Both of the treatments mentioned in previous Q&A's for Boracare are correct as they are for 2 different application methods. If you are drilling directly into the stud you would follow the instructions of drilling every 6 inches and inject. If you want to foam into a wall void instead then you would follow the drill at the top and bottom on each side of the stud instructions.
If you know that you have termites or carpenter ants in treated wood, then we would recommend spot treating with a non-repellent insecticide that will transfer throughout the colony, such as Fuse Foam. Fuse Foam is a ready-to-use product that has a foaming agent to help it expand and fill galleries. You would need to use the kickout holes as a guide to drill into the termite/ant gallery so that you can get at least some of the product in direct contact with the live insects. The product then works slowly enough to get transferred throughout the whole insect colony and cause collapse. If you prefer a Borate product, then we recommend the ready-to-use formulation of Boracare called Jecta. Jecta is designed for spot treatments.
Boracare would be the best product to treat any accessible raw untreated wood for drywood termites. You can apply Boracare by rolling, painting, pressurized hand pump sprayer, or foamer. Please refer to our How to Treat for Drywood Termites Guide for step by step instructions on how to do a full treatment (Identify, Inspect, Treat & Prevent).
Bora-Care is safe if it is applied to raw wood when the pets are not present. Once the treated surfaces have completely dried, it is safe for them to return.
Boracare will not be absorbed into wood that is stained or treated. If the wood is stripped down to the bare, exposed wood, then you could apply Boracare before re-painting or re-staining the wood. If this is not possible, then you may want to consider having a local pest control company fumigating the piece of furniture to kill any existing insects in it.
The manufacturer has told us that Boracare is not corrosive but of course should not be sprayed onto exposed electrical wiring of any sort.
You should apply Boracare to raw wood. You can then apply any stain, sealant, or paint after the Boracare application has dried, usually 24-48 hours.
Yes, after Bora-Care is applied and it dries, you can paint or use a stain on the wood.
Wood should be sanded and treated with Bora-Care prior to staining, painting, sealing etc. Please wear protective gear included in our Professional Safety Kit when applying the product. You should wait a few days after application has dried.This will allow the product to soak through the entire piece of wood. Do not wait longer than six weeks to re-sand/stain/seal.
Bora-Care penetrates faster when applied to all sides and you get a more complete application, but if you can only apply to one side it can still penetrate up to 4 inches with 1 application.
Bora-Care will need to be used immediately after being mixed, becasue after about 24 hours the product starts to break down and lose its efficacy. You also want to be sure the product is not left overnight in a sprayer, becasue this may clog the sprayer.
Apply Bora-Care solutions only to bare wood, plywood, particleboard and other cellulosic materials where an intact water-repellent barrier, such as paint, stain or sealer, is not present. It should not harm other materials though we would recommend you contact Nisus, the manufacturer at 800-264-0870 to confirm.
Bora-Care is applied at a 1:1 ratio to make two gallons of solution and on average covers about 400-500 sq ft. Could you please provide the dimensions of the wood that will be treated?