|No. of coats||1|
|Coverage||Up to 10m² per litre|
|Drying time||10 hrs|
Woca Softwood Lye is a reactive treatment used for giving a range of interior softwoods a whitewashed appearance, before over-coating with a Woca wood oil or soap, to protect the finish. The lye contains white pigment, which reduces the natural yellowing process of softwoods, such as pine and spruce, whilst highlighting the natural grain of the wood. When used on Larch, it will produce a grey / brownish antique finish.
It continues working long after application, achieving its final unique colour within 1 to 2 months.
Ensure surfaces to be treated are clean, dry and free from dirt, dust and other surface contaminants prior to applying the reactive wood treatment.
Always do a test area before starting any project to assess product suitability and final finish. The test area should include the final top-coat to be able to fully assess the finish baring in mind that the colour will continue to change for 1 to 2 months after completion. Shake well before use. Ensure room temperature stays around 20°C during application and drying. Thoroughly read and follow the manufacturer's instructions on the container at all times.
Wash rollers and brushes immediately after use with water. Wipe tools thoroughly after application.
Woca Softwood Lye must be coated with a wood oil such as a Woca Wood Oil or Woca Soap to protect the finish.
Wooden floors should never be saturated with water as part of a cleaning routine as this will significantly reduce performance of the finish. Never use household cleaners / detergents as these may degrade or damage the finish.
Floors treated with Woca Softwood Lye and then finished with a Woca wood oil, can be easily cleaned and protected with Woca Commercial Soap and Woca Natural Soap to help maintain and protect the longevity of the surface.