Boracare can only be mixed with water. It would be recommended to apply Boracare first and then apply the linseed oil once the Boracare is dry.
We do not recommend applying Bora-Care to firewood. Burning wood treated with any insecticide would release the active ingredients into the air. Burning the wood without treating with any chemical will kill anything in it.
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.
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.
After Boracare has been applied to raw wood for treatment, you would just need to wait until the wood has dried before painting and installing it. No other treatments or repellents would be needed.
You can use Bora-Care but would need to seal the wood before putting it on the ground.
Yes, BoraCare may be used on wood that is currently and/or previously infested by termites. Please read the product label for complete use instructions.
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.