What is Rendering?
Rendering is the application of a pre-mixed layer of sand and cement to a wall. Rendering relates to exteriors of buildings, however we can also use this process to create an internal feature wall. Render products can be applied by hand or spraying machines.
What are the benefits of Wall Rendering?
Brand new render on your walls will not only make your property look outstanding, but also weather resistant and will improve some of its thermal properties. In addition to this, an extra layer on the building will block some of the surrounding outdoor noise.
What is K-Rendering or what is K-Rend?
K Rend is a brand with a large range of different render products. K-Rend is the UK’s largest independent silicone coloured renders manufacturer but also became a catch-all term for render. Many people may refer to Rendering Process as to K-Rendering.
What is Silicone Thin Coat Render?
Silicone Thin Coat Render is a high performance and fast set cement-based render that we can apply at low temperatures. The product is, not only suited to lightweight systems such as EWI, but also a great finish topcoat. More and more customers choose Thin Coat Render over Monocouche considering its weather resistant properties and ease of any future cleaning. Silicone render has excellent water vapour permeability, high water repellency combined with self-cleaning properties and outstanding mechanical strengh. It is extremely flexible, giving the very best resistance to cracking. Additionally, the product ensures high resistance to algae, fungi and mould and can come in any desired colour.
What is Monocouche Render?
Monocouche is a one coat render that covers exterior walls for decorative purposes. The name derives from French and it means mono or single layer. Developed to have excellent water repellence, breathability and adhesion, it is also easy to apply, by hand or by spray. Monocouche is an alternative to silicone render, and can be used to produce a range of finishes. These include finishes such as scraped, roughcast or dry dash. The main benefit of this type of coating is fast application as well as short programme periods. As a result, we can start and finish monocouche rendering in the same day. These renders use white cement and are pre-coloured. You can find your colour here.
What is the process of monocouche rendering?
Firstly, we clean and prime the surface (sometimes, we might need to remove any old render). Secondly, a reinforcing mesh will get embedded in the first layer of monocouche. Later, a second pass covers the mesh. Finally, we scrape the exposed render in order to achieve a smooth finish. To summarize, you will achieve a decorative finish as well as a weatherproofing layer.
What is Acrylic Render?
Acrylic Render is a pre-mixed render containing acrylic with a good level of water repellency, breathability and flexibility. We can use it on a very wide variety of surfaces, because it is so effective. Surfaces such as cement, concrete, cement blocks or AAC concrete panels, can be coated by hand or spray. In a word, Arcylic Render is a great topcoat.
What is Polymer Render?
Polymer Render is a pre-mixed product which is based on either white cement or lime. Adding polymers to basecoat materials makes them stronger, but also less prone to cracking.
HOW TO RENDER A WALL?
Rendering process for Thin Coat Render
FIRST BASECOAT APPLICATION
SECOND BASECOAT APPLICATION
SILICONE PRIMER APPLICATION
THIN COAT RENDER APPLICATION