ACS Boracol 10 - Boron Woodworm & Rot Treatment

ACS Boracol 10 is a ready-to-use, boron-based woodworm and rot treatment that serves as a wood preservative and surface biocide. It effectively treats woodworm, wood-rotting fungi, and organic growth, providing a versatile solution for various applications.

ACS Boracol 10's standout features include low VOC, being practically odourless and non-staining, and non-flammable. ACS Boracol 10 is efficient on both timber and masonry surfaces and can be used with ACS Ecobor 40 Paste for enhanced results.

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ACS Boracol 10 is a ready-to-use, boron-based woodworm and rot treatment that serves as a wood preservative and surface biocide. It effectively treats woodworm, wood-rotting fungi, and organic growth, providing a versatile solution for various applications.

ACS Boracol 10's standout features include low VOC, being practically odourless and non-staining, and non-flammable. ACS Boracol 10 is efficient on both timber and masonry surfaces and can be used with ACS Ecobor 40 Paste for enhanced results.

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Key Features of ACS Boracol 10

✔️ Ready-to-use, low VOC solution, ensuring eco-friendly and safe application.

✔️ Effective against woodworm, wood-rotting fungi, and organic growth on both timber and masonry.

✔️ Practically odourless and non-staining, ideal for domestic and professional use.

✔️ Non-flammable, promoting safety during application and storage.

✔️ Can be used alongside ACS Ecobor 40 Paste for enhanced fungal decay treatment.

 

Full Product Description

ACS Boracol 10 is a powerful woodworm and rot treatment for use on both timber and masonry.

Containing the active ingredients Boric Acid and Benzalkonium Chloride, this boron-based product offers a comprehensive solution to preserve your wood and manage organic growth on various surfaces.

Its innovative formulation ensures effective treatment of woodworm, wood-rotting fungi, such as wet and dry rot, as well as eradicating and inhibiting organic growth, including algae, mould, mosses, and lichen on masonry and brickwork.

Additionally, ACS Boracol 10 may be used alongside ACS Ecobor 40 Paste as part of an eradication treatment against fungal decay, further enhancing its benefits.

ACS Boracol 10 is registered under the HSE COPR 1986 Regulations for use as directed (HSE No: 4911). Refer to Safety Data Sheet. Keep away from children.

  ACS Boracol 10 carries the HSE Approval No 4911.

  Read our Guides on 'How to Treat Woodworm & Wood Boring Insects' and 'How to Identify & Treat Dry Rot and Wet Rot on Timbers'


Product Benefits:

  • Ready-to-use Solution: ACS Boracol 10 comes pre-diluted, saving you time and effort in preparing the mixture.

  • Low VOC (Volatile Organic Content): A low VOC level ensures that this woodworm and rot treatment is eco-friendly and safe.

  • Practically Odourless and Non-Staining: This product is unobtrusive in use, offering minimal odour and no staining to surfaces, making it ideal for both domestic and professional use.

  • Non-Flammable: The non-flammable formula promotes safety during application and storage.

  • Equally Effective on Masonry and Timber: Versatility and effectiveness allow ACS Boracol 10 to be utilised across various surfaces and applications.


Typical Applications:

  • As a Wood Preservative Treatment against Woodworm and other Wood Boring Insects: ACS Boracol 10 penetrates deep into the timber to target woodworm and other wood-boring insects, protecting your wood from further damage and promoting structural longevity.

  • As a Wood Preservative Treatment against Wood Rotting Fungi (Dry Rot & Wet Rot): The boric acid and benzalkonium chloride work together to eliminate wood rotting fungi, allowing ACS Boracol 10 to preserve the integrity and lifespan of your wood structures.

  • As a Surface Biocide to Eradicate and Inhibit Organic Growth (Algae, Mould, Mosses and Lichen): ACS Boracol 10 not only treats woodworm and wood rot but is also highly effective in eradicating and inhibiting the growth of algae, mould, mosses, and lichen on all types of masonry and brickwork. This surface biocide application ensures a healthier and more aesthetically pleasing environment, providing added value to homeowners and professionals alike.


Active Ingredients:

Disodium Octaborate Tetrahydrate (10% w/w):

Disodium octaborate tetrahydrate is a boron-based compound that acts as the main active ingredient in ACS Boracol 10. This compound plays a crucial role in combating woodworm and fungal growth in timber and masonry surfaces. Once applied, disodium octaborate tetrahydrate penetrates deep into the wood and inhibits the growth of wood-boring insects and fungi.

