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Expert in-depth introduce difference between Plaster of Paris (POP) and wall care putty
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Expert in-depth introduce difference between Plaster of Paris (POP) and wall care putty

When finish a wall surface, one of the most critical applications to be looked at is the wall surface finishing for the structure. These constituents define the appearance of the wall, more so they represent the durability of the wall at the changing in the outside weather conditions. Some such vital components are Plaster of Paris, also known as POP, and Wall Care Putty.

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Plaster of Paris (POP)

Plaster of Paris (POP), made from Gypsum, is a white powder that is used for giving fresh coats to the walls, giving shapes to structure, or creating casts, and likewise. When moistened, it hardens up quickly and is favored a lot by the construction team for quick finishing.

Wall Care Putty

On the other hand, wall care putty is made of white cement, hydrated lime or lime powder, like White Portland Cement. Also known as base paint, many of its characteristics from the raw materials it used, ie, cement, like high adhesiveness, which gives a longer life span to the substrate, providing additional strength to the wall, etc; hydrated lime provides good water resistance, therefore, it highly resistant to water, thereby extending the life span of the paint-coated over it. The wall putty color is also white, as it is derived from the white cement, lime powder, hydrated lime which allows us to apply any paint combination on the wall.

However, which to choose when it comes to providing the right finishing on a structure? Here is a quick comparison between POP & Wall Care Putty that would help you select the right finishing material for your walls and ceilings, which shall guide you to choose the right substance for the right situation.

Difference between Plaster of Paris (POP) and wall care putty


Plaster of Paris (POP)

Wall Care Putty

What it is?

Made out of   Gypsum, heated high temperatures, and then crushed to form the white powdery   substance.

Made out of   White Cement and Polymers.

Best to be Applied on

On the   Interior Walls

On the   Interior & Exterior Walls

Binding Property

Has a very low   binding property

Being   Cement-based, it has a very high binding property


Used for   coating finish walls and false ceilings and for creating architectural   designs.

Used for   smoothening the walls and ceilings by filling in the cracks and pores in   them. Gives bright, smooth, and superior finish to the walls.


Low on   strength

Being   cement-based, it has good tensile adhesion, compressive strength


Less Durable

Highly durable

Port Life


10 – 45mints


Provides an   easy solution for interior walls and the Puning surface.

Can’t be   applied moist surface.

Water-resistant,   Helps in easy application of paints

No water   curing required