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What is Coloured Render?

Coloured render is render that has been mixed with a colour pigment during the manufacturing process so is coloured all the way through rather than applied as a top coat as is the case with normal non coloured render.

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What are the benefits of coloured render?

There are many benefits of using coloured render. This will be explained in a little more detail later as we go through each type. What they do all have in common though is they are extremely low maintenance and do not need to be painted which is attractive to both homeowners, landlords and home builders alike.

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Which type of coloured render is right for my property?

To help you understand this you need to know your options. There are four main varieties of coloured render systems to choose from. We can help you through assessing your needs and property. You can use the form to upload photos and ask us anything. Or if you prefer to give us a call and invite us round we can walk you through options to suit your needs and property.

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Option 1 - Monocouche coloured render

Monocouche is a cement-based render with a colour pigment mixed through it. The word Monocouche is French meaning single layer. This render is suited for block or brick work. On some projects an undercoat will also need to be applied.

Monocouche is a top-quality render that leaves an immaculate flat finish not possible with traditional renders. As it only needs one coat it is quicker to apply than most other colour render systems.

As the colour runs deep it avoids the need to paint it is resistant to both algae forming and repels water. It can also breathe helping to reduce the risk of damp.

It is not suitable for properties that tend to move as prone to cracking. If you have a problem with render cracking it may be a sign that the wrong render was applied there are many different reasons for this – if you have problems with cracked render head over to our render repairs page and take a photo of your problem and attach to the form for us to remotely assess.

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Option 2 - Silicone coloured render

Silicone render has microscopic silicon balls added to the cement-based render system. The silicone technology allows the building to breathe whilst repelling surface water leaving it drier and less prone to forming algae.

The silicon render cost a little more than Monocouche and has longer curing time. It is as durable as monocouche but again unsuitable for buildings that are prone to movement.

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Option 3 - Acrylic or Resin based coloured render.

There are many benefits of using coloured render. This will be explained in a little more detail later as we go through each type. What they do all have in common though is they are extremely low maintenance and do not need to be painted which is attractive to both homeowners, landlords and home builders alike.

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Option 4 - Natural mineral based colour renders

Modern mineral based renders can also be coloured. They are particularly useful when the temperature is going to be low when the render is applied or in adverse weather conditions as they are extremely quick drying and less likely to suffer problems encountered with other render systems such as wash off.

Depending upon the manufacturer they can also be mixed with other properties to assist with dirt resistance etc. If you need to apply render to a property in a colder climate or during wet conditions, then a mineral render may be the appropriate choice.

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What colours of render are available ?

Any colour and finish are possible! You will never have to paint again. A little like large paint brands we can offer colour matching coloured render or you can choose from a range of the most popular colours. Below are links to many of the brands we use.

If you have specific needs, we can tailor make coloured render solutions to meet your unique requirements. We can mix and apply colour render systems to any form of buildings from hempcrete huts to glass and timber houses, we have you covered.

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Coloured Render - Conclusion

If the correct render is applied professionally there are only benefits over using traditional render. The initial outlay may be slightly greater but over time will provide greater value to protecting your investment whether you are a home owner, landlord or housebuilder.

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