Disodium Octaborate Tetrahydrate is particularly effective in wood preservation due to its high solubility in water. Once dissolved, this compound becomes readily available for penetration into the wood's cell walls, creating a protective barrier that deters pests and rot-causing fungi.


Benzalkonium Chloride (2-3% w/w):

Benzalkonium Chloride is a quaternary ammonium compound that is primarily used as a surface disinfectant. In ACS Boracol 10, benzalkonium chloride serves as a co-active ingredient, working in conjunction with disodium octaborate tetrahydrate to eradicate wood-rotting fungi and inhibit the growth of organic organisms such as algae, mould, mosses, and lichens on masonry and brick surfaces.

Benzalkonium Chloride works by disrupting the cell membrane of microorganisms, including those that cause rot and decay. It is highly effective in eliminating these microorganisms by breaking down their cell walls, killing them in the process.


Monoethylene Glycol (10-20% w/w):

In ACS Boracol 10, Monoethylene Glycol serves as a fragrance-free solvent to dissolve the active ingredients, making them readily available for penetration into timber and masonry surfaces.

Monoethylene Glycol is an emollient that promotes hydration in wood and masonry surfaces, preventing them from becoming brittle and dry. In addition, it provides a protective coating that prevents the treated surfaces from drying out, further extending their lifespan.

Protection of Bats:

All bats are protected under The Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981. Before treating any structure used by bats, consult English Nature, Scottish National Heritage, The Countryside Council for Wales or The Department of the Environment for Northern Ireland.


Preparation - Beetle Infestations:

Ensure that all timbers to be treated adequately exposed and cleaned, (vacuum cleaning preferred). Any paint or varnish finishes or any severely damaged sapwood edges of timbers (‘frass’) should be removed prior to treatment where possible.

Remove thermal insulation in roof spaces (or roll up and completely cover) and do not reinstate until timbers are dry.

Cover fitted insulation (lagging on pipes) with polythene and cover water storage tanks with heavy grade polythene to be left in-situ after treatment.

Isolate electrical circuits in the treatment area during and for 8 hours after treatment and ensure that junction boxes etc. are adequately protected against the ingress of the fluid. Remove or cover all food-stuff before application as well as fish tanks / bowls.

Do not apply to surfaces on which food is prepared or stored.

Where applicable, notify occupants of adjoining properties before treatments commence.

Display Safety Notices conspicuously during treatment and leave on site after treatment for at least 48 hours.


Preparation - Fungal Decay - Dry Rot / Wet Rot:

Same as (Beetle Infestations) above plus - locate and rectify the source of dampness.

Cut out all structurally unsound timbers and make repairs isolating timbers where possible from damp masonry etc. and ensuring adequate ventilation.

For treatments of decayed timbers in-situ see ACS Ecobor 40 Paste.


Preparation - Organic Growth on Masonry:

Remove any thick layers of organic growth with a suitable brush or scraper.

Some species of lichens are resistant to treatment due to their impervious surface. To optimise the effect of the biocide solution it is advisable to abrade the face of such growths prior to treatment (e.g. by wire brush).


Application Method on Timbers:

Wear suitable protective clothing (coveralls), synthetic rubber/PVC gloves and face protection.

ACS Boracol 10 can be applied to timbers by brush or coarse spray.

During spray application some respiratory / face protection will normally be required.

Under normal circumstances one coat will be sufficient, however ensure that all accessible wood surfaces are thoroughly wetted out. Any surface which rapidly absorbs ACS Boracol 10 should be sprayed again at the time.

In the case of timber sub-floor areas, the base of the structural walls, sleeper walls and oversite (solum) should be treated with ACS Boracol 10.

Apply a second coat of ACS Boracol 10 after one to eight hours where there is severe fungal attack or the presence of House Longhorn beetle (Hylotropes Bajulus).

Provide adequate ventilation following treatments and maintain as long as possible after re-occupation.

Please note that any metallic surfaces (such as copper pipes) should be isolated from the treatment area as the boron salts may cause a chemical reaction causing surface pitting of the metal.


Application Method on Masonry:

Apply ACS Boracol 10 under dry conditions using a coarse spray to saturate the surface. Allow to dry thoroughly and apply a second coat if required.

