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 white transparent satin (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 only be used in colder, conditions where there may be 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.
A natural, clear, durable low maintenance finish for timber flooring. It can also be used to finish wooden furniture, exposed timber beams, sarking and paneling. Suitable for a variety of timber types - both hardwood and softwood. 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.
The coverage rate of Polyx®-Oil Rapid 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 $7.60 per square metre.
Timbers which have an unusually high resin content such as Matai and Spotted Gum, and oily timbers such as Totara and Kwila require a different finishing process. The natural resin in Matai and Spotted Gum will slow down the drying time of the oil. We suggest doing a test first to determine suitablility. If the oil is still tacky after 24-48 hours, then the following options are available:
For resinous and oily timbers, it is recommended that the timber's surface be wiped over with a solvent such as Osmo's Thinner to remove any oil or resin before applying the finish.
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. Please refer to the Maintenance section of this website for full details, or contact your local stockist.