|No. of coats||2-3|
|Coverage||Up to 3.5m² per litre|
|Drying time||48 hrs|
Curpinol Woodworm Killer is formulated specifically for the irradication and to prevent re-infestation of woodworm. To treat existing instances of dry rot or fungal decay, use Cuprinol 5 Star Complete Wood Treatment (WB).
Ensure that wood to be treated with Cuprinol Woodworm Killer is clean, dry (25% moisture content maximum) and free from bark and dirt.
Always do a test area before starting any project to test appearance and suitability of the product on the timber to be treated. Follow the manufacturers instructions on the container at all times.
Application may be by brush, dip or coarse spray.
For spray treatment, one flooded spray coat is equivalent to one brush coat and should be applied using a low pressure, coarse (nonatomising) compression spray.
With brush or spray treatment, it is important that good flowing coats are given. Excessive 'brushing out' to give a very low rate of application will give poor results.
Submerge the end(s) of the timber in the eradicator for: 15 seconds for insulating board; 3 minutes for timbers of small cross-section, plywood, hardboard, roof timbers, upper floor joists and internal studding; 10 minutes for framing timbers in external walls, timber in flat roofs and ground floor joists.
Eradication of insect attack including House Longhorn Beetle: Brush 2-3 uniform coats. Use a minimum of 1 litre per 3.5 to 5 square metres of timber.
For replacement timbers liable to House Longhorn and wood worm attack: Dip for at least 3 minutes or brush 2-3 uniform flood coats. Use a minimum of 1 litre per 3.5 to 5 square metres of timber. Ensure timber is fully dry (allow 3 days) before laying plastic floor tiles, foam or rubber backed carpet, underlay, insulation in lofts, etc. After full drying, most glues, fillers and knotting solutions can be used as normal.
During application avoid spilling, splashing or over-spraying on surrounding surfaces since stains can be difficult to remove. Clean off splashes etc with white spirit while still wet, followed by soap and water. If stains on plaster occur following the use of recommended products they should be allowed to dry and can then normally be over-painted with emulsion paint.
Please Note: Cuprinol Woodworm Treatment is harmful to bees. Do not use on beehives or bee keeping equipment. Not suitable for application in wet conditions. Rubber, bitumen and some plastics are softened and stained by the liquid product. Avoid over-spraying or runs on to these materials. Be especially careful with rubber insulated electric cables and plastic flooring materials. Complete drying of product (6 - 8 weeks) is essential before plastic flooring or rubber backed carpets are laid or hanging vinyl wall papers. If long drying is not possible, a vapour barrier, such as a heavy duty polythene sheet may be used.
Glues applied before treatment will not be affected. Wood can be glued normally with most types of wood glue once the carrier solvent has dried.
If woodworm or insect infestation becomes a problem again in the future, simply re-apply a fresh coat of Cuprinol Woodworm Killer following the Preparation and Application instructions.
A knotting solution may be used after preservative treatment (before filling and painting), once treatment is dry. Either a white or dark knotting solution can be applied, depending on the look you are after.
Most decorative finishes such as solvent-based or water-based paints, wood stains, varnishes and polishes can be applied after the wood worm killer has fully dried. Rough sawn timber will absorb up to twice as much as planed wood.
When painting, solvent-based or water-based primers may be used.