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Working with thin coat renders in the winter.
It's started. The phone has rang a couple of times this week with customers a little flabbergasted that the thin coat render they applied a few days ago has washed off in the last rain shower with a slightly accusatory tone in their voice. All
What are the Benefits of Using Render?.
We have briefly mentioned in previous blog articles some of the benefits and reasons you might want use an external render system, but it is worth further elaborating on these points and more as to why rendering an external wall is beneficial to
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 planni
Applying K Rend – Why It Is Important To Follow Manufacturer Guidelines.
The result of a well-applied render system is a fantastic looking finish, designed to give old and tired-looking exteriors a new lease of life. However, this is only true if the chosen render system - such as K Rend - is applied correctly. Inco
Fissures in Render and How to Fix Them.
As we have written about before, large cracks in render can be an indication of a major problem in the substrate. However, smaller and much less serious fissures can also appear. These fissures tend to be a lot smaller than cracks (around 0.1-3m
Why You Should Always Provide a Customer Test Panel.
One thing some applicators are better at than others is providing their customers with sample test panels of a finished render product as it can cause big problems with customers who are expecting their render to look exactly like it does in t
Applying Render in Adverse Weather Conditions.
Most render systems are best applied in optimal weather conditions – ideally between 5oC and 35oC, with no rain, wind or snow. However, some projects may have to be undertaken in less-than-ideal conditions either due to time or budget cons
“Do we really need to two pass with monocouche scraped renders?”.
Do we really need to two pass the application of monocouche scraped renders and use a serrated edge? This is a question most applicators will furiously debate. The answer to this question I think depends on whether you ever have any of the below
The Curse of the "Halo Ring.".
What is a "Halo Ring?" It's a renderers nightmare that's what it is!  Halo rings in render are formed during the scraping process when an applicator unwittingly scrapes through the finish coat to the much harder base coat or first pass res
Choosing the right render.
There are many factors to take into account when selecting a render. From the type of building to weather conditions, it is important that the the correct type of render is chosen. Between aesthetics and functionality, there is a vast range of d