Wood Lye is used for priming of unfinished or newly sanded interior woodwork i.e. floor, stairs, furniture and panels. The priming minimises the wood from yellowing and enhances the wood grain, creating a coloured wash effect, depending on the chosen colour. 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 10 m2 of wood. Leave wood to dry for approx. 8-12 hours at 20°C.
De-nib standing fibres and remove excess pigments with a medium e.g. green or bordeaux, sanding polishing pad. Remove the sanding dust with a vacuum cleaner.
Finish the wood surface with a WOCA oil, lacquer or soap.