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Thu Feb 04, 2016Total posts : 8
raj
raj
Join date: Nov 2015
Topic: need advice

Dear Sir,
Plastering of my newly constructed 1st floor is about to start. Your earlier advice on raw material were very informative and accurate. Thanks again. Now, I want to have your view on the 
1. ratio of cement to sand for plastering interior and exterior walls, 
2. Water proofing treatment to be done. Will only adding Dr. Fixit will cater the        need or what else is to be done. Please also inform the ratio of Water                  proofing additive.
3. I want to paint the wall after monsoon & before deepawali. Till then, how the walls(internal and external) should be treated, i.e. white cement or POP.

Your valuable advice at earliest shall be highly appreciated.

with regards,

Fri Feb 05, 2016Post  #1
S L Gupta (Civil Engg)
S L Gupta (Civil Engg)

Join date: Mar 2008
Dear Raj
        The ratio of cement sand should be 1:4. About water proofing you can use Dr. fixit and use according to the instruction printed on the water proofing material.
You can apply priming coat in advance.
 
Fri Feb 05, 2016Post  #2
raj
raj

Join date: Nov 2015
Thanks Gupta Sir for your prompt valuable advice. Sir will you please elaborate on priming coat i.e. material /brand etc.
 
Fri Feb 05, 2016Post  #3
Purvi Panchal
Purvi Panchal

Join date: Aug 2012
Dear Raj,
1. plaster ratio 1:4 ( Sri Guptaji is correct )
2. Dr fixit is enough, if the slope is proper.
3. use wall putty 2 coats
 
Sun Feb 07, 2016Post  #4
JAI PRAKASH
JAI PRAKASH

Join date: May 2014
Ratio is 4:1
Dr. Fixit as per instructions
Use POP on internal walls, Then Putty primer and final paint. Only Birla white on external walls then paint.


 
Mon Feb 08, 2016Post  #5
S L Gupta (Civil Engg)
S L Gupta (Civil Engg)

Join date: Mar 2008
Dear
 

The preparation of a surface is 90 percent of painting job. Even the highest quality paint won’t adhere properly if the underlying surface is not prepared properly. Good surface preparation means clean and smooth surface.

Tips for Surface Preparation

  • Allow newly plastered surface to mature for a period of at least 6 months before painting. 
  •  Rectify existing surface problems such as dampness, cracks etc. before actual painting process.
  • Check for hand prints, greasy fingerprints, algae as well as dirt and stained marks.
  • Use a scraper, putty knife or scrub brush to remove any dirt, grease, rust, or flaking.
  • Fill in the holes, cracks and joints with plaster.
  • Clean and dry the surface.
  • Make sure the area to be painted is well ventilated as well as free of dust.
  • As far as possible, don’t paint under much humid conditions.



Do before starting painting work

  • Remove materials such as light fixtures, curtains and their rods etc. from the room to protect them paint splashes. The materials which cannot be removed out should be placed at the center and be covered with a canvas or plastic sheet.  
  • Place a large bin with a plastic bag to gather debris or paint splashes. A dirty work place is not only unsafe but can slow the process of painting also. Also make use of canvas to cover the floor to avoid paint splashes.
  • Insert nails and hooks for pictures. Fill the holes made by nails with plaster and sand before painting again. 
  • Use painter’s tape to cover up the area that you do not want to paint. Also do the same for doors, windows and ceilings that you can not remove.
 
Tue Feb 09, 2016Post  #6
Allenmaxwell
Allenmaxwell

Join date: Feb 2016
thanks it will help for me.
 
Wed Feb 10, 2016Post  #7
raj
raj

Join date: Nov 2015
Thanks Guptaji, Purvi & Jai Prakash for your valuable guidance.
 
Sat Mar 05, 2016Post  #8
JAI PRAKASH
JAI PRAKASH

Join date: May 2014
You are welcome Raj.

 

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