Introducing our first ever water-based wood primer, Boysen WoodPrime!

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Boysen WoodPrime is an acrylic water-based primer that is used on interior wooden surfaces. It provides a good tannin resistance (resistance to wood’s natural moisture) and excellent adhesion on properly prepared wooden surfaces. You can use it on trims, moldings, and baseboards. This new paint product makes DIY painting easier. It is low in odor, so you won’t have to worry about the strong paint odor anymore. You also don’t need to use harmful chemicals when cleaning up; you can use soap and water to wash off your painting tools immediately.

When you buy a 4-Liter Boysen WoodPrime, you can cover 20-25 sq. m. per coat depending on surface texture and porosity.

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Tannin Staining

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Painting on wood is challenging because of its natural moisture. When you notice a brownish or tan discoloration on painted wooden surfaces, it’s usually tannin staining. The tannin or wood’s natural moisture can ruin and discolor the paint film. It can also cause paint blisters or those puffed up paint film on your wall.

Boysen WoodPrime is designed to withstand wood tannin so it won’t bleed into the topcoat. Tannin may still appear after one coat of Boysen WoodPrime but, it will not transfer to the topcoat.  Just make sure that you recoat after 24 hours to prevent tannin staining and ensure a successful painting job.

NOTE:  Refrain from using Boysen WoodPrime in high-friction areas or surfaces that get a lot of foot traffic or get touched a lot. These include fixtures (kitchen cabinets, cupboards, shelves, and built-in wardrobes), furniture, and floors.

How to use Boysen WoodPrime

Whether you’re painting new or old wooden surfaces, you must make sure you have a smooth, dry, and clean surface. If you’re prepping unpainted wood, even out the surface first. Hammer down all nail heads, then fill it with putty. Then, sand it down to achieve a smooth surface. Finally, wipe the surface with a clean rag to eliminate sanding dust or dirt particles and make sure you have a clean surface.

If you’re repainting, check the condition of the old paint first. Make sure that the new paint you will use is compatible with the old one. Using incompatible paints will create a reaction that will prevent the paint from sticking to the surface, which could later cause peeling.

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Apply Boysen WoodPrime on trims, moldings, and baseboards.

If the paint is still intact and it still adheres to the wooden surface, you can just lightly sand the surface and dust off the sanding particles. If the paint film is in bad shape, scrape all loose, cracking, or peeling paint using a scraping tool.  Then, sand rough wood until smooth. Wipe dust particles completely with a dry clean rag.

Remember to follow the standard painting system.

  1. Stir thoroughly first, then apply Boysen WoodPrime B-180 on a prepped wooden surface. Wait 24 hours before applying anything on the primed wood to prevent tannin staining.
  2. Cover hairline cracks and minor surface imperfections with Boysen Masonry Putty B-7311.
  3. After 2 hours, finish it with any Boysen water-based topcoat.

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We’d like to help you with your painting project.  Don’t hesitate to talk to our Technical Team. Send us an email at if you have any questions or clarification about any Boysen products. You can also call this number (02) 363-9738 local 417 to 418 during office hours.

Boysen WoodPrime is available at leading depots and hardware stores nationwide.


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. Where can I buy Boysen Wood Primer near in Las Piñas? Thank you.

    • An email was sent to you last March 7:

      For Las Piñas, you may coordinate with the following accredited dealers for the price and supply of our products:

      267 Real Street, Pamplona, Las Piñas City
      Tel. No.: 8872-3492
      Fax No.: 8808-2390

      385 Real Street, Talon, Las Piñas City
      Tel No.: 8801-8234 / 8806-2896

      If by some chance there is no stock of the product, please feel free to place an order with the chosen dealer and they will coordinate with us.

      Otherwise, you may ask for assistance from our Main Office by calling (02) 8364-9999 or (02) 8364-3505 to 09.

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