Osmo Polyx Oil Rapid for faster drying

Size Finish Price Quantity
750 ml
$ 92.59
2.5 litre
$ 272.16
10 litre
$ 907.92

Osmo Polyx®-Oil Rapid is a faster drying version of the normal Polyx®-Oil. It is available as a clear finish in 2 sheen levels: Satin (3232) and Matt (3262) plus white transparent satin (3240).

Polyx®-Oil Rapid is normally used in colder conditions where there may be snow or frost etc, or because of the cold temperature, curing time may be an issue. Generally, the Polyx®-Oil Rapid will cure faster. This means that 2 coats may able to be applied on the same day. The finish for normal Polyx®-Oil and Rapid Polyx®-Oil is identical.

A natural, clear, durable low maintenance finish for timber flooring. It can also be used to finish wooden furniture, exposed timber beams, sarking, wall paneling, children’s toys, cots and bassinets etc. Suitable for most timbers. 

Polyx®-Oil Rapid is based on natural oils and waxes, which penetrate deeply into the surface to enhance and maintain beauty and elasticity. As durable as polyurethane, and far easier to repair when scratched or worn down. Polyx®-Oil Rapid, once fully cured, will not crack, flake, peel, blister or water mark and is stain resistant against wine, beer, cola, coffee, tea, fruit juices, milk and water.

To understand how the Osmo system works, please view the video on this page.

Timbers which have a high resin content such as Matai, and oily timbers such as Totara, Kwila and Spotted Gum require a different finishing process. The natural resin in Matai will slow the drying time of the oil from 12-24 hours to several days. We suggest doing a test first to determine suitability. It is recommended that the timber's surface be wiped over with a solvent such as Osmo's Thinner before the first coat of Polyx®-Oil Rapid is applied.

If the drying time is an issue, then the following options are available:

  • Apply one coat of Woodwax Finish Clear Extra Thin 1101 as a primer coat. This will help to dilute the resin and drive it away from the timber's surface. Once dry, apply 2 thin coats of Polyx®-Oil Rapid. This process should reduce the drying time. Suitable for DIY and professionals.
  • Use Polyx®-Oil Express with optional hardening agent. Pot life will be approximately 90 minutes. Each coat will dry in approximately 2-3 hours. This product is for professional use only. 

 To determine which Osmo product to use on your timber floor, please click here.

A Polyx®-Oil finish is easy to maintain. We recommend using any pH neutral or plant-based detergent such as Osmo's Wash and Care for damp mopping, and Osmo's Liquid Wax Cleaner for buffing the timber when needed. Avoid using commercial chemical detergents as these are designed to remove grease and will strip the oil from the finish over time.


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Oils are heavy and expensive to transport around the country - especially across Cook Strait. 

For the most efficient and cheapest shipping, we use Castle Parcels/Post Haste Couriers which is a 2-3 day delivery service throughout NZ (except rural). Freight charges on the web site are based on the weight per package delivered to your door. 

For Auckland and regional (Whangarei to Hamilton) we use NZ Couriers which is an overnight service.

Orders can be collected from Natural Oils' warehouse at 218H Marua Road, Mt Wellington, Auckland. Warehouse hours are variable, but are generally 9:00am - 2:00pm weekdays. Please phone (09) 575 9849 before calling, to ensure the warehouse will be open when you wish to collect.

Delivery Policy

Goods are generally shipped to the buyer on same, or next business day via “Track and Trace” couriers. Courier costs are calculated on the weight, number of packages and destination of the order.

Orders are shipped from Auckland. Delivery can vary depending on location, but is usually 2-3 business days. Rural deliveries will generally take an extra day. Where goods are shipped inter island, the seller cannot be held responsible for delays in transit over Cook Strait. Bad weather can delay ferry sailings and add 1 or 2 days to the normal delivery time.

Shortages, Damages or Loss in Transit

Liability for shortage in the quantity of goods delivered is limited to making up the shortage. Where the buyer believes there is a shortage in the quantity of product delivered, the buyer must notify Natural Oils Ltd of any such claim within 7 days of delivery, and must provide Natural Oils Ltd with a reasonable opportunity to investigate that claim.

Goods leaving Natural Oils' premises are adequately packed. Any loss or damage in transit must be notiified to Natural Oils Ltd who will then lodge a claim against the carrier in the prescribed manner.

No damage claims will be considered after 7 days of receipt of goods.