There are a variety of different options for rendering and finishing your home’s exterior. We think it’s important that you understand the available options, so we’ll cover some of the most common paint finishes and external wall render types here.
When it comes to your home’s exterior, choosing the right finish depends on a variety of different factors. Being aware of these enables you to make the best choice possible, based on your needs and personal tastes.
The Three Main Factors
The Age of Your Property
This affects the substrate used, the construction method, and the aesthetics of the building. It will also impact how much preparation and repair is required as well as the level of maintenance you will need to carry out on an ongoing basis.
The Existing Substrate
This is the material used to insulate your home, applied under the finish. If you are using a render, then this is especially important to ensure that the render adheres to the substrate.
The Desired Finish and Colour
Unless you live in a listed property, in which case your options will be limited, this is the main factor that most people will want to consider. You want to ensure that your property is finished in a manner which is not only pleasing to the eye, but which also matches the surrounding environment.