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I still remember how my lolo used to visit us at home to see if we were okay after a torrential storm (typhoon signal #3 and up). He’d scan through our house and roam around the grounds too, to know if the severity of the storm caused any damage, and if so, to plan the renovation ASAP.

Living in a province east of Manila, we rarely encounter such disasters now but when we do, we expect the worst. Now that it’s rainy season once again, it’s time to brush up on what to do before, during, and after the storm and be ready for any eventuality. I learned some of the basics, thanks to my grandpa, and I think you should too.

In case your concrete interior walls get damaged, here are steps on how you can repair and repaint said walls as explained by Boysen professionals.

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Keep calm after the storm

 

Once the rain subsides and you’re sure that the area is safe, it’s time to get moving. Do a general inspection of your home and list what needs to be fixed. Ask a professional for help if the damage is too much for you to handle.

We’re assuming the moment the storm news broke that you kept all your important documents in a dry place for safekeeping. When the bad weather conditions subside, secure the remaining furniture before you start with the cleanup. Prepare a tub of water and mild soap to clean the affected area. If the damage seems extreme and only if the surroundings permit, pressure wash and scrub the wall to remove the remaining mud and silt. Remove all wall coverings like wallpapers and old paint using a scraper to give you a better idea of what needs to be repaired, replaced or thrown out.

Watch Out for Common Painting Problems

For areas that are affected by mildew buildup, you can use a brush to scrub the wall with bleach or other disinfectants. Just follow the recommended ratio of bleach to water when making the cleaning solution in order to prevent harming the surface. Wear gloves to prevent harming yourself. Follow this link to know more about mildew or mold and how to save your wall from its horrors.

Chalking walls might also be a problem here, you will need a clean damp rag or brush to scrub the surface clean. Mop your floor of any debris and let the surface dry thoroughly.

For painted areas that are cracking, flaking and peeling off, use a scraper or wire brush to remove loose paint film. Sand down the surface and apply putty if necessary.

Finish the job with these Boysen products

Finally, when you’re done with all the surface preparation and repair, paint your walls anew with these Boysen products that are sure to keep your walls safe during the rains:

You better watch out, you better not cry. Better not pout, I’m telling you why. We need to do the cleanup IMMEDIATELY to avoid further damage. We can’t wait for the ber months. Click here to know how you can have a leak-proof rainy season.

If you have technical questions, you may call (02) 363-9738 local 417 to 418 during office hours or write an email to ask@myboysen.com.

Jess Convocar
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Jess is a copywriter who brushes up on her paint knowledge daily. Together with Boysen professionals, she makes the technical stuff easier to digest. When she’s not writing, she searches the internet for the latest dessert bar.

2 Comments

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    Good morning… My chemicals policy kami.. Baka gusto nyo po… Pang halo po cya so paggawa NG paintal… Thanks

    • Annie H Adlawan

      Hi Selle,

      This was the reply that was sent to you by email last August 7. I’m answering you here just to be sure you get the reply.

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      Thank you for your comment and for following us at Let it B.

      Para sa business related transactions, paki padalhan po kami ng kopya ng iyong company profile at proposal sa inquiry@boysen.com.ph.

      Thank you and have a great rest of the week ahead.

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