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Cement rendering is the application of a thin premixed surface of sand, cement and lime plaster to brick, cement or stone. It is often textured, coloured or painted after application. It is generally used on exterior walls but can be used to feature an interior wall.

Traditionally, render was a mix involving cement, lime and sharp sand. Today however while cement rendering is still popular, it's largely been supplanted by modern technology in the form of bag of premixed render as well as acrylic rendering. Essentially they are all quite similar, except acrylic rendering is pretty much the evolution of rendering with the addition of acrylic fibres, and premix is traditional render with a number of other additives to ensure that walls can dry quicker and last longer than ever before.

With cement rendering still popular, the only weakness of rendering was always the excruciatingly long drying times. It used to be that to render a wall using a cement render mix; you'd need to have absolutely dry weather to ensure that the wall could be fully rendered and that it also had enough time to dry a little. In the UK this always meant having to wait for a dry spell, which could make things difficult.

Today however, even though cement render is still popular, premix is now the best choice as it ensures a consistent mix that contains a number of additives that ensure that the drying times are reduced substantially. Combined with waterproof elements, cement rendering with premix is still an option for many as it's one of the cheapest ways to build a high quality wall that lasts for decades.

IR Plastering can recommend the best wall coverings depending on application and budget. To find out more about our rendering services and prices submit an enquiry and we will come back to you shortly.

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