Driftwood Lye

Item number:

Gives oak a weather-beaten patina

  • Gives oak a weather-beaten patina 
  • Creates unique colour solutions
  • Water-based 
  • Reacts with tannin in the wood - suitable for oak wood

*The wood sample is shown on oak

100 ML
2.5 L

Product details

  • Description
  • Specifications
  • Technical data sheet
  • Safety data sheet

Density:

1.10-1.20 g/ml.

pH-value:

pH 13-14

Shelf life:

3 years

Application Temperature:

+15-30°C and approx. 50% air humidity.

Coverage:

8-10 m²/L

Colours:

White, Grey

Cleaning of tools:

Use water

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.

Packaging:

2.5 liters

Dilution:

Undiluted

Odour:

Characteristic

Drying time:

6-12 hours at 20°C

Driftwood Lye is a unique, water-based product, which gives the wood a weather-beaten patina. The product is primarily for oak wood. By using this product, the wood will get a very nice two-dimensional design. Finally, the surface must be treated with one of the WOCA oils.

Worksteps

Instructions
Products in use
The unfinished woodwork must be clean, dry and finely sanded (grit 100-120) before applying the lye.

Always remember to test on a less visible spot to check the compatibility of the surface with the product.

  1. 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.
  2. 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 8-10 m²/L of wood. Leave wood to dry for approx. 6-12 hours at 20°C.
  3. 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.
  4. Finish the wood surface with a WOCA oil.