Wood Lye

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Minimizes yellowing of the wood

  • Minimizes the yellowing process of the wood
  • For a lighter finish
  • Combination with oil, lacquer or soap as finish 
  • Suitable for any type of wood

*The wood sample is shown on oak

100 ML
2.5 L
5 L

Product details

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




10 g/l, maximum VOC content (A/g (WB)): 30 g/l.


1.00-1.10 g/ml.


pH 8-9

Shelf life:

3 years

Application Temperature:

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


8-10 m²/L


White, Grey

Cleaning of tools:

Use water


+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.


2.5 L



Drying time:

8-10 hours at 20°C

Wood Lye is used for priming of untreated or newly sanded interior woodwork like floors, stairs, furnitures and panels. The priming minimizes yellowing of the wood and highlights the wood structure creating a coloured wash effect, depending on the chosen colour. Wood Lye is suitable for all types of wood.


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. 8-10 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, lacquer or soap.