Osmo Polyx Oil Tints


Osmo Polyx Oil Tints is an exceptionally good hard wax oil stain that is used to colour your wood before finishing with their well known Polyx Oil Clear. This creates a high quality, protective, tinted finish for use on most interior wood surfaces.

  • Osmo Polyx Oil Tins is perfect for wooden floors or furniture.
  • It creates a hard wearing, tough finish.
  • Scratch, scuff resistant & Protects against liquid spills.
  • Does not crack, flake, peel or blister.
  • Dries to a coloured, satin finish.
  • All colours available White, Light Grey, Honey, Amber, Terra & Graphite & Black.

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Osmo Polyx Oil Tints is an exceptionally good hard wax oil stain that is used to colour your wood before finishing with their well known Polyx Oil Clear. This creates a high quality, protective, tinted finish for use on most interior wood surfaces. It is scratch and scuff resistant, Protects against liquid spills and does not crack, flake, peel or blister.

How to use Osmo Polyx Oil Tints
Cleaning and Maintenance
Product Video
Osmo Polyx Oil Colours
Please Note
Questions and Answers
Health and Safety
Safety Data Sheets

How to Use Osmo Polyx Oil Tints

  1. Surfaces must be clean and dry, removing all dust and dirt before application. For best results apply to clean, bare wood. All existing paints, varnishes, waxes and sealers must be completely removed before use.
  2. Use Osmo Interior Wood Filler for any small repairs before application.
  3. Always do a small test area first to assess the suitability and final finish and always follow the manufacturer’s instructions on the tin
  4. Osmo Polyx Oil Tints are ready to use so do not thin and stir thoroughly before and during application for an even finish.
  5. Osmo recommend 1 coat of the tint and then followed by 1 coat of Polyx Oil Clear. (do not use clear over the White tint colour, see notes below)
  6. If you are applying to wooden floors, the first coat should be thin and in the direction of the grain of the wood. Apply using an Osmo Floor Brush thinly and remove any excess oil with a clean, lint-free cloth.
  7. Leave to dry for around 10 to 12 hours but overnight if possible.
  8. Lightly de-nib the surface and remove any dust with a vacuum cleaner.
  9. Apply a second thin coat and allow to fully dry for at least 24 hours.
  10. If you are applying to cork floors, they must be treated before fitting. With cork it is best to apply the first coat very thinly with an Osmo Soft Tip Brush. Leave to dry for at least 24 hours and then apply second coat, again very thinly and remove excess with a lint free cloth. Leave to dry for at least 24 hours.
  11. If you want to repair worn areas already treated with Osmo tints, simply re-apply a thin coat to worn areas. No sanding is required and there is no need to remove the previous coat of Polyx Oil finish. If the colour is not worn through, just re apply a clear coat of Polyx Oil.

Cleaning and Maintenance

Once your surfaces have been treated with Osmo Polyx Oil, it is recommended to use the surface as little as possible for around 1 week to fully cure. It is not recommended to regular household cleaners as they are not designed to clean oiled wooden surfaces and can damage them over time. Remove dust and dirt by vacuum cleaner or broom. For regular daily cleaning on wood floors, it is recommended to use Osmo Wash and Care. Simply add the Wash and Care to water and clean the floor with a damp (not wet) mop and wipe dry immediately. For wood surfaces like furniture or worktops use Osmo Spray Cleaner as this will clean your wooden surfaces without removing any oils and waxes, so will not dry the wood out. This will also remove many minor marks. It is also recommended to dust on a regular basis using a plain lint free cloth. If you accidentally scratch or damage the finish, you can either lightly sand the affected area and re-apply the same wood oil that you originally used. For lighter marks or scuffs, this can usually be cleaned by using Osmo Liquid Wax Cleaner.

