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How to apply osmo polyx oil

In this video Jay from Wood Finishes Direct will explain how to apply Osmo Polyx Oil. However, this advice is also suitable for other Hard Wax Oils, such as Fiddes Hard Wax Oil.

Hard Wax Oil FAQ

Are wood oils safe for use on or near food preparation surfaces?

In general, most interior wood oils are safe for use on wooden surfaces that are close or come in to direct contact with food. Worktop Oils are a range of wood oils that are specifically formulated to be used on food preparation surfaces. These products offer increased durability whilst enhancing the natural beauty and character of the wood.

I’ve over applied a wood oil and it’s gone sticky, is there anything i can do?

Yes, over-application of wood oil can be easily remedied by dampening a clean, lint free cloth in white spirit and wiping off the excess oil. Take care not to use too much white spirit and wipe in the direction of the wood grain. This will break down and remove the surplus oil from the surface of the wood.

Is it a good idea to apply more coats of oil than recommended for better protection?

It is always best to stick with the recommended number of coats. If additional coats of oil are applied or if it is applied too thickly, the surplus oil will remain on the surface of the wood. This could result in a number of problems including a sticky, tacky finish; a finish that could take days or longer to fully dry; or a finish that is easily scratched, scuffed and marked.

How to Apply – Osmo Polyx Oil transcript.

Hi I’m Jay from Wood Finishes Direct, and In this video I’ll be giving you some top application tips and my favorite application technique for the Osmo Polyx Oil Range.

Preparation is key! So if you haven’t already seen the video on pre application Osmo video check that out now.

For small projects the ideal application tool is a high quality blend brush such as the Osmo Soft Tip Brush. For large open spaces like floors or interior cladded walls the ideal application is Osmo floor brush, it gives you a great level of control and helps limit overlap marks.

So we are ready to apply. Stir the tin thoroughly before and during application for consistency, load the brush and dab off any excess. Apply a thin first coat, in manageable areas working with the grain, now remove the surplus with a microfibre cloth and leave to dry.

Once dried, take your finishing pad and lightly sand the finished area. Apply a second, final coat as the first, working with the grain and making sure you remove all excess after application.

Do you need further technical assistance or advice on your project? Why not put us to the test and give us a call. Links to all the products used are in the description on Youtube. We hope you enjoyed the video, don’t forget to like and subscribe for future content.

How to apply osmo polyx oil

Osmo Polyx Oil enables wood surfaces to retain their natural character and beauty for longer. By perfectly combining the benefits of both oils and waxes it provides a hard wearing, durable and reliable finish for flooring and furniture. Osmo Polyx Oil offers a tried and trusted woodwork solution that’s ideal for interior use. In this blog we will take you through how to use Osmo Polyx Oil in 10 simple steps.

What is Osmo Polyx Oil?

Osmo Polyx Oil is a versatile, durable hard-wax oil which forms part of the Osmo oil range of products. If you are seeking to keep your new wood flooring in peak condition, you will need to finish it with a protective coating. Natural hard wax oils are excellent option for preserving the character and quality of the wood. The most popular of which is Osmo Polyx Oil. Osmo Polyx Oil is a solvent based premium grade wood finish.

What You Will Need For Application

  • Osmo Polyx Oil In Your Chosen finish (A 2.5 litre tin will cover 30 sqr metre with two coats)
  • Natural bristle brush
  • Stirring Implement
  • Tray
  • Cleaning products, brush, hoover

How To Apply Osmo Polyx Oil

Start by preparing your area, ensure that the room is fully ventilated and any obstructions are removed. You can then begin by removing any traces of previous finishes.

> Oiled surfaces should be rubbed down with meth and then fully cleaned

> Pre-painted, varnished or waxed surfaces should be stripped back with a suitable varnish, stripper or remover

> Repair any dents, holes or scratches.

You need to expose the clean, bare wood for maximum results. Follow by cleaning your surface using your brush or hoover. It’s important to remove any dust or dirt before you begin painting, do the same for the skirting board

  1. First, it’s advised that you apply a test area. This helps to work out drying times and warn of any undesirable effects. If you’re satisfied that your surface is fully prepped it’s time to begin painting!
  2. Begin painting on your floor. With no need for thinning (Osmo Polyx Oil is supplied ready to use) all you need to do is stir the pot well and you can begin application.
  3. Apply the oil with a firm and fine bristle brush, dip it into the paint being careful not to overfill it and then brush it evenly along the wood grain. Remove any surplus with a lint free cloth as you go.
  4. Now to begin coating the floor, pour the oil a few centimetres deep into the flat tray.
  5. Dab in your floor brush and start application in the furthest point from the door. Brushing outwards along the grain of wood. Continue until the entire floor is covered.
  6. After applying the first coat leave to dry for 8-10 hours
  7. Following which the second coat can be applied, repeat the same drying process.
  8. While waiting you can work on cleaning the brushes, this is easily done using a white spirit or Osmo’s own brush cleaner.
  9. To maintain the enhanced appearance of the wood, thorough aftercare is advised. For daily maintenance opt for dry duster, floor mop or hoover. Deeper cleaning and the removal of scuffs will require an Osmo cleaner.
  10. Lastly, if required areas can be easily retreated or repaired with a thin coat of Osmo Polyx Oil.

If you have any more questions about Osmo Polyx Oil application, do not hesitate to get in touch.

Marcus Soto’s technique starts with a slurry of Polyx-Oil sanding in to fill the grain. After that he applies it like a traditional oil finish and buffs it out.

My business partner and I run a sustainable lumber company and make custom furniture from these trees (see my trestle table on pp. 30–37). In the spirit of how we harvest and use the wood, we want our finish to be easy to use, durable, non-toxic, and easy on the environment. Osmo Polyx-Oil is all those things. Made from natural vegetable oils and waxes, it does not off-gas or smell bad. It’s durable, easy to apply, and easy to repair. The secret to success with this oil is filling the pores first.

Start the surface prep by sanding up to at least 220 grit. At 180 grit, I raise the grain with a damp cloth and then continue sanding. Next, make a slurry to be used as the filler. Add a thin coat of Polyx-Oil with a cotton rag. Then take wet-or-dry sandpaper of 220 or 320 grit and sand the finish into the wood. The slurry should have a puttylike consistency. After you produce the slurry, work it into the grain. Ball up a rag as if you were doing a French polish. Start at one end, working your way down in overlapping circles. Let the filler dry overnight, then sand it down with 150-grit paper. If there is any open grain, sand to 220 grit and repeat the entire process until there is no more open grain; twice is usually enough. Sand to the finished grit and you are ready to add the final coats of Polyx-Oil.

Polyx-Oil is applied like a traditional oil finish: Put it on, let it penetrate, and wipe it off. Allow at least eight hours for the finish to dry. For a tabletop I usually add three coats. On bases, I add two coats following the same process. Between coats I scuff-sand with a very fine abrasive pad. You can also use very fine sandpaper, 320 grit or above. After the finish has cured, I use a clean cloth to give it a thorough buffing out.

Fill the Grain
Filling open grain with the slurry will provide added protection by decreasing the chances of moisture building up in any of the open capillaries of the wood. This makes the finish suitable for tabletops.

How to apply osmo polyx oilCreate the slurry and rub it in. Apply Polyx-Oil with a rag and sand it into the wood using wet-or-dry paper until you reach a pastelike consistency. Use a rag to work the slurry into the grain and let it dry overnight. How to apply osmo polyx oilThen sand the surface, repeating the process until all open grain is filled.

Then Build the Finish

How to apply osmo polyx oilWipe it on. Apply a generous amount of finish and work it into the wood, letting it penetrate for 10 to 15 minutes. If the finish tacks up, add more and redistribute it. How to apply osmo polyx oilAfter it has soaked in, wipe off the excess, making the final strokes with the grain.

How to apply osmo polyx oilWhere to get it. You can find a list of distributors of Osmo Polyx-Oil in your area at osmona.com.

Marcus Soto is design and production partner at New York Heartwoods in Kingston, N.Y., and owner of Sojen Design.

From Fine Woodworking #262

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How to apply osmo polyx oil

Osmo Polyx-Oil 3051 Raw is designed to retain an untreated appearance on light colored woods such as Oak, Ash, Birch and Maple. Neutralises the permanent ‘wet-look’ that develops after the application of a clear oil-based finish and keeps the wood looking raw and untreated. Based on natural vegetable oils and waxes.

  • Extremely durable and hardwearing – will not crack, flake or peel
  • Resistant to water, dirt, and common household spills
  • Microporous and molecularly bonds with the wood fibres
  • Easily applied with a brush, roller, buffing pad, or cloth
  • Can be spot repaired and/or renewed with no sanding required
  • Made in Germany – Conforms to strict German and European norms

How to apply osmo polyx oil

Note: The above color shades are a true likeness of the original, after application onto Oak. However, some variation may occur due to screen brightness and uploading processes. It is advisable to test colors on a small sample, as color may appear differently on other wood species.

Flooring with a Buffer

Epoxy Resin

Flooring with a Brush

Flooring with a Roller

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

By Hand with Fleece Applicator Pads

Apply two thin coats with our fleece applicator pads (best way to ensure you avoid over-application).

  1. Stir the Polyx®-Oil well and pour into tray
  2. Work the product into the wood thinly and evenly in figure 8 or circular motions using the fleece applicator pad
  3. Be sure to thinly and evenly coat the surface and leave on the surface for approx. 5 minutes
  4. Allow approx. 8-10 hours drying time. Allow for good ventilation whilst drying
  5. Apply second coat following previous steps.

By Hand with Scotchbrite Pads

Apply two thin coats with non-abrasive white scotchbrite pads

  1. Stir the Polyx®-Oil well and pour into tray
  2. Work the product into the wood thinly and evenly in figure 8 or circular motions using a white pad
  3. Be sure to thinly and evenly coat the surface and leave on the surface for approx. 5 minutes
  4. With a clean white pad, polish the surface ensuring no swirl marks, rings, or wipe marks
  5. Ensure all excess product is removed from surface
  6. Allow approx. 8-10 hours drying time. Allow for good ventilation whilst drying
  7. Apply second coat following previous steps.

With a Brush or Roller

How to apply osmo polyx oil

First Coat: Apply one thin coat with an Osmo Floor Brush or Osmo Floor Roller. Our rollers have a 4.5mm nap.

  1. Stir the Polyx®-Oil well and prior to use
  2. Brush or roll the product thinly and evenly onto the floor.
  3. Do not remove excess product, this will absorb into the wood surface over the drying period
  4. Allow 8-10 hours drying time prior to proceeding to second coat

Second Coat: Roll or Brush a thin second coat

  1. Brush or roll the second coat thinly and evenly onto the floor
  2. Allow approximately 5-10 minutes for product to penetrate surface
  3. Allow 8-10 hours drying time. Allow for good ventilation whilst drying.

Third Coat: Usually a third coat is not required, however highly absorbent or dry timbers may appear to require a third coat.

Please consult OSMO technical support at 1-844-OSMOCAN prior to carrying out a third coat

Tinting: Osmo Wood Wax Finish can also be used to lightly tint Polyx®-Oil 3054 up to a ratio of 10:1. Do not exceed a ratio of 10 parts Polyx®-Oil 3054 to 1 part Wood Wax Finish.

Ex. For Natural (no colour change from raw wood) tint Polyx-Oil with Wood Wax Finish 3111 White at 3% for the base-coat, followed by a coat of clear (untinted) Polyx-Oil as a top-coat.

