Softwood Lye is used for lye priming of unfinished or freshly sanded interior woodwork such as floors, stairs, furniture, and panels. The priming prevents the wood from yellowing and enhances the natural grain of the wood producing a white wash finish. Softwood Lye may be used for all types of soft wood such as pine, spruce, and pitch-pine. Used on larch wood, an antique grey/brownish finish is created. Softwood Lye may not be used on hardwood. The final color will first be achieved after 1-2 months. PS! By use of Softwood Lye on spruce the wood may assume a greenish color which will disappear in the course of time.
The unfinished woodwork must be clean, dry and finely sanded (grit 100-120) before applying the lye.
Shake the container well and pour the lye into a plastic bucket. It is important that no pigments are left in the container. Stir regularly during the application to prevent the pigments from settling to the bottom.
Apply an even coat of the lye with the WOCA Applicator, a nylon brush or roller lengthwise along the grain. Apply at least 1 L of lye per 10 m2 of wood. Leave wood to dry for approx. 8-12 hours at 20°C.
Apply the lye undiluted with the WOCA Applicator, a nylon brush or roller in an even coat on the floor lengthwise. Apply at least 1 litre of lye to 108 ft2 of wood. On vertically mounted woodwork, apply from bottom to top.
After a drying time of 8 hours at 68˚F (the wood must be completely dry), de-nib standing fibres with a fine sanding polishing pad before the final basic treatment. Subsequently, vacuum clean the floor.
|Colours||Contains white pigments|
|Drying time||8-12 hours.|
WOCA Applicator, a nylon brush or roller
|Disposal||Dispose of contents/container to an approved waste disposal plant.|
|Shelf life||3 years.|
|Storage||+10-25°C. Keep out of reach of children. Do not expose to heat (e.g. sunlight). Store frost-free during winter and cool during summer (max. +25°C).|