooden surfaces are looking a bit tired and worn, you will be relieved to know it’s a really easy fix! Osmo liquid wax cleaner is the answer to your problems. Specially designed to regenerate and regenerate oiled and wax surfaces. You must make sure you use the Osmo Liquid Wax Cleaner white with the Osmo Polyx Oil Raw as it contains the same white pigment as the Raw if you use the clear version this will darken your wood giving you the wet look. To apply the Liquid Wax Cleaner  white add a drop onto a lint-free cloth apply to the affected area and leave to dry.

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  1. Hi can you pleas3 advise me, on were I can get Osmo polyx oil 3043 from please, or advise me on a better or similar product ? I’ve making river tables from lots of different timber IE: Oak, Yue, Walnut, Beach, ect, I’m looking for a satin type look keeping all the natural colours and figures in the timber and resin.
    Kindest regards,
    Ty-Gwyn Joinery.

    • Good Morning Terrence,

      Thank you for getting in touch, I have a feeling that the 3043 is an American code or possibly Australian, it is certainly not a UK based code.

      If you are UK based Terrence then I would recommend either the Osmo Polyx Oil 3032 for a Satin result. Or the Osmo Wood Wax Finish Extra Thin as this one is more suited to hard wood such as the Walnut.

      Both are clear options that require just two thin coats applied and come in handy sample sizes for test area first. I hope that helps and if you have any further questions please do not hesitate to get in touch via our contact us page.

      Kind regards Samantha.


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