We only spend a few hours sitting down in our dining rooms but it’s a place that can get real messy, real fast. Especially so if you have kids or pets in the house. Or perhaps you’re a messy eater, too? We serve and eat food in our dining rooms so it makes sense to keep it clean. But not only that, keeping your dining room spick and span keeps unwanted guests like ants, roaches, and mice away. Here’s a quick dining room cleaning guide to get you started. Clear out…

Bea made a dollhouse for a niece, and she shows us how she did it in this video tutorial. This project needs some basic carpentry so enlist someone’s help if your DIY skills are limited to finishing and painting. The cut list mentioned in video is as follows: 2 pcs. 4x20in 1 pc. 4x6in 2 pcs. 4x12in with 30° bevel/angle on one side 1 pc. 4x9in with 30° bevel/angle on one side 2 pcs. 4x13in with 30° bevel/angle on one side You will also need a plywood sheet for the back…

Stop! Don’t head to the hardware store just yet. Know how much paint you need first so you have just the right amount for your project. We know just the tool to help you: the Boysen App’s Paint Calculator! What is Paint Coverage Estimation Paint coverage estimation can tell you how much paint you need to adequately cover the surface that needs to be painted. It’s an important step when you’re working on a paint project as it helps ensure you don’t end up with too little paint or have too…

We’ve officially entered into the Year of the Dragon. Many Eastern cultures consider this to be an extremely exciting time as the mythical dragon is associated with luck, prosperity, and fortune. Because of this, there’s usually an increase in birth rate in Asian countries when the year of the Dragon rolls around. The Philippines is no exception, given that our country is a melting pot of different cultures, including our Filipino-Chinese or “Fil-Chi” community. Babies born under the year of the Dragon are considered to be lucky and destined for greatness,…

Still another interior design trend for 2024 is Bookshelf Wealth, and it is in fact, considered to be 2024’s major design trend. Books are used as a major design element in the home. This microtrend blew up especially for the Booktokers, a sub-community of Tiktokers that are into books and literature, and has hit most people’s Tiktok FYPs. So instead of the usual home accessories, people decorate their homes using books. Book lovers may not consider Bookshelf Wealth a trend. They may probably have given their books a special place, designed…

In the previous Boysen PinTanong Konstrukt episode, Engineer Calvin from Konstrukt Construction Chemicals discussed the common problems on bare concrete. This includes cracks, unevenness, and roughness. He further explained that these can be resolved with Konstrukt products specifically designed to repair concrete imperfections. In this episode, he’s going over how to use such products so you end up with a surface that’s smooth and ready for the next steps in your painting project. Watch and learn! So, you’ve assessed the condition of your bare concrete surface and surmised that you would…

Valentine’s Day is here once again. With it comes a bombardment of social media posts letting us know of promos for vacation spots, restaurants offering date night meal sets, and bundle deals from shops selling chocolates and flowers. So much spending! Before you hit add to cart, maybe these hues can bring you back to the basics and paint a more colorful (and less pricey) picture of love. Lover’s Kiss BCP-0067 Sweet as can be, a lover’s kiss could replace the sugar in your cup of coffee. A peck could effortlessly…

Whether you’re working from home or at an office, one thing’s for sure. It’s probably…not the most organized place in the world, to put it kindly. We spend almost a third of our day at our work stations. So, it’s probably a good idea to keep it clean and organized. Here’s a quick home office cleaning guide to light our way. Declutter Paperwork Look around you. Can you barely see anything in the room because of the piles and piles of paperwork on your desk? I feel you. Decluttering all your…

Hi Lettie, I need expert advice please on what color to use for a new farmhouse that we’re constructing in Pampanga. The house is situated on a big lot with rice fields on the side and at the back of the house. I want the look to be minimalist, perhaps a gray and white combination, but I’m at a loss on which shade of paint to use. I will be painting both inside and outside the farmhouse. The walls are made of concrete. For the inside, I’ll also be painting the…

Bea is at it again. She’s testing more paint hacks found on the internet. What works and what doesn’t? https://youtu.be/ODsl3gmycbM In this video, these are the paint hacks that she is testing: applying silicone on paper tape and painting over to create clean lines separate bristles of paint brush with tape to create a smaller paint brush get rid of lint on paint rollers with tape use butter to mask the parts that you don’t want paint on See for yourself what hacks Bea gave a yea or nay! So what…

