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In order to keep your beautifully painted homes looking more beautiful for a longer period of time, you need more than just a paint job. If not taken care, a variety of factors can play havoc with the beauty of your walls. Some of the common problems include water seepage, cracks, algal growth etc.

Here are some common waterproofing problems that you may come across. Get acquainted with our range of waterproofing solutions and have the assurance of dry and damp-free wall surfaces.

common waterproofing problems

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seepage and leakages in ceilings below terrace floor

Seepage can be caused by improper slopes, clogged drainage pipes, cracks and damages on the terrace slab, resulting in standing water on the roof which leads to seepage and leakage on the floor below

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dampness and seepage from sun roofs and parapet walls

Perpendicular joints in sun roofs and parapet walls are prone to cracks because of differential expansion and contract due to weather changes and general vibrations that affect a building. These can cause cracks which allow water to seep through and reach the interior ceilings and walls causing dampness.

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seepage in the terrace slab

Leakage and seepage can be caused by improper slopes, clogged drainage pipes, cracks and damages on the terrace slab, resulting in standing water on the roof which leads to seepage and leakage on the floor below.

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leakage, seepage and dampness from tiles terraces

Tiles terraces like china chips can cause waterproofing issues as the water can seep through the multiple tile joints. This causes seepage, active leakage and dampness in the ceilings of the floors below.

For all of the above problems, use the following waterproofing system:

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smartcare damp proof

Asian Paints SmartCare Damp Proof is a fiber reinforced elastomeric liquid applied water proofing membrane. It is formulated with select elastomeric and resilient acrylic polymers and reinforcing polyester fibers. Upon curing, it forms a thick, seamless, durable membrane thus offering ultimate waterproofing.

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smartcare joint tapes

Asian Paints SmartCare Joint Tapes are intended for waterproofing of all ‘L’ shaped construction joints in buildings and residential areas. These are made of advanced elastomer EPDM rubber which characterizes very good elasticity, viscosity and weather resistance.

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smartcare terrace tile primer

Asian Paints SmartCare Terrace Tile Primer is a water based acrylic primer for terraces having porous and non- porous substrates such as existing china chips, tiles or old paints, and sealed or burnished concrete terrace roofs. This is a single component hybrid polymer based primer that provides excellent adhesion to SmartCare Damp Proof.

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smartcare hybrid pu sealant

Asian Paints SmartCare Hybrid PU Sealant is a single component, moisture curing, low modulus silyl terminated polyurethane sealant for sealing of dynamic joints and cracks in interiors as well as exteriors. After curing, it forms a flexible rubber-type seal that is paintable.

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smartcare damp proof

Asian Paints SmartCare Damp Proof is a fiber reinforced elastomeric liquid applied water proofing membrane. It is formulated with select elastomeric and resilient acrylic polymers and reinforcing polyester fibers. Upon curing, it forms a thick, seamless, durable membrane thus offering ultimate waterproofing.

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smartcare joint tapes

Asian Paints SmartCare Joint Tapes are intended for waterproofing of all ‘L’ shaped construction joints in buildings and residential areas. These are made of advanced elastomer EPDM rubber which characterizes very good elasticity, viscosity and weather resistance.

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smartcare terrace tile primer

Asian Paints SmartCare Terrace Tile Primer is a water based acrylic primer for terraces having porous and non- porous substrates such as existing china chips, tiles or old paints, and sealed or burnished concrete terrace roofs. This is a single component hybrid polymer based primer that provides excellent adhesion to SmartCare Damp Proof.

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smartcare hybrid pu sealant

Asian Paints SmartCare Hybrid PU Sealant is a single component, moisture curing, low modulus silyl terminated polyurethane sealant for sealing of dynamic joints and cracks in interiors as well as exteriors. After curing, it forms a flexible rubber-type seal that is paintable.

Here are some common interior waterproofing problems that you may come across. Get acquainted with our range of waterproofing solutions and have the assurance of dry and damp-free interior wall surfaces.

common interior waterproofing problems

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damp patches on walls

Dampness is caused by leakages from washrooms, gaps in tiles, sanitary joints & cracks on exterior facing walls.

To solve this problem, use SmartCare Damp Block. For preventing this probem in future, apply Damp Block 2K on bricks in areas prone to waterproofing issues and cover it with cement plaster mixed with Smartcare Vitalia.

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smartcare damp block

Asian Paints SmartCare Damp Block is a polymer modified, flexible cementatious waterproof coating. It is a single pack high performance cementatious product formulated with elastic waterproofing polymers, nano technology based additives and crystalline technology.

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smartcare damp block 2k

SmartCare Damp Block 2K is a two component acrylic polymer modified, cement-like high performance waterproof coating. It can be used for both positive and negative side waterproofing due to its excellent bonding, good waterproofing, and unmatched resistance to hydrostatic pressure. Damp Block 2K should be applied on bricks in areas prone to waterproofing issues e.g. walls adjacent to wet areas, exterior facing walls etc. This coating of Damp Block 2K should be covered with cement plaster mixed with Smartcare Vitalia.

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smartcare vitalia

A simple addition of Vitalia to cement plaster can prevent many problems in the future. SmartCare Vitalia is an integral liquid waterproofing compound with advanced formulation and superior plasticizing additives.

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efflorescence: salt deposition on interior walls

Efflorescence is a crystalline deposition of salt on masonry surfaces. Ground water is often the main source of efflorescence due to presence of dissolved salt in it. This water is absorbed by bricks and post which it begins to evaporates, leavening  behind salt deposits.

For solving this problem, and preventing from resurfacing in future, use SmartCare Damp Block 2K along with Smartcare Vitalia.

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smartcare damp block 2k

SmartCare Damp Block 2K is a two component acrylic polymer modified, cement-like high performance waterproof coating. It can be used for both positive and negative side waterproofing due to its excellent bonding, good waterproofing, and unmatched resistance to hydrostatic pressure. Damp Block 2K should be applied on brick level on areas affected with efflorescence. Existing Paint, Putty, POP and cement plaster should be removed up till the brick level. This coating of Damp Block 2K should be covered with cement plaster mixed with Smartcare Vitalia.

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smartcare vitalia

A simple addition of Vitalia to cement plaster can prevent many problems in the future. SmartCare Vitalia is an integral liquid waterproofing compound with advanced formulation and superior plasticizing additives.

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smartcare damp block 2k

SmartCare Damp Block 2K is a two component acrylic polymer modified, cement-like high performance waterproof coating. It can be used for both positive and negative side waterproofing due to its excellent bonding, good waterproofing, and unmatched resistance to hydrostatic pressure. Damp Block 2K should be applied on bricks in areas prone to efflorescence issue e.g. walls adjacent to wet areas, exterior facing walls, skirting areas etc. This coating of Damp Block 2K should be covered with cement plaster mixed with Smartcare Vitalia.

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smartcare vitalia

A simple addition of Vitalia to cement plaster can prevent many problems in the future. SmartCare Vitalia is an integral liquid waterproofing compound with advanced formulation and superior plasticizing additives.

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dampness on skirting area

Dampness is caused by leakages from washrooms, gaps in tiles, sanitary joints, cracks on exterior facing walls and also because of ground rising dampness.

For solving this problem, and preventing from resurfacing in future, use SmartCare Damp Block 2K along with Smartcare Vitalia.

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smartcare damp block 2k

SmartCare Damp Block 2K is a two component acrylic polymer modified, cement-like high performance waterproof coating. It can be used for both positive and negative side waterproofing due to its excellent bonding, good waterproofing, and unmatched resistance to hydrostatic pressure. Damp Block 2K should be applied on brick level on the skirting area up to 2-3 feet. This coating of Damp Block 2K should be covered with cement plaster mixed with Smartcare Vitalia.

