Osmo UV Protection Oil Tints

Osmo UV Protection Oil Tints 424 Spruce, 425 Oak, 426 Larch, 427 Douglas Fir, 428 Cedar and 429 Natural are a range of transparent, lightly pigmented UV protection oils designed to enhance and protect the timber they are applied to.

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£ 0.87 (VAT excl.)

  • 424 Spruce
  • 425 Oak
  • 426 Larch
  • 427 Douglas Fir
  • 428 Cedar
  • 429 Natural
*All Colours are a representation and may differ from the actual colour once applied.

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These figures are designed to give you an approximate guide only. Coverage can vary significantly depending on the condition and porosity of the substrate.

Osmo UV Protection Oil Tints (formerly known as Extra) are a range of transparent, lightly pigmented, natural oil based, satin wood finishes for exterior use, similar to the market leading 420 UV Protection Oil but with a light pigment to further enhance their UV protection. They are 424 Spruce, 425 Oak, 426 Larch, 427 Douglas Fir, 428 Cedar and 429 Natural. Please note the 429 Natural contains a small amount of white pigment to offset the standard wet appearance of oils but that does mean it is only suitable for light coloured woods and a test area should always be done first.

The microporous surface allows the wood to breathe and reduces swelling and shrinkage. The water repellent surface will not crack, peel, flake or blister. When used as a top coat on already colour treated wood, Osmo UV-Protection-Oil Tints prolongs the renovation intervals significantly. As a single product application, it blocks the greying process on vertical surfaces with a UV protection factor 12 in comparison to untreated wood when two coats are applied. The finish contains active ingredients that prevent mould, algae and fungal attack. Without sanding, simply recoat. Easy and seamless application. Finish stays workable while coating.

Recommended Use:

Osmo UV-Protection-Oil Tints is ideal for all vertical wood surfaces in outdoor areas: doors, windows, window shutters (dimensionally stable elements), carports, timber cladding, balconies, fences, pergolas, and summer houses (dimensionally unstable elements). Also suitable for bamboo poles (e.g. in screens).


Based on natural plant oils (sunflower oil, soya oil, thistle oil and linseed oil), iron oxide and organic pigments, titanium dioxide (white pigment), siccatives (drying agents) and additives, biocidal active ingredient: Propiconazole. Dearomatized white spirit (benzene-free). EU limit value for this product (cat. A/e): 400 g/l VOC (2010). This product contains max. 400 g/l VOC. Detailed declaration of ingredients available upon request.


Up to 5 years and longer if can is kept dry and closed tightly. If thickened by frost, store for 24-36 hours at room temperature before use.

Surface Preparation:

Wood surface must be clean, dry and frost-free (moisture content max. 20%). UV-Protection Oil Tints is ready to use, please do not thin. Stir well before use. If possible, please apply first coat to all sides before installation.

For renovation works, clean old microporous stains thoroughly – if necessary sand lightly. Clean and restore already greyed or weathered wood at the same time with Osmo Wood Reviver Power Gel. Old paints and lacquers must be completely removed. As a general rule, wear a dust mask during sanding works. Do not sand smooth surfaces finer than grit P120.

The finished surface is influenced by several factors, including the natural characteristics of wood. Therefore, a trial application is always required, especially for unfamiliar surfaces.

Fresh, especially hardwood rich in extractives (natural oils) needs to weather for at least 6-8 weeks after installation. This allows the wood to become absorbent so that the oil finish adheres optimally.

If additional protection against blue stain, rot and insects is desired, pre-treat the wood if possible on all sides with Osmo 4001 WR Base Coat.

Methods of Application:

With a natural bristle, Osmo Flat Brush or Microfibre Roller, apply thinly along the wood grain and spread well. Do not apply at temperatures below 5°C or when the temperature is likely to fall below 5°C during the drying period. As with all waxes and oils the product will become thicker and harder to apply at lower temperatures so if possible we do not recommend applying below 8°C. Do not apply to surfaces above 35°C, take special care with darker surfaces that are fully exposed to the sun.

Allow to dry for approximately 12 hours with good ventilation then apply the second coat. Alternatively the second coat can also be carried out with UV-Protection Oil 420 Extra Clear.

When recoating colour treated surfaces, or for renovation works, one coat applied to the clean and dry surface is usually sufficient.

Cleaning of Tools:

Osmo Brush Cleaner (free of aromatic compounds) is recommended.

Drying Time:

Approx. 12 hours (normal climatic conditions, 23 °C & 50% rel. humidity). Lower temperatures and/or higher air humidity can increase the drying time. Allow for good ventilation while drying.


1 litre covers approx. 18 m² with one coat.
Product coverage depends significantly on the character of the wood. All information refers to smooth and planed/cut surfaces. Other surfaces may lead to reduced coverage.

Please Note:

  • Depending on the degree of weathering, apply one coat of Osmo UV-Protection-Oil Tints to the cleaned and intact finish after approx. 2-3 years.
  • For areas highly exposed to weather, such as weather board, post caps or window cills, please expect significantly shorter renovation intervals.
  • Vertical elements mounted onto horizontal wood should have at least a 15 degree angle. Sharp edges must be rounded (radius > 2 mm).
  • If the greying process has already begun, restore the surface with Osmo Wood Reviver Power Gel and reapply 2 coats of Osmo UV-Protection-Oil Tints.
  • To achieve the UV protection factor 12, it is necessary to apply 2 coats of UV-Protection-Oil Tints. With only one coat the life of the coating is significantly shorter. The life will also be reduced when using UV-Protection-Oil Extra 420 Clear for the second coat instead of the pigmented version.
  • Osmo UV-Protection Oil Tints contains biocides and therefore is only to be used in outdoor areas. The added active ingredients delay or minimize the risk of algae and fungal attack. For effective protection, two coats are to be carried out. In accordance with the latest technical research, a permanent protection against algae and fungal attack cannot be provided.
  • Osmo UV-Protection-Oil Tints Natural 429 protects wood nearly invisibly by containing a small amount of white pigment so it should only be applied to pale European woods and a test area should always be done first. It is designed to preserve the natural wood tone and not enhance the natural colour tone of the wood (no permanent appearance of wet wood) as oils/waxes normally do.
  • On dark/reddish wood species or dark coloured knots, Osmo UV-Protection Oil Tints Natural is visible as a slightly white chalky surface. A trial application is always recommended.

Keep out of the reach of children. Do not get in eyes, on skin, or on clothing. Contains propiconazole. May produce an allergic reaction. If medical advice is needed, have product container or label at hand. Use only outdoors or in a well-ventilated area. Harmful to aquatic life with long lasting effects. Avoid release to the environment.


Wash out any cloth used with this product immediately after use or store in an airtight container (danger of self-ignition). Safety data sheet available on request.

Colour Tones:

424 Spruce, transparent
425 Oak, transparent
426 Larch, transparent
427 Douglas Fir, transparent
428 Cedar, transparent
429 Natural, transparent

Product Sizes:

5ml sachet, 125ml, 750ml, 2.5 litres

The above mentioned information is provided to the best of our knowledge however without any liability.
  • Finish Satin
  • Area of Use Exterior only.
  • Anti-Slip No
  • Suitable for Doors, Windows & Joinery Yes
  • Suitable for Floors No

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