There are several different types of rendering that are popular today. The type of surface that the render is being applied to will determine the most suitable rendering finishes and materials for the project. An experienced rendering specialist will be able to suggest the best type of rendering for your home or commercial project, and then apply it using the most effective rendering process.
The three most common types of rendering today are:
These forms of render differ based on the addition of extra ingredients in the mixture for different purposes, depending on what is being rendered and the level of durability and flexibility required. For example, one type of render will be more suited to external walls than another, while another type of render will be better for areas exposed to more water, such as wet rooms.
What is cement rendering?
Cement render is created by mixing together cement, sand, water, and either lime or clay. Cement rendering products are usually applied to rough surfaces such as brick, concrete or stone blocks, or even painted walls that have been suitably prepared. The reason to use cement rendering is to add a smooth finish to a coarse surface.
Why should I use cement rendering?
There are several reasons that people choose to use cement render for their home or commercial building, related to both appearance and functionality. Cement rendering is an effective rendering option to produce a smoother, more aesthetically pleasing finish on a rough surface. Cement render can be made in a wide variety of colours, such as natural or pigmented. It is also available in various textures ranging from smooth to more textured. Finer sand is adding to the cement render mix for a smoother finish, while a textured result is achieved by using coarser sand.
Not only can cement rendering improve the appearance of your building project using different rendering styles, textures and colours, but it also protects your property from weather and sun damage.
Where can I use cement rendering?
There are a number of surfaces and projects where cement rendering is used by a cement rendering specialist :
- Retaining walls
- Exterior walls
- Interior walls
What is acrylic rendering?
Acrylic render is a rendering material that is similar to cement render but additionally features acrylic added to the product. Acrylic is a form of plastic that adds more flexibility to the render. Acrylic rendering is suitable for many internal and external projects, and is also offered in a variety of colours and textures, meaning that there will be a finish that is perfect for your building project.
Why should I use acrylic rendering?
Acrylic rendering is a more preferred option to cement rendering in many instances due to its increased flexibility, as it is less likely to crack and is more durable. It is long-lasting and offers protection against UV rays and water damage to walls. Acrylic render is better suited to more surfaces than cement render, and offers fast application and minimal drying time.
Where can I use acrylic rendering?
While rendering for outside walls is what most people picture when thinking of rendering work, acrylic render can be applied to many surfaces, including:
- Existing render
- Painted walls
Some common acrylic rendering applications include:
- Internal walls
- External walls
- Retaining walls
What is polymer rendering?
Polymer rendering is a cement rendering application which bonds more effectively to all appropriate surfaces. The polymer that is added to the rendering product is very adhesive, so it is normally suggested when cement rendering or acrylic rendering may not be as effective.
Why should I use polymer rendering?
Polymer rendering is often recommended for wet areas of a property, for example the bathroom or laundry, due to the fact that additional waterproofing preparation is not necessary when applying polymer render. This type of rendering is also highly suited to external walls thanks to its weather resistance, therefore increasing the durability of your property or other building features.
In summary, the benefits of polymer rendering for houses and commercial projects include:
- Polymer render is waterproof
- It is weather resistant
- It reduces wear and tear on your building
Where can I use polymer rendering?
Polymer rendering is perfect for many rendering projects, including:
- External walls
- House exteriors
Polymer render can be applied to the following surfaces:
- Cement blocks
- Clay bricks
- Painted walls
How to apply different types of render
It is important to find a local, professional business who does rendering to a high standard and has extensive experience with the different types of rendering. They will be able to suggest the best rendering techniques and materials for your individual project. For cement rendering, acrylic rendering or polymer rendering in Brisbane or the surrounding Queensland areas, get in touch with Rapid Rendering on 1300 590 526. We have over 15 years of experience applying these types of render, ensuring a superb finish and long-lasting application.