How Skim Coat and Putty Master changed the Construction Process

In the construction industry, finishing is one of the more delicate phases that can make or break a project.  Small imperfections in a large smooth wall panel can easily be seen and will definitely stand out once it is painted. 

Hence the method of priming and leveling wall surfaces prior to painting is a practice that dates back eons of years ago.  In the traditional ways, since newly poured concrete cannot be painted on immediately and requires at least 28 days for it to cure, concrete neutralizing was a necessity prior to application of a suitable paint primer.  This method entails additional costs and time for the contractor but is a necessity to get good results after painting.
In the modern age, this lengthy and costly method has been improved with good results in a shorter period of time.  This is true when the contractor opts to use skimcoat superfine in favor of the old concrete neutralizing procedure.  By using skimcoat superfine, there is no more need to wait for the 28 days curing of the concrete prior to the painting preparation process.  After applying skimcoat superfine, the surface can immediately be primed for painting without the need for concrete neutralizing or waiting for 28days curing of newly poured concrete.  Not only does this shorten the preparation time of painting works, skimcoat superfine also levels out and clears minor imperfections on the concrete surface such as hairline cracks and pinholes.  Some projects even use skimcoat superfine as the finished topcoat on their concrete walls and ceilings.


The case of Gypsum Putty is another story. Gypsum Putty is specifically aimed as joint filler for use in drywall projects where the use of fiber cement or gypsum boards are involved.  Since the surfaces of gypsum and fiber cement boards are already flat and smooth, there is no more need for skimcoating the surface prior to painting.  What is needed is to fill in the indentations and marks that are caused by the screws and nails when installing these types of wall and ceiling materials.  Of critical concern is the connection between these panels or joints, hence another term used for gypsum putty is joint filler.  Despite this, there have been instances that gypsum putty has been used to level out wall imperfections on concrete walls and ceilings without any adverse effect.  This is very convenient especially with Buildrite Putty Master since the material comes in paste form and is ready to use without the addition of any other material.