It’s always good to know what substrate you are dealing with. In the Philippines, concrete is a very popular building material.

DIY Dave is back with Concrete 101, specifically how to mix concrete and prepare molds.

In this video, you will see the difference between cement and concrete. Then, Dave teaches how to mix concrete and how to make a mold with it.

Concrete is a good material to use for large projects, as well as small projects. The trick is in the materials you will choose to add to the mix.

We’ve shown several DIY video tutorials using concrete. Here are some of them:

Pendant lamp
Plant propagator
Kitchen paper roll holder
Planter or pot
Plant stand
Tea light holder

Here’s something to remember when you’re DIY-ing with concrete. You need patience. You’d need days, maybe a month, for concrete to dry. The upside though is that you can do other DIY projects while waiting.

We’ve got loads of ideas. Click on this link.

Working with Concrete

In case you are a new follower or reader of this blog, something important to establish before you use paints is to first identify what the substrate is. There are four that we at Boysen keep talking about: 1) concrete, 2) wood, 3) metal, and 4) drywall. Then, the next thing you need to know is whether you will be painting the substrate for the first time or repainting.  Another important consideration to keep in mind is whether the surface is found in interiors or exteriors.

The painting systems and painting schedules would differ for each substrate. If you want your surfaces to have an excellent finish, you need to know the Boysen way to do things. We’ve got your back, so you can always search this blog and find your answers. We also made this video Boysen Painting 101 years ago, a video tutorial that even professional painters find very useful.

Click on the image below to read about the Boysen Way for concrete.

The Boysen Way: Concrete

Now, if you can’t be bothered to wade through the comprehensive material we have been providing our clients, you can always ask our Technical Team to hold your hand and give you the answers. Give them a call at (02) 8363-9738 local 417 to 418 during office hours. Or you can also send your question to You won’t get an AI-powered chatbot but a professional on the other end of the line, who is knowledgable, flexible to the gamut of special concerns, and willing to help you with your painting journey.

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Annie is the Managing Editor of Let it B | MyBoysen Blog. An unrepentant workaholic, she runs this blog and her own company Talking Lions ( She thrives on collaborating with people who are good at what they do, and working together with them to create something special. Annie learned interior styling while managing her own wholesale business in the Netherlands, importing high-end, handmade home furnishings to stock four outlets and a showroom in the country.

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