Which One Is Better, POP, or Wall Putty?

24, August 2020

While constructing a building, one of the most critical aspects to be looked at is the finishing required to be given to the structure. These constituents define the appearance of your structure, more so they represent the durability of the structure by cloaking it from any change in the outside weather conditions

Some such vital components are Plaster of Paris, also known as POP, and Wall Care Putty.

Made from Gypsum, Plaster of Paris (POP) is a white powder that is used for giving fresh coats to the walls, giving shapes to structure, or creating casts, and likewise. When moistened, it hardens up quickly and is favored a lot by the construction team for quick finishing.

On the other hand, wall care putty is made out of white cement, like White Portland Cement. Also known as paint putty, it derives many of its characteristics from its parent class, i.e., cement, like high adhesiveness, which gives a longer life span to the substrate, providing additional strength to the wall, etc. It is also known to be highly resistant to water, thereby extending the life span of the paint-coated over it. The wall putty color is also white, as it is derived from the white cement, which allows us to apply any paint combination on the wall and enhance the walls.

However, which to choose when it comes to providing the right finishing on a structure? Here is a quick comparison between POP & Wall Care Putty that would help you select the right finishing material for your walls and ceilings, which shall guide you to choose the right substance for the right situation.

Also Read: How can Putty not only enhance the beauty of your walls but also safeguard them?




Plaster of Paris (POP) Wall Care Putty
What it is?

Made out of Gypsum, heated high temperatures, and then crushed to form the white powdery substance.


Made out of White Cement and Polymers.
Best to be Applied on

On the Interior Walls


On the Interior & Exterior Walls
Binding Property

Has a very low binding property


Being Cement-based, it has a very high binding property

Used for coating finish walls and false ceilings and for creating architectural designs.


Used for smoothening the walls and ceilings by filling in the cracks and pores in them. Gives bright, smooth, and superior finish to the walls.
Strength Low on strength Being cement-based, it has good tensile adhesion, compressive strength

Less Durable


Highly durable
Port Life



10 – 45mints
  • Provides an easy solution for interior walls and the Puning surface.
  • Can’t be applied moist surface.
  • Water-resistant, Helps in easy application of paints
  • No water curing required

Amongst the several brands of wall care putty available in the market, Birla White is one of the brands that provide superior products, and total protection from flaking, dampness of walls and water seepage issues. The white cement-based product offers the best class paint putty.

Aditya Birla & Birla White have been working on providing the best in class services to their customers with the commitment of no decline in service standards.