What Paint To Use For Cement Render
Cement render is such a great addition to any house, it improves the appearance and also protects the underlying substructure from the decaying qualities of the outside elements. Just like any surface, making your house look great and having protection from all Australian weather conditions are very important.
Working out what paint to use for cement render can be a bit of a challenge, there are a few things to take into consideration. In this article, I will take you through some of the options you have available!
When should you start painting?
After the final coat of paint for the cement render has been applied, many people ask “how long should I wait before I can paint newly rendered walls?” or wanting to know the cement render drying time before painting. It honestly depends on what kind of paint you want to use. If your aim is to use water-based paint then two weeks is the suggested amount of time to wait.
If however, you want to use oil-based paint, especially on a masonry surface then it is absolutely necessary to cure the surface for at least 5 days. After the render surface has cured, waiting another 28 days is ideal before the painting process.
What type of paint should you use on concrete render?
Choosing a paint colour scheme that works well with the textured finish of rendered walls is crucial to getting the most out of your upcoming painting job. Another thing to remain mindful of is that exterior rendered walls differ vastly from one and other. This is what separates painting a rendered wall from any other type of exterior painting.
The best paint for rendered walls are masonry or silicone paint. It is best to use these paints on concrete render. They are weather-resistant and long-lasting, and are intended particularly for concrete and masonry surfaces.
It is important to make sure the paint you wish to use is compatible with rendered walls. Many paints simply won’t work with concrete render as they can start peeling and flaking off even after applying a second coat.
How should you go about painting rendered walls?
It is also recommended that before putting paint on the wall that the consistency of the exterior wall is suitable for the new application of paint. Because water is utilised in the formation of Concrete render, painting prematurely while the wall is still damp walls can create a host of problems down the line.
Cracking, flaking, and mould are less than desirable outcomes of painting rendered walls that simply aren’t ready to be painted. Concrete rendered walls also require up to three coats of sealer before painting can even commence. You can use either a brush or a roller to apply the paint. The most important part of painting the walls is that you paint from different angles. This is to make sure it looks consistent and professional from all angles.
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