Prime unfinished or newly sanded softwood interior woodwork such as wood flooring. Using Woca Softwood Lye, 2.5L
to pre-treat hardwood floors will minimize yellowing and enhance the natural wood grain, producing a white wash finish. Softwood Lye may be used for all types of softwood 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 is achieved after 1-2 months.
This is a SPECIAL ORDER ITEM
that is NON-returnable and NON-refundable. This item follows ORM-D shipping restrictions
for CORROSIVE Sodium hydroxide solution. Complete product safety data is printed on the Safety Data Sheet for this item.Woca Softwood Lye Safety Data Sheet
Information Sheet for Woca Softwood Lye
Instructions for Use:
The unfinished woodwork must be clean, dry and finely sanded (grit 100-120) before applying the lye. Test in an inconspicuous area to check the compatibility of the surface with the product and to ensure desired outcome. 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 machine pad. Remove the sanding dust with a vacuum cleaner. Finish the wood surface with a WOCA floor oil.Softwood Lye can assume a greenish colour which will disappear in the course of time.