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Rendcem (UK) Limited

We specialise in External Wall Insulation, plastering and external rendering. we serve all types of property, including new builds and refurbishments.

Rendcem (UK) Limited

We specialise in External Wall Insulation, plastering and external rendering. we serve all types of property, including new builds and refurbishments.

Rendcem (UK) Limited

We specialise in External Wall Insulation, plastering and external rendering. we serve all types of property, including new builds and refurbishments.

Is Acrylic Rendering Better than Cement Rendering? – Let’s Explore

As a property owner, you might be familiar with the word ‘Rendering’ but not all of the rendering types look the same. While there might not be much difference in the finish of both acrylic and cement rendering, the material properties and application process vary significantly. This affects both the price and longevity of the rendering. Thanks to the pricing difference between these two, most rendering jobs are performed with cement render.

But before comparing both, let’s explore the definition of these render types and their benefits:

Acrylic Render

What is it?

Acrylic Render is just a type of render mixed with acrylic – a form of plastic. A mixture is prepared with this thick substance and sand and is finally put into action with cement render.

Where is it applied the best?

Irrespective of the location in a property, this is perfect for both inside and outside your home. Acrylic rendering in Birmingham works fine on existing render, painted ceilings, brick walls, cement and concrete blocks.

Acrylic Render Pros and Cons

Pros:

  • durability

  • Water-resistant

  • Dries out in no time

  • Available in a wide range of colours and textures

  • Takes only two days to dry

Cons:

  • Can be expensive

  • Not breathable

  • careful application is necessary

Cement Render

What is it?

Cement, sand, clay and water – when combined together result in cement render. The thickness of the mixture can vary as per the amount of render to get a smooth finish on the wall.

What are the right locations to apply it?

From rough surfaces like concrete blocks, painted walls, stone blocks and brick to inside or outside your home.

Cement Render Pros and Cons

Pros

  • affordable

  • Can be a base coat for acrylic render

Cons

  • Limited range of substrates

  • Must be mixed on-site

  • Not crack-proof

  • Not a strong material

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The differences between Acrylic render & Cement render:

Cost

Acrylic render may cost more than cement renders, but the negligible amount only affects your project cost if it’s a massive DIY project or you’re on a tight budget.

Working with a professional mostly influences the labour cost rather than the material.

As per your work surface, your renderer will suggest the render type suitable for your home.

The Mixture

The mixing process is not much different for both these render types. However, cement render requires less effort to mix whereas there are fewer chances of mistakes in the mixture of acrylic render.

Texture Variety

The texture of acrylic render can be anything from fine to coarse whereas cement render is ‘one size fits all’.

Quality

The durable and long-lasting acrylic render is more crack-proof than its cement version. When you’re rendering your house, it’s vital to remember there is no option to make mistakes with cement rendering as it will be more noticeable than on acrylic render type. Work with tradesmen who won’t leave behind any scope for guesswork. The right renderers will help you to choose the perfect fit, whether it’s acrylic or through colour rendering in Birmingham as per the location you are about to render.

Work with Rendcem (UK) Limited to do the job right!