Tim-bor Professional - Questions & Answers

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  • Asked by J from Redwood City Ca
    06/24/2012
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    Is timbor effective at killing silverfish? Also,is it ok to paint over plywood after treatment with timbor?
    I asked about silverfish because after spraying the cracks of my garage framing,I noticed the silverfish running out of the cracks.
    A
    Timbor is not actually labeled for silverfish though it may actually eliminate silverfish that come into contact with treated areas. Any primer or paint can be applied to Timbor treated wood as long as the Timbor application is completely dry to the touch.
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  • Asked by Ray from Aurora
    08/01/2014
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    Indoor use
    I want to use the timbor on a 130 yr old barn beam that I will convert to a mantle. I plan on spraying it with timbor, letting it dry, sanding lightly, then sealing it with Tung oil. Is the Timbor safe to have in a home? The mantle will be over a working fireplace. Is heat a problem?
    A
    Yes, Timbor is meant to be used on indoor areas that will not be exposed to the elements. Timbor should only be applied for eradicating fungus off of wood and for protecting new wood from future infestation. Heat should not be a problem once the product is dried and sealed within the wood. Be aware that Timbor does only absorb 1/4 of an inch into the wood. If you are looking for something to penetrate the wood and last for the lifetime of the wood, we would recommend Boracare. Please let us know if you have any additional questions.
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  • Asked by Peter from Calgary Alberta
    10/12/2012
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    do you ship to Canada - where can I get in Calgary Canada?
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    Unfortunately we do not ship to Canada at this time.  Many of our Canadian customers will have a product shipped to someone in the United States that they happen to know like a friend or family member, and they they forward it onto Canada. We do offer FREE shipping within the US. We are not sure where you can get these products in Canada
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  • Asked by Sb from Oakland, Ca
    05/22/2014
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    2 Questions: Disposal & Reuse Timbor
    What is the proper way to dispose of any remaining liquid or powder? Is there any issue in reusing a garden sprayer I have for other uses AFTER I have used it to spray Timbor? Thanks!
    A
    Disposal of Timbor per label: Wastes resulting from the use of this product may be disposed of on site or at an approved waste disposal facility. Please contact your local sanitation dept. We do not recommend using the same sprayer for gardening. 
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  • Asked by Jerry from Dover, Oh
    05/29/2013
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    ll timbor harm wiring and plumbing pvc or copper
    A
    I'm sorry but we do not know what you are trying to ask. Please rephrase your question or statement so we can better assist you.
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  • Asked by Jason
    01/24/2015
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    Can Timbor be used to remediate dry rot? What percent solution should be used?
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    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.

     

    - See more at: http://www.domyownpestcontrol.com/timbor-p-144.html?keywords=dry+rot&search_for=questions#questions
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  • Asked by Anna from Tomah, Wisconsin
    07/09/2018
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    My husband and I sprayed a 15% solution on our log siding over the weekend and it dripped and hardened overnig
    Last weekend, we pressure-washed, hand-scraped, and washed the siding in a TSP and bleach solution. This was what we thought to be the last step before staining.
    A

    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 ¼ inch into the wood. If you are treating wood that is exterior wood or wood used for decoration or furnishing that will be stained or painted, then it would best to use Boracare to treat the wood before finishing it. Boracare is the liquid version of Timbor, it absorbs more thoroughly into the wood, and it dries clear and smooth when applied correctly.

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  • Asked by Glenn
    12/18/2015
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    What type of respiratory or other protective equipment should be used when applying Tim-bor?
    When applying Timbor under an open wood deck with good ventilation should a specific type of protective mask and clothing be used?
    A

    Timbor is actually odorless so you don't necessarily have to wear a protective mask but if you desire to do so anyway, we would recommend using an N95 Valved Respiratory Mask.

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  • Asked by Jim from Rio Grande Nj
    06/23/2014
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    Can Timbor be applied using a spray mister to a crawl space with limited access?
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    Timbor cannot be applied using a spray mister or fogger, it would clog it. We would recommend applying using a paint brush or pump sprayer.
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  • Asked by Luis from San Diego, Ca
    06/20/2017
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    Can I paint or stain over Timbor?
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    Any primer or paint can safely be applied to Timbor treated wood as long as Timbor is completely dry after treatment and dry to the touch.  There should be no issues once it is completely dried.

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  • Asked by Thomas from Ruskin, Fl
    07/18/2017
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    Can Timbor be mixed with ethylene glycol to help it penetrate into the wood? This would be less expensive than using Boracare.
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    Timbor will only penetrate 1/4 inch into the wood since it is a powder.  It should only be mixed with water as directed on the product label.  If you do mix it with other products, it will clump and not work the way you would like it to.  If you need better penetration, Boracare is the only way to do so.

