Summer is back in the Philippines. And as expected, it has returned with a fiery vengeance. Just sitting down in any room in the home without a fan or air-conditioning will have you sweating in literally seconds. Worse, it’s only early April and we can expect a lot more scorching hot and humid days ahead. So, here’s something that can help—Boysen Cool Shades.

What is Boysen Cool Shades

Boysen Cool Shades is manufactured to be a heat-reflecting roof paint. This means that even with the summer sun beating down, it can help keep your home cool by acting as a sort of shield. It bounces the light from the sun back to the sky before it has a chance to turn into heat that’s absorbed into your home. Amazing, right?

Painting your roof with Cool Shades helps you conserve energy and lower your household’s electricity consumption. Even with less use of air conditioners, you stay comfy at home!

You can be sure that it works too. Boysen Cool Shades was tested by the Department of Science and Technology (DOST). Results showed an up to 15ºC decrease in surface temperature on sample materials with Cool Shades versus conventional roof coating.

Even without its heat-reflecting feature, as a roof paint, Boysen Cool Shades remains impressive too. It has outstanding durability and excellent dirt pick-up resistance. It’s also water-based and low-VOC so it’s environment-friendly.

How Boysen Cool Shades Works

Summer Heat Too Much? This Roof Paint Can Help Cool Down Your Home | MyBoysen

Is it magic? Nope! Boysen Cool Shades utilizes highly-engineered infrared-reflecting (IR) pigments. It’s this pigment that repels infrared light from the sun and reduces your roof’s heat build-up. Moreover, Boysen Cool Shades is made with an all-acrylic binder ensuring that its cooling effect is long-lasting. You can rely on it to do its job through many Philippine summers.

If you’re repainting your roof with Cool Shades, you’ll notice the before and after temperature difference even just by touching your roof. And then, of course, afterward when you’re already sitting comfortably inside your home.

Boysen Cool Shades also comes in several shades. Just remember that temperature reduction varies from color to color though. The most heat-reflecting of them all is white! It reflects a greater amount of light and heat compared to darker colors.

Summer Heat Too Much? This Roof Paint Can Help Cool Down Your Home | MyBoysen

How to Apply Boysen Cool Shades

First, accomplish necessary surface preparation procedures depending on the condition of your roof. For new galvanized surfaces, you can head here for a how-to guide. If you’re repainting, find a guide here.

Once you’ve properly prepped your roof for painting, apply a primer. Boysen technical engineers recommend Boysen Primeguard White B-4301. A white primer will ensure that you’re getting the optimum cooling effect.

After your primer, apply two coats of Boysen Cool Shades with a brush, roller, or airless spray in your desired color. Allow for a 2-hour interval between coats. Clean spills and messes with water.

Keeping You and the Earth Cool in This Hot Weather

After painting with Boysen Cool Shades, arm yourself with several more ways to keep you and your home comfortable in the summer. Try this helpful blog post for practical and clever ideas: How to Keep Cool at Home in the Summer.

Then, learn about how you also care for the Earth when you use Boysen Cool Shades in this blog post: Using Cool Shades Paint to Help Mother Earth. It talks about how Cool Shades contributes to the “albedo effect” to help fight global warming.

Remember, there’s no need to suffer silently in this sweltering heat. You can give your roof a refresh, keep cool, save on your electricity bill, and help the Earth all in one. Just grab a container of Boysen Cool Shades!

Have an enjoyable summer! If you have any questions or inquiries about Boysen products, our technical team will be happy to assist you. Send an email to or call (02) 8363-9738 local 413 to 418 during office hours for a one-on-one consultation.


Jill is a writer on a continuous journey to learn about paint and share them with you, the reader. She has an interest in the technical side of things but also thoroughly enjoys playing with colors. She likes calm greens, quiet blues, and mellow yellows best.


  1. Jose Luis P. Silos Reply

    Dear Boysen,

    Gentlemen :

    Can I use BOYSEN QDE for my roof then afterwards, I put another paint Boysen Cool Shades?

    What is your best recommendation?

    Hoping your kind reply on this matter.

    Thank you so much.

    Sincerely yours,

    Jose Luis P. Silos

    • An email was sent directly to you. Here are questions from the technical team:

      1. What kind of roof do you have (ex: galvanized, roof tiles, etc.)?
      2. Does your roof have existing paint?
      3. If yes, what specific paint was used before? And what is the current condition of the paint (ex: no flaking)?

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