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What is Acrylic Rendering?

Last Updated Feb 15, 2013 · Written by Jaclyn Fitzgerald

If you are looking for an exterior finish that is attractive and durable, the innovation that is acrylic rendering may be absolutely perfect for you.  If you’re not sure exactly what it is or how it is used, here’s what you need to know.  For more information, or to get a quote on rendering the outside of your home using acrylic render, speak to your local rendering professional.

About Acrylic Rendering

An acrylic render is any type of render that uses acrylic, which is a type of plastic, in the mix.  The acrylic makes the render much stronger and more flexible than traditional rendering mixes, which means that it is much less likely to crack after it has been applied.  Acrylic render is easy to apply and it can be rolled, trowelled or even sprayed onto a surface. Two coats are generally applied.  It can be several different colours.

Advantages of Acrylic Rendering

The biggest advantage of using acrylic rendering on the exterior of your home is the fact that it is so much less likely to crack over time due to its flexibility. This means that you don’t have to worry about the natural expansion and contraction of your home causing unsightly hairline cracks throughout your render.

Acrylic rendering is incredibly attractive and it can be applied in a range of ways, allowing you to create different finishes.  You could opt for a finish that is smooth just like concrete, or attractively textured.  Another benefit of acrylic rendering is that it can be applied to a range of substrates including painted walls, concrete, timber, fibre cement and so on.  Traditional render simply cannot stick to those surfaces.

Acrylic render is also incredibly fast drying, taking just a few days to cure instead of up to a month like traditional render. Another advantage of acrylic render is that it allows the material underneath to “breathe”, allowing for a drier and healthier home.  At the same time, it is also water resistant and will not succumb to bacteria and fungi.
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