Fiddes Tinted Hard Wax Oils are a blend of natural oils & waxes combined with a pigment to offer a tinted hardwax oil that gives exceptional durability & resistance for internal natural wood flooring, kitchen worktops (wood), wooden furniture and any other internal wooden surfaces .
The Tinted range have a satin finish and are designed to be rapid drying whilst easy to apply and maintain. Fiddes Hard Wax Oils are also available in a range of different clear finishes that can be used to overcoat the tinted product, please see here for further details.
Fiddes Hard Wax Oil gives a highly durable water and stain resistant finish that is child safe when dry, economic to use because of the excellent coverage with an attractive natural finish. Please note that the Natural (oak lightening) version is designed for light coloured wood where a light white pigment is included to offset the normal slight darkening and yellowing of oils and waxes. This means that the Natural version is only suitable for light coloured woods and as usual a test area is recommended.The Fiddes Tinted Hard Wax Oil produces a quick drying, water repellent, tread-fast finish that will not peel or flake but in areas of high wear a third clear coat is recommended.
Technical Specifications: Suitable for application onto children’s toys – EN 71-Toy Safety Certification. Resistant to liquids: Tested in accordance with BS 3900 G5. Resistant to wear: Tested in accordance with BS3900 E15
Preparation for Fiddes Tinted Hard wax oils: Ensure all surfaces are clean, dry, and free from any previous finish. Sand the substrate with a fine 150 grade sanding paper or 150 grit sanding disk, removing all traces of dust. Do not sand any finer than 150 as this will reduce the absorption of the oil, we strongly advise always applying a test area first as the final appearance will depend significantly on the timber it is being applied to. The tinted hard wax range are all available in 5ml test sachets which we recommend using before the main application.
Fiddes Application: No primer is required. Ensure all areas to be coated are extremely well ventilated both during and after application and always test on a small area prior to initial application. A maximum of 2 coats is recommended with the clear version. Apply at room temperature. Fiddes Hard Wax Oil is formulated for application directly, and does not require thinning.For the first coat stir the Fiddes Hard Wax oil thoroughly before and during use, avoid applying at temperatures below 10°C. The area should be well ventilated both during application and during the drying period. Apply thinly using a Fiddes Floor oil brush or a good quality bristle or synthetic brush designed for the application of oils, laying evenly along the grain and ensuring any excess is removed within 10 minutes of application. Leave to dry for a minimum of 4 -6 hours or preferrably overnight before applying the second coat.Apply as the first coat, thinly and allowing good ventilation. Again leave to dry for a minimum of 4-6 hours in warm, dry well ventilated conditions, or preferably overnight before light foot traffic, but please note that the surface will continue to harden and become tougher over the next 5-7 days. Clean applicator with White Spirit. When the surface area is completely dry, a light buff will further enhance the sheen level.
Maintenance: To renovate a previous application of Fiddes Hard Wax Oil, lightly sand area with 150 grit sandpaper, and re-apply sparingly.
Coverage: For Fiddes Tinted Hard Wax Oil a single application will cover approximately 20-24 m² per litre,depending on the density and condition of the substrate.
Product Sizes: 5ml sachets, 250ml, 1 litre, 2.5 litres
Available Finishes: Dark Oak, Light Oak, English, Rustic Oak*, Onyx, Walnut, Whisky, White, Oak Lightening (Natural), Oak Lightening (Natural) Dead Matt - 2.5 litres only, American, Antique, Belgium Grey, Smoked Oak
*To try and avoid any confusion the name of Medium Oak has been changed to Rustic Oak
Always check the colour before use and ensure contents are stirred regularly before and during application. We strongly advise always doing a small test patch on an inconspicuous area first before the main application, 5ml sachets are available.
Maintenance: Damp mop (NOT wet) or lightly spray your Fiddes treated surface regularly with Fiddes Floor Surface or Wood Surface Cleaner. For areas subject to high wear or to remove stubborn stains areas can be treated with Fiddes Floor Wax which when buffed will also give an increased depth of sheen. If the surface requires a renovation coat please see the instructions above.