This test is used only to show the presence of borate on wood to determine if a borate wood treatment has been applied. More advanced test procedures are required if specific levels of borate retention are needed.
Borate Indicator Test Solution should be spray applied to a small area on unsealed, clean, dry wood surface to indicate the presence of borate.
► Spray to wetness, but not to run off.
► Allow solution to dry for 3-5 minutes.
► Monitor color development.
(Any maroon or burgundy color indicates the presence of borate.)
The Borate Indicator Test Solution will dry to a long lasting purple stain. Do not apply the solution to wood or other surface areas where this stain could be considered unsightly.
Boron-Indicator Kit SDS
Borate-Indicator Test Solution - Specimen Label