WOCA of Cape Cod

Driftwood Lye


2.5  ltr  Reacts with tannins produces a weather beaten patina to oak. 100 sf/liter.

Gives oak a weather-beaten patina

Gives oak a weather-beaten patina
Requires additional treatment with oil
Only suitable for oak wood


Driftwood Lye is a unique, water-based product, which gives the wood a weather-beaten patina. The product is primarily for oak wood. By using this product, the wood will get a very nice two-dimensional design. Finally, the surface must be treated with one of the WOCA oils.

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

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 10 m2 of wood. Leave wood to dry for approx. 8-12 hours at 20°C.

3. De-nib standing fibres and remove excess pigments with a medium e.g. green or bordeaux, sanding polishing pad. Remove the sanding dust with a vacuum cleaner.

4. Finish the wood surface with a WOCA oil.