Fiddes Hard Wax Oil

  4.9/5.0   603 reviews

You'll need enter area above for 2 coats (Hardwoods)
You'll need enter area above for 3 coats (Softwoods)

Wood type and application can vary coverage

  • A premium hard wax oil for interior wood flooring and surfaces
  • Offers exceptional durability
  • Quick drying and water repellent
  • Does not peel or flake
  • Scratches are repaired very easily if required
  • Offers a clear "wet look" finish
  • Made from a blend of natural oil and waxes
Brand Fiddes
No. of coats 2-3
Coverage Up to 24 per litre
Drying time hrs
Size 250ml, 1L, 2.5L
GTIN 5060147671551, 5060147670424, 5060147671834, 5060147671773, 5060147670431, 5060147671636, 5060147671353, 5060147670448, 5060147671346

Fiddes Hard Wax Oil is a very versatile finishing oil, 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.

  • Existing oiled surfaces can be lightly rubbed back with meths then fully cleaned
  • If required, sand the wood surface with 150 grade sandpaper or finer, then remove any residual dust
  • Pre-existing varnishes and sealers must be completely removed via sanding or using a suitable paint or varnish remover
  • Fill in any holes or gaps in wooden floors with Fiddes Floor Repair Kit
  • To protect against mould and blue stain in moist surroundings, pre-treat with a suitable interior wood preservative

Always do a small test area before beginning any project to assess compatibility and suitability. 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, we recommend 2 coats on hardwoods such as oak, and 3 coats on softwoods such as pine, but a test area needs to be done to ensure the wood can accept the 3rd coat.

1st coat:

  1. Apply thinly and evenly, working the hardwax oil into the wood following the direction of the grain
  2. Remove any excess hard wax oil immediately with a soft, lint-free cloth
  3. Leave to dry 4-6 hours in warm, dry, well ventilated conditions

2nd coat:

  1. Once the first coat has dried, apply another coat of hard wax oil, again thinly and evenly
  2. Leave to dry for 4-6 hours or preferably over night
  3. When the surface area is completely dry, a light buff will further enhance the sheen level

Regular Cleaning

For day to day cleaning, surfaces treated with Fiddes Hard Wax Oil can be dry wiped, swept or vacuumed.

Deep Cleaning

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 this can damage the finish.


Scuffs, stains, marks and minor scratches can be quickly and easily repaired.

  • Minor Blemishes can be removed by buffing with a cloth or brush as well as vacuuming
  • Light damage such as stains can be easily repaired by lightly sanding and re-applying a fresh coat of Hardwax Oil
  • Heavy damage including scratches can be easily 'repaired' by sanding the affected area, back to the bare wood if necessary and re-applying a fresh coat of the Hardwax Oil

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 oil 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.

603 customer reviews
Awesome by Dariush

I used this to restore our oak dining room table, after 15 years of daily use and the ware and tear of a family growing up it was looking pretty tired and patchy. Some serious sanding and a couple of coats of this it looks like new, and ready to do another 15 years :-)

Reviewed 1L, Matt on: 20/04/18
2 5 ltr was exactly enough to do 2 coats on a 24m2 floor by Robert Clark

2.5 ltr was exactly enough to do 2 coats on a 24m2 floor.

Reviewed 2.5L, Satin on: 19/04/18
Good quality product by Paul P

Bought this to refresh a table, gives a good durable finish

Reviewed 250ml, Matt on: 15/04/18
First use of hardwax oil, not quite clear matt by Natalie Hall

Thought the product changed the colour of the wood far more than expected.

Reviewed 2.5L, Matt on: 14/04/18
A note from us...

Hello Natalie,

Thank you for the feedback on this product, its fair to say that the wood that you are applying to will impact on the finish. Some wood types will darken more than others and some will impact on the grain more than others. This is why we always recommend a test areas first, this helps to ensure not only that you have the right product but also that you will like the finish that will be achieved.

For further advice of information please feel free to call on our friendly advisers on 01303 213 838.

Many Thanks Samantha.

