Gadgets are so much a part of our lives. A study done on the Philippine market that owns tech devices as of October 2022 shows 99% of internet users use mobile phones, and 61% use laptops or desktop computers. Another study, this time a global one, shows that the average screen time per day is 6 hours 58 minutes per day, which is already considered alarming. Where is the Philippines in the statistics?  We are second only to South Africa with our average consumption screen time per day at 10 hours…

One pop of color is sometimes all it takes to bring a room to life. If you’re a little hesitant to go with a vibrant one, no worries. We’ve got you covered with these more approachable hues you can have for your home. Use it for an accent wall or as one of the colors to complete your 60-30-10 (learn about this interior design rule here). BCP-0142 Ranch House Brown is the color of the earth. A grounding hue, it’s associated with stability and dependability. In a room with brown, one…

Interior & Design Manila Hospitality starts tomorrow! This 3-day trade show is happening from September 21 to 23 in the SMX Convention Center Manila located in the MOA Complex in Pasay City. There are a few reasons why you should drop by to this event. First of all, it’s co-located with two other trade shows: Beauty + Health & Wellness Manila and Hotel & Foodservice Suppliers Show. If you’re still on the fence about braving the traffic, consider that you go to three exhibits in one trip! Second, these events are…

After talking about the psychedelic colors of the 60s, let’s move on to the next decade—the 70s. For this, we prepared a color palette with bright orange and blue, as well as light browns and greens. Major Events in the 70s If the 60s were about political mayhem and cultural turbulence, the 70s saw more of that and economic upheavals as well. In the US, antiwar sentiments and counterculture flourished with the hippies movement in the beginning of the decade. The hippies advocated for “make love, not war”.  But this gave…

Tropical countries like the Philippines get a lot of rain. And with rain comes damp walls and mildew. Having to constantly get rid of mold growing on your walls can get pretty tiring, pretty fast. So, get on board with a solution that works in the long term. Consider painting your home walls with one of Boysen’s mold-resisting paints. Here are your options: For Exteriors: Boysen Wallguard If mold or mildew on exteriors is a big concern, such as if you live in an area surrounded by vegetation, go for Boysen…

Most people are caught up in the grind that they don’t think about retirement, except perhaps for longing for it. Especially with a stressful job, having to endure the traffic everyday to go to work, or maybe having colleagues that don’t make the workplace inviting, people in their senior years think that after retirement, everything would be great. There will be no need to wake up early. And when you do wake up, you will have endless days of me time waiting for you. Plan for Retirement Planning for retirement is…

Scroll through the Boysen Facebook page and you’ll notice the Boysen PinTanong series. It’s where we provide answers to commonly asked questions about painting. This would cover everything from clarifications on the usage of Boysen products to inquiries on proper painting procedures. And with that, we’re happy to announce that we’ve now turned it into a video series! We’re calling it the Boysen PinTanong videoserye! The Pintanong Videoserye For its first episode the PinTanong videoserye will tackle one of the easiest painting tasks one can do. It will be all about…

Maayong adlaw, Cebu! Planning a home renovation soon? Drop by Philbex Cebu! It’s happening from tomorrow until Sunday. Invitation to Philbex Cebu 2023 Mark your calendars for Philbex Cebu’s 4-day event starting from September 14 to 17. Doors open at the IC3 Convention center from 11:00AM to 7:00PM. This trade show is going to feature over 80 companies from different sectors from the construction industry. So, whether you’re in the planning stage of a renovation or currently having one, it’s a good idea to drop by just to check out your…

With retro and vintage trending in today’s interior design, let’s go back to the colors of the decades, starting with the psychedelic 60s. Altered states in the 60s were usually brought about pharmacologically. That’s not what we want though. We are all for clean living that does no harm to mind, body, and spirit. Meditate, listen to music, get your 8 hours of sleep, fast—these are things you can do to embrace a healthy and balanced state of being. Our way of embracing altered states can be done through using colors…

