Wall putty is a product available in powder or paste form, which is applied on walls to provide an even surface for painting.
The traditional way of doing this was either by a lime wash (using slaked lime) or a white wash (using white cement). However, both these do not provide a smooth surface and result in higher paint consumption.
Experienced applicators then started using a mixture of chalk powder, paint primer and other organic materials. However, these were time consuming to make and there would be inconsistencies from batch to batch.
After this, renders made of gypsum powder started getting popular. These however had the dual problems of:
Then came the ‘acrylic’ or ‘readymade’ wall putties. These are in a paste form and applied directly on the wall. These too have problems with water damage. Also, they normally cannot not be used for exterior applications.
Cement based wall putty is the latest invention in this field and has become a popular choice in the last few years. This is available in a powder form and is mixed with water on site to form a paste which can be then applied on walls.
Until a few years back, using wall putty was termed as a luxury add-on when you built your home. However, it has now become an essential requirement for building projects. The reason is threefold.
Sure! As mentioned earlier, there are broadly three types of wall putty that you can find at your local hardware store.
We have already mentioned the disadvantages of the first two. The reason why cement based putty is the best is:
Yes, that is a good question. After all, if you go to your local hardware store, you might find a lot of wall putties available. So why should you choose us and not someone else?
Well, firstly we can say with confidence that we have one of the best products available in the market, even when you compare TRUEFIT to the leading national brands. And you can hold us to this statement!
TRUEFIT has the following properties which makes it the market leader in cement based wall putty.
You can also have a look at our product specifications here
A general rule of thumb is that the wall area is 3 times the plinth area. If you are planning to apply putty on the ceiling also, then you can consider it to be 3.5x. Our putty gives a coverage between 7 - 12 sq. ft/kg of product for a two coat finish. Please note that the coverage depends on the surface roughness, whether there are undulations in the wall and also on the skill of the applicator.
We have tested with absolutely all types and brands of regular paints available today. TRUEFIT is compatible with all good quality paints.
In case you are using some special paint, please contact with us and we can help you out.