Wood Lye is used for priming of unfinished or newly sanded interior woodwork i.e. floor, stairs, furniture and panels. The priming minimizes the wood from yellowing and enhances the wood grain, creating a colored wash effect, depending on the chosen color. Wood Lye may be used on all types of wood.
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 110 sq. ft. of wood. Leave wood to dry for approx. 8-12 hours at 68°F.
De-nib standing fibres and remove excess pigments with a medium e.g. green or maroon, sanding polishing pad. Remove the sanding dust with a vacuum cleaner.
Finish the wood surface with a WOCA oil, water based finish or soap.