Cure Period: Osmo Hardwax-Oil(s) like all floor finishes have a cure period. We recommend allowing 2 weeks for the surface to fully cure and harden prior to damp-mopping or placing rugs/mats on the surface.

By Hand with a Cloth/Rag

Apply three thin coats with a lint-free microfibre cloth. ie. Osmo Easy Pads.

  1. Stir the Polyx®-Oil well and prior to use
  2. Work product into wood using cloth in a circular or figure 8 pattern
  3. Allow roughly 15-minutes for oils to penetrate
  4. Working with the grain, remove all excess product from surface
  5. Allow 8-10 hours drying time prior to recoating
  6. Apply second and third coats following previous steps

WARNING: Cloths saturated with product are a spontaneous combustion hazard and should be left out unfolded until dried, prior to disposal or preferably stored in a proper fireproof container.

Osmo Polyx oil for wood floors is a wood finish that falls between varnish and a polyurethane finish. It is very durable and fills in the pores and cracks of your wood floor. In addition, it has a very high UV resistance, which ensures your floor stays beautiful even after years of use. However, Polyx oil for wood flooring is also more expensive than other finishes, and while it does last a long time, your floors will need to be recoated about every five years.

Overview of Osmo Polyx oil

Osmo Polyx Oil is a valuable wax manufactured by combining various natural oils and waxes. It is primarily used for interior design purposes and is almost as hard as varnish. People prefer this option because it is easier to repair than other coats. You can easily apply it on another surface without removing the previous finish. You can use it with a rag.

Advantages

  • Easy to maintain and scratches or dents in the wood.
  • It has a natural smell that is non-toxic.
  • Protects the wood’s interior and exterior.

Disadvantages

  • Vulnerable to UV rays.

When to use polyx oil

Polyx oil works wonders to keep indoor wooden flooring in good condition. It is easy to maintain, meaning you can easily fix any scratches.

Overview of wood wax finish

Osmo Wood Wax Finish is famous because of the satin-matte wood finish it can provide over furniture. It is a trendy product because it brings together the main benefits found in oils and waxes. You can expect wood that can resist moisture and dirt when sealed. It is highly durable but maintains a smooth finish. It is straightforward to apply and doesn’t need any primer. You should also be able to use this wax without sanding between coats efficiently.

Advantages

  • Water-resistant.
  • Smooth surface when fully cured.
  • Cost-effective.

Disadvantages

  • Not transparent.

When to use a wood wax finish

Wax is often used when other finishes have already been applied. It will best serve the consumer, and their furniture is a topcoat. It has a complementary nature that adds a protective film to the wood. This barrier will work to seal and keep the wood looking both new and original. It can be used as your only source of wood protection without any pretreatment of the wood. Applying this wax to raw lumber as a bare minimum can provide a primary barrier that works well but can’t compare to modern finishes like varnish and polyurethane. You can use wax for indoor furniture, antiques, woodwork, cabinets, doors, paneling, and accessories. The common denominator in all these items is that they do not need a hard protective coat due to a less harsh indoor environment.

How to apply Osmo wood wax finish

  1. When applying Osmo wood wax finish to small projects, the ideal application tool is a high-quality blend brush. This brush should sufficiently wax spaces like the floor or any interior cladding walls.
  2. It is essential to make sure that while you work, you are in complete control and are not overlapping any areas, as this can form marks.
  3. Before application, you need to stir the tin thoroughly. This will help to maintain the constant load for the brush.
  4. Make sure to dab off any excess before you start.
  5. Apply a thin first coat in manageable areas working with the grain. You can then remove the surplus with a microfiber cloth and leave it to dry.
  6. Once the wax is dry, you can take your finishing pad and lightly sand the finished area.
  7. Apply a second final coat as done with the first.
  8. Make sure to work in the direction of the grain.
  9. Once complete, be sure to remove all excess.

How many coats of Osmo poly oil

It is best to apply a maximum of two coats.

Osmo polyx oil durability

Osmo Polyx-Oil is a very durable oil. It is manufactured from a combination of natural vegetable oils and waxes. These are very easy to apply but once applied; they seal the wood pores. This benefit is accompanied by a natural smell that doesn’t smell like off-gas.

Wood wax finish durability

Wax can penetrate the various layers of wood making it a top option to use as a protecting finish. As it is thin and can travel through the layered seepage, you will garner more excellent protection when you use this for protecting floors and furniture.

The main challenge is vulnerable to harsh weather elements such as heavy water. The durability is therefore not sustainable enough for outdoor furniture. It is not waterproof, but it will reduce exposure to moisture. You should be well protected against any permanent damage resulting from everyday spills in the home. It is durable enough to use as a topcoat. You can place it on bare and untreated wood. It can serve as a standalone finish.

Can you wax over Osmo polyx?

Wax offers good sealing qualities when used as a topcoat. Wax is compatible with Osmo Polyx; therefore, the two will merge when dry. It is possible to use Wax over Osmo Polyx.

Can you wax over Osmo oil?

It is good practice to ensure you clean a piece of wood entirely before you add a new topcoat. If the wood has its prehistoric coating, you will need to combine mineral salts with sanding before adding a fresh coat. Adding wax will help to shine a preexisting coat of Osmo Oil. It can seal over any cracks that may have developed in the oil over time. This measure is a short-term solution for woodworkers.

Is Osmo polyx any good?

Osmo Polyx offers the user a considerable amount of durability. It has superb sealing qualities that will help guard against everyday spills in the home. It is not well suited for harsher elements such as heavy rain.

Can you apply Osmo top oil over Polyx?

It is possible to apply Osmo top oil over Polyx, but it is not recommended. This process is not advisable because the surface may not be fully absorbent.

WOOD MEETS COLOR

For a coating that protects and lasts, you can rely on Osmo wood finishes. Thanks to over 140 years of experience, we know what is important when it comes to wood products and coatings.

COLOR THAT PROTECTS

Only a microporous finish can preserve the natural beauty and durability of wood. Osmo is considered one of the pioneers of modern wood finishing systems based on oils and waxes.

ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY

Osmo offers a natural and environmentally friendly alternative to wood finishing.

The products are based on rapidly renewable, natural vegetable oils that penetrate deeply into the wood, keeping it elastic and healthy, while preventing it from drying and becoming brittle. The wood becomes naturally protected allowing it to breathe and allowing moisture to evaporate while being water resistant. Water tightly beads on the surface, which can then simply be wiped away – and for exterior wood, the rain will evaporate naturally. This mean that little or no maintenance is required.

How to apply osmo polyx oil

How to apply osmo polyx oil

In the past 100+ years, Osmo has technologically perfected and streamlined the process of protecting and preserving the valuable raw material known as wood.

How to apply osmo polyx oil

Color

Osmo has redefined typical or conventional color stains by using various combinations of plant pigments and plant oils. Colors can be mixed to achieve virtually any desired look.

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We bought enough reclaimed pine floorboards to cover the bottom floor of our (open plan) house. When choosing a product to seal it, we were recommended Osmo hardwax oil by the supplier.

We want a light-coloured look that is as close to the original pine as possible. We also want to keep the character of the reclaimed wood surface as intact as possible – it’s been lightly wire-brushed by machine but still has plenty of colour variation, holes, knots and bumps. These make us happy.

What we don’t want is an orange surface (a ‘sauna’ look).

We tried a few tester pots of Osma on some samples of the pine and the ‘raw’ version seemed ideal. The white pigment counteracted the natural tendency of the oil to give the wood a ‘wet’ look.

Unfortunately, after the builder applied a coat to half of the floor, we saw problems. Some planks (especially the darker ones) really picked out the white, looking like they’d been badly painted. Some with rougher surfaces picked out the grain in white, which looked quite ugly. Some looked OK, but all of them looked incredibly cold in sunlight. Almost like they were glowing a very light blue. (Is Osmo Raw UV reactive?)

So we asked the builder to stop staining while we re-evaluated. Also we asked him to experiment with sanding and wire-brushing to see how much could be undone.

With some light to medium sanding (using a hand sander) followed by wire-brushing along the grains we can bring things back to something acceptable – dark boards become lighter, the white is tamed (but not eliminated) and a lot of the coldness is removed. Some character is lost, but at this point it’s probably an acceptable loss. The brushing exposes the grains a little as well, which we like.

– Is there a better way to remove the Osmo Raw tint?

– Is there a way to get a natural, non-orange pine look without Osmo Raw?

– Considering half the floor is now tinted (tainted?) with Osmo Raw, how can we get a consistent finish across the whole surface?

I’m guessing the answer to 3 is: ‘wax the rest of the floor and sand back in the same way’.

We have spare boards we can use to test different combinations and scenarios if needed. This time we want to get it right – any help would be very much appreciated.

The wood is glued in place and the surface (as you can imagine) is not even.

How to apply osmo polyx oil

THE ORIGINAL HARDWAX-OIL SINCE 1997
High quality natural oil and wax based Hardwax-Oil wood finish. Clear coat finish developed for hardwood floors, furniture and other interior woodwork. It can be easily applied with a c loth, brush, roller or single disc floor buffer.

  • Based on renewable raw materials – soybean, sunflower, thistle oil, and carnauba and candelilla wax
  • High solid content – offers 2-3x the coverage of conventional wood finishes
  • Extremely durable and hard-wearing – will not crack, flake or peel
  • Water resistant – suitable for kitchens, bathrooms, and other rooms exposed to high humidity
  • Can be spot-repaired and refreshed without sanding
  • Resistant to wine, beer, cola, coffee, tea, fruit juice, milk and water according to DIN 68861-1A
  • Safe for humans, animals and plants and is suitable for children’s toys as per EN 71.3
  • Made in Germany – Conforms to strict German and European norms
  • Easily applied with a brush, roller, buffing pad, or cloth

Approx. Coverage

Number of Coats

Application Temp.

How to apply osmo polyx oil

How to apply osmo polyx oil

How to apply osmo polyx oil

Note: The above colour shades are a true likeness of the original, after application onto Oak. However, some variation may occur due to screen brightness and uploading processes. It is advisable to test colours on a small sample, as colour may appear differently on other wood species.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

By Hand with Fleece Applicator Pads

Apply 2-3 thin coats with our fleece applicator pads (best way to ensure you avoid over-application).

  1. Stir the Polyx®-Oil well and pour into tray
  2. Work the product into the wood thinly and evenly using the fleece applicator pad
  3. Be sure to thinly and evenly coat the surface
  4. Allow approx. 8-10 hours drying time. Allow for good ventilation whilst drying
  5. Apply second coat and third coats following previous steps.

Cure Period: Osmo Polyx-Oil(s) like all finishes have a cure period. We recommend allowing 2-3 weeks for the surface to fully cure and harden prior to damp-mopping or placing rugs/mats on the surface.

By Hand with Scotchbrite Pads

Apply 3-4 thin coats with non-abrasive white scotchbrite pads

  1. Stir the Polyx®-Oil well and pour into tray
  2. Work the product into the wood thinly and evenly in figure 8 or circular motions using a white pad
  3. Be sure to thinly and evenly coat the surface and leave on the surface for approx. 5 minutes
  4. With a clean white pad, polish the surface ensuring no swirl marks, rings, or wipe marks
  5. Ensure all excess product is removed from surface
  6. Allow approx. 8-10 hours drying time. Allow for good ventilation whilst drying
  7. Apply subsequent coats following the previous steps.

