Bora-Care with Mold-Care - Questions & Answers

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  • Asked by D.jones
    04/17/2010
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    I need to apply Bora-Care with Mold Care to floor joists in crawl space area
    I need to apply Bora-Care with Mold Care to floor joists in crawl space area. some joists have stain. if i spray mold-clean on joist how much water do i need to use to rinse as do not want to add a bunch of water to area as that is what caused my problem in first place but would like to get rid of stain.
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    Bora-Care with Mold-Care is a mixture that you have to mix with water and apply to the wood.  It can only be applied to raw, untreated, unsealed, unpainted wood which is what you should have in your crawl space.  Bora-Care with Mold-Care should be mixed with 5 gallons of water.  You do not have to worry about the amount of water that you use as once it is dry it will not be an issue.  Be aware that Bora-Care with Mold Care will kill any mold on the wood, but it will not get rid of the stain that is left by the mold.  To get rid of the actual mark or stain on the wood, you need to apply Mold-Clean to the area.  Mold-Clean should be applied first, and then you should treat the area with Bora-Care with Mold Care to make sure the actual mold in the wood is neutralized. 
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  • Asked by Darren
    05/08/2011
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    Shelf life after Mixing Bora-Care with Mold-Care with 5 gallons of water?
    After Mixing Bora-Care with Mold-Care with 5 gallons of water, if I don't use all of the chemical, what is the shelf life of the product?
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    You should only mix what you plan on using.  Since Bora-Care is very thick, it can separate and get "gunky" at the bottom of the sprayer.  This will usually happen if the solutions sits for over 24 hours.  Therefore, it is recommended to only mix what you plan on using so you don't run into any problems.
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  • Asked by Gordon from Dubois Penn.
    09/06/2011
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    How much does one gallon of Boracare with Moldcare cover?
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    Each gallon of Boracare with Moldcare treats approximately 3600 lineal feet of 2x4 dimensional lumber or 1250 square feet of a crawl space or attic when mixed at the labeled rate of 1 gallon of bora-care with mold care and 5 gallons of water. Please see the product label for complete application directions and specific yield amounts.
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  • Asked by David
    11/22/2009
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    Can Bora-Care with Mold-Care be fogged? If so, do you sell foggers?
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    Bora-Care with Mold-Care can only be applied from sprayers, either hand pumped, electric or gas sprayers. This product is too thick to be fogged and will clog most fogging equipment.
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  • Asked by Peter
    02/07/2010
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    Can Bora-Care with Mold-care be used under the floor finish in a basement where ventilation is poor?
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    Bora-Care with Mold-Care is perfectly safe to use where people will be living and sleeping once it is dry.  You should open windows and possibly wear a respirator while applying the product if there is poor ventilation. After the product is applied, it is perfectly safe to re-enter the living space once it is dry, which usually only takes a few hours.
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  • Asked by Wendy from New Bern, Nc
    11/08/2015
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    Should I treat with Boracare and follow with Boracare with Mold-Care if I want to treat for termites and for mold?
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    If you are planning to treat raw wood that is untreated and has no finish on it, you would go one of two potential treatment options. If the wood currently has any wood destroying insect in it like termites, powderpost beetles or carpenter ants, you would treat with Boracare first at a 1:1 ratio, then for mold protection and further insect protection use the Boracare with Mold-Care at the standard 5:1 ratio after the first application of Boracare had completely dried. If there are no signs of a current wood destroying infestation and you are doing this purely for prevention, you would only need to use the Boracare with Mold-Care at the 5:1 ratio to protect it from wood destroying pests and fungus and mold.

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  • Asked by David
    12/10/2010
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    What kind of PPE is needed when applying Bora-Care with Mold-Care by sprayer in the crawl space?
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    It is always best to fully read the product label which is available on our site on the Bora-Care with Mold Care page. We do have several different safety kits available that come with everything you need. Here is what the product label states:

    Ventilation: In processes where mists or vapors may be generated, proper ventilation must be provided in accordance with good ventilation practices.
    Respiratory Protection: In processes where mists or vapors may be generated, a NIOSH/MSHA jointly approved respirator is advised in the absence of proper environmental controls.
    Protective Gloves: Use rubber or neoprene gloves to prevent skin contact.
