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OSMO Polyx-Oil

Wood Finishes

  • Lustrous, satin wood finish engineered from natural oils and waxes
  • Penetrating finish preserves the natural feel of the wood - not plastic underfoot
  • Low-VOC and low-toxic
  • Easily maintained and spot-repairable with full line of accessories
  • Suitable for all interior wood work: flooring, furniture, wood trim, cabinets + unglazed tile such as terra cotta and cork
  • Simple application for do-it-yourselfers and professionals alike

Not to be confused with traditional oil finishes, OSMO Hardwax 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 Hardwax Oil has open pores that "breathe." This allows any moisture that does get through to get back out again without pushing off the finish.

OSMO Polyx-Oil, the original Hard Wax Oil, is made from readily renewable, natural ingredients: 2 natural waxes (carnauba and candelilla) and 3 natural oils (sunflower, soybean, and thistle). It preserves the look and feel of real wood because it is not a plastic coating over your floor - instead it penetrates and strengthens the wood grain from within.

OSMO Polyx-Oil contains no biocides or preservatives, and when dry it is safe for humans, plants and animals. Polyx-oil meets European safety standards for use on children's furniture and toys and resistance to perspiration and saliva.

Because it is micro-porous, Hardwax Oil performs very well in rooms with high humidity, such as kitchens. It meets German standards for resistance to stains from wine, cola, coffee, tea, fruit juice and, of course, beer.

  • Winner of Sustainable Industries' Top 10 Green Building Products 2006

Properly maintained, this finish can last indefinitely. The OSMO Opti-Set maintenance kit is recommended for cleaning and maintaining your floor. Here are some helpful suggestions on cleaning the floor:

  • Clean the floor as needed
  • Vacuum, sweep or dust regularly. Dust the floor using the Opti-Set with the green Dust-Mop attachment.
  • Damp mop as needed using Wash and Care and the Opti-Set with the Micro-mop plush (white fluffy pad) attachment.

When it comes time to refresh and/or repair Polyx Oil, use these tips:

  • Repairing high traffic areas: Apply a small amount of OSMO Liquid Wax Cleaner to the Active fiber cloth (green pad) and rub the cleaner onto the surface. Allow to dry for 30 to 60 minutes then Buff with a cotton cloth.
  • Repairing superficial scratches stains or ground-in dirt: Use white abrasive pad or 000 steel wool to rub a small amount of liquid wax cleaner into the affected area. Wipe up any excess immediately with a cotton cloth.
  • Repairing deep scratches or stains: Lightly sand the affected area with abrasive pad or, if necessary, 120 grit sand paper. For best results, mask off the affected flooring boards and sand to the edges of the boards. Sand until damage is removed. Then reapply two coats of Polyx-oil as described above (a white abrasive pad can be used to work in finish in smaller repair areas).

Please see installation instruction sheet.


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