Driftwood Lye

Driftwood Lye

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SKU: 500279US

  • Gives oak a weather-beaten patina.
  • Reacts only with tannin in wood to create color.
  • No effect on sapwood.
  • Finish with a WOCA Oil for the final look.
  • Water-based.
  • Best for Red and White Oak.

Driftwood Lye creates an unforgettable weathered look on your favorite oak wood. It's unique water-based formula produces an unique two-dimensional design and adds pigment to the grain. To complete the project, finish with WOCA Master Color Oil or Diamond Oil Active for the perfect finish.

Product details


VOC: 10 g/l, maximum VOC content (A/g (WB)): 30 g/l.

Density: 1.10-1.20 g/ml.

pH-value: pH 13-14

Shelf life: 3 years

Application Temperature: +59-86°F and approx. 50% air humidity.

Coverage: 250 sf/2.5L

Colors: White, Grey

Cleaning of tools: Use water

Storage: +50-77°F. Keep out of reach of children. Do not expose to heat (e.g. sunlight). Store frost-free during winter and cool during summer.

Packaging: 2.5 liter, 84.535 FL.OZ.

Dilution: Undiluted

Odor: Characteristic

Drying time: 6-12 hours at 68°F

The unfinished woodwork must be clean, dry and finely sanded (grit 100-120) before applying the lye.

Always remember to test on a less visible spot to check the compatibility of the surface with the product.

  1. Shake the container well and pour the Lye into a plastic bucket. It is important that no pigments are left in the container. Stir regularly during the application to prevent the pigments from settling to the bottom.
  2. Apply an even coat of the lye with the WOCA Applicator, a nylon brush or roller lengthwise along the grain. Apply at least 1 L of lye per 85-110 sq.ft./L of wood. Leave wood to dry for approx. 6-12 hours at 68°F.
  3. De-nib standing fibres and remove excess pigments with a medium e.g. green or maroon, sanding polishing pad. Remove the sanding dust with a vacuum cleaner.
  4. Finish the wood surface with a WOCA oil.
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