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WOCA Antique Lye

SKU: 500251USSA

PRODUCT TYPE: Pre-Treatment

VENDOR: Woca Denmark

$17.50

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2.5 L
 

Due to shipping requirements, this item must be ordered over the phone. Please call 1-877-962 2645 to place an order

* PLEASE NOTE * Due to the Sodium Hydroxide found in Antique, Driftwood and Softwood Lye, the product has been deemed hazardous by the Department of Transportation and requires special documentation and transportation. A $75.00 Hazmat Fee per 1 box (4 containers) is mandated by the Department of Transportation and is required for ground shipping.

 
 
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PRODUCT INFORMATION

WOCA Antique Oak Lye has been specially developed to produce an ammonia smoked appearance to oak wood. Results vary.

  • Gives oak wood an ammonia smoked appearance
  • Requires subsequent treatment with oil
  • Only for oak wood
  • Does not contain pigments
  • Certified by IBR
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

WOCA Antique Lye has been especially developed to produce an ammonia smoked appearance to oak wood. This product is user-friendly but corrosive and should be handled with caution during application. Since the product reacts with the tannic acid in the oak, the color after application may vary depending on the concentration of tannin in the wood. However, it creates a unique color and Vintage appearance. The final color will first be achieved after 1-2 months. Results vary.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

How to Apply WOCA Antique Lye

  1. Wear suitable acid proof protective clothing, gloves and eye goggles for protection.
  2. The wood must be clean, dry and free from dirt and grease. We recommend application as soon as possible after sanding.
  3. Pour Antique Lye into a plastic paint tray. It does not need stirring.
  4. Apply Antique Lye with the WOCA Applicator in an even coat on the floor, following the wood grain.
  5. Apply at least one liter of lye to each 100 sq.ft. of wood flooring or woodwork.
  6. Let the floor or woodwork dry at least 2-4 hours, preferably overnight.
  7. Wash floor with WOCA Wood Cleaner(see separate instructions). This will neutralize tannins and prevent water spotting.
  8. Let the floor dry completely, 8-12 hours, preferably overnight.
  9. When wood is dry, de-nib the floor and its standing fibers using a standard buffer with thick green or red buffing pads until the floor is smooth. De-nib floor first before polishing the edges.
  10. Vacuum the floor or wood surface when completed.
  11. Finish the floor or woodwork with oil.

FAQ's

Why is there a Hazmat shipping fee for Antique Lye?

Antique Oak Lye contains Sodium Hydroxide, which has been deemed hazardous by the Department of Transportation. This classification requires special documentation and transportation. A $75.00 Hazmat Fee per 1 box (4 containers) or testers is mandated by the Department of Transportation and is required for ground shipping.

How do I place an order for Antique Lye?

You can call us Monday - Friday at: 1-877-962 2645, and we will take your order over the phone.

What types of wood can Antique Lye be used on?

WOCA Antique Lye reacts to the tannin in the wood, therefore the color after application may vary depending on the concentration of tannin in the wood. Sapwood will not react with Antique Lye.

Do I need to finish the floor after using Antique Lye?

Yes. Your oak floors will need to be finished with either Diamond Oil Active or Master Color Oil.

Can polyurethane be used after an Antique Lye treatment?

The short answer? Yes. However, we cannot guarantee that every polyurethane will work with our lye treatments. For more information, contact our customer service team at 1-877-962-2645 or by email at info@wocawoodcare.com

What effect does Antique Lye have on wood?

The effectiveness of Antique Lye is solely dependent on the tannin in the wood, therefore the color after application may vary depending on the concentration of tannin in the wood. WOCA Antique Lye gives white/European oak a smoked look and minimizes the red tones in species such as red oak, walnut and Brazilian cherry. Antique Lye can be used on hickory to produce grain enhancement. Sapwood will not react with Antique Lye, therefore, it cannot be used on this type of wood.

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