Tim-bor Professional can be used on new wood for prevention of wood boring insects and fungi/decay.
Timbor will last up to 3-5 years, if kept away form heat and moisture.
No, Tim-bor Professional can only be applied to raw, untreated wood that has not been painted, stained or has any type of sealant. Any finish needs to be removed by sanding down to the raw wood, or you can drill holes and inject the Timbor directly into the wood.
We would not recommend using a borate product such as Timbor or Boracare on the leaves since the product could potentially damage the leaves. These products are designed to be used on sturdier cellulosic materials such as wooden beams and slats. If you are not able to replace the infested branches, then you would likely need to have a professional company fumigate the structure.
Timbor will not treat mildew/mold. The best way to prevent mold and mildew is eliminating the conditions that are allowing either to thrive. If you are planning to treat raw wood that has not been painted, stained, or otherwise treated with anything, you could use Boracare with Mold-Care to treat and prevent mold.
Per the product label, you can inject or dust Timbor at a rate of 0.5 oz per square foot when treating wall voids for insects such as carpenter ants. If you are mixing Timbor in water and creating a foam with a foaming solution and foamer, then you would use 1.5 oz of Timbor per gallon of water and use a high expansion foam. Keep in mind that drilling into and injecting a product like Timbor into all your wall voids is a tedious and labor-intensive application that is often best left to professionals. We have a great Carpenter Ant Treatment Guide here that may better assist you.
Tim-bor Professional should be applied only to raw wood as directed.
Timbor contains a non-corrusive borate mineral salt that will not break down over time and kills termites and other listed pests.
Timbor is intended more for protecting new wood only, or wood that you know does not have any issues. Timbor will only penetrate the outer layer of the wood (about 1/4 inch) so it is more for protection or for treating the surface of the wood. If you have an active infestation of powder-post beetles or wood borers deep inside the wood then Timbor would not make it through the wood to kill these insects. We would recommend that you use Boracare instead, as it will penetrate completely through the wood. You can purchase these products directly from our website by clicking the links above (in blue), or you can call us at 866-581-7378 to place your order by phone.
Tim-bor Professional is an insecticide, fungicide and wood preservative for the protection and treatment of lumber against fungal decay and wood-destroying insects. However, is not to be applied to any live trees. Depending on the type of borer being treated, you can look at using a product like Dominion 2L. When using Dominion 2L Termiticide for borers, it is labeled to be applied as a soil injection which includes grid systems, circle systems, basal systems, and soil drench applications.
Any primer or paint can safely be applied to Tim-bor treated wood as long as Timbor is completely dry after the treatment and dry to the touch. Keep in mind that Timbor can leave a visible residue after it dries. If you need a clear and smooth result on the wood, then we recommend applying Boracare instead.
We would recommend that you apply Bora-Care to the raw wood or have the furniture fumigated by a local company for the best treatment for powderpost beetles.