Wood Lye Instructions

Wood Lye Instructions

The unfinished woodwork must be sanded, clean and dry before application of lye. On vertically mounted woodwork, apply from top to bottom.

  1. Cleanse the wood surface with a solution of 1/4  cup of WOCA Intensive Wood Cleaner per gallon of water and allow to dry .
  2. Shake the Wood Lye container well and pour the lye into a plastic bucket and stir regularly during application to get a uniform finish.
  3. Apply the lye, undiluted, with the WOCA Applicator, going with the grain. Coverage is approximately 250 square feet per 2.5 liter container.
  4. Rinse work tools clean with water.
  5. When woodwork is dry, remove any visible lime pigments from surface with a green pad and then vacuum the floor. Or clean with WOCA Intensive Wood Cleaner.
  6. Rinse tools with clean water.

A lye pre-treated wood floor may be finished after a drying time of approx. 8 hours at 68° F (the wood must be completely dry) with the WOCA Oil of your choice- Master Color Oil or Diamond Oil Active.

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