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  • Q. What is cement based paint and why curing with water is required?

    Cement paint is a paint made out of cement with different pigments and it is applied on the external walls of the house. Before applying the paint, the wall cement plaster needs to be saturated with water and the paint is applied on damp surface. The painted surface needs to be cured for 3 to 4 days for proper hydration of cement based materials, which give life to the paints in terms of performance and better aesthetics.

  • Q. What are the precautions required before painting the internal wall?

    Following precautions would be necessary before painting the internal surface of the house.

    1. Check & rectify water leakage/ dampness from any place.

    2.Fill the cracks in the external and internal wall with suitable ready-made sealant after widening the crack up to 4mm to ensure proper filling.

    3. Newly plastered surface should be allowed to dry. Remove loose particles by rubbing with sand paper & to ensure that the surface is dry and free from dust, dirt etc.

    4. Apply a coat of primer.

    5. Apply acrylic based polymer putty or Plaster of Paris (POP) to level undulations.

    6. Apply one more coat of primer. Allow it to dry for 10-12 hours. Apply first coat of paint after addition of thinners as per manufacturer's specification. Keep an interval of 4-8 hours between any two coats. Generally 2-3 coats of finish paint give satisfactory results.

  • Q. What is cement based paint and why curing with water is required?

    Cement paint is a paint made out of cement with different pigments and it is applied on the external walls of the house. Before applying the paint, the wall cement plaster needs to be saturated with water and the paint is applied on damp surface. The painted surface needs to be cured for 3 to 4 days for proper hydration of cement based materials, which give life to the paints in terms of performance and better aesthetics.

  • Q. What are the precautions required before painting the internal wall?

    Following precautions would be necessary before painting the internal surface of the house.

    1. Check & rectify water leakage/ dampness from any place.

    2.Fill the cracks in the external and internal wall with suitable ready-made sealant after widening the crack up to 4mm to ensure proper filling.

    3. Newly plastered surface should be allowed to dry. Remove loose particles by rubbing with sand paper & to ensure that the surface is dry and free from dust, dirt etc.

    4. Apply a coat of primer.

    5. Apply acrylic based polymer putty or Plaster of Paris (POP) to level undulations.

    6. Apply one more coat of primer. Allow it to dry for 10-12 hours. Apply first coat of paint after addition of thinners as per manufacturer's specification. Keep an interval of 4-8 hours between any two coats. Generally 2-3 coats of finish paint give satisfactory results.