House Rendering: Why Render with Acrylic?

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House Rendering: Why Render with Acrylic?

28 September 2016
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One of the newest products on the rendering market is acrylic rendering. Acrylic rendering is a form of rendering that involves the use of pre-packaged cement render mixed with acrylic, which is a plastic-based material. The use of acrylic has been gaining a lot of ground in the house improvement market. Here are a couple of good reasons why you too should consider this type of rendering for your home.

It reduces the tendency to crack

One issue that cannot be completely eliminated when it comes to cement rendering is cracking. But something can definitely be done to minimise the tendency to crack. Though durable, the conventional cement render only has the strength of regular cement, which can serve you well for a couple of years but then will start showing cracks. The use of acrylic as an additive reinforces the strength of regular cement and gives it a bit of flexibility to prevent cracking.

The expansion and contraction of your exterior walls will still occur, but there will be minimal impact on the surface of your acrylic-rendered walls. Therefore, you won't have to worry about the formation of large hairline cracks, which may threaten to cause havoc in your home at any time.

It looks attractive

As it has already been pointed out, with acrylic rendering, you will see very little of those ugly hairline cracks that usually appear on rendered exterior walls. This is, in itself, an aesthetic advantage for your home. But that aside, acrylic may come in an assortment of really vibrant colours and exclusive textures, which can remarkably add to the kerb appeal of your property. The best part is that the finishes can be applied in different ways, allowing you to create a look you like. You could select a finish that is coarse like sand or smooth like concrete. 

It can be used on virtually any surface

Yet another upside associated with acrylic rendering is the ability to apply it to a variety of surfaces including concrete, timber, brick, fibre cement walls and so on. Conventional cement render does not adhere well to some of these substrates.

Now that you are informed about some of the advantages of house rendering with acrylic, you should consider this rendering option the next time you are upgrading your exterior walls. For best results, it is prudent to ask an expert to do the job for you.

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