Any primer or paint can safely be applied to
Timbor should only be used on raw wood that ideally is new. Timbor is not water repellant and it will not take care of any rot or mold on the wood. Timbor will only penetrate 1/4 of an inch into the wood and will leave a visible white residue on the surface. Boracare or Boracare with Mold Care would be your best options. As with Timbor, the Boracare will need to be applied to raw natural wood but it can be old or new. The Boracare will penetrate all the way into the wood and will not leave a visible residue on the surface. If the wood is going to continue to be exposed to the outdoor elements, you will need to seal it with a stain or finish of some sort to protect it. If you do this, the Boracare will last for the life of the wood. Boracare will treat and prevent (depending on the rate you use to dilute it) for wood destroying insects such as powderpost beetles, termites, and carpenter ants, as well as wood destroying fungus/rot. The Boracare with Mold Care will cover all of these same preventative measures and it also kills and prevents mold. Please take a look at the Boracare product label for exact instructions for use. You can also reference our article on How To Treat For Dry/Wood Rot.
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Timbor is a wettable powder and as such is not labeled to be fogged. Timbor will clog all foggers because it never truly goes into a solution but instead just goes into a suspension. Please take a few minutes to read the Timbor product label so you can see all of the ways it is labeled to be applied. Please provide additional information on the targeted insect so that we can assist you further. We are always happy to help!
Timbor should be used or discarded within 24 hours after being mixed with water.
Timbor is actually odorless so you don't necessarily have to wear a protective mask but if you desire to do so anyway, we
Did you pressure wash and scrape the wood after you applied Tim-Bor? If so, you may have removed much or all of your Timbor treatment. Tim-bor should be applied until the surfaces are wet but not to the point of runoff, and it absorbs about
Yes, it is recommended that you use a finish and/or sealant after using Timbor. It will potentially dry with a texture so you may have to sand it first.
Timbor does not treat or prevent for mold control. Spraying bleach on top of your application will likely pull or break down some of the particles which likely needs to be done so that you can put a true mold control product like Boracare with Mold Care on your wood to treat it. Also keep in mind, even with the use of proper mold control products to treat wood, if you have mold coming back that is because you have not fixed your moisture problem that is causing it to occur in the first place. You likely want to look at getting a dehumidifier for under your home and in your crawl space or put down a vapor barrier in those areas to cut down on excess moisture accumulating.