Unveiling Wall Putty: A Comprehensive Guide & Usage Tips

Unveiling Wall Putty: A Comprehensive Guide & Usage Tips



WHAT IS WALL PUTTY?

Wall putty is a white fine powdered substance that is used to provide a smooth base to the wall surface. It provides a smooth damp finish and it allows all types of colours to be applicable over the walls. It is applied on the walls and ceilings prior to priming and interior painting. Wall putty also takes care of the expensive paint that you use over the walls and ensures its stability and durability.

There are Some Common Brands of Putty

1) Birla Putty

2) JK White Putty

3) Jensolin Putty by Jenson & Nicholson

4) Asian Paints White Cement Putty

5) British Paints, and many more, like SIKA, Roofit etc

WHY IS WALL PUTTY USED?

Wall putty is one of the most important constituents in the interior painting process. If you wish that your walls get a smooth and even finish you first need to fill any holes or cracks with putty and then go ahead with the priming and painting process. Application of wall putty prior to the painting process ensures a smooth finish as putty grants an ideal base to the walls for further application of all kinds of paints.

CONSTITUENTS OF WALL PUTTY

Wall putty mainly constitutes of the following components.

Powders:

PLASTER OF PARIS

Liquids:

RAW LINSEED OIL

Thinner:

MINERAL THINNER

Drier:

WHITE LEAD

HOW IS WALL PUTTY TO BE USED?

Wall putty is applied on the walls for providing them with an ideal base. It is applied after sanding has been done and sand and dust particles are removed properly. One must ensure that he/she wears masks and gloves to ensure proper safety while being in contact with chemicals.

TYPES OF WALL PUTTY

Wall putty has the following types:

1.Acrylic or Readymade Putty:These are available in paste form and are applied directly on the wall. Normally these are not applicable for exterior usage.

2. Cement-Based Putty:These are available in powder form and are mixed with water so that they can be applied over the walls at the time of their usage. Nowadays these cement-based putty are in trend.

WHEN SHOULD WALL PUTTY BE USED?

Wall putty is recommended to be used after one has completed the sanding process and then wiped off the dust particles with a drop cloth. Wall putty is used if the wall has an uneven surface. Putty grants the wall an ideal base and gives it a smooth finish and also ensures the stability of paint for a longer duration.

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19-Nov-2023
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