Chris from Arlington, Va writes,
I am replacing a termite damaged fence. Does Boracare need to applied to both sides of the fence?
Also, does the fence need to be sealed afterwards?
Anytime you are using a product like Boracare or Boracare with Mold Care, you want to apply it to all sides of the wood that you can. With a fence, if the wood is thin then a light coat on each side should be sufficient to soak thoroughly into the wood as it will penetrate deeper over time. It would be advised that any wood being left exposed to the outdoor elements like a fence be sealed or painted afterwards to keep it from slowly being removed from the wood by rain over the years. Any clear sealer, stain or paint will lock it into the wood.
Answer last updated on: 01/03/2015