NOTE: Depending upon the species of wood (ie. Walnut) it may not be possible to achieve full durability and stain resistance when applying with a pad. If high durability is required (ie. Floors and Tabletops) we suggest to apply the coating using the Brush or Roller technique.

Cure Period: Osmo Polyx-Oil(s) like all finishes have a cure period. We recommend allowing 2-3 weeks for the surface to fully cure and harden prior to damp-mopping or placing rugs/mats on the surface.

With a Brush or Roller

How to apply osmo polyx oil

First Coat: Apply one thin coat with an Osmo Floor Brush or Osmo Floor Roller. Our rollers have a 4.5mm nap.

  1. Stir the Polyx®-Oil well and prior to use
  2. Brush or roll the product thinly and evenly onto the floor.
  3. Do not remove excess product, this will absorb into the wood surface over the drying period
  4. Allow 8-10 hours drying time prior to proceeding to second coat

Second Coat: Roll or Brush a thin second coat

  1. Brush or roll the second coat thinly and evenly onto the floor
  2. Allow approximately 5-10 minutes for product to penetrate surface
  3. Allow 8-10 hours drying time. Allow for good ventilation whilst drying.

Third Coat: Usually a third coat is not required, however highly absorbent or dry timbers may appear to require a third coat.

Please consult OSMO technical support at 1-844-OSMOCAN prior to carrying out a third coat

NOTE: For high quality finishes on items like tabletops, a smoother result can be achieved by lightly sanding the surface after the second coat has fully dried with P320 or P400 grit sandpaper, and then buffing in 1-2 coats with a cloth or white pad.

Cure Period: Osmo Polyx-Oil(s) like all finishes have a cure period. We recommend allowing 2-3 weeks for the surface to fully cure and harden prior to damp-mopping or placing rugs/mats on the surface.

By Hand with a Cloth/Rag

Apply 4-6 thin coats with a lint-free microfibre cloth. ie. Osmo Easy Pads.

  1. Stir the Polyx®-Oil well and prior to use
  2. Work product into wood using cloth in a circular or figure 8 pattern
  3. Allow roughly 15-minutes for oils to penetrate
  4. Working with the grain, remove all excess product from surface
  5. Allow 8-10 hours drying time prior to recoating
  6. Apply subsequent coats following previous steps

NOTE: Depending upon the species of wood (ie. Walnut) it may not be possible to achieve full durability and stain resistance when applying with a cloth. If high durability is required (ie. Floors and Tabletops) we suggest to apply the coating using the Brush or Roller technique.

Cure Period: Osmo Polyx-Oil(s) like all finishes have a cure period. We recommend allowing 2-3 weeks for the surface to fully cure and harden prior to damp-mopping or placing rugs/mats on the surface.

WARNING: Cloths saturated with product are a spontaneous combustion hazard and should be left out unfolded until dried, prior to disposal or preferably stored in a proper fireproof container.

27K2729 – Osmo Polyx 3011 Gloss, 750ml (25.5 fl oz)

27K2728 – Osmo Polyx 3011 Gloss, 125ml (4.2 fl oz)

27K2729 – Osmo Polyx 3011 Gloss, 750ml (25.5 fl oz)

Osmo Polyx gloss hard wax oil applied to walnut, maple and cherry wood.

Description

Osmo is a leading German company that has been producing wood finishes since 1964. Made with ecological responsibility and sustainability in mind, their high-quality finishes use natural and readily renewable vegetable oils and waxes.

An excellent choice for interior woodwork, this easy-to-apply finish is beautiful and durable.

A blend of vegetable oils (sunflower, soybean and thistle) and waxes (carnauba and candelilla) combined with a small amount of low-odor solvent to improve workability, it has a low environmental impact. The finish provides protection comparable to varnish but is much more forgiving to apply – you can use a variety of methods (brush, roller, buffing pad or cloth), and a dust-free environment is not required. You don’t need to sand between coats, which also makes future repairs straightforward.

Osmo Polyx is hard-wearing and has excellent resistance to water, alcohol and mild acids, making it suitable for a range of applications, from flooring and furniture to high-moisture environments such as kitchens or bathrooms. Non-toxic once cured, the finish is safe for food contact and complies with European standards for child safety (EN 71.3).

Two coats recommended; dries in 8 to 10 hours. A high-yield finish, it provides an impressive coverage of 190 square feet per 750ml (25.5 fl oz) can.

Also available in matte, satin and satin pigmented.

It seems there is a lot of confusion out there over the differences between all the Osmo products. I am asked all the time about how to choose which finish to use, and am constantly told the numbers just add to the confusion. And I totally get it. I felt the same way when first starting to use Osmo on my own projects. While I won’t be covering every single product Osmo makes, I can offer some guidance on the ones I do. I’ll try to make this as simple as possible.

There are three lines that I currently carry: Clear Extra Thin, TopOil, and Polyx.

The Clear Extra Thin 1101 has the LEAST amount of wax of all the Osmo finishes. Because of this, it penetrates the wood more deeply. It was created to be used on exotic woods that have a naturally high oil content. However, it can also be used on domestics. Why would you want to do so? Because it is also great at bringing out the depth of figure in figured woods such as curly & birdseye maple, crotches & burls, etc. Another thing it excels at is darkening walnut wood (again, because of the minimal wax content it really saturates the wood fibers). I often use it as a base coat on walnut before top coating with Osmo Polyx. And yes, it does need a top coat.

How to apply osmo polyx oil

The TopOil 3045 finish is food safe. That means it’s great for kitchen utensils, bowls, and accessories; countertops, butcher blocks, and cutting boards; and children’s toys. You are not restricted to these categories though. I once used it on a dining table for a family with very young children. I figured there was a good chance those kids mouths would end up on it at some point. I currently only carry the clear satin, but there is a matte and a couple of tinted variations (if interested in these, please let me know).

How to apply osmo polyx oil

Now we come to the Polyx family. I think this is the one that trips people up a bit. It is comprised of five individual products. Four are clear, and one is not. Let’s start with the one that is not – Osmo Effect/Neutral/Raw 3041 (I have seen it referred to all three ways which also adds to the confusion). It has a 2% white tint in it to counter the natural ambering of lighter woods, such as maple, ash, and white oak. You can use either 1 or 2 coats, depending on the look you are after. You will never get a truly white finish from it because it only has so much white in it. It has more of a matte finish to it and should be topcoated with a clear Osmo finish. I have used it on both maple and ash, and the wood looks almost bare afterwards.

How to apply osmo polyx oil

The remaining four clear Polyx finishes can be further distinguished by their sheen levels. 3011 is a gloss finish, the highest sheen of the group. You can also buff it after the last coat to bring the sheen up a bit, if desired. 3031 is a matte finish, the lowest sheen available. That brings us to 3043 and 3054, which are both satin finishes.

How to apply osmo polyx oil

So why are there two different clear satin Polyx finishes? 3054 is the original North American formulation. 3043 is a slightly thinner variation of it, in order to make it easier to apply by brush or roller. You can also apply both with a non abrasive woven pad or lint free cloth. And you can even be a rebel and apply 3054 with a brush or roller – it just might take a little more finesse.

How to apply osmo polyx oil

I hope this helps clear up some of the confusion. As I add more Osmo products to my site, I will update this information. As always, please reach out if you have any questions.

£ 32.99 – £ 99.00 price includes VAT

Osmo Polyx Oil Effect Raw is a transparent, matt wood finish that uniquely combines the advantages of natural oils and waxes in one product. It is stain-resistant, water-repellent and abrasion-resistant and results in a surface that is pleasant to the touch.

  • Made with plant ingredients
  • Creates a more even colour and more harmonious appearance.
  • Simple and easy application
  • Water-repellent
  • will not crack, peel, flake or blister.
  • Used on wooden flooring and furniture surfaces

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Osmo Polyx Oil Effect Raw is the renowned Polyx Oil without the permanent wet effect. It is a transparent, matt wood finish that uniquely combines the advantages of natural oils and waxes in one product. Osmo Polyx Oil Effect Raw is stain-resistant, water-repellent and abrasion-resistant and results in a surface that is pleasant to the touch. In comparison to conventional finishes, the use of plant ingredients creates a more even colour and more harmonious appearance. It offers simple application without primer or intermediate sanding, this saves time and money. It is suitable for wood and the water-repellent surface will not crack, peel, flake or blister. It is resistant against wine, beer, cola, coffee, tea, fruit juice, milk and water in accordance with German DIN 68861-1A – no water spots. The dry finish is safe for humans, animals and plants (resistant to saliva and perspiration acc. German DIN 53160, suitable for children‘s toys acc. EN 71.3

Osmo Polyx Oil Effect Raw is suitable for the protection and the nearly invisible surface finishing of lightly coloured wood in indoor areas, such as wooden flooring and furniture surfaces. It is based on natural plant oils and waxes (sunflower oil, soya oil, thistle oil, carnauba wax and candelilla wax), paraffin, titanium dioxide white pigment, siccatives (drying agents) and water-repellent additives. Dearomatized white spirit (benzene-free). EU limit value for this product (cat. A/i): 500 g/l VOC (2010). This product contains max. 500 g/l VOC.

How to Use Osmo Polyx Oil Effect Raw

  1. The wood surface must be clean, dry and frost-free (moisture content max. 18%).
  2. Osmo Polyx Oil Effect Raw is ready to use. Do not thin.
  3. Stir well before use.
  4. Clean old microporous stains thoroughly. Old paints and lacquers must be completely removed.
  5. As a general rule, wear a dust mask during sanding works.
  6. Fill small cracks, larger joints or holes in wood with a Wood Filler.
  7. Sand wood surfaces carefully. Begin with coarse sandpaper – final sanding work for flooring P120- 150, for furniture P180-240.
  8. Before oiling the surface, remove sanding dust with a broom or vacuum cleaner.
  9. The finished surface is influenced by several factors, including the condition of the wood. Therefore, a trial application is always required, especially for unfamiliar surfaces.
  10. Apply with with Osmo Flat Brush or Osmo Floor Brush.
  11. Apply thinly along the wood grain and spread well.
  12. Allow to dry for approx. 24 hours under good ventilation.
  13. After drying, quickly apply a second coat also thinly.
  14. When renovating or re-coating an already oiled surface, one coat applied to the clean and dry surface is usually sufficient.

Please note –

Clean tools with Osmo Brush Cleaner (free of aromatic compounds).

The drying time is approximately 24 hours (normal climatic conditions, 23 °C/50 % rel. humidity). Lower temperatures and/or higher air humidity can increase the drying time.

Ventilate well while drying.

After 2-3 weeks, surface is fully cured.

Store up to 5 years and longer if can is kept dry and closed tightly. If thickened by frost, store for 24-36 hours at room temperature before use.

Polyx®-Oil Effect Raw protects wood nearly invisibly. On dark/reddish wood species, the oil is visible as slightly white chalky surface.

Applying the product too generously and insufficient ventilation lead to delays in drying time and the typical smell of oil.

Any brushstrokes can be removed with an unused dry Microfibre Roller within 30 minutes after applying.

The natural colour tone of wood is preserved , it does not enhance the tone of wood, no permanent wet effect.

A trial application is always recommended.

The coverage of 1 litre covers approx. 30 m² with one coat. Coverage depends significantly on the condition of the wood. All information refers to smooth and planed/ sanded surfaces. Other surfaces may lead to differences in coverage

For extractive rich hardwoods (e.g. Wenge, Merbau, Jatoba etc.), we recommend using Osmo Wood Wax Finish Clear Extra Thin. A trial application is recommended.