Primer plays a key role in rust prevention. A good primer—applied before your topcoat and after proper surface preparation—will help keep your metal surface from corroding for as long as possible. Enter Boysen metal primers that are specifically formulated to have rust-inhibiting properties. Go through the products below and see which one suits your project best. Boysen Red Oxide Metal Primer Boysen Red Oxide Metal Primer continues to be a popular choice among Boysen users for priming metals. It’s an easy pick! An alkyd-based, rust-inhibiting primer, it can be applied on…

Have you ever walked into a room and instantly felt like it was a nice place to just relax and chill? That wasn’t by magic. It was very likely thoughtfully and deliberately set up so it would make you feel that way. Here are a few things you can do to make a spot at home give off the same vibe! Bring in a Lamp Lighting makes a big difference in making a space feel cozier. Overhead lighting, like the ubiquitous white fluorescent tube lights, is great during the day when…

We get messages from our kababayans abroad about their paint concerns. They ask us about the Boysen products they are using or planning to use for the construction of their homes here. Everyone dreams of owning a home. It is not so easy with the prices of properties in relation to the earning power of the average Pinoy. For this reason, so many have flown to other countries in the hopes of earning money to give a good life to their loved ones, to invest in a home, and to secure…

There are quite a few things to consider when picking paint for your home. There’s color, desirable paint qualities, and extra features. Then, there’s also sheen: gloss, semi-gloss, satin, matte, and flat. You’ll be picking one of these when choosing a paint product. In this blog post, we’re making a case for matte paints! Here’s why it might be the paint finish for you. Hides Imperfections Let’s start with a practical reason. One of the main benefits of choosing a matte paint product is that it can hide imperfections on your…

Sometimes, just looking at colors and swatches online just doesn’t cut it. As much as we try to match our painted swatches with its digital counterpart, discrepancies are still bound to be there. If you’re really specific about a color that you want, it’s best to go through our collection of fandecks as reference materials. The next best thing? Drop by Philconstruct Mindanao this September and visit the Boysen Color Library Booth! Invitation to Philconstruct Mindanao 2023 There are only 3 things that you need to remember. First of all, Philconstruct Mindanao 2023…

Are there colors Millennials tend to gravitate to? Perhaps. There’s the undying Millennial pink, of course. But aside from that, The Cut mentions seafoam, ocher, lavender, and terracotta as Millennial darlings too. As it turns out, Millennials prefer soft hues. The Cut writer Molly Fischer supposes: “All that time spent staring into a glowing screen makes the prospect of something gentle — something literally easier on the eye — enticing. The millennial palette is the opposite of glare; onscreen or off, it’s color softly veiled.” On that note, we’ve chosen a…

I know, I know. It’s so hard to choose among all the amazing shades from the Boysen Color Trend 2022/2023 palette. Let’s pick the perfect hue for your living space from the BREATHE Color Palette. Take the quiz below! More Fun Quizzes Do you want to try other quizzes? Check this link. And if you haven’t done so yet, subscribe to this blog and get an email notice every time we publish something.

Boysen has two different wood staining systems, and Bea is here in this video to show you the differences between both—the pros and cons, where best to use the products, either exteriors or interiors, and what system is faster so you can choose the best one to use for your project if you want to see results sooner rather than later. Boysen Xyladecor Boysen Xyladecor is a solvent-based, deep penetrating type of stain that combines decorative, water repellent, and wood preserving properties in one. It dries to a silk matte finish…

Plexibond is Boysen’s cementitious waterproofing system. It’s applied in places that come in direct contact with water and moisture. This is called positive-side waterproofing. So, where would you need it? Per the Boysen technical service department, here are areas of the house where it’s highly recommended that you apply Plexibond for waterproofing. Firewall As part of fire preventive measures, many structures in the Philippines, including residential homes and commercial buildings, are required by law to have firewalls. Firewalls act as shields in the event a neighboring property catches fire. To make…

Boysen paint products already give you a range of readily available colors. You just grab them from the store shelf and you’re ready to go. But it can’t be helped that sometimes you want more than what is offered. Thankfully, Boysen Mix & Match has your back! Here are some things to love about Boysen Mix & Match stations. It Takes Just a Few Minutes Some get discouraged from getting paint mixed because they think it takes too long. We’re here to tell you that it’s not true. Once you’ve chosen…