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Liquid Wax Cleaner
Osmo Liquid Wax Cleaner (LWC) is essentially made up of a solvent and the hard waxes which are found in Polyx-Oil, TopOil, and/or Wood Wax Finish. It’s a quick and convenient option for occasionally refreshing the satin or gloss wood surface, previously protected with Polyx-Oil, TopOil, or Wood Wax Finish.
Please be careful not to continually apply LWC on the wood surface, as this will create a lot of wax to build up and cause slipperiness on the surface.
Osmo does not recommend using LWC on the Semi Matt or Matt wood oil finishes, because the cleaner is too shiny.
Osmo Maintenance Oil is essentially a super-thin version of our popular product Polyx-Oil. When using Maintenance Oil, you will be adding much more oil and wax solids to your wood surface, compared to LWC.
Because Maintenance Oil is thinner than a Polyx-Oil, it can be used more frequently to top up a wooden surface compared to using a Polyx-Oil. This reduces the risk of over application whilst still nourishing and protecting the wood.
If your wood is bare, raw, or already greyed, the surface must first be sanded and treated with Osmo Polyx-Oil, before using Maintenance Oil as a cleaning and maintenance product.
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Additional Cleaning & Care
If you plan to thoroughly clean the wood surface before re-application or maintenance, such as Osmo Intensive Cleaner, please know that Liquid Wax Cleaner is NOT appropriate thereafter.
Only Maintenance Oil or an Osmo product, such as a Polyx-Oil, is appropriate for wood maintenance after this intense cleaning method.
This is because using Osmo Intensive Cleaner strips away oils and waxes which cannot be significantly replaced by just using Liquid Wax Cleaner. The wood will lose nourishment and flexibility without oil ingredients. Therefore, Maintenance Oil or an Osmo wood oil product is highly recommended.
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