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ACS Boracol 5Rh is a professional-grade, ready-to-use, multi-purpose clear boron-based solution, specifically designed for use as a Teak Deck Wood Treatment for yachts and superyachts.
With its powerful cleaning capabilities and versatility in treating wood and masonry alike, ACS Boracol 5Rh is a reliable and effective solution for a variety of cleaning and preservation applications.
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ACS Boracol 5Rh is a high-performance, clear boron-based solution that includes Disodium Octaborate Tetrahydrate and Benzalkonium Chloride as its primary constituents. Primarily designed for treating teak deck wood on yachts and superyachts, this ready-to-use formula ensures long-lasting protection against mold, algae, and other organic growth, while restoring and preserving the original beauty of the wood.
Not limited to wood treatment, ACS Boracol 5Rh is also an effective solution for eradicating and inhibiting organic growth on masonry and brickwork, making it a versatile addition to your cleaning and restoration toolkit.
Furthermore, this product serves as a reliable wood preservative treatment against woodworm, other wood-boring insects, and wood-rotting fungi like dry rot and wet rot, keeping your wooden structures safe and durable over time.
ACS Boracol 5Rh is registered under the HSE COPR 1986 Regulations for use as directed (HSE No: 8984). Refer to Safety Data Sheet. Keep away from children.
ACS Boracol 5Rh carries the HSE Approval No 8984.
Read our Guide on How To Maintain Teak Decks On Yachts With Boracol.
Ready-to-use Solution: ACS Boracol 5Rh requires no dilution, saving time and effort during application.
Multi-use Preservative: A wide spectrum of activity allows this solution to treat a variety of organic growth and insects on multiple surfaces.
Low VOC (Volatile Organic Content): The environment-friendly formulation ensures minimal harm to the surroundings.
Practically Odorless and Non-staining: A clean application that won't leave any lasting residue or smell.
Non-flammable: Safe for use without any risk of combustion.
Equally Effective on Masonry and Timber: Versatile solution for several preservation and cleaning tasks across wood and masonry surfaces.
Teak Deck Wood Treatment for Yachts and Superyachts: Preserve the appearance and integrity of teak decks, ensuring a clean and durable surface for luxurious seafaring vessels.
Surface Biocide for Organic Growth Eradication and Inhibition: Keep your surfaces free of algae, mold, mosses, and lichen, maintaining cleanliness and prolonging the life of treated surfaces.
Wood Preservative Treatment against Woodworm and Wood Boring Insects: Guard your valuable wooden structures from damage caused by pests and maintain their strength and durability.
Wood Preservative Treatment against Wood Rotting Fungi (Dry Rot & Wet Rot): Protect your timber from the threatening effects of wood rot, preserving the integrity and lifespan of your wooden structures.
Disodium Octaborate Tetrahydrate is a boron-based compound that is widely recognised for its ability to combat insect infestation and fungal growth in wood. It works by penetrating the layers of wood and binding to its fibers, inhibiting the growth of insects and fungi. Disodium Octaborate Tetrahydrate is a highly effective wood preservative that protects against termites, wood boring beetles, and other wood-destroying organisms.
Benzalkonium Chloride is a quaternary ammonium compound used in disinfectants and sanitisers. It is a surface-active agent that helps in removing dirt, grime, and other organic materials from surfaces. As a biocide, it is highly effective against a broad range of microorganisms, including bacteria, viruses, and fungi.
Ethandiol is a clear, colorless, and odorless liquid used in various applications, including corrosion inhibitors and disinfectants. It has high hygroscopicity and is widely used as a humectant to prevent the evaporation of moisture from the treated surface. Ethandiol also has excellent antimicrobial activity and is used in combination with other active ingredients to enhance their efficacy.
When combined, these three active ingredients work together to create a highly effective wood preservative and disinfectant solution. The Disodium Octaborate Tetrahydrate inhibits the growth of fungi and insects, while Benzalkonium Chloride effectively eliminates bacteria, viruses, and other microorganisms. The Ethandiol serves as a carrier for the active ingredients, providing excellent penetration into the surface being treated while also preventing the treated surface from drying out. Together, these active ingredients make ACS Boracol 5Rh an ideal solution for treating wood and masonry against organic growth, wood-boring insects, and wood-rotting fungi.
Wash to remove all dirt and coatings (some manufacturers of Teak Decking do not recommend pressure washing, please check with the manufacturer beforehand). Allow the surface to dry out until the surface is just damp.
Apply one coat of Boracol 5Rh, by brush or spray, to refusal (visibly wet on the surface, but not running off). Avoid any run off to other parts and from the boat.
Allow the surface to dry out until just damp again. Apply a second coat of Boracol 5Rh to refusal.
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).
Apply ACS Boracol 5Rh 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 5Rh is suitable for application on roofs, walls timbers, paths and patios.
Clean all wooden surfaces using a brush or vacuum.
Cover electrical installations, water tanks, stored goods and isolate adjacent areas not requiring treatment. Lift floorboards as required and clean out debris.
ACS Boracol 5Rh 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 5Rh 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 5Rh.
Apply a second coat of ACS Boracol 5Rh 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.
By Brush: 1 litre per 2m² to 4m² of surface.
By Spray: 1 litre per 2m² to 4m² of surface.
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).
A) ACS Boracol 5Rh is a high-performance, clear boron-based solution primarily designed for treating teak deck wood on yachts and superyachts. Its primary constituents, Disodium Octaborate Tetrahydrate and Benzalkonium Chloride, provide long-lasting protection against mold, algae, and other organic growth while preserving the wood's original beauty.
