In order to be effective TWA NO ROT GEL Injection Grade needs to be applied at a minimum rate of 7-9 kg/m. High density timbers (eg. Australian APPLICATION hardwoods) generally require a higher loading than lower density timbers (ie -Radiata Pine, Oregon). Application Equipment No-Rot GEL Injection Grade is a thick but flowable gel. Therefore a light trowel, stiff brush or cartridge gun are the suitable tools for application. Commercially available grease or dispensing pumps are ideal for larger scale operations ie pole or post treatments.
Scrape away all decayed wood, roughen the surface, and apply sufficient NO-ROT GEL Injection Grade to produce a desired minimum loading. This is typically a 1-2mm thick coat. If the timber surface is dry then enhance dilution by wetting the surface prior to application. Cover the treated surfaces with plastic wrap (kitchen cling wrap is ideal) to prevent the product drying out and for protection from rain. Absorption will generally
take 2-3 weeks.
For structural timbers drill sufficient 12mm holes to produce a desired minimum loading in the affected area. Drill holes as deep as possible without going closer than 25mm to the opposite surface. Fill holes with TWA NO ROT GEL Injection Grade and plug with timber dowel. For pole and pile groundline treatment drill 16mm holes at an angle of 70 to the horizontal commencing 10cm above the groundline directed below the soil and 5cm off the poles centre. for poles up to 30cm in diameter drill four holes to a depth of 45cm. For poles greater than 30cm in diameter drill five holes to a depth of 50cm. Fill holes with TWA NO ROT GEL Injection Grade and plug. Plugs should be inserted carefully to avoid the product being forced back onto the face or into eyes. Refer to worked examples overleaf.
In exposed situations it is strongly recommended that the timber is coated with suitable exterior quality paint. This will prevent premature leaching and loss of the TWA NO-ROT GEL Injection Grade’s active Ingredients. In situations where over painting is not possible flashing or other physical protection from water will maximise the benefit of the treatment.
Where it is not possible to arrange additional protection for exposed timbers, reapplication may be required in 2-3 years. For Internal treatment of large timbers such as poles this will more typically be 3-5 years. When protected or sheltered from water and leaching the treatment will last for 5-10 years or possibly longer depending on the site conditions.
TWA NO-ROT GEL Injection Grade is safe to handle and will perform its intended function without hazard provided a few simple precautions are taken. A Material Safety data Sheet is available on request if additional information is required.
Gloves and full length clothing is recommended to avoid skin contact with the product. Wash with soap and water immediately if skin contact occurs. Safety glasses or other protection should be used at all times during use. Take care when filling and plugging drill holes to avoid product spraying back into the eyes. In The unlikely event that the product is swallowed induce vomiting and seek immediate medical attention.