No, Boracare will only be absorbed into raw wood with no stain, veneer, or paint.
Yes, Boracare will treat for boring insects in the rafters of that building as long as the woold is still in a raw state.
Yes, you can apply the rubberized flashing after application of BORACARE. Be sure to wait 72 hours to make the application. This will give Boracare enough time to penetrate into the wood and dry.
Thank you for your feedback. We appreciate your business! You may still be able to use Boracare as you have described, depending on the rate at which you mix it. 1:1, 1:2, 1:3 and 1:4 mixture ratios must be used within 24 hours to prevent the product from degrading. A 1:5 mixture ratio can remain stable for up to 30 days. You should do your best to only mix enough solution for the job you are doing that day to prevent having to discard any solution. We are not aware of another product that can be saved for later use once it has been mixed into solution. After that point most products will start to not only break down and be less effective.
No, Boracare soaks into the wood itself, and would be a clear product so there would be no staining involved. This product is designed to be used on all types of wood as well so it would not damage the wood as long at it was applied when the wood was in the raw state with no stains, paints, or finishes.
The water that Boracare is mixed with will eventually evaporate, and it will dry. You could also wash the product off the tarp and reuse it.
You can use Bora-Care but would need to seal the wood before putting it on the ground.
If you are needing to spot treat wood with a borate product, then it would be better to use the ready-to-use formulation of Boracare called Jecta. Jecta is a gel-like product in a tube that does not require mixing. Keep in mind that if the integrity of the wood you are treating is already compromised, then a borate product will not recover the wood or make up for lost integrity of the wood. If you have wood that is compromised, then it is best to replace the wood after correcting the moisture issue.
Per the manufacturer, Bora-Care can be used in conjunction with a tent treatment but it’s recommended to be applied afterwards. How long after the tent treatment, depends on the chemical the professional company uses, they should be able to tell you how long you have to wait.
Bora-Care can be used on raw, untreated wood surfaces indoors and is safe for kids and pets once dry.