A very good product by Kevin Aspinall

fiddes hard wax oil i am very impressed with this product,for its durability and smooth finish would definitly buy this product in the future.

Reviewed 1L, Matt on: 12/04/18
This product is so easy to brush on and Quick drying by Larry Bolderrow

I love using Fidds Hard wax oil, and the finish you get is unbelievable, with a good hard finish.

Reviewed 2.5L, Satin on: 11/04/18
Easy application, lovely finish by Ruby Gordon

I used this product on top of Tung oil which I had applied a few days before. Although I had only ever used the Tung oil on my kitchen worktop, I wasn't really happy with it as it wasn't water-resistant enough in the areas around the sink and the the finish was rather dull. The Fiddes Hard Wax oil went on over it and dried easily. The finish is fairly glossy. The worktop looks like new and so far is much more water-resistant and is easier to keep clean.

Reviewed 250ml, Semi Gloss on: 10/04/18
Gives a great finish everytime by John Cross

Always use this product for any internal wood projects

Reviewed 2.5L, Satin on: 04/04/18
Perfect finishing for a restored staircase by Andrew Pinnock

Can't fault, easy to use ,and a more traditional finish,which was just what I was looking for to finish the staircase.

Reviewed 1L, Matt on: 13/03/18
Delighted by Sue Storey

My 40 year old pine worktops look like new, american tint just right then a coat of cleat. Can wipe down with damp cloth then a quick dry with microfibre cloth as good as the old polyurethane.

Reviewed 250ml, Satin on: 03/03/18
Easy to use, nice finish by Hazel Levett

We used this to oil a second hand solid oak table that was looking a little worn. It was easy to use, has a lovely natural matt finish, and seems hard-wearing so far. It even smelled nice!

Reviewed 250ml, Matt on: 03/03/18
A superb, easy to use product by John Corfe

I was really pleased that I found this product so easy to use with an astonishingly good finish. My only comment is that the fumes given off were considerable.

Reviewed 2.5L, Satin on: 18/02/18
Easy to use, excellent finish by Noak

Does what it say on the tin. Really easy to apply and the final result s are excellent

Reviewed 2.5L, Matt on: 18/02/18
Did exactly as was required by Ian Buckley

Needed a product to revive an old parquet floor. The hard wax oil did everything I wanted.

Reviewed 2.5L, Satin on: 09/02/18
"Creates a beautiful finished product" by Mr Martin Usherwood

Having had a new window finished with Hard Wax Oil I was so impressed that I bought a tin to finish 12 doors. Application is easy, finish is excellent. Everyone has commented upon the beautiful wood work in the house. I will buy another tin but this one has gone such a long way even after applying several coats to each door.

Reviewed 2.5L, Satin on: 15/01/18
Did exactly what I needed by Matthew Ellison

It was easy to apply and gives a great finish

Reviewed 2.5L, Matt on: 14/01/18
Excellent for sprucing up an oak floor by Charles Jones

I found this wax oil easy to apply with a brush, and once dry it has a very attractive, and apparently hard-wearing appearance. Coverage was a bit better than I expected from the documentation, which is an added bonus.

Reviewed 2.5L, Satin on: 09/01/18
Excellent by Mrs Mindy Ogilvie

Great product used on new pine floorboards. Lovely subtle sheen. Easy to use. Easy to touch up or repair. Website, blogs & video guides very helpful- thank you.

Reviewed 1L, Satin on: 06/01/18
Excellent Easy to use by Mrs Mindy Ogilvie

Put this on new pine floorboards. Lovely subtle sheen brings out colour & grain. Easy to clean. Will be easy to repair if an area needs renovating in the future. Product delivered quickly & well packed. Found website, blog & video guides very helpful. Thank you.

Reviewed 2.5L, Satin on: 06/01/18
Great product for a beautiful finish by Christian

This is the best of the hard wax oils currently available in the UK. Certainly the absolute best finish you can achieve on a floor without mechanical help. I mainly use it for cabinet linings and small projects because of the finish so it’s very versatile.

Reviewed 2.5L, Satin on: 01/01/18