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 How to apply wall putty & precautions to take when applying putty

How to apply wall putty & precautions to take when applying putty

Precautions to Take for Applying Wall Putty

Wall putty is a wall and ceiling finish that is available in flexible varieties. When you are applying wall putty to your walls or ceilings, there are precautions that must be taken to avoid any problems with the wall or ceiling. Wall putty can be used on both interior and exterior walls of a building to provide them with a smooth surface before the application of paint. That is, this cement-adhesive ensures that the walls are free of any cracks, holes, and other imperfections, providing them with a perfect base for painting.

But the wall putty design process requires some special precautions to ensure that you get the best results possible:

Considerations to take before applying wall putty

Before wall putty is applied to your wall, there are some precautions to take:

  1. Remove dirt from holes & cracks: If there are any cracks, holes, or imperfections on the wall surface, they should be cleaned first. Use a screwdriver to pick out dirt and debris from holes and cracks.

  2. Clean the walls: Make sure your wall surface is clean and slightly wet before applying wall putty. Sanding is the preferred method to level out the concrete wall to smoothen the surface and level it out. The goal is to remove any loose or poorly adhered materials from the wall surface.

  3. Mix putty with water in right ratio: you need to know the right mixture ratio if you are using cement wall putty. The general rule of thumb is two parts white cement putty and one part water (2:1). However, refer to the manufacturer's instruction. The goal is to get a peanut-butter-like consistency.

  4. Apply first coat of putty: Let it dry for at least 6-8 hours (in case of cement putty). If you are using acrylic wall putty, the dry period is generally anywhere between 30 minutes to one hour.

  5. Avoid overcoating: The maximum thickness of wall putty that should be applied to the wall is 1.5 mm. The thicker coating may lead to cracks and peel-off.

  6. Apply a coat of primer: if you are using acrylic wall putty before applying a finishing coat.

  7. Smoothen after wall is dry: use sandpaper and smoothen out the surface by removing any loose and small particles.

Things to remember before selecting a wall putty

  1. Cement Wall Putty: This type of wall putty is perfect for indoor walls and walls that are not directly exposed to the outside weather.

  2. Acrylic Wall Putty: This wall putty type is a good choice for both interior and exterior walls. It works well in both cold and hot temperatures, making it an ideal wall finishing material on exterior wall surfaces.

Wall putty design – Tips to get best wall putty design

  1. Make sure your wall surface is clean and dry before applying wall putty

  2. Apply the first coat of putty and let it dry for at least six to eight hours

  3. Sanding is the best way to get a smooth surface

  4. Ensure the cracks and holes are cleaned first before applying putty

  5. If one coating isn't giving the effect, apply a second one


Wall putty is a versatile wall and ceiling finish that can be applied to interior and exterior walls. Try out Nerolac Acrylic Wall Putty and Nerolac Cement Wall Putty for the best results./p>

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