Fiddes Hard Wax Oil Tints

  4.7/5.0   375 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 coloured oil for protecting interior wooden surfaces, including floors
  • Extremely tough and durable
  • Scratch and scuff resistant whilst protecting against liquid spills
  • Easily maintained and restored
  • Does not crack, flake, peel or blister
  • Dries to a soft satin sheen
  • Formulated from a blend of natural vegetable oils and waxes
  • Environmentally friendly and safe
Brand Fiddes
No. of coats 2
Coverage Up to 24 per litre
Drying time hrs
Size 5ml Sample, 250ml, 1L, 2.5L
GTIN 5060403898197, 5060403898203, 5060403898210, 5060403898227, 5060403898234, 5060403898258, 5060403898265, 5060403898272, 5060403898289, 5060147671476, 5060147671520, 5060147671537, 5060147671544, 5060147671568, 5060147671582, 5060147671605, 5060147671612, 5060147671629, 5060147671322, 5060147671247, 5060147671360, 5060147671384, 5060147671261, 5060147671421, 5060147671285, 5060147671483, 5060147671506, 5060147671339, 5060147671230, 5060147671377, 5060147671391, 5060147671254, 5060147671438, 5060147671278, 5060147671490, 5060147671513

Fiddes Hard Wax Oil Tints offers an extremely hard-wearing, oil-based wood stain finish that dries to a soft satin sheen. Perfect for most interior wooden surfaces, including floors, doors, skirting boards, furniture and more. Child and food safe when dry, this product is ideal for wooden chopping boards, utensils and children's toys.

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

Ensure that wooden surfaces, especially floors, have been sanded and prepared with care. Poor preparation and / or sanding technique may result in a poor finish. Surfaces must be clean and dry, removing all traces of dust and dirt before application (maximum moisture content 20%). Only apply on frost-free surface. For guaranteed performance it is always recommended to remove all traces of a previous finish.

  • Existing oiled surfaces can be lightly rubbed back with meths then fully cleaned
  • 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.

Fiddes Hard Wax Oil Tints is ready-to-use from the tin, do not thin. Stir thoroughly prior and periodically during application. Fiddes Hard Wax Oils dry via oxidation so it is important to ensure good ventilation during application and drying.

Application to Wood floors

The ideal application tool is a firm, fine, natural bristle brush, however the key to a great finish is thin application with removal of any surplus with a clean, lint free cloth.

  1. Apply first coat thinly and evenly along the wood grain
  2. Remove surplus and leave to dry (4 hours)
  3. Lightly de-nib surface, then vacuum clean
  4. Repeat above steps for second coat

Application to Cork floors

Cork tiles are best treated before fitting to avoid overlapping treatment of edges which would lead to prolonged drying times. A cork floor treated with Fiddes Hard Wax Oil Tints will get a robust, elastic and wear-resistant surface which will harden further over several weeks. Due to the extreme absorption power of this highly elastic, natural, material we recommend the following procedure:

  1. Apply first coat very thinly with a broad varnish scraper, or for smaller areas a natural bristle brush
  2. The Hard Wax Oil should immediately absorb into the surface
  3. Leave to dry for at least 24 hours
  4. Apply second coat, again very thinly
  5. Remove excess with cloth immediately
  6. Leave to dry for at least 24 hours

Fiddes Hard Wax Oil Tints can be intermixed to produce unique colours. For a more translucent finish add clear Hard Wax Oil. Here are some tips for achieving different effects:

  • For lighter a shaded finish: Apply a single coat of Hard Wax Oil Tints then finish with a clear coat of Fiddes Hard Wax Oil, or if you have used the white tint, use Fiddes Hard Wax Oil Natural to stop the white from yellowing
  • For increased colour depth: Apply two coats of Hard Wax Oil Tints
  • To change the sheen from a satin finish: Apply Matt or Gloss from the Clear Hard Wax Oil range to create the desired level

Regular Cleaning

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

375 customer reviews
Made a dramatic difference to a scuffed floor by Charlie Hutchinson

We have hardwood floors throughout the house but they are old in the high traffic areas quite worn. A couple of coats of this oil has evened up the look of the floor and added a nice subtle sheen. In an ideal world we’d sandcit back and apply the product but even without this prep it’s made a big difference.

