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Achieving The Right Texture Finish

Render systems are available in all sorts of colours, styles, finishes and textures and whilst they all vastly improve the appearance of a building, their suitability and appropriateness vary from factors such as the building substrate to planning regulations of the local authority.

What types of render texture finishes are possible?

Each manufacturer has renders with different finishes, and the look you wish to achieve will influence the render system used.

Textured, Smooth, Scraped and even more unique finishes such as brick effects or ashlar detailing are achieved via a combination of the application method and the finishing tool used.

How are different texture finishes achieved?

Standard renders usually have 3 categories of finishes - scraped, smoothed and textured – each with their own subtle variances. For example, Parex Monorex can be scraped to achieve a fine or medium finish. 

Scraped texture finishes are achieved by scraping the render with a scraping tool before the render has set hard whereas using a trowel or float will result in a smooth-looking finish.

Applying the render using a spray machine will give a far more pronounced texture finish, similar to tyrolean and roughcast.

There are also more technical and specialist finishes such as pebble dash where an aggregate is thrown onto a wet receiver; and brick or ashlar effects, where a pattern is cut into wet render to give it the appearance of real brickwork. 

Guidance on choosing the best texture finish

For advice on achieving the right texture finish, or if you would like guidance on choosing a texture finish, contact our experts who are always ready to help.