Cement Render On Stone Walls


cement render on stone walls

If you’re reading this article it would be to either figure out if you should or you can apply cement render onto stone walls. The short answer is yes, you can apply cement render to stone walls. This piece will look into the process and what needs to be done to be able to apply cement render to stone walls.

Cement Render On Stone Walls

What is cement render?

Cement render is the name of render mix that combines sand, cement and lime. Cement renders are the most traditional of render materials and any cement rendered home that is rendered before the year 2000 would have used a cement render. As acrylic render gain popularity cement render is becoming less used, with that said sand cement render finish are still amazing render finishes. Worth noting that cement render requires painting. Cement Render is one of the most cost effective ways of rendering stone walls as stone walls tend to need a large amount of render. There are cement rendered fireplaces that are still intact multiple decades after rendering.

Cement Render Finish – Close up


cement render on stone walls

Cement Render Application onto Stone Walls

Stone walls are rarely rendered onto, the main reason that most people like the look of their stone walls and the second reason is being people are not even sure if they can be rendered. If you love a rendered finish, rendering over stone walls may need extra preparation. Stone walls come in many different sizes and textures so the finish you want will determine the preparation, render and techniques to be apply the render.

There are other renders that can be applied ontop of a cement render that works as a finish coat just like paint. An example of this is a coloured render.

Acrylic render onto stone walls

What is acrylic render?

Acrylic render is a special render material that has acrylics and plastics included in the mix to give it flexibility and strength. Acrylic render comes in two forms one of them requiress painting (acrylic render) and one that does not (coloured acrylic render). Acrylic render requires painting OR it can be used as a base coat BEFORE a coloured acrylic render.


Acrylic Render Finish – Close up


cement render on stone walls

Coloured Acrylic Render Finish Gloss – Close up


cement render on stone walls

Coloured Acrylic Render Finish Matt – Close up


cement render on stone walls

Other finish options for rendering stone walls

Below are some different decorative finishes that you can use to render your stone walls.

Rough Look Render Finish - (requires painting)


cement render on stone walls

Concrete Look Render Finish (three coat system, does not require painting)


cement render on stone walls

Roman Render Finish - (three coat system, does not require painting)


cement render on stone walls

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