Our own design and specification. Mendrend is a patented, non-maintenance render repair system that no other supplier of renders can offer. With over thirty years experience in the development, manufacture and application of renders, we are aware that unforeseen circumstances, or adverse conditions can sometimes mean the required quality of finish of applied render is not achieved. We have developed Mendrend Render Repair System to provide an easy solution to some of the more common issues that can arise during render application, such as the natural phenomenon of limebloom or localized areas of cracking.
Through-coloured renders traditionally are difficult to repair, as trying to patch small areas of damaged render can mean the newly applied patch dries a different colour, or hacking off entire elevations of applied render can cause excessive damage to the substrate.
Mendrend key features:
Mendrend Render Repair System is supplied pre colour-matched to a number of render manufacturers colour ranges, in two parts:
Mendrend - Flexible Fissure Infill.
Fissure infill is manufactured in a standard range of colours pre-matched to a number of render manufacturers colour ranges, and has a rheology that enables the infill of minor defects; following set it retains elasticity permitting further minor movement without loss of adhesion.
It is supplied in flexible 125cc containers, which incorporate a spout that may be adjusted to provide differing thickness of discharge of material. Please click here to see how Mendrend Flexible Infill is applied.
Mendrend - Flexible Penetrating Acrylic.
Mendrend Penetrating Acrylic is supplied pre-mixed in 3kg or 15kg drums; is roller applied, and may be used to cover areas of discolouration caused by limebloom or site contamination. It is also used in conjunction with Mendrend fissure infill, to blend in areas of repair. Please click here for application details.
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We provide a comprehensive service with this product, and Mendrend Render Repair System can be colour-matched to samples provided from site. We also provide an on-site service and training, please contact us for further details.
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Render Repair Do's and Don'ts.
1. Always seek advice before attemping any render repairs yourself with other products as Mendrend is designed to deal with most naturally occuring defects in renders provided they are previously untouched. Trying to correct previous repairs which have employed poor methods can be extremely difficult without the need for re-rendering.
2. Always request samples of Mendrend to ascertain colour match is adequate, even if you have had the same colour previously and you were happy with it.
3. When filling cracks with Mendrend always carry out a small test repair to ensure you are happy with technique and appearance. Mendrend is very easy to apply, provided correct methods are employed, if you are unsure please contact us.
4. Where possible, in the event of requiring full overcoating of problemetic render with Mendrend to correct more serious issues, complete a sample panel for your client. Make sure you have read our application instructions so you are certain of best application methods.
5. We offer low cost on-site training for the use of this product we strongly recommend that you consider utilising this service. We get a lot of customer comments that they can't believe how simple this system is when being shown how to use it. A few hours with one of our technicians should leave you fully proficient in the use of Mendrend Render Repair System.
1. Contrary to advice given elsewhere, do not be tempted to hack away or widen cracks in through-coloured renders. It is near impossible to action an invisible patch repair once render has been hacked or chipped away, especially along cracks as there is no way to mirror the drying criteria, shrinkage, and random texture of the existing render so join lines or differing texture will always be prevalent. This may be acceptable to some of the fairly loose building standards out there, but trying to explain to a customer why their house has unsightly lines in its render usually proves to be much more difficult. Mendrend will lessen texturing problems and lines caused by poorly patched render but it will not hide them completely, whereas if the render is untouched the Mendrend system can provide an invisible repair if applied correctly. Seek advice if previous repairs have already been attempted.
2. When testing materials such as Mendrend for colour match do not apply a big patch on the render in line of sight as this will be difficult to hide even if a full overcoat of Mendrend is completed, due to slight alteration of the existing texture. Only apply a thumb sized amount somewhere out of the way and leave to dry, seek advice if you are unsure.
3. Do not scrub problematic renders with wire brushes, etc, as you may damage the texture of the finish which may always be noticeable, even after the application of Mendrend. Light pressure wash, and detergent or algae cleaners are recommended and are available on request.
4. Do not order any Mendrend if you haven't used it before without contacting us for advice. Mendrend is extremely easy to apply and there is a tendancy for new users to over complicate the application process when there is no need.