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smartcare vitalia

A simple addition of Vitalia to cement plaster can prevent many problems in the future. SmartCare Vitalia is an integral liquid waterproofing compound with advanced formulation and superior plasticizing additives.

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smartcare damp block 2k

SmartCare Damp Block 2K is a two component acrylic polymer modified, cement-like high performance waterproof coating. It can be used for both positive and negative side waterproofing due to its excellent bonding, good waterproofing, and unmatched resistance to hydrostatic pressure. Damp Block 2K should be applied on bricks in areas prone to efflorescence issue e.g. walls adjacent to wet areas, exterior facing walls, skirting areas etc. This coating of Damp Block 2K should be covered with cement plaster mixed with Smartcare Vitalia.

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smartcare vitalia

A simple addition of Vitalia to cement plaster can prevent many problems in the future. SmartCare Vitalia is an integral liquid waterproofing compound with advanced formulation and superior plasticizing additives.

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leakages through gaps/joints between surfaces

In building construction, the place where two surfaces meet is called a joint. These surfaces can be of the same material e.g. joints between glass panes or different material e.g. joints between glass sills & metal window frames. When a space is left between these two surfaces, it is called a gap. If not treated with an appropriate sealant, they may eventually cause waterproofing problems.

For solving this problem, and preventing from resurfacing in future, use SmartCare Unyverseal.

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smartcare unyverseal

Asian Paints SmartCare UnyverSeal is a durable and odourless neutral silicone sealant for sealing of glass, building and sanitary joints. UnyverSeal is a non acetoxy elastic sealant based on high quality polysiloxanes which cures with atmospheric moisture to form a durable seal.

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smartcare unyverseal

Asian Paints SmartCare UnyverSeal is a durable and odourless neutral silicone sealant for sealing of glass, building and sanitary joints. UnyverSeal is a non acetoxy elastic sealant based on high quality polysiloxanes which cures with atmospheric moisture to form a durable seal.

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leakage through gaps & joints which requires painting over

In constructions, spaces need to be created to fit window frames, doors etc. If the space created is greater than the actual size of the fitting, it results in gaps. If this gap between the surfaces is not treated with an appropriate sealant, they may eventually cause waterproofing problems. 

For solving this problem, and preventing from resurfacing in future, use SmartCare Akrylmax.

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smartcare akrylmax

Asian Paints SmartCare AkrylMax is an acrylic emulsion based plastic elastic sealant for sealing masonry joints that can be top coated with a water-based paint. The product after evaporation forms a soft plastic elastic rubber and is applicable on interiors and exteriors.

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smartcare akrylmax

Asian Paints SmartCare AkrylMax is an acrylic emulsion based plastic elastic sealant for sealing masonry joints that can be top coated with a water-based paint. The product after evaporation forms a soft plastic elastic rubber and is applicable on interiors and exteriors.

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plaster cracks up to 3mm in interior/exterior walls

Cracks appear on walls due to shrinkage or vibrations arising due to temperature variations.

For solving this problem, use SmartCare Crack Seal.

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smartcare crack seal

Asian Paints SmartCare Crack Seal is a ready to use fiber glass reinforced crack filling compound for both interior and exterior surfaces. It ensures unmatched crack bridging ability for plaster cracks of up to 3 mm.

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leakages through expansion joints

An expansion joint is a design element which helps absorb temperature induced movement of construction material. They are commonly found between sections of buildings, bridges, sidewalks etc. If sealed using a low  quality product, water may seep through the joints.

For solving this problem, use Smartcare Hybrid PU Sealant.

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smartcare hybrid pu sealant

Asian Paints SmartCare Hybrid PU Sealant is a single component, moisture curing, low modulus silyl terminated polyurethane sealant for sealing of dynamic joints and cracks in interiors as well as exteriors. After curing, it forms a flexible rubber-type seal that is paintable.

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plaster cracks up to 10mm on exterior walls

Exterior cracks are usually subject to severe weathering over period of time and suffer more thermal movements. As such, sometimes they are wider than interior cracks and require a more flexible solution.

For solving this problem, use Smartcare Textured Crack Filler.

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smartcare textured crack filler

SmartCare Textured Crack Filler is a single component, acrylic crack filler with a grainy texture. It fills plaster cracks in exterior surfaces upto 10 mm.

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plaster cracks on textured or rough surfaces

Exterior surfaces tend to be quite rough unlike interior walls. Any crack filling done using smooth products on such surfaces stands out and ruins the décor of exterior surfaces. It requires a product which apart from being strong & flexible, can match the typical roughness of Indian exterior surfaces.

For solving this problem, use  Smartcare Textured Crack Filler.

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smartcare textured crack filler

SmartCare Textured Crack Filler is a single component, acrylic crack filler with a grainy texture. It fills plaster cracks in exterior surfaces upto 10 mm.

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undulation on interior walls

Undulation on walls is caused due to improper levelling of cement or plastered surface.

This problem can be solved for interior walls, and prevented at construction stage, by using SmartCare Marvelloplast.

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smartcare marvelloplast

Asian Paints MarvelloPlast is a water resistant cement modified compound with special additives for levelling undulations on interior walls. It is a single pack fibre reinforced powder that can be applied over old and new plastered walls, concrete blocks and mivan structure to provide a smooth surface that can be painted over.

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smartcare marvelloplast

Asian Paints MarvelloPlast is a water resistant cement modified compound with special additives for levelling undulations on interior walls. It is a single pack fibre reinforced powder that can be applied over old and new plastered walls, concrete blocks and mivan structure to provide a smooth surface that can be painted over.

Here are some common bathroom waterproofing problems that you may come across. Get acquainted with our range of waterproofing solutions and have the assurance of dry and damp-free wall surfaces in your bathroom.

common bathroom waterproofing problems

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damp patches or paint peeling on walls adjacent to the bathroom

Bathrooms are one of the most critical areas of a home, where there are constant sources of water. The lack of adequate waterproofing in these areas can lead to variety of problem like damp patches or paint peeling on adjacent walls or ceilings below. The ingress of water within the structure of the house can further deteriorate the health of the entire building.

Use SmartCare DampBlock along with SmartCare Tile Grouts to solve this bathroom waterproofing problem. To prevent this problem in future, use the SmartCare Bathroom Waterproofing System.

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smartcare damp block

Asian Paints SmartCare Damp Block is a polymer modified, flexible cementatious waterproof coating. It is a single pack high performance cementatious product formulated with elastic waterproofing polymers, nano technology based additives and crystalline technology.

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smartcare tile grout- cement based

Asian Paints SmartCare Tile Grout - Cement Based is a single component polymer modified tile grout for filling tile joints up to 5 mm width. It is a specially formulated premium, fast setting, low shrinkage grout that prevents ingress of water through the joint. SmartCare Tile Grout - Cement Based is available in 7 shades.

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smartcare tile grout - epoxy based

Asian Paints SmartCare Tile Grout - Epoxy Based is a two component epoxy resin based tintable grout specifically designed for use in application of ceramic tiles, vitrified tiles and stone joints where a hygienic and sterile condition is expected. SmartCare Tile Grout - Epoxy Based is available in 26 shades.

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smartcare bathroom waterproofing membrane

Asian Paints SmartCare Bathroom Waterproofing Membrane is a triple-layered, tough, elastic and alkali resistant sealing laminated film, fixed below tiles using SmartCare Tile Adhesives for providing long lasting bathroom waterproofing.

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smartcare multipurpose polymer

Asian Paints SmartCare Multi-purpose Polymer is a high performance acrylic emulsion based binder that enables fixing of natural stones and heavy tile cladding on vertical surfaces in interiors as well as exteriors by substantially improving the adhesion of SmartCare Tile Adhesives.