A) Yes, aside from wood treatment, ACS Boracol 5Rh is effective for eradicating and inhibiting organic growth on masonry and brickwork. This makes it a versatile solution for cleaning and restoration tasks on a variety of surfaces.
A) Absolutely, ACS Boracol 5Rh serves as a reliable wood preservative treatment against woodworm, other wood-boring insects, and wood-rotting fungi like dry rot and wet rot, keeping wooden structures safe and durable over time.
A) ACS Boracol 5Rh offers several benefits including being a ready-to-use solution that requires no dilution, having a low VOC formulation, being practically odorless and non-staining, non-flammable, and equally effective on both masonry and timber.
A) For teak decks, first wash to remove all dirt and coatings, then apply one coat of ACS Boracol 5Rh by brush or spray to refusal. After allowing the surface to dry until just damp, apply a second coat.
A) Yes, for organic growth on masonry, remove any thick layers of growth, possibly abrade resistant species, and apply ACS Boracol 5Rh under dry conditions using a coarse spray to saturate the surface. A second coat may be required for optimal results.
A) Clean wooden surfaces first, then apply ACS Boracol 5Rh by brush or coarse spray, ensuring all accessible wood surfaces are thoroughly wetted out. A second coat may be necessary in cases of severe fungal attack or specific insect presence.
A) The coverage rates for ACS Boracol 5Rh are 1 litre per 2m² to 4m² of surface, whether applied by brush or spray, depending on the surface's porosity and type.
A) When applying ACS Boracol 5Rh, ensure to cover electrical installations, water tanks, and isolate adjacent areas not requiring treatment. Use respiratory/face protection during spray application and provide adequate ventilation after treatments.
A) Yes, treated timbers can be overcoated with a range of decorative/protective paints once dry. It's advised to test a small area first to ensure compatibility.
A) ACS Boracol 5Rh has a low VOC (Volatile Organic Content) formulation, which minimises harm to the surroundings, making it an environment-friendly option for wood and masonry treatment.
A) ACS Boracol 5Rh's active ingredient, Disodium Octaborate Tetrahydrate, penetrates wood layers, inhibiting the growth of fungi and insects. Benzalkonium Chloride eliminates bacteria, viruses, and fungi, making it highly effective in preservation and disinfection.
A) Yes, ACS Boracol 5Rh can be applied to interior wooden structures for protection against woodworm, wood-boring insects, and wood-rotting fungi, ensuring the durability and safety of these structures.
A) ACS Boracol 5Rh distinguishes itself with its ready-to-use formula, multi-use preservative nature, low VOC, and its effectiveness across both wood and masonry surfaces, making it a versatile and environmentally friendly option.
A) Re-occupation can generally take place 48 hours after the treatments are completed, and floor coverings should not be laid for at least 72 hours. Adequate ventilation should be provided following treatments.
A) Yes, ACS Boracol 5Rh is suitable for use in areas with high humidity or moisture due to its formulation, which includes Ethandiol, a humectant that prevents the evaporation of moisture. This property makes it particularly effective in maintaining the treated surface's integrity in such environments.
A) The frequency of application depends on the environmental conditions and the level of exposure to elements. It's recommended to assess the treated surfaces annually and reapply as necessary to maintain protection against organic growth, insects, and fungi.
A) While specifically designed for teak wood on yachts, ACS Boracol 5Rh is effective on a wide range of wood types. However, it's always a good practice to test a small, inconspicuous area first to ensure compatibility and desired results.
A) ACS Boracol 5Rh can be applied by both professionals and DIY enthusiasts. The key is to follow the product's application guidelines carefully, including safety precautions, to ensure effective treatment and protection.
A) One of the benefits of ACS Boracol 5Rh is that it is practically odorless and non-staining, ensuring a clean application without leaving any unwanted residue or smell.
A) While ACS Boracol 5Rh is a safer option due to its low VOC formulation, it's important to keep pets and children away from the treated area until it has dried completely. Always refer to the product's safety data sheet for specific safety instructions.
A) ACS Boracol 5Rh should be stored in a cool, dry place, away from direct sunlight and out of reach of children. Ensure the container is tightly closed when not in use to maintain the product's efficacy.
A) For optimal results, ACS Boracol 5Rh should be applied under dry conditions. Applying on a damp surface is acceptable, but the surface should not be wet as it may dilute the solution and reduce its effectiveness.
A) Safety precautions include wearing protective clothing, gloves, and eye/face protection during application, especially when spraying. Ensure good ventilation during and after application to avoid inhaling any vapors or mists.
A) In case of contact with skin, wash with plenty of soap and water. If ACS Boracol 5Rh gets in the eyes, rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses if present and easy to do so, and continue rinsing. Seek medical advice if irritation or symptoms persist.
A) ACS Boracol 5Rh is a ready-to-use solution and should not be mixed with other products unless specified by the manufacturer. Mixing with other chemicals could alter its properties and effectiveness.
A) Extreme temperatures can affect the application and drying time of ACS Boracol 5Rh. It's best applied in moderate temperatures; too cold conditions may slow down drying, while excessively high temperatures may cause it to evaporate too quickly.
A) ACS Boracol 5Rh is best used on bare wood for maximum penetration and effectiveness. If applied to painted or varnished surfaces, it may not be as effective, and the appearance of the finish could be affected. Test on a small area first if necessary.
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