As long as the bamboo is in its raw natural state (no finish of any kind or stain on them) then you can apply the Boracare with Mold Care to the bamboo blinds. Keep in mind if the blinds are exposed to rain regularly the product may not stay in the wood as long as it normally does over the years, so reapplication may be necesssary down the road if you don't seal the bamboo after treatment.
We have checked with Nisus and they have advised that while the BoraCare with Mold-Care will kill the mold on contact that is present it could be compromised from further protection due to the linseed oil. The best thing to do would be to clean the wood and then apply the BoraCare with Mold-Care.
No, you would not pre-soak or saturate the wood prior to application of Bora-Care or Bora-Care with Mold Care.You will need to thoroughly saturate the wood, but not to the point of run off with the mixed solution. The easiest method is to apply using paint brush or roller to ensure full absorption.
If the wood is pressure treated already or had any type of water sealant applied, this will cause beading and running off, even if the wood is old and dry looking. Boracare will not absorb into pressure treated, stained, or painted surfaces. If this wood is pressure treated, you will need to drill into the wood and inject the solution according to the product label.
Bora-Care with Mold-Care information states it kills all forms of fungi and the sanitiizing and disinfecting comment only refers to this type of issue. The specific active ingredient in MoldCare is a special disinfectant, the same as used to sanitize restaurants and hospitals, that has been formulated by Nisus to be used with Bora-Care for even greater performance, especially against mold fungi. This information is stated by Nisus on the Technical Bulletin. You may need Nisus DSV if you need a broad-spectrum disinfectant, sanitizer, and/or viricide.
Bora-Care with Mold-Care is safe when used as directed. It is best to wear a mask, gloves and long sleeves if you are going to be applying the Bora-Care with Mold-Care over head where it may drip on you. A respirator is also the best option if in an area where you cannot get to fresh free flowing air or ventilation is poor. If skin contact is made removed any containimated clothing and rinse skin immediately with plenty of water for 15-20 minutes per the SDS.
Yes Boracare with Moldcare can be used in an area that was treated with Timbor. 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, you should apply Mold-Clean before applying the BoraCare with Mold-Care.
Depending on the thickness and length of your siding will determine what lower mixing ratio to mix the BoraCare with Mold Care. Please refer to page 8 of the label for mixing application rates for siding to help you. Also, the BoraCare with Mold Care can remain stable for up to 30 days after it is mixed. Unless you are treating for wood destroying insects such as termites or powderpost beetles, you will not need to use the BoraCare in addition to the BoraCare with Mold Care. We recommend for specific instructions on your application that you contact the manufacturer Nisus directly at (800) 264-0870 for better details.
We would recommend using Boracare with Moldcare for the wood in the area. This will kill and prevent mold and rot in raw wood. Not only does Bora-Care with Mold-Care treat mold, but it also acts as a surface protectant, killing all forms of fungi, sanitizing and disinfecting the treated area. In addition, wood treated with Bora-Care with Mold-Care will render wood impervious to termites, powderpost beetles and othe wood-destroying insects. This one gallon container 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.
We would also recommend replacing any rotted wood and using a sealant or paint on the wood after application. This product will last for the life of the wood as well.
Yes, 1st using Mold Clean to clean the existing stains would be recommened then applying BoraCare with Mold Care to actually treat the extisting mold and prevent any future growth. Since BoraCare with Mold Care will aid in preventative measures against wood destroying insects (termites, powderpost beetles), you do not have to use BoraCare if you do not want to. You can use the BoraCare with Mold Care alone or use in addition to BoraCare for extra preventative applications.