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smartcare tile adhesive for tile-on-tile application

Asian Paints SmartCare Tile Adhesive for Tile-on-Tile Application is a single component cement based polymer modified adhesive for fixing tiles over tiles on floors and walls in interiors as well as exteriors. The product contains special additives that provide excellent bonding & grabbing properties.

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smartcare tile adhesive for normal application

Asian Paints SmartCare Tile Adhesive for Normal Application is a single component cement based polymer modified adhesive for fixing tiles on floors and walls in interiors as well as exteriors.

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smartcare tile grout - epoxy based

Asian Paints SmartCare Tile Grout - Epoxy Based is a two component epoxy resin based tintable grout specifically designed for use in application of ceramic tiles, vitrified tiles and stone joints where a hygienic and sterile condition is expected. SmartCare Tile Grout - Epoxy Based is available in 26 shades.

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damp patches or paint peeling on ceiling below the bathroom floor

Bathrooms are one of the most critical areas of a home, where there are constant sources of water. The lack of adequate waterproofing in these areas can lead to variety of problem like damp patches or paint peeling on adjacent walls or ceilings below. The ingress of water within the structure of the house can further deteriorate the health of the entire building.

To prevent this problem in future, use the SmartCare Bathroom Waterproofing System. Alternatively, SmartCare DampBlock 2K can be used in the sunken areas as well.

 

 

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smartcare bathroom waterproofing membrane

Asian Paints SmartCare Bathroom Waterproofing Membrane is a triple-layered, tough, elastic and alkali resistant sealing laminated film, fixed below tiles using SmartCare Tile Adhesives for providing long lasting bathroom waterproofing.

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smartcare multipurpose polymer

Asian Paints SmartCare Multi-purpose Polymer is a high performance acrylic emulsion based binder that enables fixing of natural stones and heavy tile cladding on vertical surfaces in interiors as well as exteriors by substantially improving the adhesion of SmartCare Tile Adhesives.

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smartcare tile adhesive for tile-on-tile application

Asian Paints SmartCare Tile Adhesive for Tile-on-Tile Application is a single component cement based polymer modified adhesive for fixing tiles over tiles on floors and walls in interiors as well as exteriors. The product contains special additives that provide excellent bonding & grabbing properties.

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smartcare tile adhesive for normal application

Asian Paints SmartCare Tile Adhesive for Normal Application is a single component cement based polymer modified adhesive for fixing tiles on floors and walls in interiors as well as exteriors.

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smartcare tile grout - epoxy based

Asian Paints SmartCare Tile Grout - Epoxy Based is a two component epoxy resin based tintable grout specifically designed for use in application of ceramic tiles, vitrified tiles and stone joints where a hygienic and sterile condition is expected. SmartCare Tile Grout - Epoxy Based is available in 26 shades.

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smartcare damp block 2k

SmartCare Damp Block 2K is a two component acrylic polymer-modified cementitious high performance coating. This product can be used for both positive & negative side waterproofing due to its excellent bonding, good waterproofing and unmatched resistance to hydrostatic pressure.

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leakage from sanitary joints or gaps

To ensure healthy constructions, gaps between window frames and sanitary fittings are left intentionally. Unlike cracks, gaps are not deformations, but if not treated with an appropriate sealant, they may eventually cause waterproofing problems.

To prevent this problem in future, use SmartCare UnyverSeal.

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smartcare unyverseal

Asian Paints SmartCare UnyverSeal is a durable and odourless neutral silicone sealant for sealing of glass, masonry and sanitary joints. It is a non-acetoxy elastic sealant based on high quality polysiloxanes which cures with atmospheric moisture to form a durable seal.

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leakage from taps or pipes

With wear and tear in pipes, taps, overhead tanks etc. leakages develop that, if not treated immediately can be the cause of more severe waterproofing issues.

Use SmartCare FabSeal to solve this bathroom waterproofing problem.

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smartcare fabseal

Asian Paints SmartCare FabSeal is a fast curing multi-purpose sealing, patching and mending compound that can be used in both wet and dry conditions. The two component system can be used for repairing leaks, holes, dents or cracks in materials such as metals, plastics, fiberglass, concrete or ceramics.

Here are some common waterproofing problems that you may come across. Get acquainted with our range of waterproofing solutions and give everything you construct an assurance of dry and damp-free surfaces.

common waterproofing problems

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gaps/joints between surfaces

In building construction, the place where two surfaces meet is called a joint. These surfaces can be of the same material e.g. joints between glass panes or different material e.g. joints between glass sills & metal window frames. When a space is left between these two surfaces, it is called a gap. If not treated with an appropriate sealant, they may eventually cause waterproofing problems.

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smartcare unyverseal

Asian Paints SmartCare UnyverSeal is a durable and odourless neutral silicone sealant for sealing of glass, building and sanitary joints. UnyverSeal is a non acetoxy elastic sealant based on high quality polysiloxanes which cures with atmospheric moisture to form a durable seal.

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smartcare unyverseal

Asian Paints SmartCare UnyverSeal is a durable and odourless neutral silicone sealant for sealing of glass, building and sanitary joints. UnyverSeal is a non acetoxy elastic sealant based on high quality polysiloxanes which cures with atmospheric moisture to form a durable seal.

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leakage through gaps & joints which requires painting over

In constructions, spaces need to be created to fit window frames, doors etc. If the space created is greater than the actual size of the fitting, it results in gaps. If not treated with an appropriate sealant, they may eventually cause waterproofing problems.

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smartcare akrylmax

Asian Paints SmartCare AkrylMax is an acrylic emulsion based plastic elastic sealant for sealing masonry joints that can be top coated with a water-based paint. The product after evaporation forms a soft plastic elastic rubber and is applicable on interiors and exteriors.

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smartcare akrylmax

Asian Paints SmartCare AkrylMax is an acrylic emulsion based plastic elastic sealant for sealing masonry joints that can be top coated with a water-based paint. The product after evaporation forms a soft plastic elastic rubber and is applicable on interiors and exteriors.

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spider web like cracks on painted surface

Cracks appear on interior walls due to shrinkage, wrong cement:sand ratio during construction or vibrations arising due to temperature variations.

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smartcare crackshield

SmartCare Crackshield is a glass fibre based product used to hide spider web like cracks on interior walls. The technique “Reinforcement with multiple levelling” allows crack free and smoothening of walls before painting.

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plaster cracks up to 3mm in interior/exterior walls

Cracks appear on walls due to shrinkage or vibrations arising due to temperature variations.

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smartcare crack seal

Asian Paints SmartCare Crack Seal is a ready to use fiber glass reinforced crack filling compound for both interior and exterior surfaces. It ensures unmatched crack bridging ability for plaster cracks of up to 3 mm.

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structural cracks on walls or load bearing areas

Structural cracks typically appear due to weakening of the load bearing parts in the structure through ingress of water. They may also occur due to incorrect design, faulty construction or overloading. Since it may affect the safety of the building over lonng term, it is critical to treat them.

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smartcare hybrid pu sealant

Asian Paints SmartCare Hybrid PU Sealant is a single component, moisture curing, low modulus silyl terminated polyurethane sealant for sealing of dynamic joints and cracks in interiors as well as exteriors. After curing, it forms a flexible rubber-type seal that is paintable.

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expansion joints

An expansion joint is a design element which helps absorb temperature induced movement of construction material. They are commonly found between sections of buildings, bridges, sidewalks etc. If sealed using a low  quality product, water may seep through the joints.

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smartcare hybrid pu sealant

Asian Paints SmartCare Hybrid PU Sealant is a single component, moisture curing, low modulus silyl terminated polyurethane sealant for sealing of dynamic joints and cracks in interiors as well as exteriors. After curing, it forms a flexible rubber-type seal that is paintable.

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plaster cracks up to 10mm on exterior walls

Exterior cracks are usually subject to severe weathering over period of time and suffer more thermal movements. As such, sometimes they are wider than interior cracks and require a more flexible solution.

