This is the second installment for wooden substrates in The Boysen Way articles. The previous blog post talked about wooden walls and concrete substates. This time around, let’s focus on wooden fixtures. I’ll be discussing wooden cabinets, furniture, doors, and the like. Unlike wooden walls though, we will not have a water-based option for these. Ready to know what Boysen products are needed for wooden fixtures? Let’s dive right in.

Prep your Wood!

As always, let’s start with the most important step in any painting or repainting process: surface preparation! Read the article below to know more about how to prep new wooden substrates.

Surface Preparation: New Wooden Surfaces

We also have an article up on how to prep surfaces that have already been previously painted.

Surface Preparation: Repainting Wooden Surfaces

Wood, Wood, and More Wood!

Wood is such a versatile material. It can be used to create different items in and around the home. We’ve yet again prepared some useful infographics down below to help you visualize the different processes. Just make sure to follow the systems specific for interiors or exteriors depending on where your wooden fixtures are located. We already have some existing articles on how to paint some of these. I’ll link them down below to save you some time. Read up!

?  Boysen Tutorials: Painting Your Wooden Furniture

Boysen Tutorials: How to Paint Doors

Boysen for Interior Wooden Fixtures

The Boysen Way: Wooden Fixtures | MyBoysen

For wooden fixtures that are located indoors, you have two different types of painting system that you can use. If you want to preserve the natural look of the substrate, use Boysen Oil Wood Stain.  Before painting on a topcoat, apply a layer of Boysen Lacquer Sanding Sealer over the stained substrate. This helps seal the wooden fixture prior to the topcoat. Finally, you have a choice of three lacquer varnishes as a topcoat, Boysen Clear Gloss Lacquer, Boysen Clear Dead Flat Lacquer, or Water White Clear Gloss Lacquer, depending on the sheen that you want.

If you want colored wooden fixtures, use Boysen Automotive Lacquer. It cures to a brilliant glossy finish that makes it a good choice for kitchen cabinets. However, this is a product that should be applied by a professional.

Boysen for Exterior Wooden Fixtures

The Boysen Way: Wooden Fixtures | MyBoysen

For your wooden fixtures situated outside, like fences, outdoor storage cabinets, or deck chairs, we have three options for you to choose from. The first one is Boysen Xyladecor. This product is a solvent-based stain that’s formulated to impart water repellency and wood preserving properties on the wooden substrate. Top the fixture with the Hudson Timbercoat system or a layer of Boysen Acrytex Clear Coat to help preserve the finish.

Getting tired of the wooden look? We also have options with color! A bright yellow wooden fence? Why the heck not, am I right? For this one, you can opt to use Boysen Quick Drying Enamel. It also comes in several readily available colors which makes it easier. (Yes, it also has a bright yellow option if you’re wondering.) But, if you need something a bit more durable, use the Boysen Acrytex System.  It comes in a white base but you have to have it tinted by using the Acrytex Tinting Colorants.

In Conclusion

If you’re planning to revamp any wooden fixtures around your home soon, I hope this article gives you a confidence boost. Sometimes, all we really need is a little nudge in the right direction. Also, don’t forget that it’s okay to make mistakes! Pro DIYers are not born overnight!  If you have any other questions about this topic, don’t hesitate to contact us! Send us an email at Happy painting!


Inah is an avid overplanner with a manic desire to organize everything. She dedicates most of her time and attention to her two chunky dogs, Prince and Peanut. If there's a bit of extra time on hand, she will spring clean her entire house.

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