Apply to refusal as coverage will be governed by the porosity and type of substrate i.e. wood, brickwork, concrete.

ACS Boracol 10 is suitable for application on roofs, walls timbers, paths and patios.


Coverage:

By Brush: 1 litre per 4m² to 8m² of timber surface.

By Spray: 1 litre per 4m² to 6m² of timber surface.


Finishing:

As long as timbers are dry, re-occupation can take place 48 hours after treatments are completed.

Floor coverings should not be laid for at least 72 hours (or longer for certain impermeable or other floor materials, e.g. vinyls, foam-backed carpets etc.) In all cases, use lining papers to protect coverings from direct contact with timbers.

Treated timbers can be over coated when dry with a range of decorative / protective paints etc. (to ensure compatibility check a small area first).

Q) What is ACS Boracol 10?

A) ACS Boracol 10 is a ready-to-use, boron-based treatment designed for woodworm, wood rot, and organic growth on surfaces. It serves as both a wood preservative and surface biocide, effectively dealing with wood-rotting fungi, algae, mould, mosses, and lichen on timber and masonry.


Q) How does ACS Boracol 10 work?

A) It contains active ingredients like Disodium Octaborate Tetrahydrate and Benzalkonium Chloride that penetrate the wood or masonry, eradicating and inhibiting the growth of wood-boring insects, fungi, and organic organisms by disrupting their cell membranes or creating protective barriers.


Q) Is ACS Boracol 10 safe for the environment?

A) Yes, it has low VOC (Volatile Organic Content), making it eco-friendly. Its formulation is designed to minimise environmental impact while being effective in treatment applications.


Q) Can ACS Boracol 10 be used indoors?

A) Yes, it is practically odourless and non-staining, making it suitable for both domestic and professional indoor applications without leaving any unwanted residues or odours.


Q) Is ACS Boracol 10 flammable?

A) No, ACS Boracol 10 is non-flammable, enhancing safety during application and storage.


Q) Can it be applied to surfaces other than wood?

A) Yes, ACS Boracol 10 is equally effective on masonry and brickwork, making it a versatile solution for various surfaces and applications.


Q) How is ACS Boracol 10 applied to timber?

A) It can be applied by brush or coarse spray, ensuring thorough wetting of all accessible wood surfaces. Severely affected areas may require a second coat after one to eight hours.


Q) Can ACS Boracol 10 be used on masonry?

A) Yes, apply it under dry conditions using a coarse spray to saturate the surface, and if necessary, apply a second coat after the first has thoroughly dried.


Q) Is ACS Boracol 10 effective against dry rot?

A) Yes, it effectively treats and prevents dry rot and other wood-rotting fungi, preserving the integrity and lifespan of wood structures.


Q) How does ACS Boracol 10 prevent woodworm infestations?

A) By penetrating deep into the timber, it targets and eliminates wood-boring insects, protecting the wood from further damage and ensuring structural longevity.


Q) Can it be used alongside other treatments?

A) Yes, ACS Boracol 10 can be used with ACS Ecobor 40 Paste for enhanced results, especially in eradicating fungal decay.


Q) What are the active ingredients in ACS Boracol 10?

A) It contains Disodium Octaborate Tetrahydrate, Benzalkonium Chloride, and Monoethylene Glycol, which work together to combat pests and fungi while ensuring the treated surfaces remain hydrated and protected.


Q) Is ACS Boracol 10 registered for safe use?

A) Yes, it is registered under the HSE COPR 1986 Regulations for use as directed, with HSE Approval No 4911, ensuring its compliance with safety standards.


Q) What precautions should be taken during application?

A) Wear protective clothing, gloves, and face protection. Ensure adequate ventilation, protect metallic surfaces, and cover areas not to be treated, such as food preparation surfaces.


Q) How does ACS Boracol 10 affect bats and their habitats?

A) All bats are protected, and consulting relevant wildlife authorities is necessary before treating any structure used by bats to avoid harm.


Q) What preparation is needed for beetle infestations?

A) Clean and expose all timbers, remove or cover insulation and electrical circuits, and protect against fluid ingress. Occupants of adjoining properties should be notified before treatments commence.


Q) How should ACS Boracol 10 be prepared for treating fungal decay?

A) Along with the steps for beetle infestations, identify and rectify the source of dampness, remove unsound timbers, and ensure adequate ventilation.