We get a lot of inquiries about recommendations for clear topcoats. Though Boysen Clear Acrylic Emulsion has “clear” in its name, it’s not one of the products we recommend for a topcoat (see what it’s really for here). Instead, pick from the Boysen products in the list below. Keep in mind that each of these has its own set of surfaces that it’s suitable for. Always follow product recommendations to get the best possible results. Boysen Acrytex Clear Coat If you’ve got a beautiful brick wall at home, of course, you…

Heard of Boysen’s The Color Library? If you’re a paint or color lover, you have to drop by! Here are some things you shouldn’t miss during your visit to this one-of-a-kind concept store. More than 1,300 Colorbooks Presenting the star of the show: the Colorbooks! The Color Library is dominated by large shelves filled with more than 1,300 Colorbooks each coated with a different Boysen paint color. You can pull them out of the shelves, hold them in your hands, and examine them closely so you can picture them in your…

Welcome to part 2 of the 2024 Lucky Colors for the Chinese New Year. In case you missed the first one, check it out here. There are many ways to usher in the Lunar New Year, one of those ways is by refreshing your space with your sign’s lucky hues. Check them out below. Year of the Horse Those born under the year of the Horse are predicted to enjoy good fortune in terms of career, wealth, and relationships this 2024. However, it’s best to take extra precautions when it comes…

Few things can make your painted surface look aged and old as well as fading can. The unevenness in color can be unsightly especially when it’s very noticeable. But why does this happen anyway? We can explain. Why the Color of Your Paint is Fading Look up! The biggest culprit to color fading in paint is… the sun! Sunlight has ultraviolet (UV) radiation. UV rays penetrate the molecular structure of the colorants causing it to break or alter which you then see as fading or discoloration. All paint coatings exposed to…

Chinese New Year is just around the corner! Have you started prepping your home to usher the new year in? If not, check out this article for a quick and easy guide. Are you ready to be a magnet for health, wealth, and happiness? Pick out your Chinese Zodiac below and find out what your lucky colors are for the Chinese New Year! Year of the Rat Those born under the year of the Rat will experience a positive uptick in their careers. Whether it’s hustling for that promotion, looking for…

It’s January 31! It’s like January 1 to 30 Usain-Bolted themselves to this day. Seriously, where did the month go? It doesn’t matter though, because we’ve got all the time to renovate or redecorate our homes to fit the 2024 us. Those who are now in the thick of giving your homes a new look, this post on Etsy home trends may be useful. The Color Berry https://www.myboysen.com/pantones-peach-fuzz-or-etsys-berry/ We touched on Etsy’s Berry in this post, and compared it to Pantone’s Peach Fuzz. It’s your choice whether to go light and…

Say you’ve found a possible color for your painting project but you’re not 100 percent sure about it yet. That’s normal! To help you lessen your second-guessing, we’ve got a few suggestions on what you can do. By the end, you’ll either be more confident of your color choice or be compelled to perhaps start finding a new one. (Check out the Color Inspirations section of this blog if you need ideas!) Use Boysen’s Visualizer Tool The Visualizer tool in the Boysen App was specifically made to help you get a…

Is your kitchen still reeling from the aftermath of the Christmas holidays? If your house is anything like mine, there’s still a basket of round fruits on the countertop and piles of Christmas leftovers inside the fridge. Then, this kitchen cleaning guide is both for you and for me. Eat the Frog Simply put, let’s start with the most daunting task when it comes to cleaning out the kitchen—the fridge. Take stock of what’s currently lurking in your fridge one layer at a time. While we don’t want to contribute to unnecessary…

The bathroom is one of the most overused rooms in any house. Not just by those who live in the home, but guests as well. Aside from keeping it clean and tidy (you can check out our bathroom cleaning guide here), consider freshening up the space with a new look. Take the quiz below to get some ideas on the perfect bathroom aesthetic. If you have any other questions on paints, colors, or Konstrukt Construction Chemical products, send us an email at ask@myboysen.com. We’re always happy to help. Happy redecorating!