|No. of coats||2-3|
|Coverage||Up to 24m² per litre|
|Drying time||4 hrs|
|Size||250ml, 1L, 2.5L|
|MPN||OHWM100, OHWS100, OHWG100, OHWM1, OHWS1, OHWG1, OHWM2.5, OHWS2.5, OHWG2.5|
|GTIN||5060147671551, 5060147670424, 5060147671834, 5060147671773, 5060147670431, 5060147671636, 5060147671353, 5060147670448, 5060147671346|
Fiddes Hard Wax Oil is a highly versatile finishing oil made from a blend of natural vegetable oils and waxes. Perfect for use on wooden floors, doors, kitchen surfaces, children's toys, skirting, furniture and unsealed tiles.
Ensure that surfaces to be treated are clean, dry and free from any previous finishes before applying Hard Wax Oil.
Always do a test area before starting any project to assess product suitability and final finish. Follow the manufacturer's instructions on the tin at all times. No thinner or primer is required. Stir thoroughly before and during application.
Fiddes Hard Wax Oil can be applied directly from the tin onto a prepared surface with a good quality natural bristle paint brush, cloth, microfibre roller or other floor finish applicator. It is ideally applied in a well ventilated area at room temperature. For best results and maximum protection, Fiddes recommend 2 thin coats on hardwoods such as oak. Some softwoods such as pine may accept 3 thin coats but a test area is highly recommended to test absorption.
For day to day cleaning, surfaces treated with Fiddes Hard Wax Oil can be dry wiped, swept or vacuumed.
To clean surface scuffs, marks and stains, use Fiddes Floor Surface Cleaner and a damp (not wet) microfibre cloth or mop.
Please Note: Although Fiddes Cleaner is named 'Floor Surface Cleaner' it can be used on any surface treated with Fiddes Hard Wax Oil including floors, furniture, table tops and kitchen worktops.
Alternatively, Fiddes Wood Surface Cleaner Spray can be used on these other surfaces.
Oiled or waxed floors and surfaces should not be cleaned with a steam cleaner or steam mop as these can degrade or strip the finish and potentially damage the floor.
Scuffs, stains, marks and minor scratches can be quickly and easily repaired.
For an all-in-one floor repair and maintenance solution, try Fiddes Floor Reviver Kit.
Q. Is the hard wax oil durable enough for a table top?
A. Absolutely, this product is perfect for any wooden items requiring good protection. Another big advantage of this product is that repairs are very easy to do, should the need arise.
Q. Is hard wax oil any different to linseed oil or Danish oil?
A. It's better because the wax content keeps the oil suspended in the surface of the wood for longer. This means that it's a more durable oil and that maintenance is required less frequently. Also 2-3 coats are recommended (2 for everywhere except table tops and high traffic areas) where as 3-5 coats are recommended for Linseed oil, Danish oils and Tung oil.
Q. I have an old oak floor that has been finely sanded. Is hard wax oil a good choice for it?
A. It is beneficial if the wood grain is open when applying this product because hard wax oil mainly sinks into the wood and becomes a part of the wood. For that reason it requires a fairly open grain to accept the oil and whilst being applied, it is necessary to work the product into the wood. If you want to use any oil on your floor, but especially a wax oil, it is recommended to sand the floor with a 150 grit sandpaper or coarser. Then this product will be ideal for you.
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 breathe 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.