Tim-bor Professional - Questions & Answers

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  • Asked by Errol from Tucker, Ga
    03/10/2016
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    Does Timbor kill vegetation and weeds?
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    Timbor is an insecticide so it should have no effect on vegetation or weeds. You may want to check out the Herbicides & Weed Killers section of our website. 

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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 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?
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    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 Jerome
    02/01/2017
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    Can Timbor be used to treat canvas against mildew?
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    Timbor is only designed to be applied to wood and does not treat mildew/mold.  We would not recommend applying it to canvas.

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  • Asked by Nina from Arroyo Grande, Ca
    04/02/2017
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    Do I was off Timbor 24 hours after applying to bedroom hardwood floor and walls to kill green mold?
    It has a film coat on my painted wall and floor? My bed is at that corner, do I wash it off because I will breathe and sleep right next to it. What do I use to wash it off ?
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    Timbor will not kill any actively growing mold.  It is a wettable powder for prevention of wood boring insects and fungi, that leaves a white residue on wood surfaces after it is applied and would not wash off wood surfaces.  If you were to sand after application of Timbor it could remove the Timbor as it only penetrates approx. 1/4 inch into the wood. Since the product would not penetrate walls, you can remove from those surfaces using a wash cloth and water.

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  • Asked by William from Bellevue
    05/27/2017
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    How much Timbor do I mix in a 50 gallon tank to get 15% solution?
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    The rate of Timbor in a 50 gallon tank is 75 lbs to achieve a 15% solution.
     

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  • Asked by Jen from Houston, Tx
    01/09/2018
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    Could a dye be a potential problem for a Tim-bor solution since the product specs have no mention of adding dye?
    We are building & the company builder recommended to treat all of the interior wood is adding a blue dye to the Timbor solution. Company's reason is to insure that all the wood has been sprayed so the dye helps to visibly see the areas that's been treated.
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    It is fine and very common to add a spray indicator dye to Tim-bor or similar wood treatment products before spraying. This helps to keep track of what wood has been treated, and it does not interefere with the efficacy of the Tim-bor. Keep in mind that the spray indicator will not fade on the wood: it will be visible permanently.

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  • Asked by Br from Birmingham, Al
    02/08/2018
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    Is Tim-bor safe for pregnant women to breathe after being sprayed on wood beams under house?
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    We recommend that anyone other than the applicator stay out of an area treated with Tim-Bor until the application is completely dry. Though Tim-Bor should not have an odor when being applied, if there is any odor then the area should be ventilated before re-entry. You can view further safety information on the SDS here.

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  • Asked by Dw from Lemon Grove, Ca
    10/13/2018
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    Can I paint over Tim-Bor Professional with a latex-based primer?
    I intend to use Timbor Professional on new wood for an outside deck which I will primer and paint with a Latex based product
    A

    Yes, as long as the application of Tim-bor Professional is completely dry, you can use a latex or other paint/stain product.

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  • Asked by Nancy from East Millsboro
    08/18/2019
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    Will the use of Tim-bor on roof purlins cause metal roof panels to rust?
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    Tim-bor Professional is labeled as non-corrosive so it will not cause metals to rust.  

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  • Asked by Robert from Huntington,tx
    07/16/2013
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    Can Timbor be mixed with propylene glycol?
    Can this product be mixed with a 50/50 water and propylene glycol solution, as a cheaper alternative to BoraCare?
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    Timbor is not labeled to be mixed with propylene glycol, therefore we cannot recommend to mix. We do strongly stand behind Boracare as a raw wood treatment and preventative. Please contact us at 866-581-7378 for further information.
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  • Asked by Michael from Encino
    08/23/2013
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    How is Timbor mixed and applied as a foam?
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    Timbor is diluted with water and mixed with a foaming agent such as, ProFoam. The solution is applied in a foam applicator such as, Chapin Poly Foamer.
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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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  • 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 Maggie from Bradenton Fl
    01/31/2015
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    Can Timbor and Premise2 be combined for drywood termite treatment?
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    You would not want to combine Premise and Timbor together to treat but you can use them in combination.  You can treat an active infestation with the Premise but drilling into the gallery and spraying or foaming there.  Then you can use the Timbor to protect from any future infestations or use just it to treat the active infestation.
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  • Asked by Philip from Crysler, On., Ca.
    02/13/2015
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    Is it legal to have Timbor shipped to Canada?
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    We apologize but we do not ship to Canada and are not aware of the laws involved in shipping Timbor there.  We would recommend checking with customs on whether you would be able to ship to Canada or not.
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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 Heath from Tampa, Fl
    10/10/2016
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    Can I use Timbor to treat powderpost beetles on leaves on a tiki hut?
    I have a tiki hut that has palm leaves for the roof. The stems of the leaves are infected with powderpost beetles. Which is the best product to treat this issue?
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    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.

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  • Asked by Iram from Mclean
    08/02/2017
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    Is Timbor available in gel form?
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    Timbor itself is not avaialble in gel but Jecta contains the same active ingredient and is a gel. 

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  • Asked by Kenneth from Wilburn, Ar
    10/22/2017
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    Is Timbor effective when applied in soil near footings and under buildings?
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    Timbor is a wood treatment product only and would not be effective at all in soil. If you want to treat soil to protect against wood destroying insects like termites you would need to use something like Taurus SC in a trench application.  We have a guide on how to use it here.

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