I don't normally do reviews as applicators tend to like what they like but I felt the need to write a bit about the new K Rend Silicone K1 because I rarely get such good feedback from my customers from a product as I have over the past few months than I have with this one, so I decided to get onto site to see it for myself.
I've seen it running through Ritmo and G4 spray machines as well getting hand applied applied by some of the guys who were staunch users of the Silicone FT and I've got to say I was pretty much blown away! Anyone who's traditionally used silicone mineral renders will tell you that they aren't as easy to apply as the other standard renders on the market, including those from K Rend themselves and I'd have to agree. They are usually harder to mix, dusty and heavy under the trowel or straight edge with a tendancy to split if not mixed correctly.
That is no longer the case with the silicone K1! Through the pumps you honestly can't tell the difference from the standard K1 and those who hand apply will be pleased to know that you too can have a light, fluffy and easy to manipulate render as your machine hugging colleagues tend to hog!
Now, we have a render where customers can have the benefits of K Rends unique silicone enhancements and the applicators don't have to worry that they may be having a late night to get the job done. Everyone who has tried the new Silicone K1 has made the switch from the Silicone FT on the first try of the material! Check out our video below! Thanks to Russ Downing at Lord and Downing Render Systems for allowing me to spend time on site with the guys.
Verdict: 5 out of 5!