A proven and reliable transparent preservative prepared from Borax which can be used for interior or exterior applications. A natural product and known for centuries. It seeps quickly into the wood, protecting against fungi, termites and insects. It may be used to prime all types of wood surfaces, even timber with a moisture content above 20% or wood in contact with the ground. After treatment, wood becomes slightly brown in colour.
USE: Building frameworks, ceilings, decks, stalls, barns, windows, fence posts, garden furniture, railings, sand boxes etc.
Mix 150 grams Borax with one litre warm water (40C). Brush, dip or spray evenly, working it well into the grain.
For proper protection use the following quantities:
Timber thickness less than 40 mm = 300 ml solution p.sqm.
Timber thickness more than 40 mm = 350 ml solution p.sqm.
For small holes from borers a 15% solution may be injected into the holes using a syringe
Treated timber may be painted when completely dry. Before painting wash off the surplus of Borax on the surface, otherwise surface residue may inhibit paint adhesion or discolour the paint.
1 Litre covers 7-10 sqm., depending on the absorbency of the timber
Keep away from children. All types of exposure are considered to be practically non-harmful. The main effect of exposure is irritation due to the mildly corrosive nature of borate dusts and solutions.
Skin: Contact with skin may result in mild irritation. Wash contaminated skin with plenty of soap and water.
Eyes: Contamination may result in mild irritation. Irrigate with copious quantities of water for 15 minutes.
Inhalation: Remove victim from exposure.
Ingestion: Thoroughly rinse mouth with water. Give plenty of water to drink and induce vomiting.
Seek medical advice if effects persist.