TIMBEREX Oil & Wax Remover offers a alternative to sanding by chemically removing any oil or wax residues on a wooden surface without damaging the wood.

By simply adding more or less water to the TIMBEREX Oil & Wax Remover, the strength of the product can be adjusted to fit the project at hand.

• Easy and Safe Application
• Dries within minutes
• Removes accidental splashes on surrounding surfaces and tools


We recommend to download and read the instructions on the detailed product-datasheet thoroughly before application.  Further details can be found on the back on each can. 

TIMBEREX Oil & Wax Remover Product Datasheet


Our Material Safety Datasheet can be downloaded directly from this site which will ensure you also have the latest version of the MSDS for the products of your interest.

TIMBEREX Oil & Wax Remover Material Safety Datasheet





This section is divided into sections of Cleaning, Maintenance and General Advice.  We recommend that our customer read all sections if possible.

Section: Cleaning

When can I start washing my floor?

We recommend to wait 2 weeks to let the oil harden completely. After that period you can wash everyday or when ever needed, but ensure to use the correct mixtures and the right product. Read the instructions on the back of the container before use.

How do I remove stains and marks off the floors?

95% of all household stains like water, food and wine can be easily removed either by using our Bio-C Cleaner or with tougher stains, use a medium grade nylon pad with our Satin Oil products. Our Satin Oil Gold Mousse (foam) is ideal for smaller areas.  If the stain is still there, use sandpaper to remove the stain and re-oil with a Satin Oil product.

I keep getting stains and marks that I can't get off. What can I do?

If you start experiencing this problem, it usually means that it's time to refurbish the floor with an maintenance oil. Most common stains can be removed on a well-maintained surface.  A light sanding of the surface might be needed to remove any stains that have been left on the surface to long.


This can be caused by using too much soap and water being left on the surface. This creates a "film" on the surface which is grey and that will stop you adding any oil to the floor when needed. The maintenance oil will lay on top and cause a sticky surface. To find out if you have such a film, simply take a coarse nylonpad, rub it on the surface. If there is any grey dust/powder on the pad, you got a film. But that can be easily removed by using a dry rough (brown or black) nylon pad on the surface. Buff the surface with the coarse pad, clean the floor with our Bio-C Cleaner before oiling.

Section: Maintenance 


Once a year or whenever needed. Depending on the use of the surface, the intervals can vary quite a bit. High traffic areas like airports add maintenance oil every 3 months. Low traffic areas like private homes might need maintenance every 10-15 years.  The rule is simple! Look at the surface, if it looks dry and worn and stains appear very easily, it's time for the maintenance.

Do I have to sand my floor again?

No. If you maintain your floor correctly, you will never have to sand again.

Section: General Advice

How many coats do I need to apply?

We recommend 2 coats as a minimum. This will ensure that the wood has been saturated with oil and that will give you the long-term protection. All coverage figures are based on 2 coats.

How long do I need to wait between coats?

Depending on product, anything between 20 min. till 3 hours . Read the product datasheet and the instructions on the back of the container carefully before you start.  The general rule is, if you start seeing dry patches on roughly 30-40% (look towards a natural light source) of the surface, start applying the next coat. Do NOT let the oil dry before applying the next coat. Repeat this until the surface will take no more oil.

When can I use my floor again after oiling?

We generally recommend to wait 24 hours after the dry-buffing before you use the floor again. If that is not possible, cover the floor carefully for this period.

Can I mix Timberex products with each other?

Yes. Just make sure you make a note which mixture you use so you can re-create it if needed. Saying that, we do not recommend mixing our luts with anything.

Can I use this oil on my lacquered floor?

No. The oil will lay on top of the lacquer and create a sticky surface. Sanding the lacquer/varnish off the surface is required.

I want more sheen to my floor. What can I do?

Keep in mind that oils can only be buffed to a certain grade. For extra high gloss, varnishes offer a better solution.   Use Timberex Free, Wax-oil or Hard-wax Oil and dry-buff the surface with a soft white nylon pad on the same spot for a longer period of time.  this will give a high satin sheen to the surface.

Are your products safe to use?

Yes, our products are very safe to use and you will find that none of our oils carry any warning symbols on the back of the tins. All our products are VOC2010 compliant. Within 24 hours all smells will have disappeared. Keep the windows open while you work with the oil to speed up this process.

Do I need any protective clothing for these products?

We do recommend to use protective gloves for our luts but nothing is needed for the oils. Read the material safety datasheet for each product carefully before use. Wash any fabric that have acciedentally been stained as soon as possible.

Can your products selfcombust?

In principle yes, in certain circumstances. But we add ingredients such as sunflower oil and odorless kerosene to our products to lower the risks even further and we do not know of any cases for the last many years. Simply keep a bucket of water ready for the cloths to soak. As soon as they hit the water, the danger is gone. All our tins carry further information about this. Read them carefully before using any oil.