Armor Guard Powdered Borate - Log Home Center
Armor Guard Powdered Borate - Log Home Center
Armor Guard Powdered Borate - Log Home Center

Armor Guard Powdered Borate

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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:

  • Subterranean Termites

  • Drywood Termites

  • Dampwood Termites

  • Powder Post Beetles

  • Carpenter Ants

  • False Powder Post Beetles

  • Furniture and Deathwatch Beetles

  • Old House Borers

  • Longhorn Beetles

  • Ambrosia Beetles

  • 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

  • EPA approved


Shelf Life

  • 5 years

Application Temperature

  • 40o to 90o

Application Methods

  • Low-pressure Sprayer
  • Brush
  • Duster

Surface Preparation

  • Clean and Dry
  • Bare wood


  • Permanent in wood that is kept sealed
  • Re-apply after stripping old finishes before applying new finish

Special Instructions

  • One coat application inside and outside

Drying Time

  • Dries in 24 hours

ARMOR-GUARD Coverage Rate

One Coat

Approximately 200 sq.ft. per lb. See label for detailed instructions.