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Compare Osmo With Other Wood-Finishing Systems


  • Osmo Polyx Oils protect the wood from in and outside, does not form a film and forms a protecting, microporous, hardwearing and extremely durable surface!
  • The surface can easily be renovated, for re-application simply apply another coat after several years. No sanding is necessary!
  • With just one tin of Osmo you can achieve near double the square meter coverage of an ordinary finishing system – saving you time and money!
  • Based on natural and renewable vegetable oils, with a very low-VOC content, the products are environmentally friendly!




The Basics
  • Protects wood from within
  • Does not form a film
  • Does not form protective surface
  • Protects wood from outside
  • is film-forming
  • Generates a thick layer
  • Protects the wood from both in and outside
  • Does not form a film
  • Forms a protective, microporous surface
  • Penetrates the wood
  • “Firing” of the wood
  • Can be simply and partially renovated
  • Does not crack, flake, peel, or blister
  • Finish forms a film/layer on the top of the wood surface
  • Good resistance against liquids
  • Protects from abrasion
  • Easy maintenance
  • The finish both penetrates the wood and lays on the surface
  • “Firing” of the wood
  • Can be easily and partially renovated
  • Does not crack, flake, peel, or blister
  • Great fluid and abrasion resistance
  • Easy maintenance
  • Poor resistance against liquids
  • Very time-consuming maintenance
  • For renovation, the whole area needs to be sanded (cannot be renovated partially)
  • Finish will crack, flake, peel, and blister

One System. All the Advantages. None of the disadvantages.

Why choose anything else?

Coming Soon: In-House Durabilty Testing Results

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We are sharing the in-house Osmo durability test that our wood engineers use to test finish samples. Come back soon to see the full post and results!

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Osmo Holz und Color is accredited according to DIN EN ISO 9001:2000 (quality management system) and DIN 14001 (environmental management system)

In compliance with demands of EURO NORM standard specifications EN 13 and EN 162

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