We often get inquiries about a clear topcoat that can be used to provide a surface with a glossy, protective finish. Many wrongly assume that Boysen Clear Acrylic Emulsion is the answer—it’s not. However, there is something that just might be right for the job: Boysen Acrytex Clear Coat.

What is Boysen Acrytex Clear Coat

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Boysen Acrytex Clear Coat is used as a clear coat protection for bricks, natural stone, masonry, and wooden surfaces. It’s an acrylic solvent-based coating and, like the rest of the products in the Acrytex line up, it has excellent adhesion and long-term durability.

Plus, its attractive glossy finish provides not just additional protection to the surface but also makes it easier to clean.

Where to Use Boysen Acrytex Clear Coat

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Use Boysen Acrytex Clear Coat on bricks, natural stone, and masonry. If you have any of these surfaces on the exterior of your home, applying Boysen Acrytex Clear Coat as topcoat will help protect them from the elements and keep them looking pristine for as long as possible.

You can use it on wooden surfaces as well including ones that see a lot of sunlight. Note, however, that it cannot be used on floors or other surfaces where it can get scratched or damaged.

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You can also use Boysen Acrytex Clear Coat to add a glossy shine to faux cement finishes! For example, Kashmir, from the Konstrukt Lunar Series, has it as a topcoat as it lends a polished sheen to the surface. Not only is it silky smooth to the touch, but its sheen also makes it a good accent wall in spaces where you might want to entertain guests such as living rooms.

How to Use Boysen Acrytex Clear Coat

Apply it only on bare substrates and surfaces painted with other Acrytex products. You can use either a brush, roller, or conventional spray gun. The latter is preferred as the others can leave lap marks. But, if you don’t have one, just make sure to wipe off any excess product on your tool and apply thinly.

If you’re finding it difficult to apply, you can opt to thin it with Boysen Acrytex Reducer at a 1:4 ratio of reducer to clear coat if applying with a brush or roller. If you’re using a spray gun, thin at a max ratio of 1:1.

Now, if you were thinking of using it over other products like Boysen Permacoat Latex, you shouldn’t. Remember, Boysen Acrytex products should not be painted on top of other paints, specifically water-based and oil-based coatings, because it will destroy the paint film underneath it.

Have Questions?

Still not sure whether or not you can use Boysen Acrytex Clear Coat on your surface? No worries, we’re here to help! Our capable engineers from the Technical Services Department are available for consultation free of charge. Send an email to ask@myboysen.com or call (02) 8363-9738 local 413 to 418 during office hours.


Jill is a writer on a continuous journey to learn about paint and share them with you, the reader. She has an interest in the technical side of things but also thoroughly enjoys playing with colors. She likes calm greens, quiet blues, and mellow yellows best.

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