Marble walls have the kind of beauty that doesn’t just satiate the aesthetic needs of a home but also gives you a feel of luxury living. Isn’t that what we want, especially when we are moving into a new home? But actual marble on walls comes with its own set of challenges. Not only is it expensive, but even one crack can ruin the entire look of your home.
What if we told you that we could give you a marble-like finish without actually using marble? Yes, you heard it right! It is possible to have walls that feel just like marble. The product you need to choose for this is called Birla White Excel Putty. Known to be a premium putty, it gives your walls that marble-like feel. As far as looking like marble is concerned, that entirely depends on how you take your marble-like finish ahead.
So, without further ado, let’s get into how you can achieve this marble-like finish on your walls.
Step 1 - Preparation
Having a clean wall, to begin with, is extremely important. Often, we have loosely adhering materials on our walls. These can be dust, grime or other materials that tend to claim the wall during construction. Hence, it’s imperative that thorough cleaning is done on your walls. It also helps make sure that the wall you are using doesn’t have any leakage problems or loose areas.
Along with wall preparation, it’s essential that you also prepare yourself, especially if you are a DIY person. So, ensure that you have your safety goggles before you start applying the putty on your walls. If you have a painter working your walls for you, make sure that they have access to these goggles.
Step 2 – Making a Slurry
The Birla White Excel Putty is a white cement-based putty. Hence, it needs to be poured into water for the right blending process and not the other way round. Also, it is essential that you follow a water mixing ratio of 45% by volumetric. It is beneficial to use a mechanical stirrer for this.
One thing you need to remember with this white putty is that only a quantity that can be used within 3 hours should be prepared, as the Birla White Excel Putty begins to harden after that period.
Step 3 – Putty Application
Once the mixing is done and there are no lumps left in the putty slurry, it’s ready for application. For this process, a putty blade is usually used.
The wall should be allowed to dry for at least a few hours after the first coat before you go ahead and apply your second coat. Ensure that you keep the weather in mind. It might take longer for the putty to dry in humid areas as compared to drier areas.
Step 4 – Finishing Phase
The Birla White Excel Putty has scored a staggering 94.5% on the Hunter whiteness scale, which gives you white walls that can reflect a true tone of color. In addition to that, it also has a very high refractive index, and it gives you a marble-like finish. Plus, one of the ingredients in this product is German polymers, which makes it a water-resistant putty.
On this perfectly finished, premium wall, you can use premium wall paint and go for any color combination. If you are super obsessed with marble, you can also go for a marble-like design to complement your marble-like finish.
Birla White Excel Putty defines the walls in your home. So, if you are wondering how to treat those new walls, you have your answer!