How to Get Maximum Results Using Osmo TopOil

How to Get Maximum Results Using Osmo TopOil


Struggling to find a woodworking oil that can not only protect your wooden surfaces to a high standard but is also easy to apply and comes with a heap load of other benefits? Well we're pleased to say your struggle is over as we have the perfect product just for you!

Introducing Osmo TopOil, the only woodworking oil you need that ticks all the above boxes, plus more!

In this blog post, we want to share with you a fact file about Osmo TopOil as well as share methods of application and how you can get the very best out of the product. So without further ado, let's get into the blog post...

Benefits of Using Osmo TopOil:

  • Food safe (EN 1186). 
  • Safe for use on children’s toys (EN 71.3). 
  • Extremely water repellent. 
  • Very durable and hardwearing. 
  • Resistant to common liquid spillages such as water, juice, tea, cola and wine. 
  • Saliva-resistant and sweatproof, suitable for children’s toys. 
  • Microporous, breathable finish which does not crack, peel or flake. 
  • No sanding necessary for future applications. Can be spot repaired.

Shades Available:

Clear Satin - 3028 (enhance the tone of the wood i.e. permanent wet effect)

White Satin - 3037

Terra - 3038

Graphite - 3039

Clear Matt - 3058 (enhance the tone of the wood i.e. permanent wet effect)

Acacia - 3061 (slightly pigmented which can give the wood an elegant look)

Natural - 3068 (slightly white tinted and counteracts exactly this effect. If applied correctly, the natural colour tone of wood is preserved. However, can leave a slightly white chalky surface when applied on dark/reddish wood species or when using too much of the oil. Make sure to remove chalky appearance before the surface dries)

Surface Preparation:

  • Wooden surface must be clean, dry and frost-free. 
  • Do not thin Osmo as it is ready to use. 
  • Stir well before use. 
  • Ensure any stains, old paint and lacquers are removed (use a dust mask when sanding). 
  • If you have any small cracks or large joints / holes, make sure to fill with Osmo Wood Filler. 
  • When sanding different woods, make sure to follow the following: sanding furniture go to P150-240, kitchen worktops such as Oak or Beech go to P120, for Pine go to P150 and for dark and extractive rich woods we recommend using Osmo Wood Wax Finish Clear Extra Thin. 
  • We always recommend a trial application before covering your entire surface. 
  • Before oiling, make sure sanding dust is removed. 

Method of Application:

  1. Apply first coat thinly along the wood grain with an Osmo Microfibre Roller, Flat Brush or Oil Finish Applicator Fleece.
  2. Allow oil to dry between 8 - 10hrs (make sure area is well ventilated). 
  3. Apply second coat with one of the same applicators listed above. 
  4. Avoid covering during the drying and curing stage which usually lasted 2-3 weeks. After this period of time, the surface will be fully cured. 


  • Cleaning - we would recommend dust or damp mopping. 
  • Occasional Maintenance - intensive cleaning and refreshing using Osmo Liquid Wax.  Cleaner or Osmo Maintenance Oil. 
  • Recoating - simply reapply one coat onto the clean and dry surface when signs of wear become visible.

Now you know everything you need to know about Osmo TopOil, the only thing left to do is grab your Osmo TopOil of choice and get protecting! Click the link here to browse