Use & Handling
The active ingredients in FrameGuard
Total™ treatment are EPA-registered and are commonly used in various applications. FrameGuard treatment gives off no airborne particles, has minimal odor, is easy to handle, and for most people poses no health or environmental problems when used correctly.
Use & Handling Recommendations
When handling FrameGuard wood, the same common sense precautions should be taken as when handling untreated wood. Dust masks and eye protection devices are recommended to avoid possible irritation from sawdust and wood chips. Gloves will help to avoid splinters. Hands should be washed after doing construction work.
FrameGuard treated wood products, including plywood and OSB, can be painted without bleed-through. For best results, use a minimum of one coat of primer and one coat of paint, or two coats of paint. (One coat of paint is not sufficient to prevent bleed-through of the color.) Note: When the surface of FrameGuard wood is coated with a paint, the surface mold protection is hindered. To retain mold protection, we recommend using a mold-resistant, low VOC paint.
FrameGuard treated wood can be disposed of in ordinary construction and demolition landfills and industrial landfills. Disposal should be done in accordance with local, state and federal guidelines. Do not burn, or use chips or sawdust as mulch.
Application of Treatment
To maintain a high level of performance for the treatment, it is applied only under controlled conditions where the quality of coverage can be assured. It is not applied at jobsites, but at facilities such as truss plants, SIP plants, and wood treating plants that have installed suitable spraying or dipping equipment. Because of the diffusion of the treating solution, it is not necessary to field-treat wood exposed by sawing or drilling. Its use does not require a pesticide applicator license.