Armor Guard

Armor-Guard works as a wood Preservative for log homes.  Armor-Guard is a water soluble inorganic borate salt with insecticidal, termiticidal and fungicidal properties.  

Armor-Guard log home preservative is effective for protection and remedial treatment of wood against wood-destroying organisms, including the target pests listed below.  This product can be used for remedial treatment of wood infested with target organisms, for preventative treatment of wood in existing structures (before signs of infestations), or for pre-treatment of wood during construction.

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

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Armor-Guard Price List
17 lb Container  $  114.00   Armor Guard Borate Treatment



For remedial control of organisms attacking wood, apply 10% aqueous solution of Armor-Guard by brush or spray until surface is thoroughly wet (approximately 5 gallons of solution per 1000 sq. ft.).  Application may also be made by drilling and then injecting the solution under pressure into sound wood or until run-off is observed from entry/exit holes of infested wood.

* Alternatively, apply Armor-Guard powder to infested members by drill and injection into galleries or dust generously on wood surfaces and in wall voids at a rate of approximately 0.5 ounces (12-14 grams) per square foot.


Spray or powder/dust applications of Armor-Guard may also be made to wood during construction.  Apply solution to all accessible surfaces of bare wood at a rate of approximately 5 gallons per 1000 sq. ft..  Application should be performed after framing and roofing are in place and before insulation and dry wall are installed.  Avoid spaying electrical components.  Protect treated wood from excessive rain. End-cuts of wood may also be treated by spray or brush methods listed above, or by 5 minute dipping in Armor-Guard treatment solution.

Shelf Life

  • 5 years

Application Temperature

  • 40o to 90o
  • Do not freeze!

Application Methods

  • Airless/Low pressure sprayer
  • Brush
  • Back-brushing required

Surface Preparation

  • Clean and Dry
  • Free of mold and mildew
  • Never use steel wool


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

Special Instructions

  • One coat application, exterior, brushed to insure coverage

Drying Time

  • 24 hours

Coverage Rate

  • 200 square feet/pound

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We ship to your job site.  All orders are shipped within 24 hours of approval.  

Substantial freight discounts may occur on shipments weighing 200 pounds or more.


Prices effective March 1, 2014.  

Prices are subject to change without notice.

All prices are in U.S. dollars.  Seller not responsible for consequential damages.  

Returns require advance approval number and may be subject to a 15% restocking charge.