How to choose putty

How to choose putty

The quality of repair depends on quality of the used materials. The best wall-paper, paints, decorative plasters and other finishing finishing materials will not give the necessary effect if basis under them, that is the putty, is picked up incorrectly.


1. Dry or ready putty? For alignment of walls dry putty mixes are more often used. Before application they are parted with water. It is plus quite a lot: it both the low price, and unpretentiousness in storage at various temperatures, and convenience of transportation, and opportunity to prepare mix of the necessary consistence. But ready mix absolutely not for long is stored, on its preparation time and certain skill as it is very important to observe technology of dissolution of dry mix in accuracy is required. The ready putty is stored much longer, thanks to it it is possible to receive the smooth surface which is easily giving in to grinding besides, it is completely prepared for use product. But is of such material more expensive and it is almost unsuitable if it is about preliminary alignment of walls.

2. Type of cementing agent. On this indicator of putty are divided into plaster, polymeric and cement. The polymeric putty, however, can provide the highest quality of puttying and such mix costs much. The cheapest option – cement putty, but this material is exposed to shrinkage, and it is necessary to put it in several layers. From pluses - the cement putty differs in high moisture-proofness thanks to what it can be used in rooms with the increased humidity. Similar advantage the plaster putty is completely deprived, because of it the field of its application is very limited.

3. Types of putty. Depending on the assignment, putties share on: leveling, finishing, specialized and universal. The name of the leveling and finishing putty speaks for itself. The first are used for preliminary alignment of surface, the second – for final surface preparation to putting finishing material. The specialized putty is intended for the solution of specific objectives. For example, for seal of joints of plates of overlappings of "dummy joints" or joints of plaster panels. To choose such material simply, it is enough to study the instruction where also the field of its application is specified only attentively. Universal putties are suitable practically for all above-mentioned types of works. Conveniently? Yes. But, unfortunately, not each universal putty can well cope with any task. Usually it can do only to the most quality and not cheap mixes. Therefore professionals seldom choose this material.

Author: «MirrorInfo» Dream Team