Putties and Primers


The walls of your home will come alive when it is painted after a coat of putty and primer. At Indigo Paints, we have an extensive range of undercoats in the form of wall primers and putty that helps in hiding wall imperfections and provide smooth surface for the top coats. Apply these to get a completely flawless finish. You can choose the best primer and wall putty depending on the surface to be applied on.

Universal Primer

Universal Primer

Waterproof Polymer Putty - Platinum Series

Water Proof Polymer Putty

Single Pack Epoxy Primer - Platinum Series

Single Pack Epoxy Primer

Stain Block Primer - Platinum Series

Stain Block Primer

Water Thinnable Sealer Primer - Platinum Series

Water Thinnable Sealer Primer

Acrylic Wall Putty - Gold Series

Acrylic Wall Putty

Exterior Wall Primer - Gold Series

Exterior Wall Primer

Polymer Putty - Gold Series

Polymer Putty

Redoxide Metal Primer - Gold Series

Redoxide Metal Primer

Wood Primer

ST Wood Primer

Water Thinnable Cement Primer - Gold Series

Water Thinnable Cement Primer

Zinc Chromate Primer

Zinc Chromate Primer

Polymer Putty - Silver Series

Polymer Putty

Water Thinnable Cement Primer - Silver Series

Water Thinnable Cement Primer

Water Thinnable Cement Primer - Bronze Series

Water Thinnable Cement Primer

1. Indigo as an Putty / Primer Brand:

Indigo Paints offers a wide range of high-quality putty and primer products that are designed to provide excellent adhesion, smooth finish, and durability to walls. Indigo Polymer Putty and Indigo Wall Primer are two of the most popular products that are widely used by homeowners and professionals alike.

2. Best Indigo putty / primer for Your Home:

If you are looking for the best putty for your walls, Indigo Polymer Putty is a great option as it provides a smooth finish to your walls and hides minor imperfections. For primer, Indigo Exterior & Interior Wall Primer is a perfect choice as it improves the adhesion of the paint to the surface, prevents peeling and flaking, and provides a long-lasting finish.

3. Putty / Primer Tips and Tricks:

Before applying putty, it is important to clean the surface and remove any loose particles or dust. Apply a coat of primer after the putty is completely dry for better adhesion and finish. While applying primer, make sure the surface is clean and dry. Allow the primer to dry completely before applying the paint.

4. Types of putty / primer:

There are different types of putty and primer available in the market, such as acrylic putty, cement-based putty, oil-based primer, water-based primer, etc. Indigo Paints offers acrylic-based, powder based special polymerized Wall Putty and water/solvent-based Wall Primer that are easy to apply and provide excellent coverage and finish.

5. Why choose Indigo Paints for putty / primer:

Indigo Paints is a trusted brand in the paint industry known for its quality and reliability. Its range of putty and primer products are formulated using premium polymers that provide superior adhesion, durability, and smooth finish. Additionally, Indigo Paints’ putty and primer products are easy to apply, fast-drying, and provide long-lasting results, making them an excellent choice for your home


What is used to fill large gaps in wood?

It is recommended to fill very large gaps using smaller pieces of the wood itself with the help of a carpenter. Small cracks / holes can be filled by using polyester putty or multipurpose sealants.

What is a primer surfacer?

A Primer surfacer or Primer Sealer is a primer with high binder content, this aids to seal the pores of the substrate effectively thereby enhancing adhesion and giving a uniform finish & gloss of the topcoat.

What is the use of red oxide primer?

Red oxide primer is a protective coating applied on ferrous metal surfaces to prevent them from rusting and corroding due to exposure to the elements. It helps increase the life of the metal and the durability of the final topcoat.

Can I put water-based paint over oil-based primer?

Yes, you can use water-based topcoat or emulsion Paint over oil-based Primer or Solvent-thinnable Cement primer.

Topcoat coating interval between Oil based Primer and Emulsion Paint should be after overnight drying ie; 12 hrs, and should not be more than 48 hrs.

