Top Oil for benchtops

Size Finish Price Quantity
5ml sample sachet
$ 1.15
$ 73.32

Top Oil is a transparent Hardwax Oil finish for wooden bench tops and joinery, as well as wooden coffee and dining room tables etc.

Available in clear matt, clear satin and 5 transparent colour tones:

  • Natural (faint whitewashed look)
  • Acacia (medium brown)
  • White (stronger white)
  • Terra (dark brown)
  • Graphite (grey)

The Top Oil surface is extremely tough and hard-wearing. It is water-repellent and dirt-resistant. The finish is resistant against wine, beer, cola, coffee, tea, fruit juices, milk and water etc. when dry according to German Industrial Standards (DIN 68861-1A). Based on natural oils and waxes, the finish does not form a film like a polyurethane, so it cannot crack, flake, peel or blister. Dirt can easily be removed without trace.

Top Oil Natural contains a very small amount of white pigment to help reduce yellowing, and keep the timber looking as natural as possible. Top Oil Natural is recommended only for use on light coloured timbers such as pine, spruce, oak, macrocarpa etc, as well as some lighter coloured eucalypts. It is not recommended for use on dark timbers such as jarrah or kwila, as the finish may appear chalky. If a stronger white is required, we recommend using Top Oil White 3037. 

Osmo Top Oil is easy to apply. Application can be by bristle brush, microfibre roller, hand pad with applicator fleece or a lint free cloth. Generally, 2 thin coats are all that is required when using a brush or roller. If you are using a cloth, then 3-4 coats may be required.

Renovating surfaces - even partially - which have been previously treated with Top Oil is simple. Just clean and re-treat the worn areas. For areas which are badly worn, a light sand may be needed first.

Coverage from a 500ml can will be approximately 6m2 (two coats) and 10m2 for renovation. Coverage rates are approximate, and depend on the type of timber being treated.

Drying issues may arise when Top Oil is used on resinous or oily timbers such as Matai, Totara, Spotted Gum or Kwila. Please refer to the downloadable "Handy Tips Sheet" on this page.

Full details on Top Oil, please download the Product Information data sheet on this page.  

Top Oil is for interior use only.



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.