Frequently Asked Questions

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:

  • A very thick coat (at least 0.5 inches) was required, which led to cracking and peeling off issues.
  • These were not water resistant, so you would have the problem of bulging and wet walls in case of contact with water.

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.

  • Any plastering work is bound to have surface unevenness. Using wall putty provides a smooth and even finish to your walls for painting.
  • A good quality wall putty will help protect your inner walls and make them more durable by reducing weathering effects, water damage, etc.
  • Finally, it will help in reducing paint costs. There is a big difference in paint consumption on a wall without wall putty (i.e. ordinary white-washed wall) and a surface where putty has been applied.

Sure! As mentioned earlier, there are broadly three types of wall putty that you can find at your local hardware store.

  1. Gypsum putty
  2. Acrylic, readymade or paste putty
  3. Cement based putty

We have already mentioned the disadvantages of the first two. The reason why cement based putty is the best is:

  • The problems associated with water exposure will be minimal in cement based putty.
    This is because the process of setting cement as you might know is started off by the addition of water. Since water is an integral part of this process, this does not affect the quality of the putty in any way.
  • Cement based putty is able to withstand weathering effects much better than the other kinds of putty.
  • Also, cement based putty can be used in for exterior walls without worries for the reasons explained above.

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.

  • For a long lasting trouble free life, it is essential for a putty to have good binding to the substrate or base. TRUEFIT has excellent adhesion to cement plaster, brick, gypsum ceiling boards and gypsum plaster.
  • It has excellent workability. This means that when your applicator applies our putty on your walls, the material will flow smoothly on his trowel, leading to a silky finish to your walls with very little wastage.
  • TRUEFIT has excellent water retention capacity (greater than 99.5%).
    What does this mean and why is this important?
    Setting of cement is nothing but the chemical reaction which takes place when water comes in contact with it. So, for complete setting of cement, adequate water is essential. Once the required amount of water is added, our wall putty retains 99.5% within its matrix to ensure that all the white cement reacts with water and you get perfect setting.
  • It has the best weathering and crack resistance properties for long term durability. If you use our TRUEFIT wall putty, when you decide to change the color of your walls a few years down the line, you will not have to apply putty again. All you would need to do is sand off the paint and reapply with a different color.
  • We source the best raw materials from around the world and locally. Our additives are manufactured in Europe to industry leading specifications. Other materials used in production are sourced from the best companies within India to ensure that you get the best product that money can buy.

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.

  • Clean the surface properly. It is desirable that the plastered surface be slightly (not very) rough.
    If the surface is too smooth, the applicator may not be able to load the required thickness (between 1-3 mm max) of putty on the walls.
    If the surface is too rough, the putty consumption may increase.
  • Mix TRUEFIT wall putty thoroughly with 30-35% clean water. Ensure that enough water is added to get a paste like consistency.
  • Apply the first coat of putty on the wall. It is a general practice that the first coat is used to the cover all surface imperfections including wall undulations. If you are unsure of the required thickness, consult your Engineer/ Architect for best results. Let the surface dry completely.
  • Apply the second coat of putty. For a richer look, a third coat may also be applied. Limit the total thickness under 3 mm. For most applications, 1.5mm is the optimal thickness. However, this would depend on the surface conditions.
  • Once the putty is completely dry, you can proceed to painting the wall after sanding and application of primer & paint.