Preservatives, Borate Treatments

Perma Chink brand borate treatments are designed for ease of application while maintaining its sole purpose, fight off the wood ingesting pests that can destroy your home. Armor Guard is the least expensive product and can be mixed by adding one scoop of borate to one gallon of water. Shell-Guard concentrate simply needs to be diluted while Shell Guard RTU is ready to apply straight out of the container. Give us a call today to see which product best meets your needs. Remember, all borate treatments must be applied to clean bare wood for optimal performance.
Borate treatments will not hinder the carpenter bees associated with barns and wood structures. Borate will only effect wood ingesting insects such as termites, powder post beetles and carpenter ants. Contact your local pest control provider for carpenter bee issues.

Shell-Guard

Surface Preparation

Must be applied to clean, dry, bare wood

Application Rates

1 gallon of diluted solution to 108 sq.ft. of wood surface
1 gallon of concentrate covers 215 sq.ft. of wood surface

Application Temperature

40° F to 90° F

Application Methods

Low pressure sprayer
Drill and inject

Number of Coats

1 coat application
Mix 1:1 with warm water for use

Drying Time

2 to 3 weeks
Wash surface with Log Wash before applying finish

Clean Up

Soap and water

Packaging

1 gallon container
5 gallon carton

Storage/Shelf Life

Freeze/thaw stable
5 year

Shell-Guard RTU

Surface Preparation

Must be applied to clean, dry, bare wood

Application Rates

1 gallon will cover 150 to 250 sq.ft. of wood

Application Temperature

40° F to 90° F

Application Methods

Low pressure sprayer
Drill and inject

Number of Coats

1 coat application

Drying Time

1 to 3 days

Clean Up

Soap and water

Packaging

1 gallon container
5 gallon carton

Storage/Shelf Life

Store in heated area
2 years

Armor-Guard

Surface Preparation

Must be applied to clean, dry, bare wood

Application Rates

Approx. 200 sq.ft. per gallon of mixed solution
A 17 lb pail covers approx 3400 sq.ft.

Application Temperature

40° F to 90° F

Application Methods

Low pressure sprayer
Drill and inject

Number of Coats

1 coat application
Mix 1 lb. (4 cups or 2 enclosed scoops) of powder with one gallon of water

Drying Time

1 to 3 days

Clean Up

Soap and water

Packaging

1 lb bag
17 lb pail

Storage/Shelf Life

Keep dry
5 year

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