Softwood Lye

Softwood Lye

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SKU: 500225US

Softwood Lye is a primer that protects, preserves, and enhances interior wood surfaces like floors and furniture. It prevents yellowing and brings out the beauty of the wood grain with a white wash finish. It can be used on all varieties of softwood, such as pine, spruce, and pitch-pine, for a lasting touch of beauty and style. The final color will develop in 1-2 months! Bring out the best in your soft wood naturally.

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    Declaration: Sodium hydroxide, water, white pigments, <5% non-ionic surfactants.

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

    Density: 1.00-1.10 g/ml.

    pH-value: pH 13-14

    Shelf life: 3 years

    Application Temperature: +59-77°F and approx. 50% air humidity.

    Coverage: 250 sf/2.5L

    Colors: White

    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: Faint

    Solid content: 10-20%

    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 paint roller lengthwise with the grain. Apply at least 1 container of lye per 250 sf of wood. Leave wood to dry for approx. 6-12 hours at 68°F.
    3. De-nib standing fibers 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 WOCA Oil.
    Softwood Lye can initially assume a greenish color which will fade to grey within approximately 90 days.
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