Osmo Polyx Oil
Thank you for purchasing a Osmo Polyx oil.
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).
How to Apply Osmo Polyx Hard Wax Oil
The Osmo oil should be applied directly onto the wood. You may clean or slightly sand old microporous finishes, but varnishes and lacquers must be sanded and removed. Here are some guidelines on how to apply the oil.
The Osmo oil requires the surface to be properly prepared for optimal results. These application guidelines will help you achieve the desired effects.
Sand the surface up to 150x for floors and tops, to avoid closing up the wood pores. For furniture to be treated with a cloth application, sanding may be done up to 220x. Sanding between coats is not necessary.
2) Application methods
You can use one of the following common methods to apply the oil.
Brush: Apply two coats thinly and evenly along the wood grain with a firm natural-bristle brush.
Roller: Apply two coats thinly and evenly along the wood grain with a microfiber roller.
Cloth: Apply three to four coats with a dry, lint-free cloth, thinly and evenly along the wood grain.
When applying the oil with a cloth, one way is to work it in slight circular motions along the grain. Another is to wipe with the cloth along the grain. If using this technique, begin with the pad off the wood at the start of your pass, and lift off at the end.
After wiping on a thin layer, use a dry cloth and wipe off in the direction of the grain to avoid streaks. Lift off at the beginning and end of your stroke.
Let the first coat sit, and put a second coat on within 3 to 4 hours. Three or four coats will provide a high-quality finish with maximum protection.
Photo 1 – Lift off at the start and end of the pass to avoid leaving a mark on the wood.
3) Drying Time
Allow a drying time of 8 to 12 hours and a full curing time of 10 to 14 days.
Application Using an Abrasive Pad
Using a pad to apply the Osmo oil is straightforward, but the right pad should be used. The pad pushes the Osmo oil into the wood’s pores, burnishing the wood as you wipe on the oil. A very fine pad, such as Mirlon 2500x, is ideal.
Dip the pad in the oil, and wipe the oil hard on the surface with the grain (Photo 2). Remove any excess with the pad. When the first coat is dried, apply the second coat using the same pad.
Photo 2 – Apply Osmo Polyx with a fine abrasive pad in circular motions. As you approach the end of the workpiece, lift off.
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