Thin coat render is seen as a superior option to conventional sand and cement for several reasons. In this post, we’ll explore why it’s better, what thin coat render actually means and how to find the best thin coat render for your project.
What is a thin coat render?
For those who are just getting to grips with the world of exterior wall coatings, render on its own refers to a coat of plaster applied to a brick or stone surface.
On the other hand, thin coat render typically refers to a product that is infused with additional materials so it can be applied in a thinner coat. That provides a more discreet finish for the outside of your property, but also means it’s quicker to dry.
Depending on the materials that have been added to the thin coat render, it can also provide a range of other benefits, like better flexibility, durability and water resistance.
Finding the best thin coat render
Your choice for the best product depends on what you want from a thin coat render. Below, we’ll list some of the properties to consider.
- Weather resistance – Weather resistance is perhaps the most important feature when it comes to thin coat render. It needs to protect your walls from constant exposure to rain, wind, hail and snow.
- Breathability – Thin coat render needs to be breathable. If it isn’t, moisture could become trapped inside the walls, leading to issues with damp.
- Flexibility – Flexibility is also important to avoid cracks developing over time.
- Durability – Obviously, you want your thin coat render to be durable and long lasting.
- Thermal efficiency – Given that walls make up a key part of your property’s thermal envelope, some of the best thin coat renders are those which improve thermal retention.
- Noise insulation – Keeping the noise out as well as the cold can provide a more peaceful environment between your four walls.
- Style – If style is important for you, choose a thin coat render that’s available in a range of colours.
- Sustainability – Unfortunately, the likes of acrylic and silicone thin coat renders are not eco-friendly.
- Thinness – As the name suggests, you probably want your thin coat render to be thin! Sprayed renders are the optimal solution in this respect, as they’re sprayed on in a thin, smooth, uniform coat with a purpose-built machine.
SprayCork ticks every box
The best thin coat render for your project depends on your specific preferences, requirements and budget. At Corksol, we firmly believe that SprayCork ticks all of the boxes listed above – making it a great choice for the vast majority of external rendering projects.
The natural cork render is spray applied, forming a thin, water-resistant layer on the outside of your walls. Because it’s made using cork, it is naturally breathable, flexible, and insulative against sound and heat. It’s also available in a wide range of colours, so you can choose one that matches your property to a T.
If you have any more questions, feel free to contact a member of our friendly team on 01484 442420 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Alternatively, you can get a quote for your project from a local approved applicator.
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