Apply max. one coat thinly to cabinet interiors and drawers with an osmo cloth.

Dispose of leftover product and completely emptied packaging according to local official guidelines (waste code number 08 01 11). Only completely emptied cans can be recycled.

Health and safety

Keep out of the reach of children. Avoid contact with eyes, skin or clothes. If medical advice is necessary please show the container or label. Use only outside or in well ventilated areas. Caution: Wash out any cloth impregnated with this product immediately or store in an airtight container (Danger of self-ignition). The dried finish is classified as B2 (normal flammability) according to DIN 4102 regulations. TECHNICAL DATA Specific gravity: 0.94-0.96 g/cm³ Viscosity: >70s DIN EN ISO 2431/3 mm, thixotropic Odour: faint/mild, after drying odourless Flash point: >60°C acc. DIN EN ISO 2719

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Our Ian been a bass player for longer than he cares to remember and always wanted to build and paint his own guitar. So when his friend and second-hand guitar shop owner recently advertised a selection of project guitars, he couldn’t help but notice an interesting six string bass of unknown origin that needed a bit of TLC. At a bargain price he decided it was worth a punt, so he gave him a call and reserved it for further inspection.

We think it turned out pretty well, wouldn’t you agree! Find out how he created the look below .

How to apply osmo polyx oil

How to apply osmo polyx oil

“Bearing no manufacturers name or serial number, I’m guessing it was probably a kit guitar that had been ‘put together’ by a previous owner. Devoid of any aesthetic improvements, other than an attempt at some pyrography, I presumed the builder got fed up mid build and had decided to put the project to one side or just play it as it was. When I took ownership, it had 1 string a very grubby bare wood finish and a tone control with infinite adjustment! Oh wait, it isn’t actually wired into the circuit. That’s interesting!

“The first job was to strip it down to the individual components and access the usability of the parts. Everything looked serviceable so I broke out the random orbital sander and got to work ridding the world of Piccasso’s perfunctory pyrography efforts. At the same time, I decided to attempt some minor body reshaping. Not too much fettling though, just enough to smooth the edges and make it a bit more comfortable to play.

“I don’t have a record of what the body is made of, however a likely candidate and common wood used for mass produced guitar bodies is ‘Bass Wood’, also known as Limewood or Linden here in the UK. It’s a nice wood to work with but it’s quite soft, so I presume the manufacturers assumption was a hard paint finish would be used to give it some protection.

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“I did a quick search on Youtube for ‘how to paint a guitar’ and it soon became apparent that the common method of finishing is to spray the guitar with the type of paints and lacquers used in the Auto industry.

“Not wanting to spray nitrocellulose lacquer or similarly toxic paints in my house, I needed an environmentally and lung friendly alternative. A further of online research turned up a couple of videos of oil being used to get a natural finish on a guitar, which looked really good.

“Step up to the podium Osmo Polyx Oil 3032 clear satin. Not only is it a low odour and non-toxic oil based alternative, but it also has a tough finish developed to protect wooden floors and worktops, so I figured it should offer ample protection for my guitar.

“I couldn’t decide if I wanted to stain the almost white wood before finishing, so as well as the Polyx Oil, I grabbed a sample of Osmo wood wax finish in black. From the sample board in the shop I could see that a single coat gives a lovely highlighted effect to the grain.

How to apply osmo polyx oil

“I tested the black stain on the top and sides of the guitar body which made the grain look amazing, but comparing before and after photos, I decided I preferred the way the pale colour of the wood contrasted with the black Pickups and the dark wood fretboard. So, deciding to sand if off and start again, I grabbed by trusty orbital sander and went to work on the top. As I removed the stained layer of wood, I noticed that there was a lovely line developing between the top and the still stained edges so decided to stop there and make it a feature. Conscious that very fine sandpaper would close the grain and stop the oil penetrating, I worked down to a 150 grit sandpaper. Happy with the resultant finish I decided to stop there.

“Next up, Osmo 3032 – Satin Polyx oil. As with most clear finishes, I knew it would to darken the wood colour slightly, but the wood was so pale, that it wasn’t an issue for me, otherwise I could have gone for the Osmo 3044 – Polyx oil Raw which contains a tiny amount of white pigment to counteract the darkening effect of the oil. I applied the 3032 with a lint free cloth over the entire surface, including the black stained edge, working it well into the grain in a circular motion). I left it in a warm room for about an hour and then working along the grain I buffed with a clean cloth to remove any excess product. The key with Osmo products is thin coats. I repeated the process 3 more times leaving at least 12 hours between coats. As an experiment, I purposely over-applied the last coat and left it for a couple of hours before buffing. It took a little bit more work to remove the excess, but I was rewarded with a deep satin finish which looked particularly good over the stained edges.

“Happy with the finish on the body, I treated the neck and headstock in the same way, applying just 2 coats to the neck to avoid any stickiness and I just one coat on the fingerboard to enhance the dark wood.

How to apply osmo polyx oil

“All in all, I’m very pleased with the finish, lots of people have commented on how good it looks, so I guess it’s just a case of seeing how it holds up to use. Another benefit of the Osmo products is that they are easy to refinish. Should it be necessary in the future, a wipe down of the surface and reapplication of the oil is all that is needed. Osmo also produce a Liquid Wax Cleaner that applies a thin layer of wax as it cleans which will extend the life of the finish even further.”

Find out more about Polyx oil and other great Osmo products on our website.

Armourflex ® Hardwax Oil for wooden floors and furniture.

Armourflex® Hardwax Oil is tough, durable and water repellent. Containing a blend of natural oils and waxes, suitable for protecting and enhancing the durability of all interior wood surfaces including hardwood, softwood, parquet and veneer. Resistant to common stains such as wine, beer, fruit juice, carbonated soft drinks, tea, and coffee.

  • Natural Oil / Waxed Based
  • Stain, Dirt & Scratch Resistant
  • For Interior Use
  • Manufactured in the UK

Sizes: 1 Litre

Product Description

Carry out a test patch before starting any project.

Ensure good ventilation is maintained during application and throughout the drying process. Ready to use, do not thin.
Stir thoroughly before use. Apply in thin coats using a short pile roller, good quality brush or lint-free cloth. Over-application can reduce the finish quality and prolong drying time. On previously treated timber 1 coat is normally sufficient, maximum of 2 coats may be required if applying to fresh or previously untreated timber.

Coverage: Approximately 24-28 m 2 /l (One Coat), 12-16 m 2 /l (two coats), depending on substrate absorbency and smoothness.

Drying Time: 6-8 hours under average climatic conditions (23 o C, 50% humidity). Preferably allow to dry overnight. Variations in ambient conditions and substrate can affect drying times.
Suitable for light foot traffic approximately 16 hours after final coat.

Equipment Cleaning: Clean brushes/rollers with Barrettine White Spirit immediately after use. If spilled, wipe off immediately with a cloth dampened with Barrettine White Spirit.

Precaution: Cloths used for oiling could, under certain conditions, self-combust. Immediately after use, soak them in soapy water then lay them flat outside on a non-combustible surface to dry.

Listed under Blog, hand-painted kitchen, Martin Dunn, Osmo Posted Aug 29 2012

Martin Dunn wrote a thorough account of how to use Osmo Hardwax Oil on new, bare timber around the home.

He also mentioned Osmo Top Oil, specifically for worktops.

Martin recently had a question from Margot von Muhlendahl, who is based in Munich and works as a consultant on decorative projects involving color. She has a project specifying a durable ebony finish on timber worktops and this is Martin’s advice on how to prepare the surfaces and what to look out for when using Osmo Top Oil and tints. (Osmo is a German company.)

Prepare wooden worktop for treating with Osmo Top Oil

Make sure the surface is bare/naked timber.

If it has been previously waxed, varnished, oiled ect this needs to be removed. Use an electric sander with various grades of grit paper (not too harsh to begin with – start with 120 and go from there) -remember to follow the grain of the wood.

Vacuum the surface clean.

Clean down with meths or Krudkutter de-greaser.

How to tint worktop with ebony before finishing with Osmo Top Oil

Before applying any colour try a test sample first ( either an off-cut or a piece out of view).

1 – You could use Osmo polyx oil Tints in a black, graphite or even a terra which is a nice dark colour.

Apply 1-2 coats (follow the grain again and apply sparingly) depending on depth of colour. Use a brush or rag/sponge (wear gloves as your hands will go a nice dark shade!) Flat down surface between coats.

Finish with your Top Oil (especially if the surface gets a lot of water) or leave it with the 2 coats of the tint and apply a coat of clear Polyx as part of a maintenance schedule.

2 – Consider the Polyx professional colour oil in black/ebony. I know it’s for flooring but I have used it as a base coat with great success. On the plus side, I think this penetrates the wood more and could give a deeper coat (again depending what you want), but on the downside, it is not as easy to apply or as easy to achieve an even finish as with the polyx tint.

Again follow with Top Oil.

Don’t forget: colour shading will depend a lot on the substrate/wood you are coating up, so as I said, always try samples first to get your desired effect before attacking the whole project.

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When all’s said and done, we all encounter difficulties from time to time, or need a sounding board to help clarify our thoughts, and for the sake of asking for pointers from one of our experienced professionals, you can save yourself a lot of time and money and heartache. We won’t recommend products unless we have used them extensively, and we won’t tell you how to do something unless we know it will give you a professional end result.

As Margot explained, you sometimes have to look hard to find out basic information to help you on your way.

I have been trying to figure this out and getting no help from the German professional painters. When I read in your post that Top Oil is a German product, I was hopeful you might be able to help.

Thanks a lot for the advice. If I can get my client to agree to the black counters, I will send a report and photos.

If you have a question, and we can provide a helpful answer, we would appreciate it, if you can send us a photo and a short note that we can post, so our readers can see the end result. This 2-way approach is a win-win for all concerned.

Martin has been a specialist decorator for many years, and is expert in most traditional decorative finishes, and wallcoverings. He also spent 7 years lecturing, and is one of only a few in the country who were qualified to assess the workmanship of professional decorators.

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4 comments to “How to prepare timber worktops, Osmo Tints & Osmo Top Oil”

Nice advice, I’ll try it out. Thanks.

Andy Crichton October 26th, 2012 at 20:22

What do you use at the moment for your wooden worktops?

We have put down a wood floor. Sanded it and applied a stain. Where we brought the wood they recommened Osmo, so we got enough for 2 coats. We are about to put on Osmo and can’t find anything on appling over stain. They told us to use mineral spirits before using your product. Not sure that would be good for stain we have down. Im wondering if your product works with any brand of stain and do we need to use mineral spirit?

Andy CrichtonApril 24th, 2018 at 12:07

Hi Mindy,
I know the Top Oil comes with a specific Osmo stain, that’s how a pine worktop successfully ends up black and tough. So that is a compatible stain and top coat combination.

Not sure you can rely on their range to work with “any brand of stain” There are wax, water-borne, oil-based, polyurethane and spirit based stains. Once you deviate from the recommended systems, it can get tricky. Or you can simply come up against a variable that makes no sense! For instance

I know that Osmo Top Oil stain is not really compatible with Bourneseal even though you would think it should – Bourneseal is a suitable base for top coats of an emulsion floor or traditional wax based polishes and in one case, it had soaked in below the surfaced and dried 20 years previously! But it was a real struggle to get the Osmo specific stain to take. Go figure.

