Patching Render and Fixing Render

Introduction

Patching render is required if existing render comes of at a section or render needs to be removed for the purpose of patching.

Patching render requires the right tools, materials and finish to be able to match closely to the existing render.

Patched render once painted can sometimes be visible especially in sunlight that comes from an acute angle.

How to patch render

  1. Patching to fill holes

  2. Assuming a brick substrate you can patch holes with a sand cement render mix. Sand cement render mixes include a mixture of lime, cement and sand. Be careful on the cement and sand you use as not all sand and cements are right for rendering. If patching to fill a hole, you can wait till material hardens and then cut off the excess.

  3. Patching to Paint

  4. Assuming a brick substrate you can patch holes with a sand cement render mix. You will need to wait until it is not to wet and not to try to cut off the excess then finish with a combination of trowels, floats and sponges.

    Assuming a brick substrate you can patch holes with a sand cement render mix. You will need to wait until it is not to wet and not to try to cut off the excess then finish with a combination of trowels, floats and sponges.

    Render Patching Repair Before and After

    Below is an example of patching project where some render had come off the wall. Fixing render can be done in many ways, in the instance of this project fixing the render was done by finding the right render, with the right colour to patch the area. There was no intention to paint and the client was aware of the limitations of purely patching in comparison to top coating the walls.

    Below is an example of patching project where some render had come off the wall. Fixing render can be done in many ways, in the instance of this project fixing the render was done by finding the right render, with the right colour to patch the area. There was no intention to paint and the client was aware of the limitations of purely patching in comparison to top coating the walls.

    You can read more about render repairs process by clicking here

    Patching and Fixing Render - Example 1

    Patching and Fixing Render Before

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    Patching and Fixing Render After

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    Patching Render and Fixing Render - Your Options

    Your options when it comes to fixing render and patching render will be determined on your goals when it comes to the outcome.

    Do you want the render to match exactly? Do you want to avoid painting after it is completed? Do you want it to look just okay for a paint job? These are just a couple of questions out of many that will need to be asked and answered to be able to get you the exact finish and outcome that is right for you.

    Patching Render and Fixing Render - Our Process

    1. Tape and Plastic all ground and window surfaces
    2. To make sure to keep all areas clean and tidy once completed..

    3. Remove render from wall if not removed already
    4. Remove old render from wall ready for patching

    5. Clean the areas that are to be patched
    6. Clean areas to be patched for adhesion purposes.

    7. Apply render to areas to be patched
    8. Wait for it to cure for the right moment, not to early and not late

    9. Finish render with float and sponge
    10. To get desired finish.

    11. Clean and Remove Rubbish
    12. Clean and remove rubbish to complete job.


    Patching and Fixing Render - Example 2

    Patching and Fixing Render Before

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    Patching and Fixing Render After

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    Common Misconceptions About Cracking Render

    A quick google search of render cracking or cracking render brought up the following information.

    patching render misconceptions

    That cracking render will spread throughout the house to adjoining areas or adjacent walls. This is information is 100% false and incorrect and only true in one case. Water Damage.

    Cracking Render does not spread to create more cracking render. The cause of cracking is not cracking, the cause of cracking is something else.

    Cracking Render should only raise alarm bells if it is in a high location and could potentially fall on someone or it is causing damage to your brick work or mortar. Other than that cracking render usually if not water damage is a cosmetic issue and should be rectified once you have the budget and finish in mind to get the right results.

    Coloured Rendering After Patching Render

    If you do not want to paint and want to modernise your home after patching your render you can apply a colour render to your wall.

    Colour Renders last longer than paint and come in all the same colours. It will also assure there will be no patchiness you get with overcoating patched areas with paint.

    Learn more about our colour rendering services by clicking here

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    Coloured Rendering Benefits

  5. Coloured Render repels water and adds another layer of protection against the elements

  6. Coloured Renders come in all the same colours as paints

  7. Coloured Render comes in lots of different textures and finishes

  8. Coloured Render can always be painted in the future

  9. Coloured Renders is 100 times thicker than paint and is a mm thick at a minimum

  10. See below an example of a before and after of a house in a colour render.

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    Consultations

    If your looking to get your render fixed or patched, contact the team at Rok Rendering calling us on 0452 523 921 or contact us using the online form by clicking here

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