WOCA Antique Lye is used to pre-treat bare, sanded oak.
Applying WOCA Antique Lye gives light-colored oak the appearance of dark, smoked oak. WOCA Antique Lye does this by reacting with the tannic acids in the wood.
The color can then be made even more intense by treating the wood with Colour Oil in Black or one of the 11 other Woca Colour Oils. The organic properties of Woca Antique Lye make it ideal for meeting standards of healthy living and can even be used on children's toys.
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Treatment, from left to right: Woca Antique Lye & Walnut Oil, Woca Antique Lye & Antique Oil. The images show the approximate color of the treated wood; it's possible that colors may vary when applied later on.
This lye may only be used to treat oak. Coverage: 10 m2/liter.
For an especially consistent application, we recommend working with an Applicator Bar and sheepskin. Before applying the lye, cover base of the walls near the floor with a generous amount of non-permeable tape.
Pour the lye treatment out of the container directly onto the floor and then use the sheepskin to distribute it evenly on the surface. A lye brush should be used for edges and corners. After pre-treating the wood with Woca Antique Lye, it must be allowed to dry for 24 hours.
Treating the wood with lye really makes the wood grain stand out, an intermediate sanding with the beige pad after everything has dried is required. Due to the high pigmentation of Woca Colour Oil 120 Black, it will need to be treated with Maintenance Paste afterwards.
Example Color Combinations
Pre-treatment with Woca Antique Lye, basic treatment with Woca Colour Oil 120 Black, final treatment with Maintenance Paste Natural
Pre-treatment with Woca Antique Lye, basic treatment with Woca Colour Oil 119 Walnut, final treatment with Woca High Solid Master Oil Natural, Diamond Oil Natural, or for a more intense color, with another coat of Colour Oil 119 Walnut.
Applicator Bar, sheepskin, rotary floor polisher-professional, telescoping extension pole, lye brush, beige pads, 2x
Applying Woca Antique Lye PDF