Acrylic render is similar to ‘cement render’ with the only difference being that it does not contain any cement. Acrylic premixed renders have superior water resistance and strength.
Cement render dries solid and fragile, and is prone to cracking if ever there is movement in the walls, whereas acrylic render remains flexible and can consume a modest degree of motion, as it’s basically a sheath, or a coating.
Both systems have their limits and their own list of pros and cons. For the best results, they could be used one after another to reach the best of both worlds!
Acrylic Render Applications
Acrylic render can be used on a broader variety of surfaces including concrete, cement blocks, and AAC concrete paneling, than cement render. With the proper preparation, they could be used on smoother surfaces like cement sheeting, new high tech polymer outside cladding including Uni-Base, and expanded polystyrene. A few of these require activation with cement only prior to application.
Some combined acrylic renders have a smoother complexion than conventional leaves. Additionally, there are many various acrylic-bound pigmented ‘designer’ finishing. Various finishes, patterns and textures are possible such as sand, sandstone, marble, rock, stone chip, lime clay or wash like finishes. There are stipple, glistening those with anti fungal properties and enhanced water resistance, and finishes. Depending upon the merchandise, they could be rolled, troweled or sponged on. A limited amount can also be sprayed on. Acrylic renders take only 2 days to dry and cure—much quicker than the 28 days for conventional render.
All buildings have a limited lifetime, and their stuff will be either recycled or consumed into the environment. Also, the application and drying process of acrylic resin render includes the atmospheric evaporation of pollutant solvents—necessary for the application of the resin—which are dangerous to the health of humans and of many organisms on which humans depend.
The Cost Of Rendering Per Square Meter
The cost of your rendering occupation will be determined by the sort of render utilised, how much detail is needed, access to your property and if you need scaffolding.
Renderers charge by the square metre. Depending on the interpretation service you select and your location, their rates, including substances, can vary from $50 per square metre for a single storey home and will be somewhat higher for a two storey home.
The typical residential dwelling has about 400 square metres of outdoor wall area. At $50 per square metre, a dwelling of that size would cost in the area of $20,000.