Stepping into a private resort in Tanay a few months back, I was amazed by how they kept the ambiance classy but cozy by using wood for the walls and as a primary element in most of the decorative pieces. The walls looked like they were fresh out of renovation although that was not the case, and the wooden furniture looked brand new. I wanted to ask how they were able to preserve the wood considering the weather but the introvert in me cut in so I just googled it.

Turns out there are a number of products you can use to help you safeguard your wooden surfaces. And Boysen offers one of the best in the market.

Xyladecor can

Boysen Xyladecor is a solvent-based, deep penetrating type of stain that combines decorative, water repellent and wood preserving properties in one product. It dries to a silk matte finish and is fit for both exterior and interior wood surfaces. The product emphasizes the grain, bringing out the natural beauty in any kind of wood.

Boysen Xyladecor does not only beautify wood but also preserves it. It prevents the growth of mold and fungi. You can therefore rest assured that the surface is protected against harmful elements and wood decay. Since it can work well without a primer, you can save a lot on your budget!

A 4L can of Boysen Xyladecor can cover 25-30 square meter depending on surface texture and porosity.

Infograph of Boysen Xyladecor

How to use Boysen Xyladecor

Before going through the process of painting your old wooden chairs, doors, or interiors, make sure to follow the proper surface preparation intended for new and old wooden surfaces. Few reminders: If it’s new, wipe the surface clean to remove dust. If it’s old, sand the surface to remove old paint or varnish, then wipe thoroughly to remove sanding dust.

You can apply Boysen Xyladecor to bare wood, without primers or undercoats, either by brush, spray or by dipping in an open container or tank to achieve a total covering rate. Don’t forget to shake and stir Xyladecor often during use to avoid separation.

  • By brush: Lightly brush or wipe Xyladecor once along the grain to remove excess material and to smooth out any runs. Drying takes overnight. Instead of waiting, just make yourself comfortable and bring in some snacks or finish that Koreanovela you’ve been eyeing for weeks while it dries. Recoat for a darker shade.
  • By spray: Use a 1.5 mm nozzle spraying a stream of material with a working pressure of approximately 40 psi. Spraying is not advisable for planed surfaces.
  • By dipping: Dip the timber in Boysen Xyladecor for 2 minutes, varying the time required according to the absorbency of the wood. Stand the timber on end and allow to drain. If necessary, lightly brush the surface once in the direction of the grain before it dries.

Boysen Xyladecor Available Colors

Since Boysen Xyladecor Colorless may serve as a primer, you can apply it prior to the colored variants to even the color finish of any wood considering the varying degrees of absorbency. We don’t recommend to use this for exteriors on its own.

Knock on wood! You are going to nail your next home DIY project! For inspirations, check out how you can add character to your home using timber.

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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.


  1. Hi, tanong ko lang, if okay sya lagyan ng coloring agent to adjust the color of wood stain, gusto ko kasi na wenge finish sya. If pwde, anong coloring agent ang pwdeng ilagay? Also, is it okay to put Hudson Timber Coat as a final coat/sealer after ko lagyan ng xyladecor yung wood.? Sa outdoor ko kasi sya ilalagay. Thanks.

    • Hi Jeff, eto iyong sagot ng aming Technical Team. Pinadalhan ka rin nitong sagot sa email.

      “Wala po kaming tinting color na pwedeng ihalo sa BOYSEN Oil Wood Stain o BOYSEN Xyladecor.

      Para sa iyong pangalawang tanong, yes, pwede pong gamiting final coat ang Hudson Timber Coat sa BOYSEN Xyladecor. Pwede po sila pareho sa wooden surfaces exposed sa sunlight. Salamat po.”

  2. Juvelyn Ramos Reply

    pwede po ba itong gamitin after ng sanding sealer?

    • Hi Juvelyn, our Communication Team replied to you by email yesterday. Just in case you didn’t get it, here’s the answer:

      Ang BOYSEN Xyladecor ay pinapahid bago mag-BOYSEN Lacquer Sanding Sealer #1254. Click here para sa product details at instructions:

      If you have more questions, please call (02) 363-9738 local 417 to 418 during office hours and talk to our Technical Team. I’m sure you will get your answers more quickly.

      Have a good weekend.

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