Here’s a video tutorial from Dave about the available colors of Boysen Xyladecor. If you don’t know this product, get to know it better because it is an excellent solvent-based, deep penetrating type of stain that combines decorativewater repellent and wood preserving properties in one product. It dries to a silk matte finish and is fit for both exterior and interior wood surfaces.

The Different Colors of Boysen Xyladecor

Boysen Xyladecor is the best way to protect wood due to its excellent sealing properties. It also prevents the growth of mold and fungi. The product emphasizes the grain, bringing out the natural beauty in any kind of wood.

Boysen Xyladecor comes in 5 different colors:

  • B X-101 – Colorless
  • B X_102 –  Pine
  • B X-103 – Teak
  • B X-105 – Chestnut
  • B X-107 – Mahogany

The Available Colors of Boysen Xyladecor | MyBoysen

In the DIY video tutorial, Dave is using pine wood, which is yellowish in color. Please be aware that the color of the Xyladecor Colorless finish may change with the color of the wood you are using it on.

If a very even colored finish is desired on the wooden substrate with varying degrees of absorbency, apply Boysen Xyladecor Colorless first before applying your chosen color of the product. The Colorless undercoat ensures that the final result will be a consistent finish of the stain.

The only property the Xyladecor Colorless lacks compared to the other variants is its lightfastness since it doesn’t have any pigment. Like any wood stain, the more coats you put the darker it gets. So the purpose of having a colorless variant is to satisfy the 3-coat recommendation of the product to build a layer thick enough to withstand permeation and achieve repellency.

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You can apply Boysen Xyladecor to bare wood, without primers or undercoats, either by brush, spray or by dipping in an open container to achieve a total covering rate. Don’t forget to shake and stir Xyladecor often during use to avoid separation.

Go the Boysen website to see the painting schedule (application process) of this product.

Xyladecor vs. Oil Wood Stain

To bring out the beauty of your wooden surfaces, you can also use Boysen Oil Wood Stains but only for interior surfaces. Bea shows the differences between the two systems.

As a working guide, Xyladecor can be used for interior and exterior wood surfaces, while Oil Wood Stain is to be used for interior wood surfaces only. Click on this link if you want to watch the video directly.

If you have more questions about these Boysen wood staining systems, please get in touch with our technical team during office hours at 02) 8363-9738 local 417 to 418. You can send your questions to as well.

Once you’re ready to refurbish or stain your wood surfaces at home, visit any Boysen Mix and Match Station nearest you. Find out which location by clicking on this link.

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Annie is the Managing Editor of Let it B | MyBoysen Blog. An unrepentant workaholic, she runs this blog and her own company Talking Lions ( She thrives on collaborating with people who are good at what they do, and working together with them to create something special. Annie learned interior styling while managing her own wholesale business in the Netherlands, importing high-end, handmade home furnishings to stock four outlets and a showroom in the country.

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