My advice, I would therefore suggest you defer to your local supplier of Osmo, let them know what sort of stain you have used. If they don’t know they can always contact their tech support direct. And as ever, if you are not sure, do a test first before embarking on a whole project. Regards.

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How to apply osmo polyx oil

How to apply osmo polyx oil

How to apply osmo polyx oil

How to apply osmo polyx oil

How to apply osmo polyx oil

How to apply osmo polyx oil

How to apply osmo polyx oil

How to apply osmo polyx oil

Osmo 3054 is the original North American formulation. Natural oils and waxes provide optimal protection against the demands placed on wood items. Oils penetrate the wood and protect it from the inside. Waxes form an elastic, breathable, and durable surface. When dry, Osmo Polyx-Oil is safe for humans, animals, and plants. Can even be used on children’s toys.

Can be spot-repaired and refreshed without sanding

Excellent water resistance. Suitable for kitchens, bathrooms, and other rooms exposed to high humidity

Microporous finish which does not crack, peel or flake

Resistant to wine, beer, cola, coffee, tea, fruit juice, milk and water

Saliva-resistant and sweatproof

Safe for humans, animals and plants and is suitable for children‘s toys

Made in Germany

Stir Polyx-Oil well and prior to each use. Apply very, very thin coats.

First coat on the raw, sanded wood. Approximately 258 sqft/1 L.

Mistakes in the wet coating can be corrected up to 30 minutes after the first application.

Drying time approximately 8-10 hours under normal climate conditions (73*F/50% relative humidity). Lower temperatures and/or higher humidity can increase drying time. Allow for good ventilation.

If desired, the dried finish can be lightly hand sanded with fine grit sandpaper (320 or higher) or with a Scotchbrite pad before applying the second coat.

Second coat approximately 258 sqft/1 L.

Drying time approximately 8-10 hours (see #3).

Confused about which Osmo finish to choose? Read this blog.

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About two years ago, I hatched an evil scheme: I intuited that Chris would be writing about polissoirs within the next six months. I also figured that he would eventually invite me to write on his blog. And so I slipped him a small mahogany board that I had finished to look like it had been polissoir-ed, but was in fact finished using more modern techniques. Last week, my plans finally came to fruition, as he mistakenly put forth my sample board as an example of polissoir-ization. It was all very reminiscent of Armand LaMontagne’s Brewster Chair.

Actually, it didn’t go down quite like that, and I apologize for inadvertently leading Chris astray. The irony is that I really did give him the board because I thought that the finish I used looks a lot like a polissoir-ed finish, but I didn’t intend for him to get his boards mixed up.

So what is this miracle finish? It’s something that you’ve probably never heard of: Polyx-Oil, from Osmo (a German manufacturer of wood flooring and wood-finishing products). Polyx-Oil is one of a number of finishes known as hardwax oils. As the name suggests, hardwax oils are a blend of a hard wax (typically candelilla and/or carnauba) and a drying oil (soy, tung, linseed, etc.). Hardwax oils have become popular in Europe in recent years, but they’re still relatively unknown in North America. Until very recently, the only products imported to the U.S. were those from Osmo, but some of the other manufacturers have started to show up. My experience is only with the Osmo products, so from now on that’s what I’ll be talking about. There’s a list of Osmo dealers available on their web site (you can also buy through the company named after a mythical female warrior nation).

While Polyx-Oil hardly qualifies as a Lost Art, it’s interesting that it really isn’t that different from old-time finishes: just oil, wax and a pinch of drying agent. It would seem that much of modern finish chemistry uses the same materials as always, and that the main differences are in molecular micromanagement.

Polyx-Oil was originally developed as a finish for wood floors. While neither “Foolproof!” nor “The Last Finish You’ll Ever Need!” it is easy to use and does a good job of protecting wood against everyday spills and such, but it isn’t truly waterproof. I think it’s fine for most furniture, with the possible exception of dining tables. I wouldn’t use it on bathroom cabinets, and I’d think twice about it on kitchen cabinets. It’s also not recommended as a finish for oily tropical woods. (Osmo recommends against using it on mahogany, but I haven’t experienced any problems with either real mahogany or its African relatives.)

Osmo makes three variations of Polyx-Oil, the original Polyx-Oil, Top Oil and Polyx Pro Oil. All three are very similar, with the only significant difference being the amount of solvent. Top Oil contains more solvent, and is supposedly optimized for furniture and countertops (as opposed to floors). Polyx Pro Oil contains virtually no solvent, for situations that call for a very low-VOC finish.

I’ve used both original Polyx-Oil and Top Oil, and have to say that if there is a difference, it’s hardly noticeable. Top Oil does come in a container with a screw top, making it a bit more convenient for touch-ups. I haven’t tried Polyx Pro Oil, mainly because it only comes in very large containers and is therefore rather expensive.

Through trial and error, I developed a finishing schedule that deviates from the Osmo instructions but is well suited to furniture and casework. The resulting finish is silky and semi-matte. It looks and feels like paste wax over oil, but is more durable. You can download a PDF of my finishing schedule here.

How to apply osmo polyx oil Four out of five African Hoopoes endorse the use of Polyx-Oil (the fifth is currently busy trying to eat a beetle)

OSMO Polyx Oil – $34.95/.75 Liter, $96.95/2.5 Liter, $369.95/10 Liter

How to apply osmo polyx oil

Not to be confused with traditional oil finishes, OSMO Polyx Oil is an engineered finish made with plant oils and waxes, plus just enough highly refined mineral spirits to allow easy application. This remarkable finish offers excellent durability and renewability with a unique lustrous finish. It will never crack, blister or flake off. Instead of forming a plastic film, like polyurethane does, OSMO Polyx Oil has open pores that “breathe.” This allows any moisture that does get through to get back out again without pushing off the finish.

Spot repairs are easy. There’s no need to strip the whole floor or even to remove old Polyx Oil. For minor repairs, just scuff the damaged area with fine steel wool, coat with OSMO Liquid Wax Cleaner and buff lightly when the cleaner is dry. If a more extensive fix is needed, use Hardwax Oil. Make repairs regularly, and the finish will last indefinitely.

This product provides no protection against ultraviolet rays from the sun, so it is not suitable for outdoor use.

Key ingredients in Polyx Oil include sunflower, soybean and thistle oil, plus two hard, natural waxes—carnauba and candelilla. A Brazilian palm tree, Copernica cerifera, produces the carnauba in its leaves, berries and stalks. Villagers cut down fronds, dry them for several days, and then beat off the wax. The candelilla comes from the outer coating on a desert shrub, Euphorbia antisyphiliti, that grows in northern Mexico. Farmers boil the leaves and stems with water and acid to release the wax.

This is an oil-based product. Like most finishes—even water-based ones—it needs a solvent to perform properly. OSMO uses the safest one that works with oil-based finishes: benzene-free, low-odor mineral spirits. This is an aliphatic petroleum distillate, which means it is a petroleum product that has its carbon atoms arranged in open chains instead of rings. The more toxic, aromatic or ring hydrocarbons have been removed, resulting in a milder odor.

Apply two coats. On each coat, 1 liter of OSMO Hardwax Oil covers 200-260 square feet depending on wood type.

Sand off scratches or other damage. On wood, start with 80-grit sandpaper on deep gouges and finish with 100-grit. On cork, use 100-grit only. Vacuum away dust. Wipe on a small amount of Hardwax Oil. Do not allow to puddle, and allow it to dry for 24 to 48 hours with good ventilation. Buff with extra-fine steel wool or a 3M Scotch Brite white pad to blend the edges of the patch into the surrounding finish. Low-odor mineral spirits are among the safest solvents of their type. But in sufficient quantities, they can affect the central nervous system and cause serious health problems. Ensure adequate ventilation during application and while this finish dries. For additional protection, wear a well-fitting respirator with organic-vapor cartridges.

WARNING: Spontaneous Combustion Danger! Oil-soaked materials (rags, steel wool, sanding dust, etc.) may spontaneously combust.
Immerse oil-soaked materials in water and store in an air-tight container.

WARNING: Contains Flammable Solvents! Use only in areas with no open flames or other sources of ignition. No smoking. Provide good ventilation. Observe all local and federal laws that pertain to the handling and storage of these types of products.

How to apply osmo polyx oil

Bare wood can easily get stained or even warp over time after constant water spills and splashes – something that cannot be avoided in homes, offices and other spaces. Accidents are bound to happen, so it is essential to protect wood surfaces. Plus, the constant wear and tear of natural wood surfaces will make these surfaces look worn and tired. So, it is also important to maintain wood surfaces to ensure these are kept looking their best.

Whether you want to protect and preserve interior and exterior woodwork, such as flooring and furniture, or want to retain the natural character of your wood surfaces, Osmo oil is a great choice.

What is Osmo oil?

Osmo oil is a popular high-quality wood oil used to protect and refresh wood surfaces. Osmo oil is easy to apply, offers a great protective layer, retains the natural character of the wood and is available in a variety of finishes.

How to apply osmo polyx oil
Image Credit: Osmo UK

Osmo products are based on natural and renewable vegetable oils with a low VOC (volatile organic compounds) content, making them environmentally friendly. Osmo finishes are also made with natural oils, including sunflower, linseed, soya and thistle oils, as well as hard waxes, such as carnauba and candelilla waxes.

Who makes Osmo oil?

Osmo oil is made by Osmo in Germany. Osmo was founded in 1878 as a dealer of wood and building materials. Osmo wood stains, oils and waxes were gradually produced and sold over the years. Later in 1990, Osmo UK was founded and, a few years later, the classic Osmo Polyx Oil, known at the time as “The Original Hardwax Oil” was developed from a unique combination of natural waxes and oils.

Over the years, their popular Osmo Polyx oil has been further developed and improved to have a reduced drying and curing time. Osmo oil has become a staple for many professionals and DIY enthusiasts.

What Osmo oil to use?

There are various ranges of Osmo oils designed for different purposes and surfaces. Therefore, it is key to choose the right one to suit your specifications.

Interior wood.

Osmo Polyx Oil

The Osmo Polyx Oil can be used for almost any interior wood project. Osmo oil protects the wood from inside and outside by forming a protecting, microporous surface. There are various ranges of the Osmo Polyx Oil, from the Osmo Polyx Oil Original to Osmo Polyx Oil Rapid.

Osmo Polyx Oil Original

How to apply osmo polyx oil

The Original Hardwax Oil, now called Osmo Polyx Oil protects wood surfaces from moisture and abrasion. It comes in a clear colour that brings out the natural tone and shine of the wood, making it appear darker. This wood oil is available in various finishes, including Osmo Polyx Oil Satin, Osmo Polyx Oil Matt and Osmo Polyx Oil Semi Matt.

Osmo Polyx Oil Raw

How to apply osmo polyx oil

Osmo Polyx Oil Raw is ideal for lighter woods, such as pine or oak. Darker hardwoods get mixed results when using Raw Osmo Polyx Oil as it contains white pigments. This product does not give the permanent “wet look” of wood after application.

Osmo Polyx Oil Tints

How to apply osmo polyx oil

To change the colour of interior woods, Osmo Polyx Oil Tints are the right choice. These come in various colours, including Osmo Polyx Oil Tint Graphite, Osmo Polyx Oil Tint Black, Osmo Polyx Oil Tint Amber and many others.

Osmo Polyx Oil Anti-Slip

The Osmo Polyx Oil Anti-Slip offers a tough, durable and anti-slip finish to interior wood floors and stairs. This product is ideal for commercial spaces, such as restaurants and shops where slip resistance is a priority. Osmo Polyx Anti-Slip Oil can also be used on entrance hallways and other interior wood surfaces.

