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Old 08-10-2010, 11:59 PM   #1
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I am building my own log house. I got my raw logs but they have mold/mildew on them. How do I get rid of them (best way - cheapest and best)? I heard that you use bleach and then borax. Is that good? If yes, in what ratio? If no, why and what should I do?

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I use about 1 to 2 cups of bleach to 1 gallon water. Borax or sodium borate is used for killing wood eating bugs. ( old house borer, round head borers, flat head borers, bark beetles, ambrosia beetles, carpenter bees and drywood termites.
It can also be used as a mildew killer, but I have not used it for that purpose. Sodium Borate that I use is a 1 gallon to 1 gallon ratio product. But like I said, I have not used it for mildew.

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