To those who are planning to paint their home exteriors, now is the best time to do it while we are in the dry season. Take advantage of the sunshine days to beautify your home.
We usually talk about painting home interior spaces. DIY projects are “easier” to do within the home unless you are going to use Boysen special products like Konstrukt for the modern, industrial style, or the duco finish for that extra shine and sparkle.
If painting your home exteriors would be limited to small areas like repainting doors or window trims, DIY is a way to go. Otherwise, it is best to call in the pros to do the job. The sheer size of the project and possible complexities would be best left to the experts. Be aware that repainting may need more than just providing a cosmetic change, the state of your exterior walls also has to be assessed. Any repair needed has to be done first before your painters can start applying the topcoat of your choice. Your budget would have to include the cost of the paint, other products that may be needed, and labor. The good thing about painting home exteriors though is that if done well, it will take years before you would need to do it all over again.
Boysen Paint Products for Home Exteriors
Do visit the article on Boysen’s exterior paints by clicking on the image or here. It is an excellent guide if you will be painting the exterior surfaces of your home.
Boysen offers several products depending on your needs.
Boysen Permacoat Latex is the workhorse of all paint products as proven in the last 65 years. It is a 100% acrylic latex paint with excellent hiding, durability and dirt pick-up resistance. It finishes painting jobs in less coats, yet lasts longer than other brands allowing you to save a lot on time, effort, worry and money.
KNOxOUT Air-Cleaning Paint
Boysen KNOxOUT Air-Cleaning Paint is the first air cleaning paint in the world with CristalActiv photocatalytic technology. It uses light energy to break down noxious air pollutants and convert them into harmless substances. Any surface coated with KNOxOUT™ becomes an active air-purifying surface that helps protect people from harmful gases. Photocatalysis also provides KNOxOUT™ with self-cleaning, anti-bacterial and de-odorizing properties.
Especially if you live in an urban area, this helps clean the air around your home, which is healthier for you and your family. But wherever your home is located, this is a way for you to contribute to environmental sustainability.
Elasti-Kote Elastomeric Wall Covering
Boysen Elasti-Kote Elastomeric Wall Covering is a 100% acrylic water based elastomeric wall paint that is especially formulated to bridge micro/hairline cracks thus providing good waterproofing and protection from rain, carbon dioxide or other acidic gases (acid rain).
Boysen Acrytex is an acrylic solvent-based coating that forms a seamless, non-porous, watertight film which repels water and prevents seepage. It is noted for its excellent adhesion and long-term durability. Acrytex creates a very tight film, serving as a moisture sealant for concrete, and is also a stain inhibitor for wood.
Boysen Wallguard Dirt Resisting Latex is a new breed of latex paints that has a very high resistance to dirt, dust, smog and mildew. It can be painted even in a rigorous environment where there is a very high concentration of airborne pollutants.
Wallguard is suitable to be used near industrial areas and along highways. It is specially suited for repainting medium and high-rise building where the need to maintain a freshly painted look with less maintenance work is of prime importance.
Colors for Home Exteriors
Choose the colors of your home exteriors well because you have to live with the results for years unless you have money to burn. If your home has wall claddings (e.g., wood, stone, brick, tiles, etc.), consider their colors when choosing the color for the parts you want painted.
White, grey, and beige are the usual suspects. Green, yellow, and other earthy colors like terracotta, are fairly common too.
I saw a chartreuse house somewhere in Quezon City. It stood out, or more accurately, it screamed out, “LOOK AT ME.” It was a truly remarkable and unforgettable sight. Did I like it? No, but who cares. I am very much for individualism—the only thing that matters is if you, the owner, like it. This reminds me of a recent newspaper article of an Indonesian father who named his baby after his workplace, the Department of Statistical Communication. The child might not like this though when he grows up, and unlike paint, it will not be so easy to change.
For painting advice, don’t hesitate to call our Technical team during office hours at (02) 8363-9738 local 417 to 418, or write an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.