Interbuild 250ml Clear Hardwax Oil $2 (C&C / in-Store Only) @ Bunnings


Got an email from Price Hipster that Bunnings has dropped the price of Interbuild Hardwax Oil to $2. Have previously purchased this at $15 and used it on various woodworking projects, has held up very well. Reviews are terrible but I'm pretty sure it's because they didn't follow the instructions on the tin (got to sand it appropriately and wipe it off)

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  • Just wondering @opp if you are the person that wrote the only positive review on the bunnnings website?

  • Not sure why but bought a few bottles (note other colour stain also $2). Could just apply to the old timber furniture i have in the garden.

  • I went for linseed oil instead. A little more expensive but reliable

    • +2 votes

      Yeah, I used to use linseed oil for finishes but switched to this stuff when I did a project with epoxy resin. Found it smells better, dries faster, gives it a similar rich hue and the wax works better than oil for the epoxy element. But I'm just doing this for a hobby

    • that's indoor only though right ?

    • I went for linseed oil instead

      It’s mostly boiled linseed oil in this anyway… check the MSDS if you don’t believe.

      • linseed oil, castor oil, beeswax and carnauba wax, primarily

        It offers more water protection than linseed (which still isnt much) but because its more viscous, its not as easy to apply and it will pool on more resinous timbers.

        Because its food safe, it will take longer to dry than normal linseed oil which contains cobalt and manganese salts that speed up the drying process.

  • Thanks OP. Good timing. Got an outdoor bench, table and swing to oil!

  • Have used this stuff on a few projects, with stain and without. No complaints, it works well… Bit messy to apply as you have to apply and then wipe off excess, kinda annoying.

    I have moved on to using Whittle waxes as it's nicer to work with with more variety in the finish.

  • Thanks OP. I've ordered 10 for my project, cheap food safe oil is what I was looking for. Great timing 😀

  • FOMO on this website is (profanity). 😂😂

    • +2 votes

      I have very cheap graves sir, would you like to die today to score one?

  • Not bad, might give it a go. I usually use osmo for my projects but at $2 will give this a go for some old stuff I need to oil *edit - will not purchase after reading some reviews 🤣

  • Reviews are terrible. But bought anyway. #ozbargainlogic.

    • Reviews are terrible because they likely used the product incorrectly.
      If you wipe away the excess as instructed it works well. I think the people reviewing have left a pretty hefty coat on.

      I've used this a few times now and have had excellent results, dry within 24-48 hours.

  • Ive used hardwax oil on a few pieces of furniture before (different brand), can recommend. Good for chopping boards too.

  • Good for dining table?

  • Ordered 3 which I will end up using on a future project.

    Cheers OP

  • Bought this literally a week ago. It was good value at $10 a tin (comparing the product value and cost to something like Tru-Oil, which I’ve achieved a similar result), at $2 it’s a STEAL.

  • Thanks OP, ordered a few for some upcoming projects
    Bonus for being food-safe

  • Will this protect against mold and moisture ?

    • It might but I think it's actually to be used on timber

      • Yeah, in winter under our bed get moldy sometime. It is floor board but no insulation at all and the spot under our bed is dam in winter …

        • I was being a smarty-pants with my comment

          In all seriousness, I wouldn't use this for that, I would treat the problem.
          mould is extremely bad for your health.

          If you can, throw some isolation bats in and use a dehumidifier in your bedroom if you have one

  • Thanks might grab this for an overdue oiling of wooden swing set

  • Good alternative to KY for some wood and shaft?

  • Bunnings clearance line due to abysmal user reviews?

  • what grit to sand a solid piece of wood with? i am clueless with this. Is it dry sand and like a 200 grit?

  • I ordered 100 yesterday morning. I want to see if I can switch to this to oil my 70m² deck.
    I used linseed oil earlier this year, but it doesn't repel water quite as well as I'd hoped. Given that this contains wax, I was hoping it might be a little bit better.

