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Fiddes Hard Wax Oil Review

Updated Aug 2, 2022 | Posted Jul 28, 2022 | Paints, Product Review | 0 comments

Fiddes Hard Wax Oil is designed to treat any internal timber, such as veneered doors, flooring, or oak trim. You can buy this product online in various finishes, including matt, satin and semi-gloss. It is also available in a few tints. Drying time for Fiddes Hard Wax Oil is between 4 and 6 hours, meaning it is possible to apply multiple coats in a day

Fiddes themselves are based in Cardiff and all their products are manufactured in the UK. Everyone has heard of Osmo Oil, but Fiddes is starting to gain traction in the UK. Many stores are now stocking their range, including Crown Decorating Centres, Paint Shed, and loads more.

 

Fiddes Hard Wax Oil Review

 

Let’s get into the review. Fiddes Hard Wax Oil is a very viscous material, which makes it a lot quicker and easier to use than a comparable product. Also, unlike some other wax oils, you don’t need to worry too much about applying coats that are too generous, as the timber tends to absorb it anyway.  However, you should always go sparingly when applying any product to veneer.

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You don’t need to overwork this product either, which is refreshing. You just sort of get it on then lay it off. No issues when trying to keep a wet edge, everything blends in beautifully. You need to try this stuff to fully appreciate it.

The results are gorgeous! It brings out the grain and leaves a very rich and luxurious finish which is to die for. It is very durable once cured and you can apply maintenance coats as you need to.

Below is a cabinet I’m working on now. The first photo is the timber after it has been sanded. The second is after one coat of Fiddes Hard Wax Oil. The photos don’t do it justice, but you get the idea.

Fiddes Hard Wax Oil Review
Fiddes Hard Wax Oil Review

Conclusion

 

All I can do is compare Fiddes Hard Wax Oil to Osmo because I know every decorator has used Osmo. Fiddes is genuinely better. I think the finish is nicer (although Osmo does give very good results). Fiddes is a lot easier to use and it dries slightly quicker. Oh, it’s cheaper too!! What’s not to love?

 

Fiddes Hard Wax Oil Review – by Mike Cupit

Updated Aug 2, 2022 | Posted Jul 28, 2022 | 0 comments

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