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What Is The Best Way To Render A Wall?By admin
Wednesday, 21 August 2019
Wall rendering is a delicate process with quite a few key points to consider. However, the end result can be extremely beneficial.
The first thing to bear in mind is that wall rendering is not just your everyday D.I.Y job that anybody can take up, it takes quite a lot of thought and planning – especially in the UK.
Walls from time to time will show signs of wear and tear or may look slightly tatty due to age. Solutions such as power washing may be suitable in the early stages but eventually your brickwork may be past the point of no return and rendering them is the only option left.
So the question is – what is the best way to render a wall? This article aims to provide the definitive answer…
Preparation For Rendering
Preparation is absolutely crucial when determining what the best way to render a wall is. Most people’s idea of preparation is rigorous planning, with scraps of paper and diagrams, although thankfully, this isn’t always necessary.
The best way to plan a project like this is to simply go outside, and take a step back to look at the wall in question.
Inspect the texture of your brickwork, look at the cementing quality, check for chips and cracks – this way you can see for yourself the potential magnitude of the job.
Is it Legal?
Of course, wall rendering is completely legal, but what we mean is: will your local authority give you permission to complete the job?
Building regulations have become much more stringent, and following your authorities’ guidelines will allow you peace of mind that you’re not going against the grain. It is important you double check and see if it’s all above board for you to carry out the work.
The Best Way to Render a Wall
The best way to render a wall is simple – leave it to professionals like us. We know all the tricks in the book when it comes to second-hand quality jobs, which is why we never refer to it ourselves.
We only believe in top quality rendering jobs, and that’s why we devised our own ten step checklist to abide by when completing any job. Have a read below, and see the full list of how we go about completing any task using our Home Logic Wall Insulation product.
The first thing we do is take a look at the outside walls of your property to inspect the condition of them, to help us highlight any potential problem areas before starting any work.
Once inspection has been completed, we power wash any areas that are to be coated with our Home Logic product. This can remove years’ worth of dirt, debris, old paint and mould. Once this has been completed we’ll then be able to clearly see any areas that require further repair work before coating.
This is to ensure that any areas that are found to have moss or algae, they are removed using spore-killing fungicidal agents. Killing the spores and roots prevent re-occurrence over the newly finished wall.
Any cracks found on the walls are cut open to remove any debris that may be inside. Once that stage is completed, a filler is used to repair the crack and create an air-tight surface.
Areas that have damaged render are eradicated and freshly rendered to an extent it matches the existing surface wherever possible. This is to make sure your facade isn’t changed to an extent it comes to the attention of the local authority. Any work that changes the appearance of the brickwork requires permission. If the facade isn’t changed, no permission is required! This is the best way to render a wall – leave the hard work to the professionals!
From time to time, poor quality surfaces and unpainted walls require an extra layer of protection, so an SBR / Unibond Bag Coat is applied to the surface.
This step is simple. Any areas that are not to be sprayed are covered with masking tape to prevent overspray or unwanted spraying. Sensitive areas are covered with tarpaulin.
A primer coat is applied to the wall surface to ensure a strong bond with the substrate and guarantees a long lasting finish. Our product also guarantees a 20 year protection guarantee!
All the above is still technically preparation work, hence why we say preparation is key! A robust, long-lasting wall coating is sprayed with the colour and texture chosen by you! Industrial, high-spec equipment is used to apply the coating for quick application and a consistent finish throughout.
Once everything is spick and span and to everyone’s liking, we remove all the masking tape and clean up after ourselves – it’s only courteous! After that, we invite you to take a look and inspect the wall for yourself before we head off.
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