|No. of Coats
|Up to 30m² per litre
|5ml sample, 125ml, 750ml, 2.5L
Osmo Polyx Oil Tints is an extremely versatile hardwax oil stain that forms part of Osmo's interior range of finishing oils. The Gold and Silver variations of this product are essentially a clear oil with tiny Gold and Silver flecks in them. For the best results, these products should be used on dark woods.
Please Note: Osmo recommend 1 coat of 'tint' followed by 1 coat of Polyx Oil Clear. Customers have however used just 2 coats of the tint for a stronger depth of colour. 1 coat of tint followed by 1 coat of clear offers marginally better protection. The 'Satin' sheen level in this range was previously called 'Satin Matt', the product however remains the same. The 125ml tins can sometimes be printed in German.
Before opening the 5ml sample sachets, squeeze the packet several times to ensure that the oil and pigments inside are thoroughly mixed.
Surfaces must be clean and dry, removing all traces of dust and dirt before application (maximum moisture content 20%). Only apply on a frost-free surface. For guaranteed performance, it is always recommended to remove all traces of a previous finish.
Always do a test area before starting any project to assess product suitability and final finish. Follow the manufacturer's instructions on the tin at all times. Osmo Polyx-Oil Tints is ready-to-use from the tin, do not thin. Stir thoroughly prior and periodically during application to ensure a consistent finish. Osmo oils dry via oxidation so it is important to ensure good ventilation during application and drying.
The ideal application tool is a firm, fine, natural bristled brush, however the key to a great finish is thin application with removal of any surplus.
Cork tiles are best treated before fitting to avoid overlapping treatment of edges which would lead to prolonged drying times. A cork floor treated with Osmo Polyx-Oil Tints will get a robust, elastic and wear-resistant surface which will harden further over 2-3 weeks. Due to the extreme absorption power of this highly elastic, natural, material we recommend the following procedure:
For daily maintenance a duster, mop or vacuum cleaner will be sufficient. For commercial premises, an electric floor polisher can be used.
For optimal cleaning of floors treated with Osmo Polyx Oil Tints, we recommend the Osmo Mop or Osmo Floor Maintenance Kit.
For regular cleaning, we recommend using Osmo Wash and Care or Osmo Cleaner.
Please Note: Oiled or waxed surfaces should not be cleaned with a steam cleaner or steam mop as this degrades the performance of the finish.
For renovation, simply re-apply a thin coat of Osmo Polyx Oil Tints to worn areas. No sanding is required, and no removal of a previous Polyx Oil finish. No repair marks will be visible if applied thinly and appropriately.
Please Note: If the original area was treated with Polyx Oil Tints, then over-coated with a clear coat of Osmo Polyx Oil, it may only be the top coat that has been worn or damaged. In this instance, simply re-apply a thin coat of clear Osmo Polyx Oil to the damaged areas.
If the damage runs deeper to the coloured finish or the wood then both products will be required.