Acrylic premixed renders have superior water resistance and strength. They can be used on a wider variety of surfaces, including concrete, cement blocks, and AAC concrete panelling. With the right preparation, they can be used on smoother surfaces like cement sheeting, and new high tech polymer exterior cladding such expanded Polystyrene.
Some of these premixed acrylic renders have a smoother complexion than traditional renders. There are also a wide variety of acrylic bound pigmented ‘designer’ finishing coats that can be applied over acrylic render. Depending upon the product, they can be rolled, trowelled or sponged on. A limited number can also be sprayed on. Various finishes, patterns and textures are possible such as sand, sandstone, marble, stone, stone chip, lime wash or clay like finishes. There are stipple, glistening finishes, and those with enhanced water resistance and anti fungal properties. Acrylic renders take only 2 days to dry and cure – much faster than the 28 days for traditional render.
Each system has its own method of application and subsequent pro’s and cons of which the application method has to be perfected. This is something we have achieved time and time again.
To make the decision process easier and more assuring for the client, we are by appointment available to provide samples and product knowledge in collaboration with the system representatives.
In situations where a system is specified; We will review the system’s compatibility with all aspects of the job, when satisfied it will work correctly we will complete the works in accordance with the system specifications and work with the manufacturer to achieve the relevant warranties.
If we indentify aspects of a specified system that may not work with your project we will notify you and aim to identify a better system for your project.
If we select the system; We will communicate with the client to identify the finish and protective aspects that you are looking to achieve on your project. We will then utilize our knowledge and product representatives to identify a superior system for your project. Following this we will complete the works in accordance with the system specifications to achieve a quality finish and relevant warranties.