Cement render is a composition of cement, sand, water, plus lime or clay. The render is normally applied to rough surfaces such as brick, stone or concrete blocks, as well as painted walls after being appropriately prepared. The purpose of cement rendering is to create a smooth finish on the irregular surface. The thickness of cement render can vary,based on the amount of render that needs to be used to completely create a smooth, straight finish on the wall.
If you’re wondering why people render their houses or fences with cement, the main benefit is that it creates a smoother and more attractive appearance on the previously coarse surface. Cement render is available in a wide variety of textures and colours, such as natural or pigmented. It can create the perfect look for your walls, fence and retaining walls, complementing the style of your home, or completely transforming it.
For a more distinct, textured finish, coarser sand can be used, while finer sand will achieve a smoother result. Rendering the exterior walls of your home with cement is also a brilliant way to protect your house from the weather and the often harsh Australian conditions. For these reasons, when choosing Rapid Rendering to achieve a premium cement rendering result for your project, you’re increasing the value of your property and projects.
Brisbane’s cement rendering experts
To discuss your next cement rendering job and to receive a quote for the price of cement rendering, give the friendly team at Rapid Rendering a call on 1300 590 526. We can answer any questions you may have about the cement rendering process, and help you select the perfect finish and colour for your project.
Not only is cement rendering perfect for domestic properties, but it is also an effective process for commercial projects. Cement rendering can be applied to walls in a number of commercial settings, with the following being examples of clients that can benefit from the application of cement render:
Schools and universities
Restaurants and cafes
Clubs and bars
Real estate and body corporate clients
Child care centres
How much does cement rendering cost?
There are a number of factors that contribute to the price of cement rendering. For large, straight internal and external walls, cement render is measured in square metres. Openings in the wall, such as windows and doorways, will contribute to how the rendering job is priced. Some rendering work is priced per linear metre or per day of work. The textures and colours chosen can also impact on the final price, so it’s best to ask for a quote from your local rendering professional to get an estimate of costs for your unique rendering job.
How is colour added to cement render?
There are several options for achieving the final colour of cement render. The first method is the only one where the colour is actually included in the cement, in the form of oxide as a liquid. The oxide colouring will have inconsistencies once mixed in, so the final colour will have varying shades throughout the render, which also changes over time. The other options are to apply a layer of coloured acrylic render or paint over the cement render after about a month, for the final colour.