Q) Can ACS Boracol 10 treat organic growth on masonry?

A) Yes, it's highly effective in eradicating and inhibiting the growth of algae, mould, mosses, and lichen on masonry and brickwork.


Q) What should be done to optimise treatment on resistant lichens?

A) Abrade the face of resistant growths with a wire brush before treatment to enhance the effectiveness of the biocide solution.


Q) How should treated areas be handled post-application?

A) Provide adequate ventilation during and after application and ensure that the area remains ventilated as long as possible after re-occupation.


Q) Can ACS Boracol 10 cause reactions with metallic surfaces?

A) Yes, boron salts may cause chemical reactions with metallic surfaces, causing pitting. It's recommended to isolate metallic surfaces from the treatment area.


Q) How often should Boracol 10 be applied?

A) The frequency of application for Boracol 10 depends on the specific conditions and environment. For preventive maintenance, applying it once a year may suffice. However, in areas with high humidity, frequent rain, or for surfaces that are highly susceptible to mould and algae growth, it might be necessary to apply it more frequently, such as every six months, to maintain its effectiveness.


Q) Can ACS Boracol 10 be used in areas where pets and children play?

A) Yes, ACS Boracol 10 can be used in areas where pets and children play, but it is essential to ensure that the treated area is completely dry before allowing access. The product is designed to be low in VOCs and is practically odourless and non-staining, making it safer for use in domestic environments.


Q) What types of surfaces can ACS Boracol 10 be applied to?

A) ACS Boracol 10 can be applied to a wide range of surfaces including wood, canvas, and ropes. It's particularly effective for treating and preventing mould, mildew, and algae on wooden decks, canvas awnings, and marine ropes.


Q) How long does the protective effect of ACS Boracol 10 last?

A) The protective effect of ACS Boracol 10 can last for several months, depending on environmental conditions and the type of surface treated. In areas with high humidity or frequent exposure to rain, reapplication may be necessary more often to maintain its effectiveness.


Q) Is special equipment required for applying ACS Boracol 10?

A) No special equipment is required for applying ACS Boracol 10. It can be applied with a brush, roller, or garden sprayer, depending on the size of the area and the specific application needs.


Q) Can ACS Boracol 10 be used on interior surfaces?

A) Yes, ACS Boracol 10 can be used on interior surfaces, especially in areas prone to dampness and mould growth, such as basements, bathrooms, and kitchens. It is important to ensure adequate ventilation during application and drying.


Q) Is ACS Boracol 10 environmentally friendly?

A) ACS Boracol 10 is designed to be an environmentally conscious option for treating and preventing mould, mildew, and algae. It is low in VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds), practically odourless, and does not stain, making it a suitable choice for environmentally conscious users.

Key Features of ACS Boracol 10

✔️ Ready-to-use, low VOC solution, ensuring eco-friendly and safe application.

✔️ Effective against woodworm, wood-rotting fungi, and organic growth on both timber and masonry.

✔️ Practically odourless and non-staining, ideal for domestic and professional use.

✔️ Non-flammable, promoting safety during application and storage.

✔️ Can be used alongside ACS Ecobor 40 Paste for enhanced fungal decay treatment.

 

Full Product Description

ACS Boracol 10 is a powerful woodworm and rot treatment for use on both timber and masonry.

Containing the active ingredients Boric Acid and Benzalkonium Chloride, this boron-based product offers a comprehensive solution to preserve your wood and manage organic growth on various surfaces.

Its innovative formulation ensures effective treatment of woodworm, wood-rotting fungi, such as wet and dry rot, as well as eradicating and inhibiting organic growth, including algae, mould, mosses, and lichen on masonry and brickwork.

Additionally, ACS Boracol 10 may be used alongside ACS Ecobor 40 Paste as part of an eradication treatment against fungal decay, further enhancing its benefits.

ACS Boracol 10 is registered under the HSE COPR 1986 Regulations for use as directed (HSE No: 4911). Refer to Safety Data Sheet. Keep away from children.

  ACS Boracol 10 carries the HSE Approval No 4911.

  Read our Guides on 'How to Treat Woodworm & Wood Boring Insects' and 'How to Identify & Treat Dry Rot and Wet Rot on Timbers'


Product Benefits:

  • Ready-to-use Solution: ACS Boracol 10 comes pre-diluted, saving you time and effort in preparing the mixture.

