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Which putty best suits your home?

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Wall putty is necessary when it comes to filling up dents, cracks and even for levelling any imperfections caused by plaster or the baseline grey cement. The secondary benefit is its resistance to water and dampness. Dampness being one of the biggest threats to your paints and home health, if left unchecked it could lead to the growth of mold and algae.

This is one of the main reasons that, of late, putty has become more of a necessity than simply a means to enhance the decorative aspects of paint.

While there are different types of putty available, each have their uses and occasions. the original Plaster of Paris has now been replaced by white cement-based putty and acrylic-based putty.

Even now, the acrylic-based putty is growing less popular due to the superior quality and durability offered by white cement-based putty, which is now more readily available and cost-friendly as well.

To put things into perspective, here’s a table of comparison:

Acrylic Putty White Cement Based Putty
Application

It can only be applied to interiors.

Application

Interiors or exteriors. The whiteness of the product makes it ideal for decorative purposes.

Water resistance

No resistance to water. It wears off quickly and requires a re-finish every year. This means it cannot be applied to moist surfaces.

Water resistance

Highly resistant to dampness and moisture for many years. Has no problems when applied to moist or damp surfaces.

Strength

Binding property is lower than cement-based putty and begins to wear off within a year at the max.

Strength

A cement-based putty, it has good tensile adhesion strength, compressive strength and flexural strength.

Durability

Better than POP but begins to wear off and cause peeling and flaking of paints.

Durability

It is stronger and highly durable due to superior binding properties.

Appearance

Pale / off white

Appearance

Much better appearance due to the whiteness of the product.

In addition to these benefits, Birla White WallCare Putty possesses special added polymers that make it almost impermeable to water or dampness that in turn also make it the perfect base for paints.

The white-cement base does not require any primer before painting and the smooth and glossy finish highlights the true tone and color of the paints.

This allows you to save on both time and costs of having to re-putty and later re-paint the walls after a monsoon as this usually when paints begin to flake and peel.

It is also quite eco-friendly requiring minimal water consumption. A good white cement does not require water curing and it can be applied on freshly plastered walls.

Providing both functional and economical superiority over regular acrylic putty, Birla White WallCare putty is also the first putty in India to meet global standards, certified by HBD, Singapore.

If you’re planning on doing some renovation, you will need to know how much putty you need and how much it will cost for your walls. Have a look at the Birla White Wall Care Putty cost calculator for an easy estimation of how much putty you will need per Sq.Mt and how much it will cost you to cover that area.

To begin, all you need is the dimensions of your walls or ceilings and the calculator will guide you through the rest.

Note: the calculations are based on estimation of 1 Kg of Wall Care Putty spreading across 2 sq.mt.

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