Tim-bor Professional - Questions & Answers

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  • Asked by Glenn from Toronto, Ontario
    02/27/2018
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    Is the sanding dust, sawdust, and planing shavings from lumber treated with Tim-Bor harmful to my health?
    Are there any precautions that need to be taken or personal protection equipment required when working with lumber treated with Tim-Bor regarding sanding dust, sawdust, etc.?
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    If you are working with wood that has been treated with Timbor, you would use the same PPE that you would need for sanding and other woodworking. Ideally, you would treat lumber with Timbor or another borate wood treatment after final cutting has been done for best protection: Timbor is absorbed about 1/4 inch into the wood where it is applied.

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  • Asked by Richard from Indian Rocks,florida
    05/02/2018
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    What is the shelf life of Tim-Bor?
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    Timbor will last up to 3-5 years, if kept away form heat and moisture.

     

     

     

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  • Asked by Irene from Bend, Or
    07/03/2018
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    I am removing rotten wood and want to decontaminate the area before adding new wood. Can I use Tim-bor?
    A

    Tim-bor Professional can be used on new wood for prevention of wood boring insects and fungi/decay.

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  • Asked by John from Highland
    09/05/2018
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    Can you mix a coloring agent with Tim-bor Professional?
    Am I correct that this is basically boric acid
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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 and will be visible permanently. Timbor is a borate solution. 

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  • Asked by Angela from Atlanta, Ga
    10/04/2018
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    How do I get the white residue off finished wood after using Tim-bor Professional?
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    According to the manufacturer, you can use mild soap and water to clean up any residue left behind after applying Tim-bor Professional.  After cleaning with the soap and water mixture, be sure to rinse the area with clean water so there is no soapy residue left behind. This may have to be done more than once.  

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  • Asked by Sara from Hot Springs Nc
    10/16/2018
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    Can Tim-bor Professional be applied to painted wood?
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    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. 

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  • Asked by Bob from London. Ky
    12/25/2018
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    Can Tim-bor Professional be mixed into my exterior stain and applied to bare wood?
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    Tim-bor Professional can be mixed with water only.  Once the area is dry you would then paint.

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  • Asked by Javier
    07/13/2019
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    Once the Tim-bor Professional solution is mixed with water, can it be stored?
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    Once mixed, Timbor should be used or discarded within 24 hours. 

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  • Asked by Kirk
    07/12/2022
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    Will Tim-bor Professional work on treated wood?
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    Tim-bor Professional cannot be applied to wood that is already finished with a stain, sealant, or paint. If the wood is pressure treated, there is no need to treat it with the product, however if you still would like to ,Boracare would be the product to use and expect it to absorb and dry slower than on raw untreated wood. 
     

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  • Asked by Mary from Wapwallopen, Pa
    04/14/2017
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    Does Timbor work against Carpenter Bees?
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    Timbor and Bora-Care are not labeled for carpenter bees.

    For carpenter bees, we would recommend using our Carpenter Bee Kit. It has everything inside of it to do a complete treatment for bees.

    Please also check out our Carpenter Bee Guide for wonderful tips on how to treat and prevent them in the future.

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  • Asked by Kerry from Apopka, Fl
    07/15/2017
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    Does Timbor kill fleas?
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    Timbor is labeled for the treatment of wood destroying insects only and will not kill fleas.  Please take a moment to look over our article on How to Get Rid of Fleas for more information on products which can successfully be used to control fleas. 

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  • Asked by Sbm
    08/17/2017
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    Can I use Timbor on concrete by drilling/injecting method around the perimeter of a masonry building?
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    No, Timbor is only used directly on wood.

    It is recommended that you use something like Termidor SC or Taurus SC to inject into the ground.  This product will last for up to 10 years in the soil once applied. Please check out our Termite Guide for tips on how to treat and prevent termites in the future.

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  • Asked by Sid from Orlando
    04/25/2018
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    Is Tim-bor Professional the best for stained/ already painted wood furniture?
    I have furniture which was imported out side of USA. It appear that one wooden table have Powderpost Beetles as we started noticing powder on floor and tiny holes on table base.
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    Tim-bor Professional or Bora-Care can only be applied to raw wood. Painting, staining, sealing etc can be done after the application has completely dried. If the wood cannot be sanded to original form and treated, you may want to look into fumigating the furniture in your area.

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  • Asked by Steve from Wilmington, Nc
    04/29/2018
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    Will Tim-bor prevent beetles from returning if used on wood that is already infested?
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    Boracare would be a better option than Tim-Bor if you are treating an active infestation.  Boracare will completely penetrate the wood where it is applied, whereas Tim-Bor will only penetrate the first couple of layers. 

     

     

     

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  • Asked by John from Millsboro, De
    06/01/2018
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    Can I use Tim-bor Professional to treat an antique settee infested with powder post beetles?
    The branches of the settee have exit holes, and may be an active infestation. The largest branches are less than 2" in diameter. I have already purchased Timbor, but have learned that Boracare might provide better penetration. Would I be OK if I used Timbor, waited for a few weeks before removing any residue and then using a varnish. It will be used indoors.
    A

    Tim-bor Professional will only penetrate ¼ inch into the wood so it would not be recommended to treat active infestations, only for prevention.  Boracare is a better option, as it will penetrate deeper and will dry clear when applied as directed.

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  • Asked by John from Millsboro, De
    06/02/2018
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    Can Jecta be thinned with a paint brush for powderpost beetle applications?
    I would prefer to use Bora Care rather than Timbor.
    A

    We recommend Bora-Care on raw wood, using Jecta as directed (without altering) or getting fumigation treatment locally for controlling powderpost beetles.

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  • Asked by Victor from Richmond
    07/24/2018
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    Can I treat an antique table with Timbor or Bora-Care for active powderpost beetles?
    I have antique furniture with post beetles and I want to treat the furniture.
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    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.

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  • Asked by Linda from Lamesa, Ca
    09/09/2018
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    Can Tim-bor be used in carpet for fleas? Is it safe for small dogs?
    A

    Timbor is labeled for the treatment of wood destroying insects only and will not kill fleas on carpeted areas.  Please take a moment to look over our article on How to Get Rid of Fleas for more information on products which can successfully be used to control fleas. 

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  • Asked by Rob from Augusta, Ga
    09/28/2018
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    Can Timbor be used to treat or prevent against mildew?
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    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. 

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  • Asked by Dw from Lemon Grove, Ca
    10/11/2018
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    Can I add a "spreader-sticker" to the TimBor solution?
    I want to add a spreader sticker to the Timbor pre paint. Will it impede the adhesion of the paint to the lumber?
    A

    Per the label instructions, Timbor should only be used with a surfactant when performing a foam application, not when spraying or painting on the surface of raw wood.

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