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smartcare textured crack filler

SmartCare Textured Crack Filler is a single component, acrylic crack filler with a grainy texture. It fills plaster cracks in exterior surfaces upto 10 mm.

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plaster cracks on textured or rough surfaces

Exterior surfaces tend to be quite rough unlike interior walls. Any crack filling done using smooth products on such surfaces stands out and ruins the décor of exterior surfaces. It requires a product which apart from being strong & flexible, can match the typical roughness of Indian exterior surfaces.

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smartcare textured crack filler

SmartCare Textured Crack Filler is a single component, acrylic crack filler with a grainy texture. It fills plaster cracks in exterior surfaces upto 10 mm.

Here are some common tiling problems that you may come across. Get acquainted with our range of superior tiling solutions to enhance the life of your tiles and stones. 

common tiling problems

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poor adhesion leading to tile slippage or de-bonding

Conventionally a manually made mixture of ordinary cement and sand is used for tiling. These cement-sand mixtures offer a very low bond and shear adhesion, which further leads to tile slippage or de-bonding. Since the process of making these mixtures is not standardised, there is no quality control as well. The mixing ratio and quality of material being used depends entirely on the skill of the applicator.

Use the suitable SmartCare Tile Adhesive to solve this tiling problem, and to prevent it from resurfacing in future.

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smartcare tile adhesive for normal application

Asian Paints SmartCare Tile Adhesive for Normal Application is a single component cement based polymer modified adhesive for fixing tiles on floors and walls in interiors as well as exteriors.

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smartcare tile adhesive for tile-on-tile application

Asian Paints SmartCare Tile Adhesive for Tile-on-Tile Application is a single component cement based polymer modified adhesive for fixing tiles over tiles on floors and walls in interiors as well as exteriors. The product contains special additives that provide excellent bonding & grabbing properties.

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smartcare glass tile adhesive

Asian Paints SmartCare Glass Tile Adhesive is single component white cement based polymer modified, fiber reinforced adhesive for fixing glass mosaic tiles in interiors as well as exteriors.

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smartcare tile adhesive for normal application

Asian Paints SmartCare Tile Adhesive for Normal Application is a single component cement based polymer modified adhesive for fixing tiles on floors and walls in interiors as well as exteriors.

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smartcare tile adhesive for tile-on-tile application

Asian Paints SmartCare Tile Adhesive for Tile-on-Tile Application is a single component cement based polymer modified adhesive for fixing tiles over tiles on floors and walls in interiors as well as exteriors. The product contains special additives that provide excellent bonding & grabbing properties.

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smartcare glass tile adhesive

Asian Paints SmartCare Glass Tile Adhesive is single component white cement based polymer modified, fiber reinforced adhesive for fixing glass mosaic tiles in interiors as well as exteriors.

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heavy tile or natural stone slippage on vertical surfaces

The adhesion offered by conventional methods of tiling or stone fixing is especially low when heavy tiles and natural stones (like marble or granite) are fixed on walls. The weight of these stones or tiles, combined with the poor quality of the mixture and the method of application can lead to their slippage.

Use SmartCare Multi-purpose Polymer with the suitable SmartCare Tile Adhesive to solve this tiling problem, and to prevent it from resurfacing in future.

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smartcare multipurpose polymer

Asian Paints SmartCare Multi-purpose Polymer is a high performance acrylic emulsion based binder that enables fixing of natural stones and heavy tile cladding on vertical surfaces in interiors as well as exteriors by substantially improving the adhesion of SmartCare Tile Adhesives.

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smartcare tile adhesive for normal application

Asian Paints SmartCare Tile Adhesive for Normal Application is a single component cement based polymer modified adhesive for fixing tiles on floors and walls in interiors as well as exteriors.

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smartcare tile adhesive for tile-on-tile application

Asian Paints SmartCare Tile Adhesive for Tile-on-Tile Application is a single component cement based polymer modified adhesive for fixing tiles over tiles on floors and walls in interiors as well as exteriors. The product contains special additives that provide excellent bonding & grabbing properties.

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smartcare glass tile adhesive

Asian Paints SmartCare Glass Tile Adhesive is single component white cement based polymer modified, fiber reinforced adhesive for fixing glass mosaic tiles in interiors as well as exteriors.

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smartcare multipurpose polymer

Asian Paints SmartCare Multi-purpose Polymer is a high performance acrylic emulsion based binder that enables fixing of natural stones and heavy tile cladding on vertical surfaces in interiors as well as exteriors by substantially improving the adhesion of SmartCare Tile Adhesives.

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smartcare tile adhesive for normal application

Asian Paints SmartCare Tile Adhesive for Normal Application is a single component cement based polymer modified adhesive for fixing tiles on floors and walls in interiors as well as exteriors.

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smartcare tile adhesive for tile-on-tile application

Asian Paints SmartCare Tile Adhesive for Tile-on-Tile Application is a single component cement based polymer modified adhesive for fixing tiles over tiles on floors and walls in interiors as well as exteriors. The product contains special additives that provide excellent bonding & grabbing properties.

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smartcare glass tile adhesive

Asian Paints SmartCare Glass Tile Adhesive is single component white cement based polymer modified, fiber reinforced adhesive for fixing glass mosaic tiles in interiors as well as exteriors.

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hollow sounds in tiled floor leading to cracks or breakage

The conventional method of tiling or stone fixing is such that it leads to the formation of empty air pockets between the tile or stone and the surface below. These empty air pockets are the cause of hollow sounds and when left unchecked result in tile cracking.

Use the suitable SmartCare Tile Adhesive to solve this tiling problem, and to prevent it from resurfacing in future.

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smartcare tile adhesive for normal application

Asian Paints SmartCare Tile Adhesive for Normal Application is a single component cement based polymer modified adhesive for fixing tiles on floors and walls in interiors as well as exteriors.

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smartcare tile adhesive for tile-on-tile application

Asian Paints SmartCare Tile Adhesive for Tile-on-Tile Application is a single component cement based polymer modified adhesive for fixing tiles over tiles on floors and walls in interiors as well as exteriors. The product contains special additives that provide excellent bonding & grabbing properties.

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smartcare glass tile adhesive

Asian Paints SmartCare Glass Tile Adhesive is single component white cement based polymer modified, fiber reinforced adhesive for fixing glass mosaic tiles in interiors as well as exteriors.

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smartcare tile adhesive for normal application

Asian Paints SmartCare Tile Adhesive for Normal Application is a single component cement based polymer modified adhesive for fixing tiles on floors and walls in interiors as well as exteriors.

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smartcare tile adhesive for tile-on-tile application

Asian Paints SmartCare Tile Adhesive for Tile-on-Tile Application is a single component cement based polymer modified adhesive for fixing tiles over tiles on floors and walls in interiors as well as exteriors. The product contains special additives that provide excellent bonding & grabbing properties.

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smartcare glass tile adhesive

Asian Paints SmartCare Glass Tile Adhesive is single component white cement based polymer modified, fiber reinforced adhesive for fixing glass mosaic tiles in interiors as well as exteriors.

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tile cracking

Laying of tiles if not done correctly using the right materials, leads to problems like hollow sounds, poor adhesion, de-bonding and eventually tile cracking.

Use the suitable SmartCare Tile Adhesive along with SmartCare Tile Grouts to solve this tiling problem, and to prevent it from resurfacing in future.

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smartcare tile adhesive for normal application

Asian Paints SmartCare Tile Adhesive for Normal Application is a single component cement based polymer modified adhesive for fixing tiles on floors and walls in interiors as well as exteriors.

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smartcare tile adhesive for tile-on-tile application

Asian Paints SmartCare Tile Adhesive for Tile-on-Tile Application is a single component cement based polymer modified adhesive for fixing tiles over tiles on floors and walls in interiors as well as exteriors. The product contains special additives that provide excellent bonding & grabbing properties.

