Painting your house may seem like quite a simple D.I.Y job with minimal tools required, but you must know your house literally inside and out in order to know how to go about completing the job.
If you’re painting rendered exterior walls, or possess a house with rendered walls, of any age, the job involves far more than just opening the paint tin and layering it on like a hyper child.
Read on to see how you could go about painting a brand spanking-new rendered wall, or whether you’re looking to paint on a rendered wall with age. You’ll also see the benefits of leaving a job of this magnitude to the professionals like us at Home Logic…
So New, So Shiny!
There are no finer sights than looking at a newly rendered wall. No mess, no cracks, no damage. Painting a wall of this description may seem simple, but it is a bit more complicated than that.
A key thing to consider when painting rendered exterior walls, in this case freshly rendered walls, is the time it takes to dry.
When you render a wall, water is added to the render mixture in order to combine the core ingredients together and help with the application stage. That water needs to dissipate away first, otherwise if you paint over a damp, rendered wall, it will conceal the water inside.
This will leads to cracks or damp at some stage. Either that, or the water will try to evaporate out through the paint, causing paint bubbles all over the wall.
The recommendation is to leave the wall a few days to dry, although in the UK, this timeframe may extend due to the unpredictable weather. With this in mind, you could be looking at quite a few weeks before you can finally paint the wall.
Painting rendered exterior walls, new ones in this instance, may seem like a walk in the park – but the end result could be disastrous if not completed properly.
Painting Rendered Exterior Walls With Age
A key difference between painting an old rendered wall compared to a lovely, shiny one is the overall appearance and condition of the wall in question. Older walls are likely to require repair work before rendering and painting.
Holes in the wall, loose brickwork, cracks, moss build up and old render are just some of the possibilities when coming up against an old rendered wall.
Once these problems are solved, only then can the painting process begin. Re-rendering a wall brings the same problem of leaving the wall to dry properly, before you can finally crack open the paint tin.
With this in mind, what seemed like a weekend D.I.Y job has turned into an almost week-long escapade. Do you have the time to do this? Or would you rather have peace of mind and leave it to the professionals? Look no further than us here at Home Logic.
Let Home Logic Help You!
Here at Home Logic, we pride ourselves on being able to face up to any wall, newly-rendered or old, with the same end-result in mind.
However, rather than lathering up your walls in paint, we believe one of our products makes a better job of improving your exterior brickwork, with some added benefits as well.
Home Logic Wall Insulation not only gives your exterior walls a makeover to completely change the way you see your house, you’ll actually be changing the interior atmosphere as well by saving money on your energy bills!
Our wall insulation product completely protects your masonry up to 17mm thick, creating an impermeable barrier to repel water and other elements from attacking your brickwork and walls but also allows the ability for water vapour to leave the house, allowing your home to breathe.
This allows the heat from within to stay within the parameters of your home, which is an excellent measure to take in the build up to the winter months, what with rising energy prices.
In short, our answer to painting rendered exterior walls is to instead apply a coating of our revolutionary wall insulation product, which improves the facade of your exterior brickwork, and keeps you warm in Winter, too!
Find Out More Today!
If you would like more information about Home Logic wall insulation, please do get in touch on 0800 1700 636, or at firstname.lastname@example.org. We are more than happy to discuss a more bespoke list of benefits that Home Logic can give you!
We offer a free site survey for that all important initial face-to-face contact where you can ask as many questions as you please.
So, if you want to improve your home’s appearance and interior thermal performance, rather than just painting rendered exterior walls, then get in touch today by calling 0800 1700 636, or simply clicking the button below!