Bamboo Ground Protector is a special black coating for bamboo poles placed in the ground.
Bamboo Ground Protector can be used for the uprights of a pergola, border rolls or decorative posts for in ground installation. This product protects against moisture and rot, and preserves bamboo materials. Bamboo Ground Protector is also suitable for wood or other natural materials.
INSTRUCTIONS FOR USE
For proper adhesion, the bamboo should be clean, dry and grease-free. Open the can and stir well before use. Then you can apply Bamboo Ground Protector with a flat brush such as our Disposable Brush or a roller. We recommend applying 2 coats for optimal protection.
The product cannot be processed at temperatures below 10°C and/or relative humidity higher than 85%.
Store Bamboo Ground Protector in a cool, frost-free place and out of reach of children.
After application Bamboo Gorund Protector is dust-dry after approx. 1 hour, thumbsolid after approx. 4 hours and repaintable after approx. 8 hours.
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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.