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Oil Stain

Oil Stain

Oil Stain for timber floors

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5ml Sample




1 litre


2.5 litres



  • Professional use product
  • Fast drying and curing with added hardener
  • Use with or without the hardener
  • Extremely durable and hardwearing
  • Highly water and dirt resistant
  • 1 coat transparent, 2 coats opaque/intensive
  • Available in 10 colour tones
  • Specifically for commercial use
  • Suitable for children's toys, cots and bassinets
  • Suitable for all wood species including oily and resinous timbers such as Matai when the hardener is added
  • Resistant to common liquid spills such as water, juice, tea, coffee, cola and wine
  • Microporous breathable finish which does not crack, peel or flake

Product Information

  • Coverage: Approximately 30 square metres per litre per coat depending on timber density.
  • No of coats: 1 or 2
  • Drying time with hardener: 4 hours
  • Drying time without hardener: 12 hours
  • Sizes: 500ml, 1 litre and 2.5 litres

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Osmo Oil Stain is the recomended oil stain for colouring timber flooring. It is a transparent (one coat) or intensive (2 coats) finish, which requires one or two top coats of Polyx Oil. The image below is of 3514 Graphite, showing the transparent and intensive effect.  


Oil stain is a professional product, as it must be applied with a scraper, brush or roller, then buffed with a single disc machine to even out the finish.

Where Osmo's Oil Stain is being applied in commercial situations such as shops, cafes and restaurants etc, Osmo recommend adding a 60ml bottle of Osmo Oil Stain Hardener to a 1 litre can of Oil Stain. This will reduce the drying time from 12 hours to about 4 hours, and means two coats may be able to be applied in one day. Use of the hardener is also recommended when staining high resin or oil content timbers such as Matai, Heart Rimu, Totara, Kwila, Mahogany and Spotted Gum.  

When using colour tone 3501 White, it is not recommended to have it as an intensive finish, as it is prone to yellowing. Similarly, colour tone 3519 Natural is recommended for light coloured timbers only, where the finished wood will look natural. Use of Oil Stain Natural on dark timbers such as jarrah may result in a chalky appearance. 

In all cases a trial test to determine suitability is recommended.