  • Low VOC (Volatile Organic Content): A low VOC level ensures that this woodworm and rot treatment is eco-friendly and safe.

  • Practically Odourless and Non-Staining: This product is unobtrusive in use, offering minimal odour and no staining to surfaces, making it ideal for both domestic and professional use.

  • Non-Flammable: The non-flammable formula promotes safety during application and storage.

  • Equally Effective on Masonry and Timber: Versatility and effectiveness allow ACS Boracol 10 to be utilised across various surfaces and applications.


Typical Applications:

  • As a Wood Preservative Treatment against Woodworm and other Wood Boring Insects: ACS Boracol 10 penetrates deep into the timber to target woodworm and other wood-boring insects, protecting your wood from further damage and promoting structural longevity.

  • As a Wood Preservative Treatment against Wood Rotting Fungi (Dry Rot & Wet Rot): The boric acid and benzalkonium chloride work together to eliminate wood rotting fungi, allowing ACS Boracol 10 to preserve the integrity and lifespan of your wood structures.

  • As a Surface Biocide to Eradicate and Inhibit Organic Growth (Algae, Mould, Mosses and Lichen): ACS Boracol 10 not only treats woodworm and wood rot but is also highly effective in eradicating and inhibiting the growth of algae, mould, mosses, and lichen on all types of masonry and brickwork. This surface biocide application ensures a healthier and more aesthetically pleasing environment, providing added value to homeowners and professionals alike.


Active Ingredients:

Disodium Octaborate Tetrahydrate (10% w/w):

Disodium octaborate tetrahydrate is a boron-based compound that acts as the main active ingredient in ACS Boracol 10. This compound plays a crucial role in combating woodworm and fungal growth in timber and masonry surfaces. Once applied, disodium octaborate tetrahydrate penetrates deep into the wood and inhibits the growth of wood-boring insects and fungi.

Disodium Octaborate Tetrahydrate is particularly effective in wood preservation due to its high solubility in water. Once dissolved, this compound becomes readily available for penetration into the wood's cell walls, creating a protective barrier that deters pests and rot-causing fungi.


Benzalkonium Chloride (2-3% w/w):

Benzalkonium Chloride is a quaternary ammonium compound that is primarily used as a surface disinfectant. In ACS Boracol 10, benzalkonium chloride serves as a co-active ingredient, working in conjunction with disodium octaborate tetrahydrate to eradicate wood-rotting fungi and inhibit the growth of organic organisms such as algae, mould, mosses, and lichens on masonry and brick surfaces.

Benzalkonium Chloride works by disrupting the cell membrane of microorganisms, including those that cause rot and decay. It is highly effective in eliminating these microorganisms by breaking down their cell walls, killing them in the process.


Monoethylene Glycol (10-20% w/w):

In ACS Boracol 10, Monoethylene Glycol serves as a fragrance-free solvent to dissolve the active ingredients, making them readily available for penetration into timber and masonry surfaces.

Monoethylene Glycol is an emollient that promotes hydration in wood and masonry surfaces, preventing them from becoming brittle and dry. In addition, it provides a protective coating that prevents the treated surfaces from drying out, further extending their lifespan.

Protection of Bats:

All bats are protected under The Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981. Before treating any structure used by bats, consult English Nature, Scottish National Heritage, The Countryside Council for Wales or The Department of the Environment for Northern Ireland.


Preparation - Beetle Infestations:

Ensure that all timbers to be treated adequately exposed and cleaned, (vacuum cleaning preferred). Any paint or varnish finishes or any severely damaged sapwood edges of timbers (‘frass’) should be removed prior to treatment where possible.

Remove thermal insulation in roof spaces (or roll up and completely cover) and do not reinstate until timbers are dry.

Cover fitted insulation (lagging on pipes) with polythene and cover water storage tanks with heavy grade polythene to be left in-situ after treatment.

Isolate electrical circuits in the treatment area during and for 8 hours after treatment and ensure that junction boxes etc. are adequately protected against the ingress of the fluid. Remove or cover all food-stuff before application as well as fish tanks / bowls.

Do not apply to surfaces on which food is prepared or stored.

Where applicable, notify occupants of adjoining properties before treatments commence.

Display Safety Notices conspicuously during treatment and leave on site after treatment for at least 48 hours.


Preparation - Fungal Decay - Dry Rot / Wet Rot:

Same as (Beetle Infestations) above plus - locate and rectify the source of dampness.

