Exterior Oil Tester Application Info
How to Use WOCA Exterior Oil Color Testers
- Dampen a clean cloth with water and wipe the sample evenly to open the wood grain and allow it to thoroughly dry.
- Pour a small amount of WOCA Color Oil onto the sample. Spread the oil with a cloth or a piece of red 3M pad. Add more oil and spread as needed to complete the sample. The surface should be visibly wet. Leave the sample to soak for 15 minutes.
- If possible, with a piece of red 3M pad, wet buff the sample to force oil into the wood. Wipe off the surface oil with a lint free cloth. Polish the sample with a clean cloth or, if possible, piece of white 3M pad. When finished, there should be no oil on top of the sample, and you should have a silky look. Leave the sample to dry for 5 – 6 hours.
- Repeat the oil application as in steps two and three above. You will use less oil than during the first application.
Note: The use of red and white 3M pads will simulate a buffer application, which forces more oil into the wood and smooths the wood grain.
Oil soaked rags/pads can self-ignite. Hang to dry or place in a container of water.