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smartcare glass tile adhesive

Asian Paints SmartCare Glass Tile Adhesive is single component white cement based polymer modified, fiber reinforced adhesive for fixing glass mosaic tiles in interiors as well as exteriors.

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smartcare tile grout- cement based

Asian Paints SmartCare Tile Grout - Cement Based is a single component polymer modified tile grout for filling tile joints up to 5 mm width. It is a specially formulated premium, fast setting, low shrinkage grout that prevents ingress of water through the joint. SmartCare Tile Grout - Cement Based is available in 7 shades.

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smartcare tile grout - epoxy based

Asian Paints SmartCare Tile Grout - Epoxy Based is a two component epoxy resin based tintable grout specifically designed for use in application of ceramic tiles, vitrified tiles and stone joints where a hygienic and sterile condition is expected. SmartCare Tile Grout - Epoxy Based is available in 26 shades.

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smartcare tile adhesive for normal application

Asian Paints SmartCare Tile Adhesive for Normal Application is a single component cement based polymer modified adhesive for fixing tiles on floors and walls in interiors as well as exteriors.

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smartcare tile adhesive for normal application

Asian Paints SmartCare Tile Adhesive for Normal Application is a single component cement based polymer modified adhesive for fixing tiles on floors and walls in interiors as well as exteriors.

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smartcare tile adhesive for normal application

Asian Paints SmartCare Tile Adhesive for Normal Application is a single component cement based polymer modified adhesive for fixing tiles on floors and walls in interiors as well as exteriors.

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smartcare tile grout- cement based

Asian Paints SmartCare Tile Grout - Cement Based is a single component polymer modified tile grout for filling tile joints up to 5 mm width. It is a specially formulated premium, fast setting, low shrinkage grout that prevents ingress of water through the joint. SmartCare Tile Grout - Cement Based is available in 7 shades.

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smartcare tile grout - epoxy based

Asian Paints SmartCare Tile Grout - Epoxy Based is a two component epoxy resin based tintable grout specifically designed for use in application of ceramic tiles, vitrified tiles and stone joints where a hygienic and sterile condition is expected. SmartCare Tile Grout - Epoxy Based is available in 26 shades.

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inappropriate tile cutting in aesthetically important areas

There is often a difference between the dimensions of a wall and that of the tiles that are to be fixed on it. Consequently, applicators have to cut the tiles as per the available tiling space. These manually cut tiles offer a shabby look and hence should not be fixed in areas that are in the line of sight. Unfortunately, conventional solutions offer a very poor adhesion and hence applicators are forced to begin tiling from the bottom corner of a wall so that these tiles can bear the weight of the tiles above. This leads to shabby tiles being fixed in aesthetically important areas where they are easily viewable.

Use the suitable SmartCare Tile Adhesive to prevent this tiling problem.

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smartcare tile adhesive for normal application

Asian Paints SmartCare Tile Adhesive for Normal Application is a single component cement based polymer modified adhesive for fixing tiles on floors and walls in interiors as well as exteriors.

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smartcare tile adhesive for tile-on-tile application

Asian Paints SmartCare Tile Adhesive for Tile-on-Tile Application is a single component cement based polymer modified adhesive for fixing tiles over tiles on floors and walls in interiors as well as exteriors. The product contains special additives that provide excellent bonding & grabbing properties.

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smartcare glass tile adhesive

Asian Paints SmartCare Glass Tile Adhesive is single component white cement based polymer modified, fiber reinforced adhesive for fixing glass mosaic tiles in interiors as well as exteriors.

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extra time, effort, money and debris in case of complete re-tiling

Removing of old tiles or stones is a very expensive affair that involves a lot of time, effort and noise. The resulting debris further needs to be disposed off at a high cost. In apartment buildings, one might not even get permission to break existing tiles or stones. 

Use SmartCare Tile Adhesive for Tile-on-Tile Application to solve this tiling problem.

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smartcare tile adhesive for tile-on-tile application

Asian Paints SmartCare Tile Adhesive for Tile-on-Tile Application is a single component cement based polymer modified adhesive for fixing tiles over tiles on floors and walls in interiors as well as exteriors. The product contains special additives that provide excellent bonding & grabbing properties.

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dampness on adjacent walls due to water ingress through tile joints

Typically tiles are used in wet areas like bathrooms where there are constant sources of water. These water sources are the primary cause of dampness on walls adjacent to such areas. While water cannot physically break a tile and move onto the adjacent wall it can easily seep through the joints between these tiles. This can also be the cause of dampness on ceilings directly below a wet area. These critical joints are conventionally filled using ordinary white cement which offers no waterproofing.

Use SmartCare DampBlock along with SmartCare Tile Grouts to solve this tiling problem. To prevent this problem in future, use the suitable SmartCare Tile Grout.

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smartcare damp block

Asian Paints SmartCare Damp Block is a polymer modified, flexible cementatious waterproof coating. It is a single pack high performance cementatious product formulated with elastic waterproofing polymers, nano technology based additives and crystalline technology.

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smartcare tile grout- cement based

Asian Paints SmartCare Tile Grout - Cement Based is a single component polymer modified tile grout for filling tile joints up to 5 mm width. It is a specially formulated premium, fast setting, low shrinkage grout that prevents ingress of water through the joint. SmartCare Tile Grout - Cement Based is available in 7 shades.

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smartcare tile grout - epoxy based

Asian Paints SmartCare Tile Grout - Epoxy Based is a two component epoxy resin based tintable grout specifically designed for use in application of ceramic tiles, vitrified tiles and stone joints where a hygienic and sterile condition is expected. SmartCare Tile Grout - Epoxy Based is available in 26 shades.

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smartcare tile grout- cement based

Asian Paints SmartCare Tile Grout - Cement Based is a single component polymer modified tile grout for filling tile joints up to 5 mm width. It is a specially formulated premium, fast setting, low shrinkage grout that prevents ingress of water through the joint. SmartCare Tile Grout - Cement Based is available in 7 shades.

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smartcare tile grout - epoxy based

Asian Paints SmartCare Tile Grout - Epoxy Based is a two component epoxy resin based tintable grout specifically designed for use in application of ceramic tiles, vitrified tiles and stone joints where a hygienic and sterile condition is expected. SmartCare Tile Grout - Epoxy Based is available in 26 shades.

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lack of shades in joint fillers to match with the tiles

The ordinary white cement that is used for filling tile joints does not offer any aesthetic value due to lack of shade options that could be used to enhanced the look of a tile or stone installation. 

Use the suitable SmartCare Tile Grout to solve this tiling problem.

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smartcare tile grout- cement based

Asian Paints SmartCare Tile Grout - Cement Based is a single component polymer modified tile grout for filling tile joints up to 5 mm width. It is a specially formulated premium, fast setting, low shrinkage grout that prevents ingress of water through the joint. SmartCare Tile Grout - Cement Based is available in 7 shades.

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smartcare tile grout - epoxy based

Asian Paints SmartCare Tile Grout - Epoxy Based is a two component epoxy resin based tintable grout specifically designed for use in application of ceramic tiles, vitrified tiles and stone joints where a hygienic and sterile condition is expected. SmartCare Tile Grout - Epoxy Based is available in 26 shades.

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shade variation in tile joint fillers

White cement can at most be manually mixed with coloured powders to develop a particular shade. This dry-mixing method lacks standardisation and hence results in shade variations. The number of shade options available through this method are also limited.

Use the suitable SmartCare Tile Grout to prevent this tiling problem.

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smartcare tile grout- cement based

Asian Paints SmartCare Tile Grout - Cement Based is a single component polymer modified tile grout for filling tile joints up to 5 mm width. It is a specially formulated premium, fast setting, low shrinkage grout that prevents ingress of water through the joint. SmartCare Tile Grout - Cement Based is available in 7 shades.

