White Borax Stains On Resawn Timbers

 
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Old 07-21-2017, 04:36 PM   #1
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White Borax Stains On Resawn Timbers


My customer had a pest control outfit come in and treat his interior resawn doug fir timbers with borax, what a mess they left! How do you get that off,

a lot of water and a brush? Someone is supposed to come in and stain those pretty soon!
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Probably hot water, a brush and an extractor(shop vac) to remove the diluted solution. You might even be able to skip the brush and just spray it with water and extract a couple times. It's pretty water soluble.

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I'm not sure you need to get it off. If I did anything, I'd wipe the surface with mineral spirits just to get the "dust" off.

Wash the surface with water, and you're just leaching the insect treatment back out, defeating the purpose.
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Some hot water and elbow grease did the trick!
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Elbow grease and mineral spirits is all you need!

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