Reviewed 1L, American on: 10/04/18
Excellent product by Tom Tichler

Easy to use and results as promised

Reviewed 5ml Sample, Medium Oak on: 10/04/18
Fab by Emma Adamson

Good product does what it says on the tin easy to apply

Reviewed 250ml, Antique on: 08/04/18
Great by Emma Adamson

Good product works well lovely sheen to it

Reviewed 250ml, Dark Oak on: 08/04/18
Beautiful tinted oil from a large range of interesting shades by Kate Oram

Superb depth of colour that enhances the grain of my oak doors. Two coats give such intensity and a very even finish.

Reviewed 1L, Onyx on: 28/03/18
Excellent product and very easy to use by Sarah Walker

Great product which is easy to use, finish is exactly as expected.

Reviewed 5ml Sample, Onyx on: 27/03/18
More than disappointed by Mrs Wendy Carrier

I am sure Fiddes Hard Wax Oil is good quality. I did read reviews before I decided to buy it. The Whiskey stain was just the colour we wanted - that was until we put oiled our brand new oak flooring. It was nothing like the colour described. It is far far too dark. We will put up with it for the time being but I intend to have it sanded off as soon as convenient.

Reviewed 2.5L, Whiskey on: 20/03/18
A note from us...

Hello Mr Carrier,

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with this product. I am sorry to hear that you did not get the desired finish and this is one of the reasons that we recommend test areas with all finishes. The wood that you are applying to will impact on the colour that can be achieved.

If you need any advice moving forward with your project please do not hesitate to get in touch.

Kind regards Samantha.

Excellent transaction, very pleased by Jean-Francois Baudet

Good product, easy to use, perfect finish, excellent result.

Reviewed 250ml, Medium Oak on: 14/03/18
Great by Rachel Iball

Quick delivery, does what it says on the tin

Reviewed 5ml Sample, Whiskey on: 27/02/18
Lovely limed-oak effect finish by Chrissie Hunter

Have used this before to blend a new oak block work top with an old limed oak kitchen Liked it so much we have ordered more to use on some oak bookcases to give a nice drift-wood effect. 2 coats are quite enough - a third starts to get too white and opaque.

Reviewed 1L, White on: 18/02/18
Much darker finish than anticipated by Jake Binnington

Nice overall finish - good lustre but there is a marked difference between the key offered by the fiddes website to that achieved by the product. I did warn my client that it might be the case but they were not inclined to believe me.

Reviewed 2.5L, English on: 17/02/18
Good price by Algirdas Gecevicius

Not have used it but looks good

Reviewed 5ml Sample, Whiskey on: 30/01/18
Did exactly what I needed by Matthew Ellison

Easy to apply and gave a great finish

Reviewed 2.5L, English on: 14/01/18
Perfect finish with 2 coats by Joel Demowbray

Lightened the train really nicely without being too opaque, exactly what we wanted

Reviewed 1L, White on: 12/01/18
Does exactly what is says by Joanna Masterson

Started off with a battered orangey old floor, but after a bit of elbow grease removing remains of old wax, I used this wax oil and am absolutely delighted! Looks superb. Easy to use dries quickly, couldn't be happier.

Reviewed 1L, Walnut on: 20/12/17
Excellent product by Tilly Mint

Good adherence, versatile application and consistent quality

Reviewed 250ml, Onyx on: 13/12/17
So Excellent by Mrs M Mackriell

We're renovating our 130 year old stone house. I am sanding each room as we go with my trusty random orbital sander - I don't want a factory perfect finish, I want to see a bit of history on those boards. The wood is pine; using Fiddes natural coloured hard wax oil on them set the latent orange tones on fire. It was a shock. So now I'm using the Onyx black - the result is an ashy dark brown with a few gold highlights. It looks brilliant. Fiddes Hardwax Oil is so easy to apply - I brush on to work it into the grain and the floorboard gaps then wipe it off. And it goes such a long way so is really economical. It will always be my floor finish of choice.

Reviewed 2.5L, Onyx on: 07/12/17
Beautiful finish and easy to apply by Hamill

We've used lots of different oils from the Fiddes range and they are all great

Reviewed 250ml, Medium Oak on: 04/11/17
Great product and great service as always by Julian McBride

Great coverage with one coat and colours as it says on the tin!

Reviewed 1L, English on: 02/11/17
Superb quality! by Graeme Murray

Very hard wearing, high quality product. I used this to restore Douglas Fir floor boards, in a property that dates from 1745. Delighted with the results and would definitely recommend.

Reviewed 5ml Sample, White on: 01/11/17