If you plan to render your home or place of business, you may have some questions about what colour will work best. You may be thinking: there are many different types of coloured render - how can I choose? To better understand the options, let's take a closer look.
What is Rendering?
If you've not heard of the term ‘rendering’, you’re probably in the minority. In recent years rendering has become quite popular among modern and traditional homeowners; perhaps more so among traditional homeowners living in much older abodes.
The reason for the popularity of rendering is that it is affordable, protects the exterior of your home, and has a wide range of finishes and colours. There are even some silicone-based renders available which give added protection against the elements.
With so many types and colours, one can clearly understand why rendering has become more common. This point brings us back to our original question, what are the different types of coloured render?
What Are the Different Types of Coloured Render?
When a render is coloured, it means that it has had a specific pigment mixed into it to give it a specific colour. By doing this, the render has the colour mixed throughout it rather than just being applied to its surface. There are four main types of coloured render.
Type 1: Coloured Monocouche Render
Monocouche is a French word for one layer and that is exactly how many coats are required to render a home with this product. It’s made with cement and has coloured pigment mixed in.
It is primarily designed to be applied to brick homes. It has a flat finish that is not as "wavy" as other renders. It can be applied in a short time by hand or machine and is reasonably priced. It also allows the walls beneath it to breath, so no water gets trapped, allowing algae to form. The only issue that could arise is with an older home, some shifting may occur and cause the plaster to crack.
Type 2: Coloured Silicone Render
We have already touched upon silicone render, but it bears repeating. Silicone render is a render with silicone water repellant mixed in with cement. The silicone protects from water while letting the surface beneath breath and therefore resists algae. It comes in a vast range of colours and is just a bit more expensive than monocouche renders.
Type 3: Coloured Acrylic Renders
The reason for this render's popularity is because it is weather-resistant, flexible and highly durable. It is not prone to cracking, which makes it ideal for old stone and brick homes over a century old. It is similar to monocouche in that it can have finishes with different textures.
Type 4: Coloured Mineral-Based Renders
Mineral-based renders are excellent if you need to apply a render to your home in low temperatures or horrible weather. It's also dirt-resistant if you have issues with that type of problem.
To Sum Up
Coloured renders can be quite lovely and protect your home at the same time, so it makes sense why more and more people are choosing to go the coloured render route.
We Can Apply Coloured Render to Your House
If you reside in the greater Redbridge area and seek to have your home coated with coloured render; contact us either by phone or complete the simple contact form on our website. One of our staff will be in touch to discuss how we can make your house better looking and weather-resistant by rendering it with coloured render. Don't hesitate - call us now!