Product Video

Osmo Polyx Oil Tints Colours

We offer all colours

OSMO Polyx Oil Range

Osmo Polyx Oil 3040 White

3040 White

Osmo Polyx Oil 3067 Light Grey

3067 Light Grey

Osmo Polyx Oil 3071 Honey

3071 Honey

Osmo Polyx Oil 3072 Amber

3072 Amber

Osmo Polyx Oil 3073 Terra

3073 Terra


Osmo Polyx Oil 3074 Graphite

3074 Graphite

Osmo Polyx Oil 3075 Black

3075 Black

Please note

If using the colour, Polyx Oil White 3040 – do not use the clear Polyx Oil over the top as this can change the colour to a darker shade. For white, Osmo recommends that you finish using Osmo Polyx Oil Raw (3044).

It is important to ensure good ventilation during application and drying.

The coverage is up to 30m² per litre.

Questions and Answers

Why does my Osmo tin have the word transparent on the front with a White Sticker?

As with all Osmo oils, they start off with a clear base. This clear base is then tinted to the desired sheen. The front will display the colour name with a white sticker. This can also be confirmed by the sticker on the under side of the tin. This sticker on the underside of the tin will display the base used and also the chosen colour. The word transparent simply means you can still see the grain of the wood as it is a transparent finish (not opaque)

Can you use Osmo Polyx Oil tints, honey 3071 on Oak floors?

Yes this tinted shade is ideal to add some warmth and protection to your Oak flooring. Polyx Oil honey is one of the most popular shades as it is a warmer tone that seems to work on all projects from floors, doors, furniture and much more. 

Can you use Osmo Polyx oil tints on pine?

Yes this wood oil works perfectly on pine along with most other woods. With Pine you may have to do an extra coat of oil depending how dry the pine is. As Pine is a soft wood, it will soak in the oil more, so this is why we recommend to get the desired colour and then finish with a top coat of Polyx Oil Clear as an added protection. 

Do you offer Osmo Polyx Oil tints in gold?

Yes we do offer this in gold and silver effects, this can be seen on our Polyx oil effect listing here. Osmo Polyx Gold is used to create a decorative finish on dark wood surfaces usually used as a top coat on a darker polyx oil tint. It will not work very well on lighter woods, as you will struggle to see the effect of the gold. On darker tinted woods, the gold will sit within the grain and create a unique effect. 

Should I add a clear coat on top of Osmo Polyx Oil tints white 3040?

With the tinted colour 3040 white it is best to add a final coat of clear to protect the surface but you can not use the normal polyx oil clear. With this shade, you need to seal the tint with Osmo Polyx Oil Raw 3044. This way you will keep the white tinted shade without darkening the surface. 

Do you offer osmo polyx oil tints in samples?

Yes we now offer all the tinted colours in a 125 ml sample pot and because we have an Osmo mixing machine in house, we can tint any colour and in any sheen. We are one of the only UK suppliers who offers all sample colours in either Satin, Semi Matt, Matt or Glossy. 

Will Osmo Polyx Oil tints graphite 3074 mask the grain of the wood?

As all Polyx oil tints offer a transparent finish, it will not mask the grain of the wood. You will get the darker graphite shade but you will still be able to see the grain of the wood and this is why Osmo Oils are such good quality as you get a superb tinted finish but still keep the natural look of the timber.

Health and safety

Keep out of reach of children. Do not get in eyes, on skin or on clothing. If medical advice is needed, have product container or label at hand. Use only outdoors or in a well-ventilated area. Warning: Wash out any used cloth impregnated with this product immediately after use or store in an airtight container (danger of self-ignition). The dried finish is classified as B2 (normal flammability) according to DIN 4102 regulations.

Safety Data Sheets

Additional information

Weight N/A

3040 White, 3067 Light Grey, 3071 Honey, 3072 Amber, 3073 Terra, 3074 Graphite, 3075 Black


125ml, 375ml, 750ml, 2.5 Litres


Satin, Matt, Semi Matt, Glossy


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