    Eye Protection: Wear chemical splash goggles where there is a potential for eye contact. Use safety glasses with side shields under normal use conditions.
    Other Protective Equipment: Eye wash; safety shower; protective clothing (long sleeves, coveralls or other as appropriate), when needed, to prevent skin contact.

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  • Asked by Tyler from Durham, Nc
    09/01/2011
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    Mixing Levels of Boracare with Mold-Care
    Why is it that if I have an existing wood decay fungus problem, the Bora Care only label wants me to do a 1:1 mixing ratio, but to treat the same problem with Bora Care with Mold Care it calls for a 5:1 ratio?
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    Bora-Care with Mold Care is a very specialized product for mold only.  Mold is not wood decaying fungus.  Existing wood decaying fungus requires a 1:1 solution of just Bora-Care, but if you do not have any existing fungus and you are just preventing fungus growth, you can apply at a 5:1 ratio of water to Bora-Care.  Bora-Care with Mold-Care is a 5:1 ratio and is only for treating and preventing mold.  If you are only treating fungus, then you should not use Bora-Care with Mold-Care.  Mold is only a surface issue and not an internal issue such as wood decaying fungus, so it does not require to be diluted as heavily as if you are treating wood decaying fungus.
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  • Asked by Lori from Ca
    04/13/2015
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    How long after the Boracare treatment can I treat with boracare with MoldCare for mold?
    Hoping it all can be done in one day,or weekend. ... or is there a waiting period for drying in between applications?
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    Once Boracare is dry, you can apply Boracare with Mold Care. This is generally within 24-48 hours.
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  • Asked by David
    02/07/2011
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    Can Bora-Care with Mold-Care be used on anything besides wood?
    Regular Bora-Care is labeled for use on "concrete, block, brick, metals, PVC plumbing pipes and other non-cellulosic materials found in structures." Does this apply to Bora-Care with Mold-Care, too?
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    Bora-Care with Mold Care is only labeled for wood treatment and cannot be used on any other surface.  The normal Bora-Care can be applied to other surfaces, but typically those are when you mix normal Bora-Care 1:1, and the Bora-Care with Mold Care is labeled to be applied at 5:1.
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  • Asked by Maria
    05/06/2010
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    What product is best to treat mold?
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    We carry Boracare with MoldCare. When used as directed, this product will protect treated wood articles from the destructive attack of fungi, mold and mildew. Boracare with Moldcare does not remove the mold stain, for that you will need Mold Clean.
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  • Asked by David
    04/08/2011
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    How long after applying Bora-Care with Mold-Care should I wait before painting or staining?
    I just completed application of Bora-Care with Mold-Care to the interior of a small cypress barn that I built, and to the joist under structure. I plan to finish the wood with a white wash semi-transparent stain and a final coat of polyurethane. How long do I have to wait before applying?
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    You need to wait 48 hours to let the Bora-Care with Mold-Care dry completely before you begin painting, staining or sealing the wood.
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  • Asked by Lorraine from Ligonier, Pa 15658
    10/12/2014
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    Can Boracare w/ Moldcare be used in a limited fashion where I need both mold and powderpost beetle control?
    I have a limited area (25 sq ft +/-) where there is both some heavy mold AND powder post beetle problems. Can I mix up a small batch of BC/MC at a 5:1 ratio to fix the problem area???
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    Bora-Care with Mold Care will not eliminate existing termites, powder post beetles, or other wood destroying organisms because it is mixed at a 5:1 ratio to eliminate mold and you need to mix normal Bora-Care at a 1:1 ratio to eliminate existing wood eating insects.  You would need to use both products follwoing their own dilution rates to get control of both the beetles and mold.
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  • Asked by Gary
    06/15/2010
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    Mold in the bathroom on walls and ceiling
    I have to clean a bathroom next month that has a lot of mold in it. Can Boracare with Mold-Care be applied with a sponge to painted walls or does it have to be sprayed? And will it be possible to apply paint over this or will it take a special coating of some other product first?
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    Bora-Care with Mold Care is meant for the treatment of wood that has Mold on it.  It is not meant for sheetrock or other parts of the bathroom.  It can also only be applied to unpainted, unsealed wood.  Sheetrock retains a lot of moisture, so the better solution would be to remove the sheetrock and insulation, treat the wood studs in the wall with Bora-Care with MoldCare, and then replace the insulation and sheetrock. 
