|The Birla Wall Care Putty
"Birla White Wallcare putty-SF" is a water resistant white cement based putty which can be used on concrete/mortar walls (Internal and External) and ceilings. Being water resistant it provides a protective base to your expensive paints. "Wallcare Putty" has more adhesive strength providing a permanent strong base which ensures a longer life for the painted surface. It can even be applied on freshly plastered wall thus resulting in savings of time and cost. During repainting, the surface done up with "Wallcare Putty" requires minimum scrubbing thus eliminating the mess of dust , which is a health hazard especially for asthmatic patients. It fills the fine pores of the walls and ceilings and provides a white, smooth and dry surface for painting. "Wallcare Putty" can be applied even on moist surfaces (Internal/External). "Wallcare Putty" though white cement based, does not require water curing.
Application Procedure Surface Preparation
Before applying "Wallcare Putty" remove all loosely adhering material from the wall surface with the help of sand paper, putty blade or wire brush. The substrate should be clean, free from dust, grease and loose materials. Moisten the wall with sufficient quantity of clean water.
Mixing of "Wallcare Putty"
Mix "Wallcare Putty" with 30-35% clean water slowly to make a paste. It is very important that water be added to the putty to make a mix and not vice versa. Continue the mixing for 10-15 minutes till a uniform paste is formed. It is very important that the mixing of "Wallcare Putty" should be done thoroughly. This will help in easy application, obtaining more coverage and smooth uniform shade. Only prepare a quantity which can be used within 2-3 hours of mixing with water.
Precautions during application
- Mixing of the "Wallcare Putty" is very important and hence extreme care is to be taken for proper and thorough mixing with hand or mechanical stirrer in order to get best results. Mixing is to be continued till a uniform pasteis formed. It is very important that during mixing the required amount of water is to be added incrementally to "Wallcare Putty" and not vice versa (Do not add putty into water.)
- The "Wallcare Putty" should be applied over wet surface.
- It is recommended not to rub the "Wallcare Putty" strongly and harshly with rough emery paper. This breaks the film formed over the "Wallcare Putty", which decreases the water repellency properties.
- In case of fresh concrete/mortar surface it is recommended that two coats of Birla White cement wash be done before application of "Wallcare Putty".