Polyx®-Oils

Polyx®-Oil from Osmo is a clear, Hardwax Oil finish for interior wooden floors and furniture as well as timber panelling, ceilings, trim and plywood linings etc. Polyx®-Oil is Osmo's main flooring finish. 

Available in 4 sheen levels: Gloss (3011), Satin (3032), Semi-Matt (3065) and Matt (3062).

Osmo Polyx®-Oils are a clear, durable, low maintenance, food safe oil and wax combination 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, paneling and timber benchtops. Suitable for a variety of timber types - both hardwood and softwood - such as Pine, Rimu, Kauri, Macrocarpa, Oak, Beech, Eucalyptus, Jarrah and Douglas Fir (Oregon). 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.

As durable as polyurethane, and far easier to repair when scratched or worn down. Easy to apply, with 2 thin coats being applied 12 - 24 hours apart. Sanding in between coats is generally not necessary. Application can be by roller or good quality, clean bristle brush. For floors, the 220mm floor brush is Osmo's recommended applicator. If using a roller, make sure the sleeve is micro fibre with a low nap of between 3mm - 5mm maximum. Care should be taken to limit the amount of oil held in the roller, otherwise over application can result. Please refer to the Handy Tips Sheet which can be downloaded from this page.

The coverage rate of Polyx®-Oil is exceptional at around 24 square metres per litre. That means a 10 litre can will cover approximately 240 square metres with one coat, or 120 square metres with 2 coats. That equates to a cost of $7.20 per square metre.

Timbers containing sticky resin such as Matai and Spotted Gum, as well as oily timbers such as Totara, Kwila and Mahogany require a different finishing process. The use of Polyx®-Oil on these timbers is not recommended. The following options are available but should be tested first to determine suitability on your timber:

  • Woodwax Clear Extra Thin as an initial priming coat followed by 1 or 2 coats of the faster drying Polyx®-Oil Rapid
  • Polyx®-Oil Express with added hardener. This is a professional use product only.

Polyx®-Oil finishes are 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. Please refer to the Maintenance section of this web site for full details, or contact your nearest stockist.

Can Sizes / Approximate Coverage

  • 375ml - 4.5 sqm with 2 coats
  • 750ml - 9 sqm with 2 coats 
  • 2.5 litres - 30sqm with 2 coats
  • 10 litres - 120sqm with 2 coats