Cement Render is a combination of sand, cement and clay or lime. Cement render can be applied to brick, cement, stone and painted walls (undercoat must be applied first so render does not fall off).
Cement render is a great option for rendering your home, even though acrylic render materials are being used more often then ever before. Cement render has a slight disadvantage when it comes to flexibility as acrylic render can withstand wall movement to a larger degree than cement render.
Cement render is usually used as an undercoat and it is rarely just applied and then on a home as the final finish. Below are three ways you can colour your cement render:
This is the only option where your colour is included in the cement, this is done by adding a liquid formula to rendering mix. It is worth noting oxide colouring is not consistent which means in a case you choose grey oxide you will have varying shades of grey on your walls and also change in shade over the years. With that being said although decreasing in popularity some people due decide to go with a cement render with an oxide.
This applied on your cement render after about a month, it is longer lasting and 20 times thicker than paint giving it durability. Coloured acrylic render comes in every single colour your paint comes in and a lot of different textures. If you do decide to go with a coloured acrylic render look we definitely recommend your base coat render be acrylic render instead of cement render. Read more about both acrylic render and coloured acrylic render by clicking the links below: Acrylic Rendering - click here to learn more Coloured Acrylic Rendering - click here to learn more
Paint like coloured acrylic render cannot be applied straight away on cement render, you will need to wait about a month.
Cement render is the most traditional and common rendering finish however there are other rendering types such as Granosite Rendering (textured finish) or Acrylic Rendering which are options to consider when deciding on how to render your project
Rok Rendering aims to give all our customers the attention they deserve from start to finish
Below is a before and after of a cement rendering job completed by the team at Rok Rendering. The render was painted three months after application
The cost and timeline of the project will be set in the quote, though time may vary due to weather
Our team at Rok Rendering has carries out Cement Rendering in Wollongong, Sydney, Canberra and the Southern Highlands. Call us today on 0452 523 921 for a free quote.