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smartcare tile grout - epoxy based

Asian Paints SmartCare Tile Grout - Epoxy Based is a two component epoxy resin based tintable grout specifically designed for use in application of ceramic tiles, vitrified tiles and stone joints where a hygienic and sterile condition is expected. SmartCare Tile Grout - Epoxy Based is available in 26 shades.

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corroding away of grout due to basic household cleaners

Basic household cleaners can easily corrode away white cement. This lack of chemical resistance is the primary cause of white cement withering away leaving the joints exposed to water ingress. 

Use the suitable SmartCare Tile Grout to solve this tiling problem, and to prevent it from resurfacing in future.

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smartcare tile grout- cement based

Asian Paints SmartCare Tile Grout - Cement Based is a single component polymer modified tile grout for filling tile joints up to 5 mm width. It is a specially formulated premium, fast setting, low shrinkage grout that prevents ingress of water through the joint. SmartCare Tile Grout - Cement Based is available in 7 shades.

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smartcare tile grout - epoxy based

Asian Paints SmartCare Tile Grout - Epoxy Based is a two component epoxy resin based tintable grout specifically designed for use in application of ceramic tiles, vitrified tiles and stone joints where a hygienic and sterile condition is expected. SmartCare Tile Grout - Epoxy Based is available in 26 shades.

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smartcare tile grout- cement based

Asian Paints SmartCare Tile Grout - Cement Based is a single component polymer modified tile grout for filling tile joints up to 5 mm width. It is a specially formulated premium, fast setting, low shrinkage grout that prevents ingress of water through the joint. SmartCare Tile Grout - Cement Based is available in 7 shades.

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smartcare tile grout - epoxy based

Asian Paints SmartCare Tile Grout - Epoxy Based is a two component epoxy resin based tintable grout specifically designed for use in application of ceramic tiles, vitrified tiles and stone joints where a hygienic and sterile condition is expected. SmartCare Tile Grout - Epoxy Based is available in 26 shades.

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corroding away of grout in high chemical impact areas like industrial floors, swimming pool etc.

Industrial areas, swimming pools etc. are exposed to constant chemical attacks which ordinary white cement cannot withstand. The lack of high chemical impact resistance in ordinary joint fillers leads to them corroding away in such an environment leaving the tile joints exposed. 

Use SmartCare Tile Grout - Epoxy Based to solve this tiling problem, and to prevent it from resurfacing in future.

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smartcare tile grout - epoxy based

Asian Paints SmartCare Tile Grout - Epoxy Based is a two component epoxy resin based tintable grout specifically designed for use in application of ceramic tiles, vitrified tiles and stone joints where a hygienic and sterile condition is expected. SmartCare Tile Grout - Epoxy Based is available in 26 shades.

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smartcare tile grout - epoxy based

Asian Paints SmartCare Tile Grout - Epoxy Based is a two component epoxy resin based tintable grout specifically designed for use in application of ceramic tiles, vitrified tiles and stone joints where a hygienic and sterile condition is expected. SmartCare Tile Grout - Epoxy Based is available in 26 shades.

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stains on tile joints

Ordinary white cement is not stain resistant. Attempts at cleaning a stained joint filler can further lead to their removal due to lack of durability.

Use the suitable SmartCare Tile Grout to solve this tiling problem, and to prevent it from resurfacing in future.

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smartcare tile grout- cement based

Asian Paints SmartCare Tile Grout - Cement Based is a single component polymer modified tile grout for filling tile joints up to 5 mm width. It is a specially formulated premium, fast setting, low shrinkage grout that prevents ingress of water through the joint. SmartCare Tile Grout - Cement Based is available in 7 shades.

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smartcare tile grout - epoxy based

Asian Paints SmartCare Tile Grout - Epoxy Based is a two component epoxy resin based tintable grout specifically designed for use in application of ceramic tiles, vitrified tiles and stone joints where a hygienic and sterile condition is expected. SmartCare Tile Grout - Epoxy Based is available in 26 shades.

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smartcare tile grout- cement based

Asian Paints SmartCare Tile Grout - Cement Based is a single component polymer modified tile grout for filling tile joints up to 5 mm width. It is a specially formulated premium, fast setting, low shrinkage grout that prevents ingress of water through the joint. SmartCare Tile Grout - Cement Based is available in 7 shades.

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smartcare tile grout - epoxy based

Asian Paints SmartCare Tile Grout - Epoxy Based is a two component epoxy resin based tintable grout specifically designed for use in application of ceramic tiles, vitrified tiles and stone joints where a hygienic and sterile condition is expected. SmartCare Tile Grout - Epoxy Based is available in 26 shades.

Here are some common waterproofing problems that you may come across. Get acquainted with our range of waterproofing solutions and give everything you construct an assurance of dry and damp-free wall surfaces.

common waterproofing problems

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plastering

Your home stands on structures that are put together with concrete and cement plaster. Integral waterproofing of cement plaster/concrete is critical because if water is allowed to seep through this, it will cause dampness on walls, corrosion of reinforcement bars and weaken the structure. 

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smartcare vitalia

Asian Paints SmartCare Vitalia is an integral liquid waterproofing compound with advanced formulation and superior plasticizing additives for cement concrete, mortar and plasters. The product is formulated with selected surface active plasticizing agents, chemicals & additives which make the cement concrete/plaster mix cohesive and upon curing, reduces water permeability.

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joints between windows, walls, and all sanitary joints in washrooms

In building construction, the place where two surfaces meet is called a joint. These surfaces can be of the same material e.g. joints between glass panes or different material e.g. joints between glass sills & metal window frame. When a space is left between these two surfaces, it is called a gap. If not treated with the appropriate sealant, they may eventually cause waterproofing problems.

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smartcare unyverseal

Asian Paints SmartCare UnyverSeal is a durable and odourless neutral silicone sealant for sealing of glass, masonry and sanitary joints. It is a non-acetoxy elastic sealant based on high quality polysiloxanes which cures with atmospheric moisture to form a durable seal.

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bathroom waterproofing

Bathrooms are one of the most critical areas of a home, where there are constant sources of water. The lack of adequate waterproofing in these areas can lead to variety of problem like damp patches or pain peeling on adjacent walls or ceilings below. Thus it is very important to cover the sunken slab of a bathrooms with a heavy duty waterproof coating.

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smartcare bathroom waterproofing membrane

Asian Paints SmartCare Bathroom Waterproofing Membrane is a triple-layered, tough, elastic and alkali resistant sealing laminated film, fixed below tiles using SmartCare Tile Adhesives for providing long lasting bathroom waterproofing.

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smartcare damp block 2k

SmartCare Damp Block 2K is a two component acrylic polymer-modified cementitious high performance coating. This product can be used for both positive & negative side waterproofing due to its excellent bonding, good waterproofing and unmatched resistance to hydrostatic pressure.

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expansion joints

An expansion joint is a design element which helps absorb temperature induced movement of construction material. They are commonly found between sections of buildings, bridges, sidewalks etc. If sealed using a low  quality product, water may seep through the joints.

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smartcare hybrid pu sealant

Asian Paints SmartCare Hybrid PU Sealant is a single component, moisture curing, low modulus silyl terminated polyurethane sealant for sealing of dynamic joints and cracks in interiors as well as exteriors. After curing, it forms a flexible rubber-type seal that is paintable.

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poor adhesion, hollow sounds, tile slippage, tile cracking, water ingress in tile joints

Laying of tiles if not done correctly, leads to problems like cracking, hollow sounds and dampness issues due to water ingress through tile joints.

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smartcare tile adhesive for tile-on-tile application

Asian Paints SmartCare Tile Adhesive for Tile-on-Tile Application is a single component cement based polymer modified adhesive for fixing tiles over tiles on floors and walls in interiors as well as exteriors. The product contains special additives that provide excellent bonding & grabbing properties.

