Osmo Hard Wax Oil Application for Furniture


Get the best results from Osmo Polyx 3054

Table Tops, Desk Tops, Counter Tops

As a furniture makers we are not satisfied with just applying a coat of finish. We need it to be perfect. It needs to look perfect, feel perfect, even smell perfect. Perfection to us is different from others. Each of us has in our mind what our idea of perfect is. For me, it has to look and feel the way I imagined it when I first saw it in my mind. I may want it smooth or a little rough. I may want it to have absolutely no flaws or I may want it to look worn with an authentic patina. Regardless to what I first imagined, I need each piece we build to represent the vision that is in my mind. This Osmo Application is how I get the most lustrous finish from Osmo Polyx 3054. We will start the instructions assuming you have finished sanding and are ready to finish.

  • Sand your furniture piece to no higher than 180 Grit I typically stay between 120 and 150 and get great results. You are ready to start finishing. 
  • If you are finishing Walnut DO NOT REMOVE  Sanding Dust
  • If you are finishing Southern Yellow Pine REMOVE Sanding dust and Wipe down with Mineral Spirits.
  • Leave your Osmo Brush in the cabinet. Instead use a Red Scotch Brite Pad to apply the initial coat of Osmo Polyx 3054 (for a clear finish) Oil Stain (for Color) A second coat of Oil Stain can be applied if a more intensive color is desired but must have a final coat of Polyx 3054
  • Using the red pad scrub the Osmo Polyx 3054 Hard Wax Oil into the piece. (I go with the grain, but that is primarily for work consistency in the shop and training) Think of it as you are pushing the Polyx Oil into the pores. The abrasiveness of the Red Pad is perfect for smoothing out the top, creating a finer dust to fill the tiny pores in the wood. 
  • Once you have scrubbed the entire area of the piece that you are finishing, Use a White scotch brite pad with the same action to spread the finish remaining on the top to areas that need more.
  • Now its time to remove excess finish. Using disposable rags, remove any finish remaining on you work piece. You want it to feel dry to touch. Change out rags until you have no residual finish showing up on your rag. 
  • Allow the finish to dry for 8-12 hrs. I would say 12 if at all possible. 
  • For the second coat, apply Osmo Polyx using the same method as the first coat, EXCEPT you will NOT use sanding dust for Walnut, and You will only Use a White Scotch Brite Pad. Do not use a Red Pad for the Second Coat!
  • This method will not only reduce water spotting on Walnut but will also give your furniture an added luster. 
  • After Using this method on Walnut, This became my go to method to apply Osmo Polyx to all my furniture pieces. Give it a try, you will love the results.

The thing I love most about building furniture and woodworking is that we all find little ways to improve as we go along. This is my method and is intended to give you a jump start on finishing with Osmo Polyx Hard Wax Oil. Had I stuck with the original instructions given to me, I would have never found this method. Like traveling from one point on the map to another, there are many different roads you can take. When you find an adjustment, a modification or just a completely different way to get better results. I would love for you to tell me about it. Shoot me an email over to MLsmith@osmopolyx.com

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