Filipinos are surrounded by oceans. 54% of all municipalities in the Philippines is considered to be in a coastal area and 62% of the population live in a coastal zone, according to the Department of Environment and Natural Resources. Being near the sea, however, can cause paint problems. To keep coastal homes in pristine condition for as long as possible, experts at Boysen have recommended an easy-to-follow painting guide.
For homes in coastal regions like Batangas and Palawan, paint deterioration is a common issue. This is due to the alkalinity of the area because of its proximity to the sea (which is alkaline in nature) which can cause paint to fade and age faster than it’s supposed to. (As a quick refresher, something is considered alkaline when its pH level is greater than 7.) To combat this, more durable paint is needed. In addition, a degree of water resistance is also a good thing to have for homes near the sea.
To prevent paint problems and protect the paint of homes in coastal areas, follow this recommended painting system:
1. For water resistance, use Konstrukt Permaplast K-201 High Performance Acrylic Skimcoat
Konstrukt Permaplast K-201 High Performance Acrylic Skimcoat is applied on new concrete and before a primer and topcoat. Its water resisting properties make it a good choice for homes in coastal areas. Because it is a skimcoat, it also smoothens a cement finish and repairs surface defects like cracks, gaps, and honeycombs as long as the imperfections are 2mm to 3mm in thickness.
Use Konstrukt Permaplast K-201 High Performance Acrylic Skimcoat by mixing it with sifted cement at a 1:1 ratio. Make sure not to add water. Dampen the concrete before application then apply the skimcoat with a trowel.
2. As an exterior paint, use Boysen Acrytex
Boysen Acrytex’s formulation makes it exceptionally hardy. It’s a great choice for homes near the sea as it will be able to withstand the alkalinity of the area. Unlike water-based paints for concrete, Acrytex is a solvent-based coating. This gives it excellent adhesion and long-term durability making it highly resistant to fading, cracking, flaking, peeling, and discoloration.
In addition, Boysen Acrytex also forms a watertight, non-porous film that can repel water and prevent seepage—something homes in coastal areas may need. It can also serve as a moisture sealant for concrete and a stain inhibitor for wood.
Boysen Acrytex is recommended to be used on new concrete or concrete previously painted with Boysen Acrytex. It is not recommended for application over oil-based and water-based coatings. Boysen Acrytex comes in flat, semi-gloss, and gloss finish in white. To achieve other colors, it can be tinted using Acrytex Tinting Colors at a ratio of 1:16.
1. As skimcoat, use Konstrukt Permaplast K-201 High Performance Acrylic Skimcoat
Even though there’s less of a need for water resistance when it comes to the interior walls of a home in a coastal area, still consider going for Konstrukt Permaplast K-201 High Performance Acrylic Skimcoat.
As previously mentioned, Konstrukt Permaplast K-201 High Performance Acrylic Skimcoat also gives a surface a smooth finish. It helps ensure your walls look as flawless as possible by correcting surface imperfections prior to the application of a primer and topcoat. For beautiful walls inside your home, go with Konstrukt Permaplast K-201 High Performance Acrylic Skimcoat.
2. As an interior paint, pick from Boysen Permacoat Latex, Boysen Healthy Home, and Virtuoso Silk Touch
Aside from water resistance, the alkalinity of the area is also less of a concern when indoors so solvent-based paint like Boysen Acrytex may no longer be necessary. For interior concrete walls, residents in coastal areas can instead opt for acrylic water-based paints such as: Boysen Permacoat Latex, Boysen Healthy Home, and Virtuoso Silk Touch.
These three paints are the top choices for Boysen interior paints. Any of them are excellent picks. They provide a lasting, premium coating that will look beautiful on walls. Each has its own set of qualities and features as well. The Boysen Healthy Home, for example, has antibacterial properties, and Virtuoso Silk Touch dries to a silky matte finish that’s easy to clean thanks to added Teflon technology. Choose whichever fits your needs and preference best.
You can find more info on the interior paints above collated in one blog post here. More technical information can be found at Boysen.com.ph such as surface preparation, painting schedule, dry time, and more.
Best of luck to 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.