Brick walls can add a touch of timeless elegance to any space, whether it’s your home, office, or any other building. If you’re considering giving your brick walls a fresh and appealing look, rendering is the answer. Seymour Building Supplies is your go-to destination for all things rendering, offering a wide range of products suitable for DIY enthusiasts and tradies alike. In this blog, we’ll explore the process of rendering a brick wall and how Seymours Building Supplies can help you achieve your vision.
Preparing the Surface
Before you start the rendering process, it’s essential to ensure that the surface is clean and dry. Remove any materials such as grease, fungus, and dirt that could hinder the adhesion of the render. A clean surface is a first step towards achieving a professional finish.
Selecting the Right Product
Seymour Building Supplies offer a product that’s perfect for brick wall rendering: Uni-Render. This versatile product is designed to provide outstanding results, whether you’re a DIY enthusiast or a professional tradie. Uni-Render is known for its exceptional bonding properties, making it an excellent choice for various applications.
Mixing the Product
To begin the rendering process, mix Uni-Render by mechanical mixing methods to activate the polymer additive. Mixing is a crucial step in ensuring the product’s effectiveness. Follow these steps to create the perfect mix:
Measure approximately 2.8 to 3.3 liters of water per 20kg bag of Uni-Render, depending on your specific application. Use a suitable sized bucket for mixing.
Start by adding approximately 75% of the water into the bucket.
Slowly add the contents of the Uni-Render bag, ensuring even distribution.
Add the remaining water and mix thoroughly to obtain a workable consistency. It’s crucial not to overwater the mixture, so monitor the water content carefully.
Applying the Render
Once your Uni-Render mixture is ready, it’s time to apply it to the brick wall. Follow these steps for a successful application:
Use a steel trowel or float to apply the mix to the surface. Ensure a smooth and even motion as you work from the base of the wall upwards.
Apply the mix with an initial pass with a trowel, keeping the thickness to no more than 5mm. Follow this with a second levelling pass to achieve a uniform surface.
Allow the material to stiffen, to the point where you can screed it off to create a consistent surface. Apply more Uni-Render as needed to level all areas.
Once the surface is uniform, use a wooden or plastic float to create a smooth, even finish. If desired, you can bag, sponge, or brush the surface to achieve your preferred texture.
Curing the Render
Proper curing is essential to ensure the longevity and integrity of the rendered brick wall. Follow these steps for optimal curing:
Allow the render to cure for at least 5 days before applying any top coat. The curing time may vary depending on the moisture levels of the surface.
In cases of high moisture levels, it’s recommended to cure walls for 4 weeks before painting. To aid curing, apply a fine mist spray once the surface has initially hardened.
Seymours Building Supplies is your one-stop shop for all your brick wall rendering needs. Whether you’re a DIY enthusiast looking to enhance your living space or a seasoned tradie seeking quality products, we have you covered. Our Uni-Render product, known for its bonding properties, ensures that your rendering project will be a success. Transform your brick walls into stunning features with Seymours Building Supplies. We provide the tools and expertise you need to achieve professional results. Start your rendering project today, and experience the satisfaction of seeing your space transformed with a beautifully rendered brick wall.