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Which putty best suits your home?

Wall Putty is necessary for 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 is one of the biggest threat to the paint on your walls and overall health of your house; if left unchecked, it could lead to the growth of mould and algae.

It is one of the main reasons why putty has become more of a necessity than merely enhancing the decorative aspects of paint. While there are different types of putty available, each one of them has their own 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The original Plaster of Paris has now been replaced by white cement based Putty and acrylic-based putty.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 far more readily available and cost-friendly.

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, and it cannot be applied to moist surfaces.

 

Water resistance: Highly resistant to dampness and moisture for many years. Also, it can be easily applied to moist or damp surfaces.

 

Strength: Binding property is lower than cement-based putty and begins to wear off within a year.

 

Strength: Cement-based putty has good tensile adhesion strength, compressive strength and flexural strength, that fairly increases the longevity of the product application.

 

Durability: Better than POP but begins to wear off and cause peeling and flaking of paint material after some time.

 

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

 

Appearance: Pale/Off white

 

Appearance: It has a better appearance due to the higher whiteness properties of the product.

 

In addition to these benefits, Birla White WallCare Putty possesses specially added polymers that make it almost impermeable to water or dampness, and also makes 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 exact tone and color of the paints. It allows you to save on both time and cost of getting a re-putty or later re-paint on the walls after monsoon.

It is also entirely eco-friendly, requiring minimal water consumption. An excellent white cement does not require water curing, and it can be applied on freshly plastered walls. Birla White WallCare putty provides both functional and economic superiority over regular acrylic putty and is also the first putty in India to meet global standards, certified by HBD, Singapore.

If you’re planning on a renovation, you will need to know how much the 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 easy estimation of how much putty you will need per square meter 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 an estimation of 1 Kg of Wall Care Putty spreading across two square meter.