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Driftwood Lye Tester


WOCA Driftwood Lye Tester Details

WOCA Driftwood Lye is a unique product, which gives the wood a weather-beaten patina. The product is for use on oak wood. Driftwood Lye creates a very nice 2-dimensional design. Finally, the surface must be treated with one of the WOCA oils. The product is water-based.

How To Apply WOCA Driftwood Lye

Driftwood Lye Application
Driftwood Lye Application
Driftwood Lye Application
Driftwood Lye Application
  1. Wear suitable safety gloves and glasses during application.
  2. The surface needs light sanding and must be clean and dry. We recommend a full sanding with 100-120 grit sandpaper.  Please note that the sanding should take place immediately before the application of the lye.
  3. Shake container well.  Pour the lye in a plastic paint tray. Make sure there are no pigments left in the container. During application, the lye must be stirred.
  4. Apply the lye in an even coat and undiluted with a lye-resistant brush or paint roller along the grain of the wood, at least 1 liter for 107 square foot.  For vertical surfaces, apply from top to bottom.
  5. As a rule, the wood is dry after 24 hours at 68°F. After complete drying, use a polishing machine with either a beige/8 mm green or red pad for de-nibbing. Subsequently, remove the sanding dust with vacuum cleaner. Basic treatment with one of the well-known WOCA oils.

WOCA Driftwood Lye Application Video

Technical Info

Product properties
pH-value: 13-14
Declaration: Sodium hydroxide, water, white pigments.
Form: Liquid
Coverage: 86-107 square foot per liter
Colors: White and grey
Odor: Faint
Application tools: Lye-resistant brush or paint roller.
Cleaning of tools: Clean tools with water and soap.
Disposal: Dispose of contents/container to an approved waste disposal plant.
Available Sizes: 3.5 ounce Tester and 2.5 liter


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