Darker shades may require an additional coat for proper hiding. The actual shade, especially for darker shades, can be observed only after it is dry.Solvent based paints (those using thinner other than water) should be given twice as long a drying time than given here in case of high humidity climate like monsoons.Putty can be applied to make the substrate smoother; however it has to be sandwiched between 2 coats of primer.
No interior primer or putty or Plaster of Paris is to be applied under the exterior finishes. Doing so will affect the performance of the paint.New surfaces must be coated with one additional coat of self priming (1:1 by volume) with water.The cement coating has to be done within 2 hours of mixing with water. After the coating and after 4 hours of drying, curing with water to be done 2 - 3 times a day for one coat.