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WOCA Driftwood Lye Tester

SKU: 500278USSA


VENDOR: Woca Denmark


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Driftwood White
Driftwood Gray

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.


WOCA Driftwood Lye Tester is an affordable way to test the weather-beaten patina that WOCA Driftwood Lye creates on your oak wood surface. Results vary.

IMPORTANT: Due to settings and color adjustments within individual computer monitors and hand-held devices, the color on your wood may or may not be achieved as shown in the color swatches
We encourage you to order a tester and apply it to a piece of your wood for verification.

  • Gives oak a weather-beaten patina
  • Requires subsequent treatment with oi
  • Only for oak woo
  • Certified by IB
  • Water based

Driftwood Lye: Available in 2 colors - Gray and white.


  1. Use suitable safety gloves and glasses during application.
  2. The surface needs light sanding and must be clean and dry. We recommend a full sanding using 100-120 grit sandpaper. Please note that the sanding, as best as possible, must take place immediately before the application of the lye.
  3. Shake container well. Pour the lye into a plastic paint tray. Make sure there are no pigments left in the container. During the application process, stir the lye periodically.
  4. Apply the lye undiluted in an even coat using the WOCA Applicator Pad. Apply along the grain of the wood, using at least 1 liter per 107 square foot. When working on vertical surfaces, work from top to bottom.
  5. Usually, the wood will be dry after 24 hours at 68°F. After complete drying, use a polishing machine with either a green or red pad for de-nibbing. Remove the sanding dust with a vacuum cleaner.
  6. Complete the treatment by applying one of the WOCA oils.
Product properties
pH-value 13-14
Declaration: Sodium hydroxide, water, white pigments.
Density 1.07-1.16
Colors White and gray
Binder Sodium hydroxide, water, white pigments.
Drying time 8-12 hours.
Application tools WOCA Applicator, a nylon brush or roller
Plastic bucket
Cleaning of tools: WIth water
Disposal Dispose of contents/container to an approved waste disposal plant.
Shelf life 3 years.
Packaging 2.5 L
Storage +10-25°C. Keep out of reach of children. Do not expose to heat (e.g. sunlight). Store frost-free during winter and cool during summer (max. +25°C).


Why is there a Hazmat shipping fee for Driftwood Lye?

Drfiftwoodak 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 Driftwood 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 Driftwood Lye be used on?

Driftwood Lye is only for use on Oak Wood, because it reacts with the tannins found in Oak wood. You can use one of our other pre-finishing products on other wood types.

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

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

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