Cut out all structurally unsound timbers and make repairs isolating timbers where possible from damp masonry etc. and ensuring adequate ventilation.

For treatments of decayed timbers in-situ see ACS Ecobor 40 Paste.


Preparation - Organic Growth on Masonry:

Remove any thick layers of organic growth with a suitable brush or scraper.

Some species of lichens are resistant to treatment due to their impervious surface. To optimise the effect of the biocide solution it is advisable to abrade the face of such growths prior to treatment (e.g. by wire brush).


Application Method on Timbers:

Wear suitable protective clothing (coveralls), synthetic rubber/PVC gloves and face protection.

ACS Boracol 10 can be applied to timbers by brush or coarse spray.

During spray application some respiratory / face protection will normally be required.

Under normal circumstances one coat will be sufficient, however ensure that all accessible wood surfaces are thoroughly wetted out. Any surface which rapidly absorbs ACS Boracol 10 should be sprayed again at the time.

In the case of timber sub-floor areas, the base of the structural walls, sleeper walls and oversite (solum) should be treated with ACS Boracol 10.

Apply a second coat of ACS Boracol 10 after one to eight hours where there is severe fungal attack or the presence of House Longhorn beetle (Hylotropes Bajulus).

Provide adequate ventilation following treatments and maintain as long as possible after re-occupation.

Please note that any metallic surfaces (such as copper pipes) should be isolated from the treatment area as the boron salts may cause a chemical reaction causing surface pitting of the metal.


Application Method on Masonry:

Apply ACS Boracol 10 under dry conditions using a coarse spray to saturate the surface. Allow to dry thoroughly and apply a second coat if required.

Apply to refusal as coverage will be governed by the porosity and type of substrate i.e. wood, brickwork, concrete.

ACS Boracol 10 is suitable for application on roofs, walls timbers, paths and patios.


Coverage:

By Brush: 1 litre per 4m² to 8m² of timber surface.

By Spray: 1 litre per 4m² to 6m² of timber surface.


Finishing:

As long as timbers are dry, re-occupation can take place 48 hours after treatments are completed.

Floor coverings should not be laid for at least 72 hours (or longer for certain impermeable or other floor materials, e.g. vinyls, foam-backed carpets etc.) In all cases, use lining papers to protect coverings from direct contact with timbers.

Treated timbers can be over coated when dry with a range of decorative / protective paints etc. (to ensure compatibility check a small area first).

Q) What is ACS Boracol 10?

A) ACS Boracol 10 is a ready-to-use, boron-based treatment designed for woodworm, wood rot, and organic growth on surfaces. It serves as both a wood preservative and surface biocide, effectively dealing with wood-rotting fungi, algae, mould, mosses, and lichen on timber and masonry.


Q) How does ACS Boracol 10 work?

A) It contains active ingredients like Disodium Octaborate Tetrahydrate and Benzalkonium Chloride that penetrate the wood or masonry, eradicating and inhibiting the growth of wood-boring insects, fungi, and organic organisms by disrupting their cell membranes or creating protective barriers.


Q) Is ACS Boracol 10 safe for the environment?

A) Yes, it has low VOC (Volatile Organic Content), making it eco-friendly. Its formulation is designed to minimise environmental impact while being effective in treatment applications.


Q) Can ACS Boracol 10 be used indoors?

A) Yes, it is practically odourless and non-staining, making it suitable for both domestic and professional indoor applications without leaving any unwanted residues or odours.


Q) Is ACS Boracol 10 flammable?

A) No, ACS Boracol 10 is non-flammable, enhancing safety during application and storage.


Q) Can it be applied to surfaces other than wood?

A) Yes, ACS Boracol 10 is equally effective on masonry and brickwork, making it a versatile solution for various surfaces and applications.


Q) How is ACS Boracol 10 applied to timber?

A) It can be applied by brush or coarse spray, ensuring thorough wetting of all accessible wood surfaces. Severely affected areas may require a second coat after one to eight hours.


Q) Can ACS Boracol 10 be used on masonry?

A) Yes, apply it under dry conditions using a coarse spray to saturate the surface, and if necessary, apply a second coat after the first has thoroughly dried.


Q) Is ACS Boracol 10 effective against dry rot?

A) Yes, it effectively treats and prevents dry rot and other wood-rotting fungi, preserving the integrity and lifespan of wood structures.


