Fiddes Hard Wax Oil Natural

  4.8/5.0   154 reviews

You'll need enter area above for 2 coats (Standard Protection)

Wood type and application can vary coverage

  • A versatile, protective wood oil for interior wood flooring and surfaces
  • Extremely tough and durable
  • Scratch and scuff resistant whilst protecting against liquid spills
  • Easily maintained and restored
  • Does not crack, flake, peel or blister
  • Designed to retain the natural, untreated look of interior wood
  • Dries to a clear, satin-matt finish
  • Formulated from a blend of natural vegetable oils and waxes
  • Child friendly and food safe when dry
Brand Fiddes
No. of coats 2
Coverage Up to 24 per litre
Drying time hrs
Size 5ml Sample, 250ml, 1L, 2.5L
GTIN 5060403898241, 5060147671575, 5060147671407, 5060147671414

Fiddes Hard Wax Oil Natural is designed to better retain the natural appearance of untreated wood whilst offering a high degree of protection. Suitable for use on most interior wooden surfaces, including wooden floors, doors, kitchen worktops, cupboards, skirting boards, spindles and furniture.

Please Note: Fiddes also market and label this product as "Oak Lightening".

This product is better suited to lighter coloured timbers such as Pine, Oak, Beech etc. If used on dark exotic hardwoods such as Teak, Mahogany, Iroko or Ipe it could leave a milky, slightly white appearance to the timber.

Before opening the 5ml sample sachets, squeeze the packet several times to ensure that the oil, wax and resins inside are thoroughly mixed.

Ensure surfaces to be treated are clean, dry and free from dust, dirt or any other surface contaminants prior to application os Hard Wax Oil Natural.

  • Existing oiled surfaces should be sanded back to bright, clean wood
  • Existing wax coatings should be removed with a wax and polish remover then lightly sanded
  • Pre-existing paints, varnishes and sealers must be completely removed via sanding or using a suitable Product Stripper / 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

The video below demonstrates the application of the standard clear Hard Wax Oil. Although the application process will be the same for the 'Natural' version, the end result shown in this video shows the darker, slightly damp appearance of the standard clear oil.

Always do a test area before starting any project to check compatibility and suitability. Follow the manufacturer's instructions on the tin at all times. Stir thoroughly before and periodically during use. For the best results only apply at room temperatures.

  1. Apply with a natural bristle brush, lint-free cloth, microfibre roller or floor finish applicator
  2. Apply thinly and evenly, working the oil into the wood grain
  3. Remove any excess oil immediately with a clean, lint-free cloth
  4. Allow the first coat to fully dry, then apply a second coat as above

Please Note: Over application will result in a 'white wash' finish and in the worst cases white swirls, brush marks and a sticky or tacky surface.

Regular Cleaning

For day to day cleaning, surfaces treated with Fiddes Hard Wax Oil Natural 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.

154 customer reviews
A perfect product by Keith King

Very easy to apply and bought out the true beauty of oak

Reviewed 2.5L, Natural on: 08/04/18
Haven't used the product as yet but delivery was prompt and product well packaged by Michael John Hughes

Can't give it 5 stars as haven't used the product yet but I'm confident that it will meet my expectations. based on a previously tested product

Reviewed 2.5L, Natural on: 06/04/18
Lovely colour and easy to use by Emma Wheeler

Have just used this on some oak worktop and wanted a less orangey colour. Having researched different oils i was directed towards this one and I am very happy with the results. Its also great that it is quick drying too

Reviewed 250ml, Natural on: 02/04/18
Excellent by Mrs Susan Rees

Does what it says and does not darken the furniture

Reviewed 2.5L, Natural on: 17/03/18
Lovely colour, easy to use by Mary Buchan

Gives a lovely colour to the oak, from the samples I tried, thought this was by far the best and covers a large area

Reviewed 5ml Sample, Natural on: 02/03/18
Excellent product I would highly recommend for a natural finish by Barbara Rees

This product was so easy to apply and the results were just what we needed for our dining room floor.

Reviewed 2.5L, Natural on: 08/02/18
Fast, accurate delivery by Dickon

Great product with a good firm behind it.

Reviewed 5ml Sample, Natural on: 29/12/17
Superb by Matt Elsmore

Great product good coverage and a little goes a long way

Reviewed 250ml, Natural on: 22/12/17
Excellent finish on reclaimed oak by Daniel Bell

I bought this to protect a reclaimed oak parquet floor and the finish i exactly what i wanted. Brought the grain out lovely and give it a warm tinge. Also coated oak door frames, skirting boards and doors as i was so happy with the finish. At least 2 coats recommended and apply thinly.

Reviewed 1L, Natural on: 17/12/17
Excellent by Susan Farr

Very easy to apply and gives a natural finish. Instructions were followed and there was no 'milkiness' at all. I will be using this product again and will be recommending to family and friends.

Reviewed 250ml, Natural on: 15/12/17
Easy to use and gives a lovely finish by Diane Sapiro

This is an excellent product. Used it to finish new oak handrail. It gives a very natural looking finish without changing the colour of the wood and seems hard wearing. I would certainly use it again.

Reviewed 250ml, Natural on: 14/12/17
Really easy to use Does what it says on the tin by Diane Sapiro

Tested this 5ml sample on a small piece of bare oak bannister rail. It gave a lovely finish. Just what I was looking for. I intend to use it to finish new banister rail.

Reviewed 5ml Sample, Natural on: 11/12/17
Really easy to apply by Tim Miles

Love this stuff. So easy to apply and looks great when finished.

Reviewed 2.5L, Natural on: 03/12/17
Simply the Best !!! by G Smith

I find all the Fiddes & Sons products the best on the market.

Reviewed 5ml Sample, Natural on: 02/12/17
Easy to apply, did what it said on the tin!! by Susan Batey

Goes on very easily and goes further than tin says, lots left. Does slightly darken wood but looks ok.

Reviewed 2.5L, Natural on: 02/12/17
Faultless by Mr Chris Davidson

The satchet allowed me to choose the correct oil for the shade of wood to be covered

Reviewed 5ml Sample, Natural on: 21/10/17
Better than I'd hoped by Ian Hallam

I recently built an oak framed sun room extension using 7 x 7 green oak posts, 7 x 6 plates and 10 x 4 cill, which was direct glazed with kiln dried oak facing. I needed a finish for the internal oak that would keep the natural appearance, have little to no sheen and also to bring out the grain. Fiddes hard wax oil was recommended to me by the sawmill and I have no regrets in using it. The coverage is excellent and I only used one small 250 ml for one coat. That was several weeks ago and I now intend to make a second purchase for the final coat.

Reviewed 250ml, Natural on: 21/09/17
Great by Ben Evans

I like this product a lot. Works well and has a lovely finish.

Reviewed 2.5L, Natural on: 17/08/17
Very easy to use and leaves a professional finish by Mick Bruce (flixtac Ltd)

Reasonably prices product and leaves a natural finish. Very pleased with this product.

Reviewed 250ml, Natural on: 04/08/17
Great finish but mix it very well! by Mark Quinn

Was applied to freshly sanded pine floor boards, brought out the wood grain while not overly colouring the wood. The grain and knots assumed a brown woody tint giving way to a clear surrounding wood. Initial, stirring did not mix effectively and led to unsatisfactory coloration. We used our mechanical paint mixer (drill attachment) and the result was much improved. The natural tint has a white ingredient which counters the coloration of the oil/wax, this tends to sit at the bottom of the tin, so very good mixing is needed. Also, as instructed, a wipe down is compulsory during application for a good finish.

Reviewed 2.5L, Natural on: 24/07/17

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