Osmo TopOil

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This Osmo product is designed for wooden kitchen worktops and general interior joinery. Osmo Top Oil is water-repellent, dirt-resistant, food-safe (according to EN 1186) and children’s toys safe (according to EN 71.3). TopOil is resistant to common liquid spillages plus, with a microporous and breathable finish, the oil does not peel, flake or crack. At Kent Blaxill, we supply Osmo TopOil Clear Satin and Osmo TopOil Clear Matt.

Exterior wood.

Osmo Natural Oil Woodstain

How to apply osmo polyx oil

Osmo Natural Oil Woodstain is a microporous, durable protective oil for exterior wood based on natural oils. This Natural Oil Woodstain is a 2 in 1 (foundation and top coat in one) that reduces wood swelling and shrinkage. With this product, exterior wood will be protected against mould, algae and fungal damage. Osmo Natural Oil Woodstain is available in various shades, including Osmo Basalt Grey Natural Oil Woodstain, Osmo Natural Oil Teak Woodstain and Osmo Oregon Pine Natural Oil Woodstain.

Osmo Decking Oil

Protect soft and hardwood decking with Osmo Decking Oil, such as Osmo Clear Decking Oil Teak and Osmo Black Decking Oil. Decking oils will protect, maintain and enhance the look of wood decking, offering a water-resistant and dirt-repellent finish. For additional slip resistance, decking can be overcoated with a single coat of Osmo Anti Slip Deck Oil.

Osmo UV Protection Oil

How to apply osmo polyx oil

To protect exterior wood surfaces from UV-rays, the Osmo UV Protection Oil is the ideal choice. The Clear Wood UV Protection Oil is designed to maintain exterior wood’s natural colour by using pigments that match the wood’s natural characteristics. Osmo UV Protection Oil is available as Osmo UV Protection Oil Clear Satin Matt, Osmo UV Protection Oil Oak, Osmo UV Protection Oil Red Cedar and a variety of other colours.

Osmo Country Colour

Osmo Country Colour is the perfect choice if you are looking to enhance exterior wood surfaces, from fences, summer houses, garden furniture and more. This range comes in a wide range of beautiful colours, including Osmo Country Colour Pebble Grey and Osmo Country Colour Dove Blue.

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Osmo Polyx®-Oils are developed from natural oils and waxes to provide the most hardwearing and durable protection for wooden flooring and furniture.

The wood’s true beauty is accomplished by using Osmo Polyx®-Oil. The emphasis on the wood’s grain and natural characteristics provides a warm and rich effect to ensure that any interior looks luxurious and elegant. Each wood has its own style and unique charm, and is seductive from the first sight.

Osmo Polyx Oil Clear can be tinted with colours from the Osmo Oil Stain range, up to a maximum of 10%, i.e. 250ml of Osmo Oil Stain mixed with a 2.5Ltrs of clear Polyx Oil. Special care and attention must be taken when measuring and mixing.

Alternative Osmo Products

Product Use
Osmo Polyx Oil Tints Perfect as a base coat or can be intermixed to create different shades
Osmo Polyx Oil Raw Helps to retain the natural “untreated” look of lighter coloured woods

Please Note: Osmo have made a change to the name of their 3032 product in this range. It was called ‘Satin Matt’ and is now called ‘Satin’. The product however remains the same. The 125ml labels can sometimes be printed in German.

  • Brand – Osmo
  • No. of coats 2
  • Coverage Up to 24m² per litre
  • Drying time 8 hrs
  • Size ], 125ml, 750ml, 2.5L,
  • MPN 3062S, 3062A, 3062B, 3062C, 3062D, 3062E, 3065S, 3065A, 3065B, 3065C, 3065D, 3032S, 3032A, 3032B, 3032C, 3032D, 3032E, 3011S, 3011A, 3011B, 3011C, 3011D
  • GTIN 4006850745913, 4006850296293, 4006850814282, 4006850814350, 4006850814503, 4006850862368, 4006850745920, 4006850820535, 4006850820306, 4006850820368, 4006850820450, 4006850745906, 4006850813506, 4006850814039, 4006850104444, 4006850104451, 4006850814343, 4006850745937, 4006850875788, 4006850816538, 4006850816583, 4006850816699

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Satin 0.125L, Satin 0.75L, Satin 2.5L, Matt 0.125L, Matt 0.75L, Matt 2.5L

Description

Osmo Polyx®-Oils are developed from natural oils and waxes to provide the most hardwearing and durable protection for wooden flooring and furniture.

The wood’s true beauty is accomplished by using Osmo Polyx®-Oil. The emphasis on the wood’s grain and natural characteristics provides a warm and rich effect to ensure that any interior looks luxurious and elegant. Each wood has its own style and unique charm, and is seductive from the first sight.

Osmo Polyx Oil Clear can be tinted with colours from the Osmo Oil Stain range, up to a maximum of 10%, i.e. 250ml of Osmo Oil Stain mixed with a 2.5Ltrs of clear Polyx Oil. Special care and attention must be taken when measuring and mixing.

Alternative Osmo Products

Product Use
Osmo Polyx Oil Tints Perfect as a base coat or can be intermixed to create different shades
Osmo Polyx Oil Raw Helps to retain the natural “untreated” look of lighter coloured woods

Please Note: Osmo have made a change to the name of their 3032 product in this range. It was called ‘Satin Matt’ and is now called ‘Satin’. The product however remains the same. The 125ml labels can sometimes be printed in German.

  • Brand – Osmo
  • No. of coats 2
  • Coverage Up to 24m² per litre
  • Drying time 8 hrs
  • Size ], 125ml, 750ml, 2.5L,
  • MPN 3062S, 3062A, 3062B, 3062C, 3062D, 3062E, 3065S, 3065A, 3065B, 3065C, 3065D, 3032S, 3032A, 3032B, 3032C, 3032D, 3032E, 3011S, 3011A, 3011B, 3011C, 3011D
  • GTIN 4006850745913, 4006850296293, 4006850814282, 4006850814350, 4006850814503, 4006850862368, 4006850745920, 4006850820535, 4006850820306, 4006850820368, 4006850820450, 4006850745906, 4006850813506, 4006850814039, 4006850104444, 4006850104451, 4006850814343, 4006850745937, 4006850875788, 4006850816538, 4006850816583, 4006850816699
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Satin 0.125L, Satin 0.75L, Satin 2.5L, Matt 0.125L, Matt 0.75L, Matt 2.5L

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    OSMO Polyx Color Oil Stain

    OSMO Polyx Color Oil Stain. for color stain of wooden flooring

    OIL STAIN for coloring wooden flooring – professionally and seamlessly!

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    OSMO Polyx Color Oil Stain

    • Approx. coverage: 250-430ft²/L with two coats
    • No. of coats: 1 or 2
    • Application temperature: +5°C
    • Drying time: 4 hrs 12 hrs
    • Sizes: 0.125L, 1L

    sparkay1 · 16/04/2013 14:42

    Hi, We are about to install oak worktops (being purchased from worktop express) and I’ve been hearing that Osmo oil is much better at keeping the stains/water away than Danish oil etc..

    Just wondering if it matters which Osmo oil you use: Osmo Polyx hardwax oil or the Osmo Top Oil. what have you used and how effective is it? Think we will be going for a overmount sink despite me wanting an undermount! Hubby concerned about mould etc.

    Also if you have used either, did you apply anything as a base (think there is some kind of protectant you can also buy?) and did you sand the worktop before hand? I will be ordering our worktop untreated so don’t know if it needs sanding before using the Osmo oil.

    Appreciate any advice!

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    ceres · 16/04/2013 20:05

    we used to have danish oil on our oak worktops and it was horrible. forever going patchy, needed frequent applications and turned the wood a horrible orange colour.

    as our worktops were previously treated we had to sand them back to bare wood. once this was done we just used the osmo polyx hard wax oil on them. i think we did three coats. that was at least 6 months ago – possibly longer – and they are still perfect. no marks, water still beading and looking lovely. and we have an undermounted belfast sink.

    it’s fantastic stuff. i think the top oil may be the same stuff but sold in a smaller tin. may be wrong about that though.

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    sparkay1 · 16/04/2013 21:15

    Thanks Ceres! I’m definitely going to go for Osmo! Might be able to convince the husband an undermount sink will be fine now! 🙂
    Do you still have to be careful about drips of water getting on it? I’d still need to use a dish drainer as we don’t have a dishwasher. I have a stainless steel one now but it doesn’t have a bit to catch the water, plus stainless steel tends to leave marks on the wood so I’ve read. or is that also no longer an issue if you use Osmo oil?!

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    fossil971 · 16/04/2013 21:39

    I am pretty sure that someone from Osmo told me that Polyx oil and Top Oil are the same thing. They repackaged it because people thought Polyx oil was only for floors. I have used it for years and it is very hardwearing and water resistant. I think you only need the water resisting primer if you are literally using it in a bathroom or sauna.

    I tested a bit of oak I’d osmo’d with a wet tin can and it did get a black mark. I can’t remember now if I had to scrub or sand it off. Ferrous metals react with oak quite badly but I don’t think stainless steel is quite as bad. It’s cast iron and rusty tins that are worst.

    Welcome to the wonderful world of hardwax oil .

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    sparkay1 · 17/04/2013 00:43

    Thanks Fossil971! Osmo hardwax oil – my new best friend! 😀

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    SourceWoodFloors · 13/08/2015 11:03

    Go ahead with osmo polyx oils, they bring out natural character, resilience, and preservation for all interior and exterior timbers. Thank you

    This new advanced North American formulation of Polyx®-Oil is Osmo’s best-selling hardwax-oil product. The wood finish is based on natural vegetable oils and waxes, which create an extremely durable and hardwearing finish that won’t crack, flake or peel and can be spot repaired and.

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    • Extremely durable and hardwearing – will not crack, flake or peel
    • Resistant to water, dirt, and common household spills
    • Microporous and molecularly bonds with the wood fibers
    • Easily applied with a brush, roller, buffing pad, or cloth
    • Can be spot repaired and/or renewed with no sanding required
    • Made in Germany – conforms to strict German and European norms

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    • MSDS – 170323

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    Osmo has a Hardwax-Oil Finish For All of Your Projects

    Osmo has a Hardwax-Oil finish for all of your projects, and it’s environmentally friendly!

    For any questions, we are available throughout the week to share our professional experience with you. Give us a call Monday – Friday 8 am – 4 pm Central Time at 605-582-6677 and we’ll be happy to go into more detail.

    Below are recommendations for applying and maintaining your Osmo finished floor. Unlike conventional floor finish types, your floor can be easily brought back to life with a little maintenance and reapplication of oil, much like a pair of leather shoes. When properly cared for, an Osmo Hardwax oil finished floor will last virtually forever and will never have to be sanded. A wood floor finished with Osmo oil is resistant even to excessive wear and most liquid spills. Proper maintenance is simple.

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    TRADITIONAL OIL FINISHES

    Basics:

    Advantages:

    • Penetrates the wood
    • “Firing” of the wood
    • Can be simply and partially renovated
    • Does not crack, flake, peel or blister

    Disadvantages:

    POLYURETHANES & VARNISHES

    Basics:

    Advantages:

    • Finish forms a film/layer on top of the woods surface
    • Good resistance against liquid
    • Protects from abrasion
    • Easy maintenance

    Disadvantages:

    OSMO’S UNIQUE HARDWAX-OIL FINISHES

    Basics:

    Advantages:

    Disadvantages:

    One system. All the advantages. None of the disadvantages.

