One of the most common substrates that we use for our homes is wood. Here is Bea showing Boysen’s two paint systems for this type of surface.

Boysen’s Enamel-Based Paint System

There are two products that you can use for wood, found in both interiors and exteriors. It’s the enamel-based paint system. The Boysen Flatwall enamel serves as the primer. The Boysen Quick Drying Enamel is the topcoat.

We’ve written about these two products in so many of the articles in this blog. It’s because wood is found in many areas in our homes, like doors, walls, ceilings, floors, cabinets, and so on.

What the enamel-based paint system can do is to protect and beautify the surfaces mentioned.

Inform yourself more about these products by reading the following posts. It is always good to know what to expect.

Product Highlight: Boysen Quick Drying Enamel

You can click on the above image or this link.

We also shared tips, tricks, and advice from our experts on how to use the Boysen Quick Drying Enamel. Tips like good ventilation, wearing a mask, using the right paintbrush, NOT using this paint system on a concrete substrate, and what to expect as regards waiting time for recoating as well as drying.

Boysen Quick Drying Enamel: Tips, Tricks, and Advice from Experts

An added advantage to this enamel-based system is this can also be used for metal. Think about your metal gates, for example.

Boysen’s Acrylic-Based Paint System

Usually, the acrylic-based paint system is NOT recommended for wood surfaces.

But because of Boysen WoodPrime which you can use as a primer, you can then use Boysen Permacoat Latex paint as topcoat.

Learn more about WoodPrime by clicking here or the image below.

Product Highlight: Boysen WoodPrime

You can use it on trims, moldings, and baseboards. Avoid using it on high-traffic areas like floors, cabinets, or furniture. It can withstand wood tannin so no brownish discoloration will seep through the topcoat. Another big plus for WoodPrime is it does not have a strong smell.

Which Paint System to Use

To decide which paint system to use, think of your project. If you want durability, go for the enamel-based system. But if ease of use is your driver, then the acrylic-based paint system is your best bet. Watch the video to get a clearer picture of what wood paint system you should be using.

We’ve got loads of tips on how to paint your wood surfaces at home. Search for “wood” in the blog, and you will get nearly more than 250 results.

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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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