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smartcare tile adhesive for normal application

Asian Paints SmartCare Tile Adhesive for Normal Application is a single component cement based polymer modified adhesive for fixing tiles on floors and walls in interiors as well as exteriors.

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terrace waterproofing

A terrace is subject to severe weather conditions round the year. The lack of adequate waterproofing in these areas can lead to variety of problem like seepage and leakages in ceilings below terrace floor, dampness in parapet walls or seepage in the terrace slab. Thus, it’s important to waterproof a terrace and prevent these problems from occurring.

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smartcare damp proof

Asian Paints SmartCare Damp Proof is a fiber reinforced elastomeric liquid applied water proofing membrane. It is formulated with select elastomeric and resilient acrylic polymers and reinforcing polyester fibers. Upon curing, it forms a thick, seamless, durable membrane thus offering ultimate waterproofing.

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smartcare joint tapes

Asian Paints SmartCare Joint Tapes are intended for waterproofing of all ‘L’ shaped construction joints in buildings and residential areas. These are made of advanced elastomer EPDM rubber which characterizes very good elasticity, viscosity and weather resistance.

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water retaining structures

Water tanks and other cement based water retaining structures are a critical elements for any construction. Inadequate waterproofing in these areas can lead to seepage within the structure as well as the loss of significant amounts of water that is being stored for consumption.

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smartcare epoxy triblock

Asian Paints Epoxy Tri Block is an epoxy cementitious coating for positive side waterproofing of cementitious water retaining structures.

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faqs

what is water permeability?

Water permeability is the rate of flow of fluid through a given substrate per unit area per unit time.

what is the difference between a neutral and acetoxy cured silicone sealant?

Acetoxy Silicone Sealant reacts with moisture in the air, releasing acetic acid, which has pungent odour and may corrode metal. It also affects the adhesion to highly alkaline surfaces. Neutral silicone sealants releases alcohol which do not have bad odour and they gives excellent adhesion with alkaline surfaces.

can silicone sealants be painted over?

No, Silicone sealants cannot be painted over. Acrylic sealants, used for joints, can be painted over.

can akrylmax be used for applications permanently under water?

No. While AkrylMax has waterproofing capability, it is not suitable for permanent underwater exposure.

when should i use akrylmax and when should i use unyverseal?

Whenever there is a need to paint over the joints, AkrylMax should be used. Whenever there is a requirement for high Movement Accomodation Factor (MAF) between any dissimilar joints, UnyverSeal should be used.

can unyverseal be used in aquariums/fish tanks?

No. It should not be used in aquariums and fish tanks as it would adversely affect the fish.

what happens if the recommended dosage of vitalia is exceeded?

All the properties of Vitalia remain the same even at double the dosage. In fact, the workability increases.

what is the difference between sealants and adhesives?

An adhesive is a material in liquid or paste form that bonds two substrates together. The primary property desired from an adhesive is superior bonding strength. A sealant is a material in paste form that is flexible or elastic in nature and the primary property desired from a sealant is to seal the joints between two dissimilar substrates “hermetically”. Hermetic means water and air is not allowed to pass through the joint. Sealants have a high MAF (movement accommodation factor).

what is movement accommodation factor?

Movement accommodation factor (MAF) is the capability of the sealant to accommodate expansion and contraction movements in the joint. E.g. MAF - +/- 25% means that when a joint of 1 inch width expands +25%, its width becomes 1.25 inches & when it contracts -25%, its width becomes 0.75 inches.

what are the different grades of cement?

Types:

  • OPC - Ordinary Portland Cement-Grey & White 
  • PPC - Portland Pozzolona Cement-Grey (cement with fly ash) 
  • HAC - High Alumina Cement (rapid setting cement) 
  • SRC - Sulphate Resistant Cement (construction in marine or coastal areas that have contact with salt water).

    Grades: 33-Compressive strength of 33 N/Sq.mm or 330 Kg/Sq.cm after curing for 28 days in water. Similarly for 43 & 53 grades.

can any water be used in concreting?

No, water must be fit for drinking. Water must be free of salts, suspended solids, oils and fats. IS 456-1978 provides the requirement of the water to be used.

what are the typical causes of movement?

Typical causes of movement are linear expansion, properties of construction materials, wind pressures, settlement in foundation, weathering, vibrations, loads, faulty construction practices, etc.

what is hydrostatic pressure?

Hydrostatic pressure is the pressure applied by a column of water on the building structure. In waterproofing language, this pressure is classified as positive side and negative side hydrostatic pressure. Pressure applied by water on the structure while trying to penetrate it, is positive side hydrostatic pressure. Pressure applied by water on the structure while trying to come out of the structure is negative side hydrostatic pressure.

what is the difference between positive side waterproofing and negative side waterproofing?

Positive side waterproofing: Applying waterproofing material to the side of a structural element subjected to positive side hydrostatic pressure. More often than not, it entails stopping the source of water and not allowing water to enter the structure.

Negative side waterproofing: Applying waterproofing to the side of a structural element opposite the one subjected to negative side hydrostatic pressure. Mostly, this is done on interior walls and is meant to block the water from coming out and causing dampness-related problems on the walls.

what is carbonation and anti-carbonation coating?

Carbonation is the formation of calcium carbonate (CaCO3) by a chemical reaction in the concrete. When these reactions take place the pH-value will start falling. The normal pH-value of concrete is above 13 and the pH-value of fully carbonated concrete is below 9. Once the carbonation process reaches the reinforcement rods, and the pH-value drops beneath 13, corrosion will initiate. The formation of lime in the substrate also causes the structure to weaken over a period of time. Anti-carbonation paint forms an impermeable coating and does not allow the ingress of carbon dioxide and chloride ions into the substrate. Thus, they protect the structure from the effects of carbonation and ensure its longer life. 

what is forced coverage?

Forced coverage is enforcing the usage of exact quantity of material for a specifically designated area. Normally forced coverage is achieved by marking the area to be painted, calculating the area, ascertaining the material that’ll be needed and finally ensuring that the entire quantity is used up only for that area. In the area of waterproofing, the application procedure is as important as the product itself for optimum performance. Achieving the recommended forced coverage is therefore, imperative.

what is shrinkage in cracks?

When a crack is treated using a crack-filling compound, normally an indentation is observed in the treated area due to evaporation of water. Hence, cracks normally require multiple coats for bringing them level with the surface. Lesser the solid content in the crack-filler, greater will be the shrinkage.

what is breathability?

Breathability is the ability of the coating to allow the passage of water vapor. A breathable coating resists liquid water from passing through but allows water vapor to pass. A non-breathable film results in pressure getting accumulated on the surface due to water vapor and may eventually lead to the paint giving way and leading to blistering or bubbling.

what is the meaning of the unit ‘bar’?

Bar is the unit of pressure. One bar implies the pressure that will be applied on a 1 sq.cm area by a water column of 10 meter height.

what is the difference between damp proofing and waterproofing?

Waterproofing is defined as the treatment of a structure or surface to prevent the passage of water under hydrostatic pressure. Damp proofing is defined as the treatment of a structure or surface to resist the passage of water in absence of hydrostatic pressure. Damp proofing is a temporary solution whereas waterproofing is a long-term solution.

what is efflorescence?

Efflorescence occurs on masonry construction when water moving through a wall or other structure, due to vapor transmission or hydraulic pressure brings salts to the surface. As the water evaporates, it leaves the salt behind, which forms a white, fluffy deposit that can normally be brushed off. The resulting white deposits are referred to as 'efflorescence'. Efflorescence is also referred to as 'salt petering' or 'lime blooming'. It is not a structural, but rather, an aesthetic concern and is normally harmless.

how can efflorescence be treated?

