Antique Lye has been especially developed to produce an ammonia smoked appearance to oak wood. This product is user-friendly but corrosive and should be handled with caution during application. Since the product reacts with the tannic acid in the oak, the colour after application may vary depending on the concentration of tannin in the wood. However, it creates a very unique colour and Vintage appearance. The final colour will first be achieved after 1-2 months.
Wear suitable acid proof protective clothing, gloves and eye goggles for protection.
The unfinished woodwork must be sanded finely (grit 100-120), clean, dry before application of the lye.
Shake the container. Pour the lye into a plastic bucket and stir regularly in order to get a uniform result.
Apply an even coat of the lye with the WOCA Applicator, a nylon brush or roller lengthwise along the grain. Apply at least 1 litre of lye to 10 m2 of wood. On vertically mounted woodwork, apply from bottom to top.
Leave lye primed wood to dry for approx. 2-4 hours at 20°C/68˚F (the wood must be completely dry).
Clean the floor with 125 ml Wood Cleaner mixed into 5 litre water. Leave to dry for 24 hours at 20°C (68˚F).
De-nib standing fibers with a fine sanding polishing pad before the final basic treatment. Subsequently vacuum clean the floor.
Finish the wood surface with one of the well-known WOCA oils.
Clean tools in water after use.
|Declaration:||Sodium hydroxide, water, white pigments.|
|Application tools:||Acid-proof brush, plastic bucket and stick for stirring.|
|Cleaning of tools:||With water.|
|Disposal||Dispose of contents/container to an approved waste disposal plant.|
|Storage||Store locked up. Keep out of reach of children. Do not expose to heat (e.g. sunlight). Store frost-free.|