Wood Lye + Master Color Oil White or Extra White Instructions
The unfinished wood must be sanded, clean and dry before application. Recommended sanding grit range 100-150. On vertically mounted woodwork, apply from top to bottom.
- Make sure wood surface is clean and dry.
- Shake the Wood Lye container well and pour the lye into a plastic bucket and stir regularly during application to get a uniform finish.
- Apply the lye, undiluted, with the WOCA Applicator, going with the grain. Coverage is approximately 250 square feet per 2.5 liter container.
- The lye will not look perfect. The polishing of the oil with the red pad will remove any imperfections during the oiling process.
- Leave the lye to dry at least 8 hours or overnight.
- Shake Master Color Oil container well before and during use.
- Technique A, working in a section of about 50-100 sf, with a ¼ nap paint roller or trim pad apply an even coat of oil. Wait 5-10 minutes and then using a 175 RPM floor buffer/polisher start polishing in the oil with a RED buffing pad attached. Or see Technique B
- Technique B, working in a section of about 50-100 sf, pour oil directly on floor (1 cup) and spread it around with floor polisher/buffer with RED pad attached.
- Polish the area with a red pad until wood appears saturated.
- Replace the buffing pad with a clean one and put a terry cloth towel or polishing cloth underneath the pad and buffer and polish off all excess oil. No excess oil should be left on the wood surface
- After 6-8 hours of pre-hardening, the floor should be treated with a second application of oil.
- Still working in sections, a very small amount of oil, approx. 1-2 ounces, is poured on the floor and carefully polished into the wood with a WHITE floor pad. Repeat until done.
- Repeat Step 10. No excess oil should be left on the surface.
- Do not expose floor to water during cure/hardening time, approx. 5 days.
- After 5-7 days, clean with WOCA Natural Soap in White to provide additional protection.
Tip: For fastest drying time, leave windows slightly open to ensure a steady flow of fresh oxygen.