Wood should be sanded
Yes, you can use Boracare to treat a wooden fence as long as the wood is raw, meaning it has not been painted, stained, or treated with any type of water sealant. Be sure you are diluting Boracare at a 1:1 ratio with water for active insect infestations. You would need to use a water sealant after the Boracare application is completely dry if you are treating wood that is exposed to rainfall. If the wood is not raw wood, then you can spot treat termite activity with a ready-to-use termiticide such as FUSE Foam.
Boracare is the best product we have to treat raw wood for powerpost beetles or other similar wood-boring insects. Boracare is there for the life of the wood, however, in very old wood there may not be enough moisture for the Boracare to get all the way to the center of larger beams. Unfortunately, you must have a special chamber to fumigate individual items - an antique dealer can often give a referral -
You will want to pressure wash, dry, apply Bora-Care (allow to dry) and then seal after.
We would recommend that you contact the Boracare manufacturer, Nisus, for further assistance. Nisus may be reached at 800-264-0870.
Bora-care is made for treating raw wood, if the wood has been painted, stained or treated in any way it will not absorb
Yes it is completely safe to use Boracare in the home on exposed studs as long as only the applicator is in the area while the product is being applied, and until the surface of the studs has dried. This could be as little as a couple of hours or as much as a day depending on how heavily
You should use a wood treatment product to treat powder post beetles.
When using Bora-Care
Wood just needs to be dry before applying
You can certainly treat any raw lumber with Boracare before it is stored. If it is stored indoors, then you could apply stain, seal, etc. any time after the Boracare application is dry. If the wood is outdoors or otherwise exposed to rainfall, however, then you would need to apply a water sealant within 3 weeks of the Boracare application so that rainfall does not deplete the Boracare residual.
Yes, Bora-Care can be used on fly wood as long as it's raw wood, meaning no stain or any type of finish. If it's being applied to a bed set, you would need to wait until it has completely dried to be able to use the bed/bed set again, this can typically take approximately 48 hours, this would include if a fly wood wall after being treated.
There are 36 cases (144 bottles) of the Bora-care
For tracking purposes (to make it easier to see where Bora-Care
Bora-Care is meant to be applied on all surfaces of raw, unfinished wood so it penetrates all the way to the center of the wood, and will last the lifetime of the wood.
Bora-Care would be the best product to use, applied twice to the three surfaces you can get to. It will penetrate up to 4 inches with 1 application, and up to 8 with 2. If you choose to drill you should drill whatever size hole you need based on what you have available to inject the Bora-care with. Typically if you have an injection piece of equipment, 1/4 inch or 1/8 inch holes are used. Please see this technical bulletin from the manufacturers of Bora-Care that explains about drilling and injecting into wood. See page 5 and it will give specifics about the drill pattern, etc.