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.
Timbor will last up to 3-5 years, if kept away form heat and moisture.
Tim-bor Professional can be used on new wood for prevention of wood boring insects and fungi/decay.
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.
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.
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.
Tim-bor Professional can be mixed with water only. Once the area is dry you would then paint.
Once mixed, Timbor should be used or discarded within 24 hours.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.