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  • Asked by Luke from Boone Nc
    11/11/2013
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    If I mixed boracare with mold care at a 1:1 rate, would it kill existing termites and existing mold?
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    BORACARE with MOLD-CARE is labeled to be mixed at a 1:5 ratio and will not kill existing wood boring pest, only mold. You would want to use normal Boracare at a 1:1 ratio to treat wood boring pest.
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  • Asked by Christopher from Nantucket, Mass.
    05/01/2014
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    BoraCare with Mold - treat rot and other?
    Doug from Union City, Tn asked: QDoes Boracare with Mold-Care also kill decay fungi including white rot, brown rot, and wet rots? My pest control company uses Timbor to treat crawlspaces for mold. However, after doing some research I see that Timbor does not kill and prevent mold. So I'm wondering if Boracare w/Mold-Care kills mold AND everything Timbor kills (such as decay fungi including white rot, brown rot, and wet rot). I need a compound that kills it all (just to be safe)! AYes, BoraCare with Mold-Care will kill existing mold and prevent future mold growth, but it will not remove the black stains caused by mold and fungus. To remove the actual stains from mold and fungus, NO ANSWER REGARDING ROT, none at all.
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    Yes, Bora-Care with MoldCare will treat the same types of rot that Timbor and the standard Bora-Care will cover.  It just has the added benefit of treating and preventing mold and you are correct that Timbor will not kill or prevent mold.
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  • Asked by Simon from Orinda, Ca
    07/06/2012
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    Dry Rot on my 20 year old redwood deck
    I have a 20 year old redwood deck. There is no sign of termites, but there is dry rot in a some places. I plan to power wash both the top and under sides of the decking. Is BORACARE with MOLD-CARE the appropriate treatment after the washing? If yes, what is the appropriate dilution ratio?
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    If you do not currently have any mold issues, then you should just use normal Bora-Care.  Bora-Care with mold care is really only meant for when you have mold issues and preferably indoors.  You should mix Bora-Care at a 1:1 ratio with water and apply on your deck as long as the wood is raw wood, not painted, stained, or sealed.  You Can then stain or paint or both after Bora-Care has been applied.  Normal Bora-Care is the best treatment we sell for dry rot and other wood issues other than mold.
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  • Asked by Keith
    04/03/2011
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    Can Demon WP be mixed with Dragnet SFR as well as Bora-Care with Mold-Care?
    I was looking for a quick knock down along with a lasting residual, and wanted to treat attic rafters and wood all at the same time. I believe all of this will mix together just fine but wanted to ask first.
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    Bora-Care with Mold-Care is not labeled to tank mix with other products and we would not recommend doing so. We recommend that you apply the products separately to avoid any possible issues.
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  • Asked by Pj from Iowa
    06/03/2013
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    Can I apply Boracare with Mold Care over basement drywall that has had old termite and mildew damage?
    My basement had wallpaper over drywall and when removed had old termite damage but not any active termites and mildew around the floor. Can I use a roller to apply to the drywall as a preventative to both termites and mold and if so would I use the 1:1 ratio or the 5:1 ratio.
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    We dont recommend using a product like this on drywall as the extreme amount of moisture you would be applying could compromise the stability of the structure. If there is mildew on the drywall we highly suggest replacing it with pre-treated drywall. The studs and joists behind the drywall however could certainly be treat with the Boracare with Mold Care and you would use it at a 5:1 ratio. Only if you are having active infestations would you use a 1:1 ratio and it would be with just Boracare. Please let us know if you have any other questions.
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  • Asked by Gerard from Los Angeles, Ca
    10/05/2011
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    Can Bora-Care with Mold Care be applied as a foam. Also, is it as effective as BoraCare in treating termites?
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    Bora-Care with Mold Care will not eliminate existing termites, powder post beetles, or other wood destroying organisms because it is mixed at a 5:1 ratio to eliminate mold and you need to mix normal Bora-Care at a 1:1 ratio to eliminate existing wood eating insects. So, if termites is your main issue and you do not have mold issues, then you should purchase normal Bora-Care, and not Bora-Care with Mold-Care.  Also, normal Bora-Care can be foamed but the Bora-Care with Mold Care should not be foamed for mold treatments. 
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