How to choose the perfect primer for your walls?

25, August 2020

The exteriors of your home are one of the most critical aspects of how you are perceived. It gives out the first impression of your house, hence if your external wall paint is flaking and peeling, you are not likely to leave a good impression, are you?

This is why you need to be very mindful when choosing an external wall primer. The following are a few of the properties that you need to ensure that your wall primer has.

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There’s a test known as cross-cut adhesion test administered to test how adhesive a primer is going to be. The Birla White Extocare Primer has done exceptionally well in this test and has proved to be seven times more adhesive than the other primers. This is what has made it renowned as the best exterior wall primer in India.


The base of your primer is essential as it determines how it is going to make your wall look. Primers with an acrylic base often make your walls look good only for a while. However, since paint is applied right on top of the primer, we recommend you to go for a white cement-based primer as it gives you a white finish and high opacity. This is extremely important to get the true tone of color.


The process of curing takes place after your concrete/plastering application is made. Birla White Extocare Primer does not require curing and saves your time.


The construction process includes various aggressive influencers that eventually lead to corrosion and slow degradation of your wall. Hence, it’s imperative that you pick a wall primer that addresses this concern. For example, Birla White Extocare has been certified by major nationalized laboratories like NABL (National Accreditation Board for Testing and Calibration Laboratories) for its superior properties that help protect your wall from such factors.

Weather Protection

For external walls, protection from the weather is essential since they are most prone to damage. Therefore, anti-alkali and water-resistant properties are crucial in your primer as they go a long way for your wall protection. They also make sure that your wall paint colours stay the same and that your paint doesn’t peel off.


In this current time, when the awareness for using eco-friendly products is so high, it makes sense to go for a primer that is not a threat to the environment. To ensure that your primer choice fits in the criteria, it is best to check the content of VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds) and toxins in your primer. Moreover, you should also check for any odour your primer might emit.

Birla White Extocare Primer 10kg Pack

It is often asked how to paint a wall while ensuring that the paint lasts. The answer is Birla White Extocare Primer. This odourless, eco-friendly primer gives you excellent protection from the weather and other factors and is an excellent choice for your exteriors. Birla White Extocare Primer is a certified green product by Indian Green Building Council. So, go for it and get those great exterior walls that are sure to boost your reputation!

Also Read: Why are primers important before painting?

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