How Can I Clean Osmo Oil From Brushes?

25th Aug 2011 @ 12:01

Here is a question that many people ask, How can I clean Osmo Oil Off The Brushes? We know how it is, trying endlessly to get the brushes clean after using waxy products such as Osmo Polyx-Oil, but the oil just won't budge. Luckily however, Osmo provides you with just the answer, with Osmo Brush Cleaner and Thinner.

This product was made specifically for use with their oils and waxes, making it perfect for cleaning off all that Osmo oil off your brushes. When needed, this product can also be used as a thinner for solvent based paints. With this Osmo Brush Cleaner and Thinner you can literally say goodbye to all of those hours spent endlessly trying to clean the brushes with no success.


Just applied first coat of polyx what is best way to store brush between now and tomorrow's 2nd coat. I have put in cling film.
Did not think white spirit would be good idea.

Jim September 13, 2017 at 12:22pm

Hi Jim,

Yes cling film / an air tight package should be sufficient for storing the brush until tomorrow. For cleaning as mentioned above a specialist brush cleaner / thinner will be required.

Hope this helps.

Peak Oak September 13, 2017 at 2:26pm

I just bought a new brush. So I use it for the first coat then put it in a plastic bag without cleaning it and then it will be ok to use the next day and repeat until I'm done with say 3 coats? How many coats for a cutting board?

Larry Davidman January 4, 2021 at 12:11pm

Hi Larry,

As long as the brush is airtight, this is normally not an issue for this time. The best option however would always be to clean the brush out properly to prevent any issues.

As for the amount of coats, this does depend on the specific product applied. We would recommend following the specific manufactures instructions.

Hope this helps.

Peak Oak January 4, 2021 at 2:35pm

Have bought Osmo polyx but unable to source any brush cleaner. Can I use an alternative brush cleaner/thinner if not how many days can I keep reusing the brush if stored in an airtight bag/cling wrap

Liz Lewis June 7, 2021 at 4:36pm

Hi Liz,

The airtight option may help for a shorter period, but the best option would be to properly clean out the brush after each use.

The Osmo brush cleaner can be purchased through our website via the following link:

Hope this helps.

Peak Oak June 7, 2021 at 5:27pm

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