Curious about mixing your own paint colors? If you’re painting with Boysen Permacoat Latex, the popular go-to for concrete walls, you’ll be using Boysen Latex Colors. Here’s what you need to know about it.

What is Boysen Latex Colors?

Boysen Latex Colors are colorants. They are used to tint water-based Boysen paints such as a container of white Boysen Permacoat Latex. This way, you get to mix your own paint colors!

There are several available colors of Boysen Latex colors which gives you a wide range of paint colors that’s possible to achieve.

How do I tint Boysen Permacoat using Boysen Latex Colors?

Mix no more than 1/4 liter or 250 mL of colorant into 1 gallon (approx. 4.5 liters) of paint. To put it in another way, that’s a 1:16 maximum ration of Boysen Latex Colors to Boysen paint.

This means that if you have a 4-liter can of paint you can mix in the entire container of one Boysen Latex Colors container, which comes in 1/4 liter pots, to get the most saturated color possible.

Going beyond the recommended amount of colorant compromises the sheen, color, and performance of your coating.

Watch the full video here for more tips

Can I use more than one color of Boysen Latex Colors?

Yes! You don’t have to use just one color at a time either. Mixing in two or more tinting colors in one container creates even more color options. This is assuming, of course, that you still stick to the ratio.

So, you will have to do a bit of math if you’re planning on using several colorants in just one 4-liter can of paint. You cannot put in the entire contents of all the colorants as it will exceed the maximum amount you can mix in.

Can I tint other paint products using Boysen Latex Colors?

Yes. You can also tint Boysen Healthy Home and Boysen Wallguard using Boysen Latex colors.

Note though that there are products that have their own colorants. Here’s a cheat sheet:
• For Boysen Quick Drying Enamel, tint with Boysen Oil Tinting Colors
• For Boysen Acrytex, tint with Boysen Acrytex Tinting Colors
• For Boysen Automotive Lacquer, tint with Boysen Lacquer Tinting Colors

Available Boysen Tinting Colors | MyBoysen

Can I apply Boysen Latex Colors directly on the surface?

No, you can’t and you shouldn’t. Boysen Latex Colors, as well as the other Boysen colorants, cannot be used on their own. They’re essentially concentrated colors and are not made to be applied on surfaces by themselves. You have to mix them with their corresponding base paint product.

I want dark colors. Can I achieve it using Boysen Latex Colors?

With the 1:16 ratio, there will only be so much colorant you can mix into the paint. Because of this, you’ll only be able to achieve pastel to medium shades. You’re not going to get vibrant or dark hues.

There are already so many colors you can get even with just pastels and medium shades though. Watch this video and see for yourself:

I don’t know how to get the color I want. Can you help?

It can be confusing if you’re just starting out with mixing your paint colors. No need to worry though. This is where the Boysen App comes in handy.

On the Boysen App is a tool called Mix Your Colors. This gives you a library of the paint colors you can get through Boysen colorants and the “recipe” on how you can get the same results. You can experiment with your own mixes too. Starting with a base of white paint, you’ll be able to choose up to three colorants to digitally combine.

Download the Boysen App for free via the Apple App Store for iOS users and the Google Play Store for Android users.

If you have any questions or inquiries about Boysen products, our technical team will be happy to assist you. Send an email to or call (02) 8363-9738 local 413 to 418 during office hours for a one-on-one consultation.


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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