    Why choose anything else?

    INTERIOR

    Polyx®-Oil 3054

    Polyx®-Oil 3031/3043

    Polyx®-Oil Pure 5125

    Polyx®-Oil Effect 3041 Neutral

    Spray Polyx®-Oil 3078/3082

    Wood Wax Finish

    Oil Stain

    Wood Wax Finish Extra Thin

    TopOil

    Wash and Care 8016

    Spray Cleaner 8026

    Liquid Wax Cleaner

    Liquid Wax Refresher 3015

    Maintenance Oil

    Intensive Cleaner 8019

    Brush Cleaner and Thinner

    EXTERIOR

    Decking Oil

    Anti-Slip Decking Oil

    End Grain Sealing Wax

    One Coat Only HS Plus

    UV-Protection Oil

    UV-Protection Oil Extra

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    UV-Protection Oil Tints

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    Wood Reviver Power Gel

    Decking Cleaner

    Paint Remover Gel

    WOOD PREPARATION

    Wood surface must be clean and dry (moisture content max. 20%). Clean or slightly sand old micro-porous finishes, remove old varnishes/lacquers by sanding. Small cracks, larger dents and small holes in the wood can be filled with Osmo Woodfiller. Sand carefully before application starting with a coarse paper – final sanding for flooring P100-150, furniture P180-240. Remove dust etc. thoroughly from the surface before application with a vacuum cleaner.
    Perfect Sanding

    PERFECT SANDING

    Step-by-step

    1. Depending on the surface you may need to start with either a very rough or medium (P 40 then P 60 for removing old finishes – P 80 for raw wood) sanding grit. Important, please do not skip steps in grit whilst sanding. A drum/band sander should be used.
    2. 100 grit medium sanding paper using either a single disc or trio sanding machine or drum/band sander.
    3. Filling of cracks, splits, knots and damage (if required) using Osmo Wood filler (for up to 2 mm in depth).
    4. 100 grit medium sanding paper or mesh using either a single disc or trio sanding machine.
    5. 120 fine grit sanding paper or mesh using either a single disc or trio sanding machine.

    Result

    The surface will be very smooth, with a vivid optical character. You will be able to feel the direction of growth of the wood’s natural fibers. The surface will feel smooth along the grain and blunt against or across the grain. Always work with and along the wood’s grain to ensure perfect results.

    EASY APPLICATION

    How to manually apply Osmo…

    Apply thinly and evenly along the wood grain with an Osmo Natural Bristle Brush or the Osmo Microfiber Roller, and spread well. Allow for good ventilation whilst drying. Apply a second coat as before. This should be applied onto a clean and dry surface. The final surface quality is dependent on the wood’s surface structure, we therefore always recommend to test the product on a small sample area before complete application.

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    • Exceptional durability. Polyx is a proven performer designed to protect the timber from within.
    • Remarkable economy. Polyx goes a long way on Australian timbers. Follow the instructions and you will be amazed at the finish cost per square metre in use.
    • Invisible reparability. Unlike products that contain lots of linseed or petroleum, Osmo repairs invisibly and remains an invisible repair.
    • Natural ingredients. Osmo uses sustainable natural ingredients.
    • Outstanding performance in protecting from dirt. Polyx has a unique oil and wax formulation which really does protect the timber.
    • No flaking or peeling. Osmo penetrates the timber and protects from within it does not flake or peel.
    • A complete maintenance ecosystem. Every timber surface requires maintenance and with Osmo Polyx you get the complete maintenance program which is exceptionally well priced and saves you a significant amounts of money.
    • Ongoing development. Each year many new products are released which take advantage of the natural oil and wax properties of the Osmo Polyx range. You can expect to see new products every year.
    • A genuine understanding of timber. Osmo Polyx is manufactured by a company that understands timber and is distributed by companies that work with timber closely and that distribute and work with solid hardwood. We have a passion for timber.

    “We used Osmo on the furniture and we just couldn’t believe how easy it was to get an excellent finish”

    “The floor looks amazing and is so easy to maintain”

    “We only have one complaint. We wish we had known about this product sooner.”

    How to apply osmo polyx oil

    We often get these comments when people use Osmo Polyx. Everyone is expecting to have the difficulties associated with non-Polyx oil products and yet when they realize how easy it is to use the Osmo Polyx product they are simply so impressed. Unlike some oil products, Osmo contains several different types of oil blended with several different types of wax and it is this combination of products that set Osmo apart from every other product on the market.

    Much More Simple Process

    In order to achieve a high grade finish, it isn’t necessary to burnish the floor or buff the oil into the floor with Osmo. This makes it a really super easy product for people to use. Sanding work with flooring doesn’t need to be as intensive either as there is no need to sand the floor to such a fine finish to overcome the effects of the dilution used in alternative products.

    Non-Polyx products require extra burnishing, are often resin impregnated and perform like a version of plastic et cetera. Osmo Polyx is a natural approach and as a result you are many steps closer to a finished product than you may realize, without needing to sand to the superfine sanding grades that are required with other products. Osmo Polyx is not a product that has been diluted or watered down it anyway. You are working with the best right from day one.

    Osmo Polyx is not a product that has been diluted or watered down in anyway. You are working with the best right from day one.

    We are delighted to confirm that we now have products available for every type of timber and almost every location where timber is used. Osmo Polyx has been used successfully in Australia for decades now and is a superb performer.

    What can you expect from Polyx?

    What you can expect from Osmo products is products that perform exactly as they should. Products that are easy to use and that perform reliably. It’s amazing how many people are sanding off surfaces made from different oil products and moving to the durability of Osmo with its combination of oils and waxes. It really is the finest hard wax oil product that we have ever seen in Australia.

    Osmo Hardwax Oil is a natural alternative to polyurethane floor coatings. A durable satin finish made from plant oils and waxes, Hardwax Oil is a two to three coat system. Almost odourless and safe for man, animal and plant when dry. Osmo Hardwax Oil penetrates into solid timber, parquet, particle board and cork, filling the substrate to the surface. It enhances the beauty of timber with minimal darkening. Imported from Germany, Hardwax Oil performs well on most New Zealand timbers, it is a high solid, concentrated product with good coverage, making it economical to use.

    Osmo Polyx Oil is imported from Germany and provides an attractive, ‘grain fill’ finish, similar to our NZ made Java High Solid

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    How to apply osmo polyx oil How to apply osmo polyx oilHardwax Oil is a natural alternative to polyurethane floor coatings. A durable satin finish made from plant oils and waxes, Hardwax Oil is a two to three coat system. Almost odourless and safe for man, animal and plant when dry. Osmo Hardwax Oil penetrates into solid timber, parquet, particle board and cork, filling the substrate to the surface. It enhances the beauty of timber with minimal darkening. Imported from Germany, Hardwax Oil performs well on most New Zealand timbers, it is a high solid, concentrated product with good coverage, making it economical to use. One 2.5L Osmo will finish a 30sqm floor area (2 coats). Apply sparingly by floor brush or microfibre roller. A ‘Rapid’ version is available (click here), enabling two coats to be applied in one day. Osmo ‘Rapid’ is also recommended for hi resin timbers such as Matai in colder (Winter) drying conditions.

    Osmo Polyx Oil is imported from Germany and provides an attractive, ‘grain fill’ finish, similar to our NZ made Java High Solid

    Coverage: 24 sqm/L. approximate finished sqm cost $8.00

    Pricing:
    30ml Sample : $2 (order sample here)
    0.75 Litre : $77.50
    2.5 Litre : $237.50
    10 Litre : $859.50

    HALF PRICE HAYDN GENIUS MICROFIBRE ROLLER OFFERED WITH EVERY OSMO PURCHASE. $6.50 (Retail value $12.95)

    Brief:Price guide: $8 per sqm finished (2 coats) * Professional quality satin-matt floor, furniture and joinery finish. * Made from deep penetrating plant oils, minimal darkening of timber. * Extremely wear resistant. Micro porous, will not mark with wine, beer, cola, milk, coffee or tea, when cured. * Well suited to high traffic, commercial and domestic applications.

    Use: For interior solid timber, parquet, cork, veneer, customwood and concrete surfaces. Easy to apply 2 coat system, no primer required and no sanding between coats. Very low odour during application and drying period, odourless when cured. Contains no biocides nor preservatives and is safe for man, animal and plant when dry. Safe for children’s toys.

    Polyx Oil is available in 2 types – Normal or Rapid. The Rapid Polyx Oil should not be used except in cold conditions when curing time may be an issue. Generally, the Rapid Polyx Oil will cure faster, with 2 coats often able to be applied on the same day.

    The finish for both products is identical.

    Preparation: The surface must be dry, clean and free of grease (moisture content max 20%). Special care should be taken to remove any dust from the pores of the timber. Fill all small holes or surface dents with wood filler. Clean or lightly sand any existing oil finish. Completely remove any existing varnish coating.

    New Surfaces : Sand the surface to a fine finish, 120-150 grade paper is recommended. Carefully remove any dust.

    Renovated Surfaces : Old, well preserved coatings should be given a light sand. Apply 1 to 2 coats of Osmo Hardwax Oil. Old damaged and weathered coatings should be completely removed and then treated as a new surface.

    Application: Apply sparingly and evenly along the wood grain with a good quality bristle floor or hand brush. As this product has an extremely high solid content (like apple sauce), the finish must be applied sparingly and worked to a thin even coating. Remove any excess of finish immediately. Leave to dry overnight (12 hours). Coverage approx 24-30 sqm/L. The temperature should be between 8 and 20 degC. Allow good ventilation. Apply the second coat as for the first. Leave to dry 24 hours with good ventilation provided. Treat the floor with care as it continues to harden for 14 days. Do not wet mop for the first two weeks while the floor cures to a waterproof finish.

    Safety: Keep out of reach of children. Do not pour oil residue into the sewer. Let the remnants dry out and dispose of with your domestic rubbish collection, flammable products’. Do not crumple soaked rags (otherwise spontaneous combustion may occur).

    Composition: Sunflower oil, Thistle oil, Soyabean oil, Candelilla wax, Carnauba wax, disaromatized benzolefree solvent.

    Let us introduce you to ….
    Osmo Polyx®-Oil
    The most versatile, safe and easy-to-use finish currently on the market. This finish enhances the natural grain, protects and seals your furniture pieces.
    Over the years we have used various wood finishes such as Polyurethane, Rubio Monocoat, ciranova, Odie’s Oil etc.. Osmo Polyx®-Oil is hard to beat! From novice to seasoned woodworkers, we highly recommend using this product for tables, consoles, bartops and vanities.

    Application Tips:
    – Stir well before each use.
    – Use only a small amount, a little goes a long way.
    – Use a plastic spreader to apply a thin even coat onto your piece.
    – For smaller, more detailed areas, use a small piece of scotch-brite pad and work the finish into the wood.
    – Wipe off the excess finish with a lint-free cotton towel or shop-towel.
    – You may also use a wax buffer with a clean cotton pad to ensure all excess Osmo Polyx®-Oil is removed.
    -You may reapply a second coat 24 hours later.

    This easy-to-use finish leaves an even sheen. This finish is a 2 coat finish; first coat seals the wood and 2nd provides your piece with a beautiful sheen. We recommend sanding your pieces to 220- grit to ensure a nice sheen. Check out our live edge furniture page to get a better idea of the results you can expect. Osmo Polyx®-Oil absorbs evenly on all various wood species, whether your wood has curl, epoxy, or end-grain knots; your live edge project will turn out a success!

