How to calculate the required materials for white washing a building wall
When a family moves into a new house, they typically have their interiors done. In most cases, they don't renovate it unless it is absolutely necessary. A few times a year, though, painting is necessary. In addition to giving your house a fresh look, painting helps keep the walls in good condition. Everybody wants to know the cost of painting a home in India per square foot.
The price of this project depends on numerous factors, including paint type, labor charge, location, etc. In addition, homeowners usually make errors in the selection of paint due to the complexity of the process.
I'll show you how every factor affects the cost of painting a house, how much it costs, and what choices you'll have to make so you can plan accordingly.
Coverage Area Estimation of Wall putty, White Wash & Paint
Exterior topcoats adhere to this emulsion amazingly well, making it the best exterior emulsion for adhesion. As exterior and interior whitewashes are water-based, they provide a tough film, which extends the life of the overall paint system.
This plaster will not chalk and can be applied easily to fresh cured plaster. Your walls will look whiter and have excellent opacity with this exterior.
The degree of coverage is strictly determined by the plastered surface, applicator skills, and the number of coats. If you are unsure, you can always buy a 5 kg pack from the market & test it on a wall.
2-coat wall putty covers 12 - 15 square feet per pound, while 3-coat putty covers 8 - 12 square feet. For 2 coatings, the coverage area for one bag (40kg) wall putty is 480-600 square feet, 320-480 square feet for 3 coatings.
The market offers a variety of Wall Putty products. Putty based on white cement, such as Birla Wall Care Putty, J.K. Wall Putty, White-gold Putty, etc, is the best option.
For calculating the quantity of wall putty required, the surface of plastered walls is also important. For a perfect finish on the plastered wall, you might need to apply three coats of Wall Putty. Generally, you can estimate consumption of approximately 12-15 sq ft if the surface finish is acceptable and there are no major undulations in the wall.
1 liter of paint covers 140 - 160 square feet, and 2 liters covers 70 - 80 square feet.
Based on a liter of paint, the coverage area of this paint is 8 sq m for new work plastering and 13.33 sq m for old work plastering.
Compared with interior painting, painting the exterior is cheaper but more difficult. Painting the exterior can be a complicated process as you may need scaffolding or a ladder pulley. It is often necessary to apply more paint to level exteriors as they are often more weathered.
Afterward, there is the issue of the wall's condition. Painting a wall requires at least 2-3 layers of putty, White wash, and paint. In contrast, repainting requires touch-up putty, White wash, and 1-2 coats. Wall putting enhances the look on higher-end luxury paints by covering up undulations in the walls. Repainting a home is more expensive than fresh painting.
Wrapping it Up
When moving into a new home, most people have their interiors done. Painting the exterior of a house costs are less than painting the interior. If there are no urgent needs for renovations, the building remains as it is. A few times a year, though, painting is necessary.
In addition to giving your house a fresh look, painting helps keep the walls in good condition. Everybody wants to know the cost of painting a home in India per square foot.
Homeowners make mistakes when selecting the type of paint to use, the application method, and specifically who is to do this work due to the complexity of the painting.
To get more details, watch the following video tutorial.
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