Since Bora-Care is designed to soak through to the center of the wood to protect the wood for it’s lifetime from wood boring pests, it is important to apply the product to all surfaces on the wood. We would recommend treating the logs prior to scribing to ensure you’re able to treat the entire surface of each log.
One gallon of Bora-Care will treat approximately 100 lineal feet of 2 x 4 stud wall. You would want to make sure the product has completety dried before restacking. This can typically take up to 48 hours
It would be recommended to complete any sanding/planing before applying Boracare.
Bora-Care can be applied to log cabins or other wood surfaces that are in its natural form without a finish, varnish, sealant, paint or stain. Otherwise the solution will not penetrate into the wood to target the listed pests.
Bifen XTS and Dominion 2L should not be mixed for any termite treatments. Neither of these products are a wood treatment product. We do carry Bora-Care for treating wood surfaces. Please take a few moments to review our treatment article on How to Get Rid of Drywood Termites for more information on a successful eradication.
Yes, Bora-Care can be applied to the unpainted/unstained hardwood flooring.
In order to get the best results, Bora-Care needs to be applied to raw wood and at least one full side of the wood that needs to be treated in order for it to be absorbed, treat and protect the wood. If it’s just squeezed into the cracks and crevices the treatment will not be effective because most of the solution will be left on the painted/stained wood. If you would like to spot treat, then you can spot treat the areas of activity with Jecta, which is a ready to use form of Bora-Care, but you would have to drill into the wood to make the treatment.
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.
It is recommended to apply Boracare to all sides of the wood for best results.