Q) How does ACS Boracol 10 prevent woodworm infestations?

A) By penetrating deep into the timber, it targets and eliminates wood-boring insects, protecting the wood from further damage and ensuring structural longevity.


Q) Can it be used alongside other treatments?

A) Yes, ACS Boracol 10 can be used with ACS Ecobor 40 Paste for enhanced results, especially in eradicating fungal decay.


Q) What are the active ingredients in ACS Boracol 10?

A) It contains Disodium Octaborate Tetrahydrate, Benzalkonium Chloride, and Monoethylene Glycol, which work together to combat pests and fungi while ensuring the treated surfaces remain hydrated and protected.


Q) Is ACS Boracol 10 registered for safe use?

A) Yes, it is registered under the HSE COPR 1986 Regulations for use as directed, with HSE Approval No 4911, ensuring its compliance with safety standards.


Q) What precautions should be taken during application?

A) Wear protective clothing, gloves, and face protection. Ensure adequate ventilation, protect metallic surfaces, and cover areas not to be treated, such as food preparation surfaces.


Q) How does ACS Boracol 10 affect bats and their habitats?

A) All bats are protected, and consulting relevant wildlife authorities is necessary before treating any structure used by bats to avoid harm.


Q) What preparation is needed for beetle infestations?

A) Clean and expose all timbers, remove or cover insulation and electrical circuits, and protect against fluid ingress. Occupants of adjoining properties should be notified before treatments commence.


Q) How should ACS Boracol 10 be prepared for treating fungal decay?

A) Along with the steps for beetle infestations, identify and rectify the source of dampness, remove unsound timbers, and ensure adequate ventilation.


Q) Can ACS Boracol 10 treat organic growth on masonry?

A) Yes, it's highly effective in eradicating and inhibiting the growth of algae, mould, mosses, and lichen on masonry and brickwork.


Q) What should be done to optimise treatment on resistant lichens?

A) Abrade the face of resistant growths with a wire brush before treatment to enhance the effectiveness of the biocide solution.


Q) How should treated areas be handled post-application?

A) Provide adequate ventilation during and after application and ensure that the area remains ventilated as long as possible after re-occupation.


Q) Can ACS Boracol 10 cause reactions with metallic surfaces?

A) Yes, boron salts may cause chemical reactions with metallic surfaces, causing pitting. It's recommended to isolate metallic surfaces from the treatment area.


Q) How often should Boracol 10 be applied?

A) The frequency of application for Boracol 10 depends on the specific conditions and environment. For preventive maintenance, applying it once a year may suffice. However, in areas with high humidity, frequent rain, or for surfaces that are highly susceptible to mould and algae growth, it might be necessary to apply it more frequently, such as every six months, to maintain its effectiveness.


Q) Can ACS Boracol 10 be used in areas where pets and children play?

A) Yes, ACS Boracol 10 can be used in areas where pets and children play, but it is essential to ensure that the treated area is completely dry before allowing access. The product is designed to be low in VOCs and is practically odourless and non-staining, making it safer for use in domestic environments.


Q) What types of surfaces can ACS Boracol 10 be applied to?

A) ACS Boracol 10 can be applied to a wide range of surfaces including wood, canvas, and ropes. It's particularly effective for treating and preventing mould, mildew, and algae on wooden decks, canvas awnings, and marine ropes.


Q) How long does the protective effect of ACS Boracol 10 last?

A) The protective effect of ACS Boracol 10 can last for several months, depending on environmental conditions and the type of surface treated. In areas with high humidity or frequent exposure to rain, reapplication may be necessary more often to maintain its effectiveness.


Q) Is special equipment required for applying ACS Boracol 10?

A) No special equipment is required for applying ACS Boracol 10. It can be applied with a brush, roller, or garden sprayer, depending on the size of the area and the specific application needs.


Q) Can ACS Boracol 10 be used on interior surfaces?

A) Yes, ACS Boracol 10 can be used on interior surfaces, especially in areas prone to dampness and mould growth, such as basements, bathrooms, and kitchens. It is important to ensure adequate ventilation during application and drying.


Q) Is ACS Boracol 10 environmentally friendly?

A) ACS Boracol 10 is designed to be an environmentally conscious option for treating and preventing mould, mildew, and algae. It is low in VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds), practically odourless, and does not stain, making it a suitable choice for environmentally conscious users.

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