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  • Asked by Cheryl from Garden Grove
    07/05/2016
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    After the application of Timbor on the interior of building, does it need to be painted?
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    It is recommended that you use a sealant or paint on the wood treated with Timbor. This will seal the product into the wood so that it will last for the life of the wood. It is not necessary to paint or use a sealant though. 

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  • Asked by James from Captain Cook, Hi
    04/24/2013
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    Powder post beetles are infesteing the paper mache art I create. How can I stop them?
    I use flour/water/newspaper mix to make my paper mache art. Can I add Timbor to my flour/water mix, or should I spray my sculptures after they dry? They are painted after with acrylic paint.
    A
    We do not have any experience with treating paper mache. We recommend you contact the manufacturer of Timbor for more information. You can reach Nisus by calling 800-264-0870
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  • Asked by Steve from Castro Valley, Ca
    02/18/2016
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    Is Timbor harmful to wildlife?
    I seen in an earlier answer a professional staff member stated that "Timbor is not harmful to pets or wildlife" when it clearly states on the bucket/label that "This pesticide is toxic to fish and wildlife" Why is there conflicting answers?
    A

    Timbor is safe around wildlife and/or pets when it is used as directed. While you are doing a treatment, it is recommended that pets/wildlife out of the area until the product has dried completely. It should also not be used directly in sitting water. Timbor is used around structural wood so it should not come in contact with wildlife or pets.

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  • Asked by Ken from Los Angeles, Ca
    12/01/2016
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    Can you use Timbor with anti-freeze to make your own Bora-Care?
    Can you mix car anti-freeze with the powdered Timbor...and paint it on...seems like a cheaper solution to Borocare..which u have to mix 50-50 with water...
    A

    Timbor is not labeled to be used in this manner, and we can make no recommendations on this usage. Should you have any further questions feel free to contact the product manufacturer, Nisus, directly at 800-264-0870.

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  • Asked by Jessica from St. Louis, Mo
    07/28/2014
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    Should all parts of a new construction home be treated with Timbor? (Sheathing, trusses, studs, etc.)
    What percent solution is recommended for a new construction?
    A
    We would recommend treating all wood components of a new construction. The better the coverage, the better the results. To create a 10% solution mix one pound of Timbor to one gallon of water. This solution must be applied twice to a bare wood surface. To create a 15% solution, mix 1.5 pounds of Timbor to one gallon of water. This solution can be applied only once to the wood surface.
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  • Asked by Walt from Watsonville, Ca
    10/13/2016
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    Can you dip stud or beams using Timbor?
    Can new wood studs or beams be effectively treated by dipping in a tank filled with a Tim-bor solution frequently stirred so it remains in suspension? Could full immersion like this be more effective than spraying? It may also be quicker and more economical, with no overspray. Also, are oil-based or water-based sealers or paints better for sealing the dry treated wood and extending the life of the Tim-bor treatment, i.e., which type is preferred? Should any surface powder be brushed off for better adhesion before painting or sealed in?
    A

    Yes you can use the dip method when using Timbor however, you will still be getting the same 15% solution rate as you would if you were spraying it on and getting the same 1/16" penetration level as well. To get the full penetration all the way through the wood we recommend using Boracare. Yes, you would want to get the surface powder left behind by the Timbor off the wood before using any finishing products.

     

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  • Asked by Kevin from Toronto
    03/09/2015
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    Can I mix Timbor with a glycol solution instead of water for deeper wood penetration?
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    No, Timbor cannot be mixed with anything else besides water. If you do mix it with other products, it will clump and not work the way you would like it to.
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  • Asked by Regina from Pittsboro, Nc
    12/03/2014
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    Will Timbor work if sprayed on gravel before concrete is poured for a slab-on-grade floor?
    There will be EPS foam insulation placed over the gravel then 6 mil poly sheathing, then the concrete pour. Or would it be better to spray the bottom side of the foam instead of the gravel?
    A
    Is this for general insect control? We have a few more questions to accuractly answer your questions. Please call us at 866-581-7378 so that we can better assist you.
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  • Asked by Bill from New Hampton Ny
    10/31/2014
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    I am in NY state-can't buy Timbor -what major chain stores sell it if I buy it in a different state
    A
    Currently, the State of New York restricts shipment of all termiticides, such as Timbor, to your state so it would not be available to homeowners at local stores and we are not aware of what stores in other states would carry.  We do offer free shipping to anywhere in the continental US so would be able to ship to another state for you.
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