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Ihuamilly from Chula Vista Ca91910 writes,

How many years will the deck applied Boracare last each of with and without paint?

I bought your Boracare 4 gallons last week and will receive Wednesday to apply to my renew deck. I want to know that how many years my deck will last each of both condition of deck with paint and without paint after applied Boracare? My concern is I have to remove paint if I want re-apply Boracare to my deck again in the future.


Boracare lasts for the life of the wood if it is not exposed to rain, continuous water or ground contact. The amount of time Boracare lasts in the wood will depend upon those factors. There is no specific guarentee because some conditions are more or less favorable than others. In your case, we would recommend using a sealent of some kind after the application of Boracare. Do not expose treated exterior wood surfaces to rain or snow for at least 48 hours after treatment. For longer performance, exterior wood surfaces will require a topcoating with a water-resistant finish such as paint or exterior stain. Apply within 6 weeks of treatment. Boracare must dry completely (at least 48 hours) before applying any protective topcoat. If there is a current infestation, you will do a 1:1 application of Boracare. If this is just for preventative measure, you will do 5:1 application. Make sure the water is very hot when you are spraying it.

Answer last updated on: 09/30/2014

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