If there’s one Boysen product that deserves a monument, it would be this one. I could only imagine how many times I’ve seen parodies of the Preso commercial and just how many messages I’ve received regarding the said ad. Safe to say, everyone knows Boysen Acrytex, and other products like the Acrytex Reducer, but only a few know what it really does and how efficient it really is.
Nothing lasts forever but your wall paint might stand a chance. Here, we are focusing the spotlight on the paint that lasts a lifetime… almost.
Boysen Acrytex is an acrylic solvent-based coating that helps prevent water seepage. It forms a seamless, non-porous, watertight film that repels water and inhibits the formation of stain on woods. Noted for its long-term durability, this paint will give competitors a run for their money.
Learn more about this typhoon tested product here.
How to use Boysen Acrytex:
Wait up! Before we proceed to the actual process, make sure that you are done with all the surface preparations first to avoid any trouble. If you’re a first-timer, know how to properly and effectively prepare your new or old concrete. If you’re a master DIYer, you should know it by heart now. Oh, and one more thing, drop the Boysen Masonry Neutralizer B-44 for the time being since you won’t be needing it for this paint job and get yourself the Boysen Acrytex Reducer since you’ll be needing it to achieve the perfect finish.
You can choose whether you want the surface plain or textured. Follow the instructions below to achieve your desired finish.
After preparing the surface, prime it using the Boysen Acrytex Primer B-1705. Fix the remaining imperfections by filling hairline cracks and holes with Boysen Acrytex Cast B-1711 using a putty knife. Spot prime the just puttied areas with another layer of Boysen Acrytex Primer B-1705. Let the surface dry and then apply 2-3 coats of Boysen Acrytex Topcoat. Allow 2 hours drying time between each coating.
Same with the plain finish, make sure to prepare the surface properly first before priming the surface with Boysen Acrytex Primer B-1705. To achieve the textured finish, spray Boysen Acrytex cast B-1711 using a mortar gun. Wait for 10-15 minutes before pressing down the cast with a wooden roller. Make sure to wet the wooden roller with Boysen Acrytex Reducer B-1750 to prevent it from sticking to the cast. Wait for the surface to dry and then proceed to the topcoat. Apply 2-3 coats of Boysen Acrytex Topcoat and let each coat dry for 2 hours before applying the next one.
You can mix in Boysen Acrytex Tinting Color to the topcoat or have it factory-mixed if you want a lighter or pastel color. You can also add Boysen Acrytex Reducer to the paint mixture to adjust thickness for better workability.
The 4 L can of Boysen Acrytex can cover up to 15-18 square meter per coat if you opt for a textured finish and 25-30 square meter for the plain finish.
Watch this video to better visualize the process:
For the topcoat, you can apply with a brush, roller or spray, whichever is easier for you. While you’re at it, you can also choose between satin, semi-gloss, and gloss for the sheen.
NOTE: When repainting, remember that Boysen Acrytex is not recommended for application over oil-based or latex-based coatings. If you still want to go through the process, make sure that the existing coating is removed and the surface is cleaned thoroughly before applying the new one.
“Habang buhay, ako sayo’y maghihintay. Umaraw man o umulan, di sasablay. Pintado sa aking puso… pag-ibig na tunay.”
Raise a hand if you sang along. How about both hands? That’s more like it. See you in the next post, DIYer. For more questions about the Boysen products, visit https://www.boysen.com.ph or call (02) 363-9738 local 417 to 418.