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Ryan from Pa writes

Why is the BoraCare treated wood still sticky? Should I be concerned about insulating in these areas?

I treated the wood along the sill beam, subfloor, joists, etc. in my basement 6 days ago. I have had a fan running in the area to promote drying, yet the wood still seems to be sticky/wet. I am assuming that at this point this is not really water, more likely part of the penetrating agents? I need to replace the fiberglass batt insulation, is this likely to cause mold, problems, etc.? Any other thoughts to reduce the drying time? Would simply wiping down the wood at this point with a wet rag and then allowing another few hours dry time be sufficient? I did follow the mixing directions closely, including mixing with a drill and hot water for quite some time. I applied with the 2 gal Chapin sprayer waited 30 minutes and reapplied.

Answer:

Bora-Care should not be taking that long to dry.  Typically it only takes 24 hours.  Usually when this is the case, it means that too much was applied to the wood.  This may or may not be the case.  We would like you to call the manufacturer, Nisus, as they are the true experts on their own product and can better troubleshoot your situation.  You can reach them at:  Nisus: 800.264.0870

Answer last updated on: 11/03/2011

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