Are you planning on painting your front doors and gates? How about refurbishing old wooden furniture, or repainting kitchen shelves and cabinets? Boysen Quick Drying Enamel is your go-to paint for beautifying and protecting your wood or metal surfaces.

Boysen Quick Drying Enamel Can

Boysen Quick Drying Enamel is an alkyd type paint that is both durable and fast-drying. This paint is a tough and pretty cookie! It gives customers the great hiding power and high gloss finish they need to ensure an excellent and long-lasting finish.

Hailed for its versatility, Boysen Quick Drying Enamel is one of our most popular products. It’s a smart choice for all homeowners or DIY painters because it is ideal for interior or exterior wood and metal surfaces. When you buy a 4-Liter Boysen Quick Drying Enamel, you can cover 30-35 sq. m. per coat depending on surface texture and porosity.

Boysen Quick Drying Enamel Claim to Fame

Why is it called Quick Drying Enamel?

As the world becomes increasingly demanding, people want a faster way to finish their painting project. That’s where the Boysen Quick Drying enamel comes in. Boysen’s Research and Development Team developed an enamel paint that has a drying time of only 6-8 hours. This new formulation is fast-drying compared to enamel paints of old that take up to 36 hours to dry. Hence, the name “Quick Drying Enamel.”

A Closer Look: Drying and Curing

Every time we get this kind of question, we always dig deeper and ask questions to find out if the painter used other products with the paint. Some DIY painters don’t get the ideal results because they did not follow the recommended painting system. For example, a painter may have mixed a different brand of thinner with a Boysen paint, which can prolong the paint’s drying time. Avoid using other thinning solvents to prevent product mismatch that could affect the drying time and quality of the paint. To adjust the viscosity of the paint, it’s a must to mix 1-Liter of Boysen Paint Thinner B-0340 into a 4-Liter Boysen Quick Drying Enamel.

Moreover, it is important to know the difference between paint drying and curing. You can tell that the paint has DRIED when the solvents in the paint have evaporated, which makes it feel dry to the touch. Boysen Quick Drying Enamel boasts a 6- to 8-hour drying time.

After drying the paint, you might have an urge to use the painted furniture right away. HOLD ON! Wait a little longer. The paint film might have dried but it hasn’t fully set or CURED yet. When the paint has cured, it means the paint has hardened and is tough enough to withstand wear and tear. It is a common practice in painting to wait for seven days for the paint to be fully cured.

How to use Boysen Quick Drying Enamel

Whether you’re painting new or old wooden and metal surfaces, you must make sure that the surface is dry, smooth, and clean. To achieve a flawless look and successful painting job, you must get the surface prep right. Click on the image below to know how you can prepare each surface first before painting.

Painting wooden surfaces

After prepping the surfaces, you can use Boysen Plasolux Glazing Putty B-311 to cover minor surface imperfections and hairline cracks. Then apply Boysen Flatwall Enamel B-800 as a primer to bare surfaces. This primer is ideal for interior and exterior wooden surfaces. Top it all with Boysen Quick Drying Enamel to finish your painting job.

Painting metal surfaces

When you’re done with surface preparation, prime bare surfaces with Boysen Red Oxide Metal Primer B-310 or Boysen Rust-Off B-330. Then, apply Boysen Quick Drying Enamel as your topcoat.

Available colors

Boysen Quick Drying Enamel offers readily available paint colors but you can also use Boysen Oil Tinting Colors to get your preferred color. Don’t be afraid to reach out to our paint experts if you want a specific paint color that’s not on the available colors list. Call our technical team at (02) 363-9738 local 417 to 418 during office hours to have your paints professionally mixed.

Boysen Quick Drying Enamel is available at leading depots and hardware stores nationwide. Send us an email at if you have any questions or clarification about your home painting project.


Yasmin Aguila is a copywriter at Boysen Paints Philippines. Interested in making paints fun and relatable, she produces quizzes and painting ideas for this blog. She claims that she is obsessed with yellow, but she always dresses in black from head to toe.


  1. Au San Pablo Reply

    Is QDE heat resistant to be used on wood as table top?

    • The Comms team sent you a reply via email. Part of their message is this:

      BOYSEN Quick Drying Enamel is not heat resistant.

      For your table top, we hope you don’t mind us asking:
      1. What will be placed on top of the table?
      2. Is this the kind of table top used in kitchens?

      Please answer the email directly. Thanks.

  2. Oliver Sevilla Reply

    I did some DIY painting at hime and I used Boysen QDE Caramel Brown Enamel. I finished painting at 3pm yesterday and itbis now half past 7 in the morning and the paint is still not dry. Did I miss anything or did I do something wrong. Rigjt after I opened the can of paint I stirred it well and started painting knowing that all is good to go, but up to now it looked like it’s not gonna dry up. Is there anything I can do to make thenpaint dry? Looking forward for your assistance on this matter.

    Many thanks,
    Oliver Sevilla

    • Hi Oliver, our Communication team sent you an email with the following questions:

      1. What is the purpose of the surface to which BOYSEN QDE was applied to (ex: wall / floor / cabinet)?
      2. What is it made out of (ex: concrete / wood / metal / drywall)?
      3. Was there existing paint or coating prior to the application of BOYSEN QDE?
      4. If yes, what specific paint or coating was on the surface prior to BOYSEN QDE application?
      5. By any chance, did you mix thinner to the BOYSEN QDE? If yes, what specific thinner was used?

      They need the answers to these before they can help you with your problem. Please answer the email directly or call (02) 8363-9738 local 417 to 418 during office hours and talk to our Technical Team. I think a discussion on the phone will get you your answers quicker than through this blog.

      Good luck. I hope your DIY project is going to turn out well.

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