Tim-bor is a wood preservative that stops and prevents rot and insect attack. It can be sprayed or brushed onto the surface of lumber, timbers, OSB or plywood.
It's an essential wood care product aimed at preventing future damage. Tim-bor is a water soluble inorganic borate salt with insecticidal and fungicidal properties effective against wood-destroying organisms, including the target pests listed below. This product can be used for remedial treatment of infested wood, for preventative treatment (before signs of infestations) for wood in existing structures, or for pre-treatment of wood during construction. Tim-bor is recommended for wood and cellulose materials, in accordance with the specific treatment methods described herein. Tim-bor is effective for all interior and exterior wood (and wood-foam composite structural components) that will be protected from excessive rain and not in direct contact with soil. Types of wood include, but are not limited to, all types of lumber, logs, and plywood. This product is toxic to wood-destroying insects, but surface etching of treated wood by target organisms may occur.
Preparation of treatment solution:
* 10% aqueous solution: To prepare solution, water should be added to the tank to about 80% of the final volume of solution required. While agitating, add 1.0 pound of Tim-bor gradually for each gallon on treating solution required. The remaining water is then added and the solution is agitated until the product has dissolved.
* 15% aqueous solution: Prepare solution as above, but gradually add 1.5 pounds of Tim-bor for each gallon of treating solution that is required. Note: this concentrated solution should be used immediately and should not be stored. Equipment should be rinsed and cleaned after use.
* 15% foam: Prepare 15% aqueous solution as listed above and add surfactant/foaming agent. Typically 1-2 ounces of foaming agent added to the 15% aqueous solution will produce a dry foam with the desired expansion ratios of approximately 20 to 1 (approximately 20 gallons of foam per 1 gallon of aqueous solution). Tim-bor foam should be of a consistency that adheres to wood surfaces, so that run off is minimized. Since each foam machine can produce different foams, refer to the equipment manufacturer manuals and the surfactant's label for specific instructions.