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What is Silicone Render?

There are many different types of render on the market, all with different properties. The range includes older sand-cement style renders, to scratch renders, and thin coat renders. Silicone render is a ‘thin coat render’, which means that it is applied on top of a basecoat at just a few millimetres thick. Silicone is becoming ever more popular these days, so in today’s blog post we’re going to explaining a little bit about it.


How is it applied?


Silicone is a one-application thin coat render. It is dead easy for a qualified renderer to apply this render to a fully prepared wall. On a typical wall, a basecoat should be applied to create a strong, stable and level surface with which to render. Once the base coat has dried, the silicone can be applied using a plastic float to create a thin and textured finish.

The thickness of the silicone top coat should be the same as the grain size of the render.

So a 1.5mm Silicone Render will be 1.5mm thick on the wall. The layer has to be applied in one go on each elevation otherwise you could end up with patches and lines where the render has been joined.


What does Silicone Render cost?


Silicone Render is slightly more expensive than other renders, but the extra cost is really worth it because you get a much better performance. You can contact us to arrange a quotation on any projects.


Why choose Silicone Render?


There are many big advantages to using silicone. There really is little competition when it comes to quality of finish. Let’s take a look at some of the major advantages:

Silicone is breathable – Where cement and acrylic renders completely seal off the wall and prevent it from breathing, silicone is very breathable.

Silicone is self coloured – Unlike other renders that must be painted after curing, silicone has the colour mixed into it, meaning just one coat and the job is done.

Silicone is easy to apply – Where other renders have a painting stage, thin coats can be done in just a few hours on a properly prepared wall.


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