Frequently Asked Questions

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What is cement rendering?

Cement house rendering has been used on cement and brick blocks for centuries, and is mostly used to improve the quality of exterior walls to strengthen their resistance against the elements. Cement rendering also greatly enhances the appearance of the walls, while strengthening the wall’s surface at the same time. When a pre-mixture of cement, sand, clay and lime is applied to surfaces made of cement, such as a cement/brick block, and is then sponge, floated or screed finished it is called cement rendering. The rendered surface can be designed as rough, textured or smooth, and can be painted in any colour, pigmented, or left plain. The amount of rendered house designs that cement rendering offers home owners is what makes it the preferred type for the modern rendered house. Real estate investors often use front house rendering to make the exterior of a home look more appealing to increase the home’s re-sale value.

How long before you can paint cement render?

Cement rendering doesn’t take long to dry, but it is advised to wait at least 5 to 6 weeks to make sure that the wall that’s been rendered with cement has completely dried before it can be painted on. There are quite a few benefits of painting a wall after the cement house rendering process has been completed. One of the benefits of painting the cement rendered wall is that it helps protect the wall against the elements such as the sun, rain and snow, ensuring that the cement rendering will last longer. Another reason why walls should always be painted after cement rendering is because the smooth surface makes it much easier to paint.

Can I cement render over painted brickwork?

Unfortunately, the answer is no. Brickwork that’s been painted over cannot be cement rendered. However, we have another option for homeowner’s who are looking to render their painted brickwork. Through our acrylic house rendering services, we can ensure that our acrylic rendering will offer a firm and long-lasting adhesion to any painted brickwork. When rendering painted brickwork, the quality of the rendering matters most, since the rendering will come in contact with the paint and not the bricks.

This means, if the paint comes off, the render will too. This is why acrylic rendering is always advised for painted brickwork since they provide the right amount of adhesion and last longer as compared to normal cement front house rendering.

What is acrylic render?

Basically, acrylic front house rendering is modified cement based renders which have been designed to provide exceptional weather resistance while offering a decorative and visually appealing exterior. Acrylic rendering is suitable for most building material substrates for exterior walls.

One of the reasons why acrylic rendering is the preferred choice for home owners and those who are looking to render their home’s exterior to give it a new look is because acrylic renders offer superior water resistance and have the durability that’s needed to not be affected by the elements.

Apart from that, acrylic renders can be used on a wide variety of surfaces including cement blocks, and AAC concrete panelling. Even though the end result of an acrylic rendering process is similar to that of cement renders, acrylic rendering is less prone to developing cracks over time due to extreme heat or cold.

How much does it cost to render a house?

We offer all of our customers with an initial quote that’s absolutely free. We have managed to build a reputation with our customers that is based on trust. We have achieved this by always offering reasonable quotes for our rendering services.

The exact cost of the rendering will of course, depend on the size and scale of the project, and the requirements of the client. Contact us now for a no obligation free qoute.

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