Inspect the packaging label of a paint product and you’ll notice it will specify if the paint is meant for interior surfaces, exterior surfaces, or both. As a newbie to the painting world, you might be wondering why this has to matter so much. Simply put, manufacturers formulate paint products so that they have properties and features that are suitable to where they’re meant to be used. Let’s dive deeper.
Boysen Healthy Home and Virtuoso Silk Touch are some of Boysen’s paint products intended for interior use. They’re applied on concrete surfaces like your bedroom or living room walls. Both of these paints were manufactured with that in mind.
For example, both of these paints are odor-less because you wouldn’t want a strong, lingering chemical smell inside your home. They also have antibacterial protection so you and your loved ones get extra defense against bacteria like E. coli and Salmonella. They’re also resistant to mold, mildew, and fungus. Virtuoso Silk Touch even has an easy-clean feature thanks to its luxurious silk matte finish that’s pleasant to look at and even touch.
All of the mentioned make the two paint products great interior paints. If you were to apply them to exterior walls, there may be some features that you wouldn’t be able to take full advantage of. Moreover, because they were not meant to be used on exteriors, excessive exposure to UV and moisture can cause paint problems like chalking, fading, blistering, and more.
Some of Boysen’s popular paint products for home façades include Boysen Acrytex and Boysen Permacoat Latex. Technically speaking, exterior paints can also be used on interior surfaces, but they do have properties that make them suited to the outdoors.
Boysen Acrytex, for example, is sought-after for its long-term durability even when exposed to harsh weather conditions. Its watertight film repels water and prevents seepage—just what you need for a home in a typhoon-prone country like the Philippines. However, you wouldn’t necessarily need this level of protection on your interiors.
On the other hand, Boysen Permacoat Latex is a hit for those looking to paint both exterior and interior concrete surfaces. It is reliably durable and has good dirt pick-up resistance that helps keep your paint looking good for longer. But for more advanced protection from the elements, consider the aforementioned Boysen Acrytex and even Boysen Wallguard and Boysen Elasti-kote.
Be a smart DIYer. Know the best product to use for your paint project. This way, you get the most out of the time, effort, and money you’re putting into your home.
Check the packaging label of a paint product and it will specify if it’s meant to be used on interior surfaces, exterior surfaces, or both. A quick tip: You can also find all the info you need about a Boysen product on the Boysen website or the Boysen app.
Best of luck with your home painting projects! If you have any questions or inquiries about Boysen products, our technical team will be happy to assist you. Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call (02) 8363-9738 local 413 to 418 during office hours for a one-on-one consultation.