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The main reason you have your walls rendered is to aid in the weather proofing of the exterior and to create a nice finish with attractive textures. Once your walls have been rendered you can finish the job off with a smooth coat or other textured materials such as small stones. But what steps should you take before having your wall rendered is the main question of concern.
How can I prepare my wall to be rendered?
In order to prepare your wall to be rendered you must first clean the wall efficiently. Next you want to take a good look over the wall and make sure there are no cracks where the rendering is no longer bonded to the wall. This can be done by tapping the wall lightly; you will hear a hollow or bubbled sound if the render is loose.
If you would like to patch a crack, you need to widen the crack first with a screwdriver or even a trowel. This will help to remove all the debris and dust from inside the crack and render. Next use the trowel, and press mortar mix into the crack and smooth out. After a crack has been fixed you want to finish with a render coat, that can be put over the whole crack. This will help to disguise your fix up job.
Before actually applying the render coat you will want to wash your wall thoroughly with a power washer. If you notice any mold on the wall you will have to wash it with a fungicide to remove it.
When it is time to render a wall, you want to make sure you clean it appropriately with a treatment that can help prevent mold and plant growth. You should also put a coat of lime on the wall as it will help to bond and prepare additional coats. The preparation for rendering the wall should cure for at least 4 days before any render can be added.
When you actually apply your render coat make sure you use a thin coat about 8 to 10 mm in thickness because some render coats have shrinkage problems. The first coat of your render should be applied as thin coats and then smoothed with a trowel. You will need to apply the render in a circular motion, and avoid overworking it as this will make lime come to the surface.
You should also score the render in diagonal strokes; this will help to create a rough surface for the next coat to catch onto to. The last step involves wetting the render down before applying the last coat to it. This will help ensure that the renders stay in place. The majority of rendering services are done with cement renders. This is the best option if you are looking for a long term fix.
If the thought of undertaking the rendering of your external walls is too much to bare - don't worry, for help is at hand. Our plastering team has extensive experience of treating and refreshing all types of external walls with new render. We can provide plasterers Romford and other areas around Essex.
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In extreme temperatures, the coatings on walls and ceilings eventually fails, you need a permanent fixation for odd-effects of damps, waterlogging or cracks. Adding up to the problem, there are always concerns over its maintenance cost and durability of getting your walls painted. Render coating on walls, fences or ceilings in such cases offers the required durability and cost saving for long term.
The traditional plastering is basically a process in which a thin layer of cement like product is applied on the walls. This mixture comprises of sand, cement, lime other proprietary ingredients to make it very strong. Once this mixture is applied on the walls or ceilings, it is going to last for decades. These coatings can however be re-painted after application as per your choice.
Renders are applied on all kinds of building structures, no matter if it's an old-school building or modern skyscrapers. These can totally transform the look of a common house built by concrete bricks to a modern good-looking landmark. However, in order to create high decorative walls, the PVC mouldings are used along with solid plasters. In the market you will find varieties of renders:
> With smooth finish
> Natural and Coloured finish etc.
Different traders offer different types of finishing and styles but choosing the best quality of product is your personal decision. Painting an old wall involves much more concentration and efficiency than a new one, because there are typical problems that you might face while getting it rendered:
> Lose or flaky paint
> Cracks and holes
> Moss or green growth on ceilings and walls
> Water penetration
> Previous experimentation on walls
> Nails, screws, drillings marks
> Lose bricks etc.
So, in order to fix these issues, various tools like scrappers, heat guns, latest equipment, paint stripper etc. are used as things like algae, moth or damps might grow back and cause some serious threat to your walls.
Anyway, the primary concern of renovating your walls is to enhance its appearance, hence the specification and quality of products should provide a degree of performance. The raw materials and quality should be strong enough to withstand Australian heat, strong winds and heavy rainfall, whilst at the same time preventing the structure for moisture which is the biggest culprit in destroying walls within years.
Typically, lime coatings require maintenance every year whereas the film-forming systems require maintenance in every 4-5 years. However, render coating can perform 15 years and upwards. Make your home historic and durable by applying render coatings and offer long-term protections to your walls and fencing.
So if you are thinking, "where you can find a renderer near me"? Look no further! We can supply a renderer in East London or a renderer in South Essex. Give the AllRound Rendering team a call today by using any of the following numbers:
0800 193 7877
07812 343 766
07482 188 690