Lacquer paint products are the go-to when you want a glossy and durable finish on wooden surfaces like kitchen cabinets, doors, wooden furniture, and wooden panels. With that, you’re most likely choosing Boysen Clear Gloss Lacquer (if you want a glossy clear finish) or Boysen Automotive Lacquer (if you want a glossy colored finish).

But, when painting on wooden surfaces, the possibility of problems arising from exposure to moisture can’t be overlooked. Get extra protection and make the effort you put into your paint project worth more with the addition of one product—Boysen Lacquer Flo.

Boysen Lacquer Flo is a lacquer-type additive that’s mixed with Boysen lacquer products. Here are other things you need to know about it.

Boysen Lacquer Flo Against Moisture Blushing

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As stressed by experts at the Boysen Technical Department, moisture is the greatest enemy of wood. And, one of the things you don’t want to happen is moisture blushing. This is when moisture gets trapped in a coated surface and causes the clear topcoat to turn milky white.

When you’re painting in cold, wet, or humid weather conditions, the chance of you encountering moisture blushing increases. Add Boysen Lacquer Flo to your clear lacquer paint product to help prevent it. It slows down the drying process to minimize moisture entrapment that leads to moisture blushing.

Dealing with moisture blushing isn’t an easy feat either. If you’re using a clear coating, you’ll have to sand it off. And if you applied a stain, sanding may remove that as well. When that happens, you’ll have to start over again as if you’re working on a bare surface.

Using Boysen Lacquer Flo for Your Paint Projects

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Boysen Lacquer Flo cannot be used on its own. You will have to mix it with a lacquer product like Boysen Clear Gloss Lacquer or Boysen Automotive Lacquer. The proper mixing ratio is 10% of the volume of your chosen lacquer product.

If you have 1 liter of Clear Gloss Lacquer, for example, you’ll add a maximum of 100 mL of Lacquer Flo.

If you’re using Boysen Automotive Lacquer, note that you will need to add thinner too. So, if you have 1 liter of Automotive Lacquer, you’ll need to mix in 1 liter of Lacquer Thinner (which is a 1:1 ratio) first. Your mixture will then be a total of 2 liters. To this, add 0.2 liters or 200 mL—which is 10% of 2 liters—of Lacquer Flo. After that, you’re ready to apply the mixture with a spray gun.

Those are the basics! Keep Boysen Lacquer Flo in mind the next time you’re painting wooden surfaces. Good luck and happy painting!

For questions and inquiries about Boysen Products, feel free to reach out to the Boysen Technical Department at You can also 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.

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