Wash the affected surface with 10% diluted hydrochloric acid (HCl) up to a radius of 1.5 - 2 sq.ft. around the affected area. Leave the diluted acid onto the surface for 15 - 20 minutes and thereafter, wash the surface with water. Once the surface has fully dried, apply SmartCare Damp Block as per the recommended application procedure. SmartCare Damp Block can only be used for walls affected with moderate efflorescence after treating the affected area with acid as explained above. Direct application of SmartCare Damp Block on efflorescence is not advised.

while waterproofing, why is it recommended to cover an area beyond the affected portion?

Water generally finds the path of least resistance through the substrate and affects the topcoat of paint in the form of paint peeling or damp patches. So, when only the affected area is blocked with an anti-damp coat, the water will try and find the next available path to reach the surface and start affecting the portion of the wall immediately next to the treated area. Hence, it is recommended that when treating an affected area with Damp Block, one should mark an area of 2 ft. beyond, on all sides for Damp Block application.

why is it recommended to envelop the entire terrace with damp droof instead of just treating the affected portion?

Since more often than not, it is difficult to identify the entry point or source of water due to which the walls on the interiors get affected, by enveloping the entire terrace with Damp Proof, we ensure that all the entry points are blocked and water cannot penetrate into the substrate.

what is the crystalline technology in the new and improved damp block?

The conventional concrete matrix has a number of micro cracks, pores and capillary tracts through which water enters the concrete. The special ingredients in Damp Block react with water and elements like calcium hydroxide and aluminium to form insoluble crystals. These crystals fill the voids and cracks and block the passage of water, thus making the concrete waterproof. Normally, these crystals lie dormant but when water reappears, the crystalline growth is resumed, thus filling up newly formed pores. Though these crystals block water, they are breathable enough to allow water vapor to pass through, thus preventing vapor pressure buildup. With this advanced crystalline technology, Damp Block offers the best-in-class negative side waterproofing for interior dampness problems.

how is smartcare damp proof better than conventional waterproofing methods like brick bat coba and bituminous coatings?

Traditional terrace waterproofing methods like Brick Bat Coba add unnecessary load, damage the structure and are expensive. Bituminous coatings on the other hand are tedious to apply and not the most durable. Both, Brick Bat and Bituminous restrict the use of terrace due to excessive heat and give poor insulation properties. Damp Proof is based on the latest liquid applied elastomeric membrane technology which is most advanced for terrace waterproofing. It is easy to apply, durable and has recron fiber which allows the accessibility to terrace even with moderate foot traffic. It is also the most cost effective in comparison to traditional methods.

what are adhesives?

Adhesives are polymer and cement based mixtures used for application of tiles and natural stones (marble, granite etc.).

why are adhesives better than traditional/ conventional cement-sand mix?

Quality Assurance: Unlike the Cement-Sand mix in which there is no control over the quality of material used and the ratio in which they are manually mixed, SmartCare Tile Adhesives are factory-manufactured using pre-mixed cement, sand and special additives.

100% Contact: A Cement-Sand mix is applied at the back of tiles while Adhesives are applied to the surface (on which tiles are to be fixed) directly using notched trowels. The quality of the material and the procedure of application ensures that there is 100% contact between the Tile and the substrate, resulting in proper fixing.

Durability: Tiles fixed with Adhesives are much more durable because adhesives offer high bond and shear strength, low water absorption and have good shock resistance.

Labor And Time: Fixing of tiles using Adhesives is much quicker and less labor intensive than using cement-sand. For example:

1. Tiles fixed using adhesives require no pre-soaking or wet curing.

2. A greater quantity of adhesives can me mixed at the beginning itself unlike cement-sand where the applicator has to constantly re-make smaller mixes because the material dries up too quickly.

Aesthetics: Tile fixing using adhesives can be done from any corner preventing inappropriate cutting of tiles for better aesthetics. A tile once applied using adhesives can also be adjusted for a few minutes post fixing, unlike cement-sand where it sets quickly.

Tile on Tile Application: Only an Adhesive formulated exclusively for application of tiles on existing tiles is suited for this purpose. Cement-Sand mixes cannot be used for tile on tile application. 

what type of water should be used for mixing with the adhesives?

Normal potable tap water should be used for mixing of tile adhesives.

what to do in case of tile-on-tile application when an existing tile cannot be completely repaired?

If it is just the replacement of a single tile area then that area can be leveled with the tile adhesive itself. However, if there are many pot holes of uneven size and shape, then they need to be covered with polymer modified mortar followed by tile fixing with the tile adhesive.

what to do in case of tile-on-tile application when the existing tile is glossy?

If the gloss is too high then the tile needs to be roughened by means of a mechanical grinder and then the area needs to be washed with water to remove loose dust particles, prior to adhesive application.

for fixing of marbles, should the grey cement based adhesives be used or the white cement based glass tile adhesive?

Grey cement based adhesives can be used for fixing marbles on horizontal surfaces, however due to their grey colour, grey stains might appear on the marble surface and hence it is advisable to use the white cement based Glass Tile Adhesive.

can tile adhesive for tile-on-tile application be a substitute for tile adhesive for normal application?

Yes it can, but please keep in mind that it is also more expensive.

why are grouts better than traditional/conventional white cement?

Excellent Adhesion: Grouts are sustainable and durable up to the life of the tile.

Joint Filling Ability: Depending on the type of Asian Paints SmartCare Tile Grout used, joints up to 5mm or 10mm can be easily filled (as a healthy construction practice a gap of at least 1.5 to 2mm should always be left between tiles.

Waterproof: Unlike ordinary white cement, Asian Paints SmartCare Tile Grouts are impervious ensuring excellent water resistance.

Easy to Clean: Compared to white cement, which is easily stained, tile grouts are easy to clean.

Low Shrinkage: Tile grouts offer low shrinkage compared to conventional white cement.

Aesthetics: Asian Paints SmartCare Tile Grouts are available in multiple shades while white cement can at most be manually mixed with powdered colorants. The mixing and shade in the latter may or may not be proper.

 

what tile grouts are offered by asian paints?

Asian Paints SmartCare offers 2 tile grouts, specifically designed for the Indian market:

1. Tile Grout – Cement Based: Available in 7 factory made shades in powder form. It can be used for joints up to 5mm

2. Tile Grout – Epoxy Based: Available in 26 shades (that can be tinted using Asian Paints Dealer Tinting System – Colour World), this is a 2 component system consisting of a Tintable Base and Hardener that can be used for joints up to 10mm.

what is the difference between cement based and epoxy based grout? is the epoxy based grout better?

Asian Paints SmartCare Tile Grout – Epoxy Based is a premium 2 component epoxy resin based product that, in addition to having all the features of the Cement based grout, also has the following advantages:

1. Number of Shades: 26 shades that can be tinted using the DTS.

2. Joint Filling Ability: Up to 10mm.

3. Chemical Resistance: Epoxy based grout offers excellent chemical resistance making it ideal for areas, which are prone to high chemical impact like industries, swimming pools etc.

4. Areas of Use: In addition to normal usage, Epoxy Based grout is specifically suited for areas that require a hygienic and sterile condition like hospitals, kitchens, food industry etc.

what is water permeability?

Water permeability is the rate of flow of fluid through a given substrate per unit area per unit time.

what is the difference between a neutral and acetoxy cured silicone sealant?

Acetoxy Silicone Sealant reacts with moisture in the air, releasing acetic acid, which has pungent odour and may corrode metal. It also affects the adhesion to highly alkaline surfaces. Neutral silicone sealants releases alcohol which do not have bad odour and they gives excellent adhesion with alkaline surfaces.

can silicone sealants be painted over?

No, Silicone sealants cannot be painted over. Acrylic sealants, used for joints, can be painted over.

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