Bamboo Booster is a maintenance oil made from natural products. As a base we use linseed oil. This has been used for centuries as a reliable, nourishing and protective maintenance oil for natural materials, such as bamboo.
Bamboo Booster gives your bamboo poles, bamboo mats and bamboo fences good protection. It also provides a deep color and a high-gloss finish. By using this oil, the beautiful natural colors of bamboo come into their own.
INSTRUCTIONS FOR USE
Make sure the bamboo surface is clean, dry and grease-free before applying Bamboo Booster. You can easily apply Bamboo Booster with our Maintenance Wipes or possibly another, lint-free cloth. Apply a thin layer and, after ten minutes, wipe off the excess oil with a clean cloth. Do not throw the used cloths in a corner, but rinse the cloth and hang it out to dry. This natural oil may scalding and then ignite in special cases. Do not process the product at temperatures below 10°C and/or relative humidity higher than 85%.
Store Bamboo Booster in a cool, frost-free place and out of reach of children. To give your bamboo products long-term protection against weathering and discoloration, we recommend applying a new coat of Bamboo Booster every three months.
Bamboo Booster remains slightly sticky due to the linseed oil. Therefore, Bamboo Booster is not suitable for bamboo furniture.
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Bamboo & Environment
The use of bamboo greatly reduces the greenhouse effect and climate change. Bamboo absorbs greenhouse gases and releases 35% more oxygen into the atmosphere than an equivalent species of hardwood. This is due to its high growth rate and photosynthesis. Climate change has been an issue for several years, which is why bamboo could be included as a certified hardwood. Bamboo is also suitable for biomass production because it gives the second highest biomass on earth.
Bamboo & Cracks
A natural characteristic of bamboo is that cracks may appear vertically, this cannot be prevented. These are caused by differences in climate and humidity.
If you treat the bamboo poles with an oil or lacquer, the number of cracks will be less than if you do not apply a protective layer. But unfortunately this cannot be prevented 100%. The cracks can expand and shrink depending on the climate.
Protect the forest: build with bamboo
Every year more than 13 million hectares of forest are cut down.That's 1140 soccer fields every hour. Of course forests are planted, but the annual net loss of forest is over 7 million hectares, which is more than twice the area of Belgium. If those forests were not cut down, up to a quarter less CO2 would be released into the air.