    • I don't think this is meant for decks. The UV light and dirt will destroy the top wax layer.

      • It says outdoor, so I'm hoping it'll last a while. I oil it once a year, so hopefully, the UV doesn't destroy it quicker than that.
        I just did a bench that's built into the deck so far (there goes the first tin) and it looks good, but is still wet.

  • Got to love the name of this particular product, some marketing wizard

    There are two simple finishes available to the handman or dyi-er

    Wax or oil finish, oil finish is the most popular, wipe on wipe off….simple

    Wax finish, this is for people who like a good cardio work out, unless you cheat and buy soft wax paste

    The big thing here is NEVER to use both!

    for example if you got 20 years of wax on your 20 year old parker wall units, oil finish's would soften the wax, the rag sticking to the timber is a good sign of trouble :)

    The Amount of mis-information amazes me, prompting my first post!

    I haven't gone into great detail about how and why you would select a particular product, I'm no keyboard warrior
    50 years finishing all things timber gives me some insight

    most oil finish's are 90% solvents……great profit margin for paint manufacturers

    • Check out reviews for osmo hard wax oils. They have been proven to do what it says it does and work great for furniture and floor boards. The oil rubs in and when it dries it leaves a layer of protective wax on top.

      I have never encountered stickiness. Wipes on and off like other oils.

      • to man explain it again

        After years of waxing, you would expect a significant build up of wax, that's the whole idea, now you decide to use an oil finish!
        within the oil finish is usually mineral turps, which is used to get the product to the right Visco
        Mineral turps is also used as a wax remover, in the furniture refinishing trade

        oil finish's are thin so you can easily apply and wipe off, some oil finish's have small amounts of polyurethane mixed in them

        Anyone with a timber decking as mentioned above, should be applying some sort of oil finish at least once a year

        At $200 for 10lts it's usually not a priority for most people

        The Australian sun will breakdown any timber finish, sealer, with-in a few years, so maintenance is very important

    • I'm guessing you haven't used other hard wax oils like Rubio Monocoat or Osmo PolyX. I have no experience with the Interbuild hardwax oil but I've used Rubio and also Osmo. Both have produced a brilliant finish. Oil soaks in to protect and the wax gives a nice coating on the surface of the timber.

  • sorry, what's this for? Polish the timber ?

  • Thx op…
    Grabbed last 5 from greenacre bunnies sydney..

  • Tricky to get right, following the instructions helps but so does a clean work surface and rags.

    Melville/Myaree Bunnings has plenty of stock, they are on the top shelf so short people would miss them or think they are out of stock.

    In general, the interbuild products are cheap shit. For $2 it will perform as expected.

  • wow that's cheap. a LOT cheaper than the Osmo Polyx stuff I got for some Oak furniture projects recently - which worked out awesome, despite me being a bit of a novice (thank you youtube). Not sure is this is the same kind of thing though.

  • Can anyone recommend a good food safe wax / finish for chopping / serving boards? Was looking at the below but seems pricey:

  • Olive oil, sunflower oil are good enough for chopping boards, no need for anything else, whatever is available in your house, nice and safe, just re-apply every few months

    To many people with designer cutting boards!, yes white oil, paraffin oil, mineral oil, are all the same thing and can be used safely, just practice good hygiene with any cutting board

  • Anyone know if this stuff works on oak?

  • This has two coats on it if anyone is wondering how it turned out.

  • Looks like it is not for people in a hurry. From the instructions on the tin: "Note: As routine oil maintenance, apply one coat of oil is sufficient. If additional re-coat is required, allow 1 month drying time before each re-coat"

  • Bought 3 tins, cause I can.

    No idea what I’ll use them on

  • +2 votes

    Price shows as $10 on bunnings sites.
    Those that bought it, did it show $2 on the shelf/website?

  • Still shows $2 in store, was just looking for some. Showed as $2 online too though.

    Also I rate this stuff, easy to use.