Ok, You will be happy to know that you don't need to use water to apply borate treatment against wood decay and bug infestation. When it comes to treating a log home, the drier and more absorbent the surface is, the better the treatment will be. If you haven't done it already, this could be your perfect interior project this winter.
Remember, the borates will not work when applied over any finish, as this prevents the product from penetrating. It works only on the bare wood.