What have our readers been interested in in the past year. Here is another top of the chart list for the MyBoysen blog posts, this time for the top 5 video tutorials in 2021.

1.  Different Boysen Paint Finishes

Boysen has different paint finishes, from the most shiny to the most matte – duco, gloss, semi-gloss, satin, matte, and flat.  The paint’s sheen, gloss, or kintab is not only about aesthetics but also about function. It also matters which surface you will be painting. The glossier the paint, the higher its durability and cleanability. A flat finish hides surface imperfections well but it picks up dirt and other contaminants easily so the surface can easily be stained, which is why flat finishes are recommended for hard-to-reach (or low traffic) areas like ceilings.

Read more about paint finishes in the following posts:

Paint Finish: What Does Sheen, Gloss, or Kintab in Paints Mean?
Krafty Kriz: A Guide to Different Paint Finishes

2.  Repaint a Rusty Gate

BEA’S BNB, Episode 4: Repaint a Rusty Gate

Now is the best time to refurbish the entrance to your home while the year is fresh and new. If you’ve got a metal gate that needs a makeover, watch this video tutorial for step-by-step guidelines. Complement the things you  learned from the video by reading up on the following posts:

Boysen Renovation Series: Gates and Fences
How to Paint a Rusty Metal Gate

3.  Tips on Using Boysen Colorants

Tips on Using Boysen Colorants

The is the 4th video in the Color Me Boysen DIY video series. Remember these important tips when using Boysen colorants:

  1. Always use the same product family for your base paint and your colorant.
  2. The recommended ratio of colorant to paint is 1:16
  3. Paint color darkens when it is dry.
  4. Mix enough paint for your surface area.

For more about Boysen colorants, click this link.

4.  Boysen Painting 101

Boysen Painting 101: The Basics of Using Boysen Products

Arguably the most watched Boysen video, Boysen Painting 101 explains the basics of painting the Boysen way. For a newbie DIYer, start with this video to learn the ABCs of painting. From tools needed to surface preparation to the Boysen product family needed for a flawless finish, this video is a good partner to have.

5.  Painting Terra Cotta Pots

Krafty Kriz: Painting Terra Cotta Pots

For the plant lovers who want to have unique pots for their plant babies, this is a good video tutorial to watch. Make this a family project with your loved ones and kasambahays. It’s always good to have creative projects like these to spend the time together in a satisfying way especially with the stricter safety Covid protocols in place. Good for learning new things and for bonding as well.

There have been a lot of viewers who asked where to get the stencils. We made our own for this video but you can find lots of stencil designs in the internet which you can download for free.

DIY Video Tutorials

We have been creating many original DIY video tutorials since we started the MyBoysen blog in 2017. You can find them in this link. The video tutorials are about surface preparation, the use of the Boysen App, creative painting projects, color theory, and the annual Boysen Color Trends. Do subscribe to our Let it B|MyBoysen YouTube channel to get updated quickly on new videos freshly uploaded.


Annie is the Managing Editor of Let it B | MyBoysen Blog. An unrepentant workaholic, she runs this blog and her own company Talking Lions (https://talkinglions.com). 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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