Cellulose for Skim Coat / Wall Putty

difference between skim coat and wall putty

Both skim coat and putty correct surface imperfections and defects. However, to put it simply, skim coat is for more noticeable defects such as honeycombs and waviness on bare concrete. It’s also used to give walls a smoother texture if the bare concrete is rough or bumpy. Putty is for minor imperfections such as hairline cracks and slight unevenness on a primed or painted wall.

Skim Coat

A skim coat, also known as a level-five drywall finish, is a thin coat of diluted joint compound that can be applied by hand, paint roller or spray rig.

Wall Putty

Strictly speaking, wall putty is a fine powder made of white cement which is mixed with water & other additives to create a solution that is applied to the wall.

Mikazone™ products are provided to ensure that the putties have good external protection, decorative properties and insulation. Mikazone™ cellulose ether products are used in cement skim coat/wall putty as a thickening and water retention additive.

  • High water retention and extended open time
  • Increased scraping & coating rates
  • Improved workability
  • Excellent anti-slip properties
  • Higher slurry stability

In addition, mikavae™ redispersible powder is widely used for modifying cement based skim coat/wall putty. It provides the putties with good workability, tensile adhesion strength, flexibility, and abrasion resistance. It has no effect on rheological properties and is suitable for formulating skim coat/wall putty that features good tensile adhesion strength.


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