Q. What is Birla White Cement Wash?
A. Birla White Cement Wash is an application of white cement to coat the internal and external surfaces (walls, ceilings, etc.).
Q. What are the main advantages of Cement Wash?
A. Birla White Cement Wash fills up the hairline cracks, which are developed on cement plaster surfaces thus reducing the water seepage in the structure. It acts as a base coat for subsequent paint coats. The coverage of subsequent paint coats will be more as it prevents the absorption of paint by the base surface. Also, it gives the paint a better shine.
Q. Does Cement Wash require any water curing?
A. Birla White Cement Wash requires curing for at least 2 to 3 days.
Q. How many coats of Birla White Cement wash need to be applied?
A. About 2 to 3 coats of Cement Wash will give the required finish. If it is used as a primer coat, a single coat is sufficient.
Q. What kind of surface preparation is required for Cement Wash applications?
A. The base surface should be free from dust, grease, laitance, etc. Also, the surface should be thoroughly pre-wetted. Usually, poor pre-wetting leads to adhesion loss and dusting of Cement Wash.
Q. Can we apply Cement Wash over existing painted walls?
A. Generally, it is not preferred. If it has to be applied over any painted surface, then thorough surface preparation is required. If the surface is painted with acrylic paint then Cement Wash cannot be applied.
Q. What is the life of Cement Wash?
A. Cement Wash will usually last for 2 to 3 years.
Q. What is the coverage of Birla White Cement Wash?
A. The coverage depends upon the substrate. If the substrate is porous, the coverage will be less. Usually, 1 kg of Birla White Cement will give 25 to 30 sq. ft. per two coats on a normal substrate.
Q. What is the difference between Cement Paint and Cement Wash?
A. Cement Paint is a paint made by mixing white cement, fillers, additives and extenders, and adding pigments to the mix to get the desired shade. Whereas Cement Wash is just a coating done with pure white cement and no additives are added. It’s available only in white colour.