| READY TO USE
WHAT IS SHELL-GUARD RTU?
Shell-Guard Ready to Use is an EPA registered Glycol/Borate Wood Preservative. This new generation of preservative combines the well known effectiveness of borates with a glycol system that increases the penetration into the wood to enhance the action of the borate. Shell-Guard RTU is easy to use. It is a completely odorless and colorless preservative that requires just one application for the life of your home. Once applied to bare wood with a brush or as a spray it will kill those insects that eat wood such as wood boring beetles and termites. It also kills the types of fungi that are responsible for wood rot and decay. Shell-Guard makes wood toxic to wood destroying organisms.
IS SHELL-GUARD RTU AVAILABLE IN ALL 50 STATES AND CANADA?
No. Shell-Guard Ready to Use is not registered for sale in California or Canada. In California and Canada the only Shell-Guard product which is registered for sale is Shell-Guard Concentrate. Shell-Guard Ready to Use is available for sale in the remaining 49 states.
HOW DOES SHELL-GUARD RTU WORK?
Shell-Guard RTU uses the moisture in the wood to penetrate the entire log and kill insects deep within the wood. Shell-Guard RTU is deadly to most wood predators. Shell-Guard RTU also destroys fungi that cause wood rot and also kills wood-destroying insects. The active ingredients of Shell-Guard RTU are eaten by the insects and transported to their nesting sites to eliminate the insect colony.
WHAT PESTS IS SHELL-GUARD RTU MOST EFFECTIVE WITH?
Powderpost Beetles (Anobiids & Lyctids)
Old House Borer Larvae
Termites (Drywood, Dampwood, Formosan & Subterranean)
HOW IS SHELL-GUARD RTU APPLIED?
Shell-Guard RTU is shipped in a ready to use format with no dilution or mixing required. The product is designed to be field applied to clean, dry, bare wood with a brush or a low pressure sprayer. Shell-Guard RTU is a penetrating wood preservative. Painted or stained surfaces will not allow Shell-Guard RTU to adequately penetrate into the wood. Alternatively, you can drill and inject Shell-Guard RTU into insect galleries and hotspots. Shell-Guard should only be applied when temperatures are between 40 and 90 degrees F. Apply one coat of Shell-Guard RTU to all exposed sides of lumber or plywood. For lumber thicker than 1 inch, apply a second coat of Shell-Guard RTU after the first has been absorbed. Wait at least 20 minutes between applications.
Shell-Guard RTU treated exterior wood should not be exposed to rain or snow for at least 24 hours after treatment. If necessary, cover freshly treated exterior wood with a tarp.
IS SHELL-GUARD RTU SAFE TO USE?
Shell-Guard RTU is safe to use according to label directions. It is EPA approved for use in both interior and exterior applications.
WHAT COVERAGE RATE CAN YOU EXPECT FROM SHELLGUARD RTU?
A gallon of Shell-Guard RTU will cover between 150 and 250 SF Square Feet of bare wood surface area. Actual coverage will vary depending on the surface texture and the porosity of the wood being treated.
HOW LONG DOES SHELL-GUARD RTU NEED TO DRY BEFORE FINAL LOG FINISHING CAN BEGIN?
Shell-Guard RTU should be allowed to dry for 1-3 days before applying an exterior finish. For best results apply an exterior finish over the Shellguard RTU within two weeks of the initial application.
HOW LONG DOES SHELL-GUARD RTU LAST?
The best thing about Shell-Guard is that one application will last the life of your home as long as the exterior surfaces are maintained with a quality water resistant log finish such as Woodguard, Sikkens Cetol Log & Siding, or Lifeline Ultra-2.
HOW IS SHELL-GUARD RTU PACKAGED?
Shell-Guard is packaged in 1, 2.5 and 5 Gallon Plastic Pails and is available as a concentrate to be mixed 1-1 with water or in a ready to use form.
HOW IS SHELL-GUARD RTU MARKETED?
Shell-Guard RTU is nationally distributed by Logfinish.com. To place your order visit our website at www.logfinish.com 24/7 or contact our Logfinish customer service center at 888-208-2248 between 9AM and 7PM Eastern Time (6AM -4PM Pacific Time) Monday Through Friday.