Acrylic render is a great investment if you have a home with exterior concrete or brick wall. It is a premixed, ready-to-use render made from a type of plastic. In the context of home improvement, it is used as a decorative and protective finish for internal or external walls.
Compared to other types of render, like cement and silicon silicate, it is stronger, more durable, and flexible. Rendering is often used on brick walls as opposed to plastering to keep the texture of the bricks intact. A beautiful render finish can help you improve the curb appeal and durability of your home.
What Are The Benefits Of Acrylic Render?
There are a number of different types of render. We prefer to use Dulux Acratex cement render, and similar acrylic render products to treat fibre cement, brick, and other masonry. This is because acrylic render has several advantages over mineral and silicone silicate render.
- Cheapest option when including labour costs – Mineral cement render is cheaper than acrylic render, but it takes much more labour to mix it and apply it. When considering the cost of labour, acrylic render is cheaper. Silicone silicate provides great performance and is just as easy to apply, but it is much more expensive than acrylic render.
- 20+ year lifespan – Unlike some other types of concrete render, modern acrylic render products can last 20+ years without fading, even in the harsh UV light of Australia.
- Provides powerful weather and moisture resistance – Acrylic render is crack resistant and water resistant, making it the best type of render to use if you are looking for powerful protection against the elements, and want your home to look beautiful for years to come.
- Versatile – Acrylic render is available in different colours or can be painted. It is also available in different finishes, so you can create a smooth or textured look. It can be applied to a range of surfaces, including:
- Plaster Boards
- Pre mixed and easy to apply – Unlike some other mineral render products, acrylic render can be applied without extra mixing. This means that it’s easy to apply this type of render yourself, which can save you money on labour costs.You can apply acrylic render in 3 ways. It can be:
Acrylic rendering can be applied to a range of surfaces that other types of render can’t, such as:
- Painted Walls
- Fibre Cement
- Requires only one application – Due to the ability of the acrylic render to bond quickly to masonry, only a single coat is typically required for most homes, though additional top coats can be applied to provide added color and protection.
- Quick Drying Time – Other render types can take as long as a month to cure, but acrylic only takes a few days.
- Breathability – Acrylic rendering enables the underneath materials to “breathe”, resulting in a drier and healthier home.
For these reasons, we prefer to use acrylic render for the base coat on most homes. However, we can also offer silicon silicate and mineral render products, should you wish to use a different type of render.
Acrylic Render vs Cement Render
Both acrylic and cement render have their pros and cons. Acrylic render costs more upfront in comparison to cement renders. However, render cost also includes labour, not just the materials. Cement render may be the cheaper option for you if you’re on a tight budget, but labour costs are going to be your biggest expense.
At Zaks Render, we use Dulux Acratex cement render and similar acrylic renders. Concrete rendering is when a premixed layer of sand and cement as compared to acrylic’s premixed layer of plastic is applied to internal or external wall surfaces.
Pros of Cement Render:
- Can be mixed on-site or pre-mixed
- Easy to use
Cons of Cement Render:
- Prone to crack over time
- Less versatile in applicable surfaces
- Mixing on site can result in improper ratios and cause harm
- Longer drying time
- Requires professional help
Pros of Acrylic Render:
- Better value
- Longer longevity
- Always pre-mixed so ratios are ensured to be correct
- Quicker drying time
- Applicable to a larger variety of surfaces
- More flexible & crack-resistant
Cons of Acrylic Render:
- More expensive upfront
- More difficult to apply
- Usually used as topcoats, so a base coat needs to be applied first
Interested In Acrylic Rendering? Contact Zaks Render In Sydney Today!
At Zaks Render, we serve the entire Sydney area, from our headquarters in Campbelltown. We are the best choice for acrylic render in the region!
With our experienced technicians and great customer service, we can guarantee that you’ll be satisfied with the results of your project. Take a look at some of our past projects to see some examples of our work.
So don’t wait. We offer free, no-obligation quotes for all of our work. You can contact us right away – and with a bit of information about your home, we can give you a cost estimate for treatment with an acrylic render. Give us a call today on 0402 283 119 to find out more about our acrylic rendering Sydney services.