Armor-Guard is concentrated borate powder that is dissolved in water and then applied by brush or spray to bare wood. When other factors prevent the use of Shell-Guard or Shell-Guard RTU, Armor-Guard is the next best preservative to use.
Armor-Guard should only be used as a preventative treatment since it typically stays near the surface of the wood and may not penetrate to active infestations that are deep in the logs.
Armor-Guard Protects Against:
Powder Post Beetles
False Powder Post Beetles
Furniture and Deathwatch Beetles
Old House Borers
Wood Decay Fungi
Features and Statistics
Can be used on all wood and wood composites
Provides a shell of protection around all treated wood
Will prevent and kill termites, carpenter ants, wood boring beetles and wood rot
Does not affect the color of wood
Does not interfere with the application of high quality wood finishes
Is easy to mix and apply
Is labeled for home owners to use
40o to 90o
Clean and Dry
Permanent in wood that is kept sealed
Re-apply after stripping old finishes before applying new finish
One coat application inside and outside
Dries in 24 hours
ARMOR-GUARD Coverage Rate
Approximately 200 sq.ft. per lb. See label for detailed instructions.