Oil base Primer if allowed to dry for more than 48 hours, will lead to inferior adhesion of the Topcoat.

What is the purpose of wood primer?

Wood primer is the undercoat applied on wood surfaces before it is painted. The purpose is to achieve superior adhesion of the final topcoat to the wood surface. It also offers short term protection for the wood from moisture up until

the topcoat is applied. Indigo wood primer has excellent coverage, is easy to use, and dries quickly.

How to use wall putty?

Wall putty helps provide a smooth and even look to the wall and is a recommended step in the painting system. Wall putty is generally applied using a putty blade and involves applying multiple coats in thin fine layers to remove any undulations and holes on the surface.

Apply two to three coats to achieve best results. Make sure the first coat is completely dry before you apply the second coat. A coat of primer must be applied to the bare wall before you apply acrylic wall putty.

What is acrylic putty?

Acrylic putty is a water-based composition with a smooth consistency used as an undercoat on walls to level out undulations, small holes / cracks and prepare the wall for receiving paint. Acrylic wall putty from Indigo Paints is a water-based finishing putty for interiors. It stands apart because of its superior quality, fast-drying property and ability to provide an excellent bonding between the wall surface and the paint.

What is the difference between white cement and putty?

Wall Putty is a well-designed mix of white cement with fine fillers and polymer, which can be easily applied on masonry walls to fill all unevenness and undulations on the wall to give a smooth crack free surface, ready for applying Paint.

Application of only white cement will form a very thin layer and not give filling on walls. It can at times lead to cracks also.

What is the difference between primer and putty?

The basic difference is that primer is a liquid product used to improve adhesion between the substrate and the topcoat or primers are used to address specific issue like chalking, alkalinity etc.

Putty is a paste or powder like product designed to level out the undulations in the wall and leave a smooth and even finish. Putty must always be overcoated with an appropriate primer before applying the topcoat.

What paint do you use on putty?

Generally, all types of paints like emulsions, distempers can be used over putty as long as the appropriate primer coat has been applied.

Is putty required for exterior walls?

Application of putty on exterior walls is not necessary. However, if one desires a smooth even finish on exterior walls, two coats of Indigo Polymer putty can be used followed by Exterior wall primer & a topcoat of your choice.

How many types of wall putty are there?

In simple terms there are two types of putty. Acrylic putty and powder-based putty. Powder-based wall putty consists of white cement mixed with polymers and minerals. As it is white cement-based, it can be used on interior and exterior walls for its powerful binding capabilities.

Acrylic wall putty is a putty with smooth paste-like consistency and based on acrylics. It is generally recommended for interiors.

Is putty required for repainting?

If the previous coating is in good condition and requires no levelling, then putty is not required for repainting.

However, in cases where the previous coating has deteriorated leaving behind uneven surface, or in order to fill nail holes and small cracks, putty will be required.

What happens if you don’t paint over primer?

Primers are designed to improve adhesion and bind the surface. It cannot withstand the attack of harsh elements. If you don’t apply a coat of paint over the wall primer, it will most likely deteriorate and turn into a chalk-like powder.

Can you leave putty unpainted?

The role of the putty is to smoothen / level; the surface and it is essentially an undercoat. It should under all circumstances be over coated using a primer, followed by two-three coats of emulsion.

Ideally puttied surfaces must be overcoated within 5-7 days and not left exposed.

Can we add colour in wall putty?

It is not recommended to add colour to putty.

Is Primer necessary before Wall Putty?

Yes. If acrylic wall putty is being used then a primer coat is recommended before and after application of the putty. In case of cement-based putties or Polymer putty a coat of primer is recommended after application of the putty. The coat of primer helps in binding the putty to the wall.

Is Wall Putty waterproof?

Not all types of wall putty are waterproof. If you are looking for waterproof wall putty, Indigo waterproof wall putty is highly recommended. It has a special silicon additive that works as a water repellent and is designed to work on interior and exterior surfaces.