• Please Note: If you have questions about an order you placed, shipping policies, product availability or product returns, please do not use this form. Direct these questions to our customer support center or by calling 866-581-7378.

    Most product questions are answered within 24 hours.
    Not all questions and answers will appear on our website. Thank you for choosing DoMyOwn.com!
  • * (limit 110 characters)
  • (optional)
  • *
  • *
  •   (city, state)
  •     Cancel

Q&A Home

Tristan from Bay Area, Ca writes,

Will Bora-Care work on Ipe wood?

My new Ipe deck has some kind of wood borer. The top is finished with Ipe Oil. The bottom is unfinished. I could spray the underside. The boards are only 3/4" thick, but Ipe is very dense. Do you know of anyone that has tried it on hardwood?


Bora-Care should be applied only on raw, natural wood with no finishes (stain, paint, sealant, varnish, etc). Bora-Care cannot penetrate into sealed or finished wood. After wood has been treated with Bora-Care, you can paint, stain or seal the wood with no problems. We recommend waiting at least 3 days before sealing (but not longer than 6 weeks). Outdoor wood should be sealed after application of the product.

Answer last updated on: 04/08/2015

Was this answer helpful to you? Yes No