PenaShield - Questions & Answers

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  • Asked by Cynthia from S California
    11/03/2014
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    What's the difference between Penashield & BoraCare? Especially since Boracare is diluted?
    Is this 'already diluted' Boracare?
    A
    Penashield and Boracare do have the same active ingredient. However, Penashield should be used every 1-5 years while Boracare lasts for the life of the wood in favorable conditions. We would recommend using Boracare if you are seeking a longer lasting treatment.
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  • Asked by Mel from Michigan
    06/01/2016
    Q
    Can you please describe PenaShield vs Boracare?
    I have a beam from an older barn that has some holes from powder post beetles. There is no frass/powder around, in, or near the holes so I believe they are inactive. Which product would be best to treat the beam with before I turn it into a mantle?
    A

    Both PenaShield  and Boracare are great options for you. Penashield is ready to use and Boracare you would mix. Penashield does not penetrate the wood as far as Boracare. Also, Boracare will last the lifetime of the wood, whereas, Penashield would need to be reapplied to raw wood every couple years. 

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    23 of 27 people found this answer helpful.
  • Asked by Mf from Crossville, Tn
    04/05/2015
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    What store can you buy PenaShield in locally?
    A
    We apologize but most of the products we carry are professional grade and are not sold in any local stores. We do offer FREE shipping on all our orders though so we would be happy to ship the product to you. 
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  • Asked by Fred from Roseburg Oregon
    07/24/2016
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    What is the called for dilution of PenaShield or is used straight from the bottle?
    Is this used straight from the bottle or diluted. My use is for powderpost beetles.
    A

    PenaShield  is meant to be applied undiluted directly from the container. 

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  • Asked by Cesar from California
    11/09/2014
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    Is PenaShield Eco-Friendly?
    Is it harmful to kids or animals?
    A
    PenaShield is safe around animals and children if it is used as directed. We would not recommend using it when animals and children are in the room. Once the product is dry, it is safe for children and animals to return to the area.
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  • Asked by Steven from Scotia,ny
    07/27/2014
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    Will PenaShield work for powderpost beetles and can I buy it in NYC?
    A
    PenaShield is labeled to eradicate wood boring beetles. We are unaware of any locations in NYC that you can purchase the product, please contact Nisus for more information on treatment etc. They can be reached at 800.264.0870.
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  • Asked by Leah from Fl
    10/20/2018
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    Does Boracare need to be reapplied? What about PenaShield?
    A

    Both PenaShield and Bora-Care should be applied to untreated, clean, dry wood.  Boracare does not need to be re-applied.  PenaShield must be re-applied every 1 to 5 years to exterior unfinished bare wood surfaces.

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  • Asked by Lawrence from Torrance, Ca
    06/25/2018
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    I want to order PenaShield but there is a message that says it cannnot be sold to California. Is that still true?
    A

    Unfortunately yes, that is true.  PenaShield cannot be shipped to California.  

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  • Asked by Dan from Ogden, Ut
    03/15/2021
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    Do I spray or brush on PenaShield?
    Need to know how to apply PenaShield
    A

    Application Instructions for PenaShield:
    Apply PenaShield only to bare wood or to wood surfaces where an intact water-repellent barrier is not present. PenaShield is a ready-to-use product. Either brushapply directly from the container or apply with a low pressure garden-type sprayer. Small wooden items may also be treated by dipping. Return unused product to original container and seal tightly. Always clean and/or flush equipment and lines with water after use. When applying more than one coat, wait at least 20 minutes between applications. No immersion or dip soaking necessary. Please be sure to review the product label for more information.

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  • Asked by Dave from Canyon Lake, Texas
    05/25/2021
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    Will PenaShield damage concrete?
    If I’m spraying the house frame as it goes up will the overspray damage the concrete slab?
    A

    PenaShield should not damage concrete. Please be sure to review the product label for more information and complete application instructions.
     

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  • Asked by Cesar from California
    11/09/2014
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    Is PenaShield Eco-Friendly?
    Is it harmful to kids or animals?
    A
    PenaShield is safe around animals and children if it is used as directed. We would not recommend using it when animals and children are in the room. Once the product is dry, it is safe for children and animals to return to the area.
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  • Asked by Estrella from Northridge, Ca
    06/19/2017
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    Can I use PenaShield on pressure treated wood and then apply Thompson's Water Seal?
    A

    Yes, you can apply PenaShield to pressure treated wood, and once it has dried you can apply a water sealant.  Allow PenaShield-treated wood to dry completely (at least 24 hours) before applying any protective finish.  Protective finish must be applied within 2 weeks of treatment.

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