What is Cement Rendering?
Cement rendering is a technique, wherein the cement render mixture is applied on to the property walls, along with the tools and finished with brushes. If you want to render your property walls with the cement render mixture, you must make a mixture with cement in 1 part, lime in 1 part, and sand in 6 parts. The sand used in the mix is coarse and sharp sand, which is used for the first base coat. For the finishing exterior coats, the sand used is finer to bring on a smooth finish if that is desired. The cement you use has to be of a good quality and any reputed brand cement will do the job. Lime is added in the mix to ensure good bonding, antibacterial effect and to avoid cracking of the render coat while it dries after application.
Cement rendering is generally done on the exterior walls of a building. So that, the exterior stays protected from the elements of nature. After the render coat dries you can paint it, resurface it to bring on patterns, or add other textures to it. When rendering is done on the interior walls of the property, then you can add paint or wall paper on the finished wall.
Importance of Rendering in Protecting the Walls
A wall of a building is protected through cement rendering. A tight and nice job of rendering blocks all elements of nature from reaching the inner structure of the wall whether it is stone or mud or brick. No moisture can penetrate a nicely rendered wall easily. Hence, the wall will stay protected for years without fungal infestation, damps, or weathering from wind or sunlight, etc.
How Rendering Helps Beautify Walls
With cement rendering, texture and finish can be added to the walls. If you want a coarse and rough look, you may bring on with this technique. If you want a smooth finish then also you will get, and even textured finishes are possible with cement rendering. All you have to do is, plan the finishing coat accordingly.
When You Want to do Cement Render Your Building Walls
When you want to get your walls painted, then you will have to get them cement rendered first. For this, you will have to make sure that the walls are resurfaced well. So that, the render catches and glues well to the walls. If the walls have a previous render coat of paint coat, then remove that first. If the walls are not clean, then a nice dusting and finally a wash of the walls with a hose is advised. This will clean all loose dirt from the wall and make surface clean enough to hold the render mixture tight. Sometimes, small holes or pits are made across the wall surface, or the surface is made rough, so that, the holes or the rough edges can hold tight the render coat.
To ensure that the coat is applied after this step, you should contact a cement rendering expert from a reputed service provider with a relevant experience. High quality rendering will last for decades. Thus, strengthening the wall and saving the wall impacts, moss, mildew, breakage, shipping, etc. and will make the right stable surface for holding coats of paints or wallpapers.