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Acrylic Renders

Rendering is a means of putting the finishing touches to a property, and there are many different types of rendering and acrylic renders are one way of finishing off a building. Renders are used on both new and old buildings as a way of hiding any imperfections in the appearance of a structure. You can render indoor walls as well as outdoor walls as this is a process that is applied to stone, brickwork, concrete and even mud brick. If you’ve not had a property rendered before and are unsure what type of render will work best, acrylic renders are perfect because they are one of the most versatile types of rendering and can easily be adapted to suit your particular taste.

Applying Renders

Before you can apply a render to any building, whether it is interior or exterior walls, the surface has to be thoroughly cleaned and repaired. Once the dirt and grime has been washed off, if there is any mould on the surface this should be treated with a fungicide or it will eventually affect the render. If the building has been rendered in the past, then anything remaining on the surface needs to be removed. If a surface has been painted then the paint also needs to be removed because a render will not take properly on top of paint. Acrylic renders are those type of renders made from plastic, which makes them a lot less likely to crack than other renders, for example a cement render. Acrylic renders have become increasingly popular because they are easy to apply and quick to dry. A render made from acrylic can dry in as little as two or three days, while some other renders may take as long as twenty eight days to dry.

Benefits of Acrylic Renders

A render may be used to disguise hairline cracks in a building’s surface. Renders made from acrylic allow water vapours to permeate through, which is good because it allows the stone or brickwork that is underneath to breathe. Acrylic is especially good for rendering brickwork because it is resistant to the white salts that can sometimes leak from the bricks. The way acrylic renders are applied depends on the type of product that is being used. Some acrylics work best when they are trowelled onto a surface while others are better when they are rolled on.

Get a Professional on the Job

Although the texture of acrylic renders is very similar to that of paint, rendering is not a job for the amateur. If you want rendering to last and have the expected, smooth finish, then you should use the services of a professional. You should always make sure when you hire a professional to render a property, that they have the proper licences and qualifications. It’s a good idea to find a professional through recommendations, where you can see work that they have already completed. A good professional will always do the cleaning and preparatory work that is required before any acrylic renders can be applied.

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