    If you have (/plan to have) any amount of exposed wood in your van you may want to consider this excellent German product. I even went as far as using it to waterproof my shower cubicle which is entirely wood (8mm Spruce tongue and groove) with the exception of the ‘tray’ which is fibreglass with a white gel coat applied directly to the woodwork in situ.

    The cladding on the walls of the van were treated with two coats of interior Danish oil to give a warmer, honey-coloured hue to the otherwise somewhat starkly pale wood. The shower and kitchen work-top, which required water-proofing, were treated with two and three coats of Osmo, respectively. The reason for the third coat on the work-top was to give added abrasion resistance and a deeper lustre. I also treated other potential high-impact (ie. to kicks and knocks) surfaces with Osmo due to the increased hardness imparted, to the otherwise soft spruce and pine, by the waxes in the Osmo, but lacking in Danish Oil.

    Osmo Polyx-oil (High Solids) [3032 Clear Satin]. A 750ml tin costs about £28 and will cover

    18m^2, or 9m^2 when the recommended 2 coats are applied.

    Tip: I found that the first coat typically requires more oil than the top coat due to the greater penetration of the bare wood and subsequent sealing of the grain by the oils/waxes.

    Also, be aware that not all Danish Oils are created equally. Cheaper brands tend to have a higher varnish content leading to a darker tone and are often of a thicker consistency and so do give as much coverage (false economy!).

    Below are a couple of photos showing ‘before and after’ treatment. 1/. two sections from the same sheet of hardwood ply. The board on the right has been treated with a single coat of Osmo [3032]. 2/. a single piece of ply part treated.

    The only third party product we carry is Osmo. After experiencing the quality of the product we wanted to bring it in house to share with our clients.

    How to apply osmo polyx oil

    PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS

    Osmo Polyx®-Oil is a general purpose Hardwax-Oil wood finish that is derived from natural vegetable oils and waxes. Resistant to water, dirt, beer, wine, cola and saliva, Osmo Polyx-Oil is microporous and molecularly bonds with the wood, meaning it does not crack, flake, peel or blister.

    Can be spot-repaired and/or restored/renewed with no sanding required, therefore wood never needs complete sanding and refinishing again.

    Container Sizes Available

    .125 Liter
    .75 Liter
    2.5 Liter

    APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

    MECHANICALLY WITH A BRUSH OR ROLLER; AND FLOOR BUFFER

    First Coat: Apply one thin coat with an Osmo Floor Brush or Osmo Floor Roller.

    Stir the Polyx®-Oil well and prior to use

    Brush or roll the product thinly and evenly onto the floor.

    Do not remove excess product, this will absorb into the wood surface over the drying period

    Allow 8-10 hours drying time prior to proceeding to second coat

    Second Coat: Roll or Brush a thin second coat and remove all excess with a buffing machine

    Brush or roll the second coat thinly and evenly onto the floor

    Allow approximately 5-10 minutes for product to penetrate surface

    Prior to buffing, remove excess product from room corners with a white pad

    Disperse and polish the floor, removing all excess using a floor buffer and white pads.

    There is too much on the surface when you can see swirls or rings. If so turn the pad over.

    Allow 8-10 hours drying time. Allow for good ventilation whilst drying.

    Third Coat: Usually a third coat is not required, however highly absorbent or dry timbers may appear to require a third coat.

    Please consult OSMO technical support at 1-844-OSMOCAN prior to carrying out a third coat

    Tinting: Osmo Wood Wax Finish can also be used to lightly tint Polyx®-Oil 3054 up to a ratio of 10:1. Do not exceed a ratio of 10 parts Polyx®-Oil 3054 to 1 part Wood Wax Finish.

    Ex. For Natural (no colour change from raw wood) tint Polyx-Oil with Wood Wax Finish 3111 White at 3% for the base-coat, followed by a coat of clear (untinted) Polyx-Oil as a top-coat.

    Cure Period: Osmo Hardwax-Oil(s) like all floor finishes have a cure period. We recommend allowing 2 weeks for the surface to fully cure and harden prior to damp-mopping or placing rugs/mats on the surface.

    BY HAND WITH A CLOTH/RAG

    Apply three thin coats with a lint-free microfibre cloth. ie. Osmo Easy Pads.

    Stir the Polyx®-Oil well and prior to use

    Work product into wood using cloth in a circular or figure 8 pattern

    Allow roughly 15-minutes for oils to penetrate

    Working with the grain, remove all excess product from surface

    Allow 8-10 hours drying time prior to recoating

    Apply second and third coats following previous steps

    WARNING: Cloths saturated with product are a spontaneous combustion hazard and should be left out unfolded until dried, prior to disposal or preferably stored in a proper fireproof container

    BY HAND WITH SCOTCHBRITE PADS

    Apply two thin coats with non-abrasive white scotchbrite pads

    Stir the Polyx®-Oil well and pour into tray

    Work the product into the wood thinly and evenly in figure 8 or circular motions using a white pad

    Be sure to thinly and evenly coat the surface and leave on the surface for approx. 5 minutes

    With a clean white pad, polish the surface ensuring no swirl marks, rings, or wipe marks

    Ensure all excess product is removed from surface

    Allow approx. 8-10 hours drying time. Allow for good ventilation whilst drying

    Apply second coat following previous steps.

    POLYX OIL & PolyX Rapid

    OSMO Polyx (Hard wax)Oils are a durable, low maintenance, oil and wax finish for interior timber or cork flooring, as well as timber furniture including baby’s cots, bassinets and playpens. Also suitable for exposed timber beams, sarking, panelling and timber bench tops. Suitable for a variety of timber types – both hardwood and softwood – such as Pine, Kauri, Oak, Eucalyptus, Teak, Jarrah and Douglas Fir (Oregon).

    Available in 4 sheen levels: Glossy, Satin, Semi-Matt and Matt.

    To understand how the OSMO system works, and to view a comparison chart between OSMO products and polyurethanes, please click here

    For timbers which are oily by nature, such as some species of Eucalypt, Kwila/Merbau and Rosewood etc, it is recommended that the timber’s surface be wiped over with a solvent such as citrus turpentine to remove any oil present, before applying Polyx Oil.

    Polyx Oils are based on natural oils and waxes, which penetrate deeply into the surface to enhance and maintain beauty and elasticity. As durable as polyurethane, and far easier to repair when scratched or worn down. Polyx Oil, once fully cured, will not crack, flake, peel, blister or water mark and is stain resistant against wine, beer, cola, coffee, tea, fruit juices, milk and water.

    Easy to apply, with 2 thin coats being applied 12 – 24 hours apart. Sanding in between coats is generally not necessary. Excellent coverage rate of approximately 24 square metres per litre. The preferred method of application is by good quality bristle brush. OSMO’s floor brush applicators are ideal. A low nap micro fibre roller may also be used. Please read the data sheet for details.

    Easy to maintain with any plant based soap such as OSMO’s Wash and Care for damp mopping, and OSMO’s Liquid Wax Cleaner for buffing the timber when needed.

    PolyX Rapid

    A faster drying, Hardwax Oil finish for interior wooden floors and furniture for use in winter and colder climates. Not recommended for use in warm weather.

    Osmo Polyx®-Oil Rapid is a faster drying version of the normal Polyx®-Oil. It is available as a clear finish in 2 sheen levels: Satin (3232) and Matt (3262) plus the new transparent white satin finish (3240).

    Normal Polyx®-Oil would generally be used during the warmer summer months, and is touch dry in approximately 8-10 hours. The Rapid Polyx®-Oil should not be used where the ambient temperature is above 8 degrees C. It should only be used in cold, winter conditions where there is snow or frost etc, or because of the cold temperature, curing time may be an issue. Generally, the Rapid Polyx®-Oil will cure faster, with 2 coats able to be applied on the same day. The finish for normal Polyx®-Oil and Rapid Polyx®-Oil is identical.

    The coverage rate of Polyx®-Oil Rapid is exceptional at around 24 square metres per litre. To understand how the Osmo system works, please click on the video tab on this page.

    Polyx®-Oil Rapid is based on natural oils and waxes, which penetrate deeply into the surface to enhance and maintain beauty and elasticity. As durable as polyurethane, and far easier to repair when scratched or worn down. Polyx®-Oil Rapid, once fully cured, will not crack, flake, peel, blister or water mark and is stain resistant against wine, beer, cola, coffee, tea, fruit juices, milk and water.

    Easy to apply, with 2 thin coats recommended. The second coat should be applied only when the first coat has dried. Sanding in between coats is generally not necessary. Application can be by roller or brush. If using a brush, ensure it is a new, good quality bristle brush. (Osmo’s 150mm or 220mm floor brush is ideal). If using a roller, make sure the sleeve is micro fibre with a nap of no more than 5mm. Care should be taken to limit the amount of oil held in the roller, otherwise over application can result.

    Easy to maintain with any plant based soap such as Osmo’s Wash and Care for damp mopping, and Liquid Wax Cleaner for buffing the timber when needed.

    To view the technical information sheet on this product, please click on the download button on this page.

    Coverage

    • 0.375 litres 4.5 sqm with 2 coats
    • 0.75 litres 9 sqm with 2 coats
    • 2.5 litres 30sqm with 2 coats
    • 10 litres 120sqm with 2 coats

    CARING FOR FURNITURE FINISHED WITH OSMO POLYX OIL

    In a commercial situation, timber furniture such as tables, chairs. Bench tops etc which have been correctly coated with Osmo finishes are automatically water and dirt resistant. However, the surfaces will need to be maintained on an on-going basis. The degree of maintenance depends upon the degree of usage.

    Damp cleaning:

    For frequent cleaning, we recommend using Osmo Spray Cleaner, which is a pre mixed solution in a ready to use 500ml trigger pack. The solution contains soaps based on natural plant oils. The ingredients are water soluble and prevent streaking and layer build up. Especially mild on skin, the solution is biodegradable, and is free from dyes, solvents and emissions. The surface remains food safe. Use as often as required.

    Avoid using regular household or harsh chemical detergents, as these are designed to dissolve grease and oil, and over time, will break down the Osmo finished surface.

    Rejuvenation:

    Should the furniture become faded or dull, after continual usage or incorrect maintenance over time, it may need some form of rejuvenation. In a commercial situation, this rejuvenation could be weekly, monthly or whenever it is considered necessary. In most cases, the use of Osmo’s Liquid Wax Cleaner Spray will be all that is required. Use the spray sparingly. Apply an even, thin coat over the whole area, and then buff the timber

    If the timber has a stubborn stain, use a fine white scotchbrite abrasive pad to remove. Alternatively, fine grade steel wool could be used. Once the stain has been removed, apply a thin coat of wax spray and buff the timber.

    For areas which are scratched or badly worn, the timber will need sanding to remove the scratches, and another coat of Osmo Polyx Oil applied. We recommend this level of maintenance is carried out by a professional.

    Both the Spray Cleaner and Liquid Wax Spray are in ready to use packs. For commercial situations, Osmo’s Wash and Care concentrate can be diluted with water and used to refill the Spray Cleaner trigger pack. Wash and Care is available in 1 and 5 litre containers. Similarly, the Liquid Wax Cleaner is available in 500 ml and 1 litre cans of concentrate. The concentrate is applied directly to the timber by cloth straight from the can.