What Are The Differences Between Rendering & Plastering?

Have you ever wondered what the differences are between rendering and plastering? If you are like thousands of other homeowners in Melbourne, then the answer would be yes. As experts in providing rendering services in Melbourne, we know what separates the two. However, we do understand the confusion on why you would be confused about these two methods. That is why we have focused this blog post on providing you with the key differences that separate the plastering and rendering. 

Both Provide Coatings For Walls – But In Different Ways

The process behind both these methods is the same: provide a layer of coating over a brick or mortar wall. The premise is the same, but the execution is different. Providing a coating for inside walls to make them ready to be painted is plastering, while a coating for the outside walls is referred to as rendering. 

Same process, same idea – different walls.

Materials Vary Because Of The Walls 

Firstly, it is important to note that there are similar materials used in the process: cement, lime, gypsum, sand and other mixing materials. The differences lie in the strength of those materials in use. 

For outside walls, a stronger mixture (primarily more cement) is required to ensure it can withstand the weather and nature impact. 

Rendering jobs must be water-resistant and strong enough not to develop any cracks. Plastering, on the other hand, doesn’t require the strength as it is an “inside job”. With a durable rendering job on the outside, it makes life easier on the plastering on the inside. 

Plastering Is For Painting 

Yes, you can paint the outside of your home, but the primary purpose of plastering is to make your inside walls as smooth as possible to give you the canvas to paint what you want. Without a flat, even and durable surface, you won’t be able to decorate your house the way you want it to. How is the possible? Less cement is used in plastering than for rendering; thereby providing you with the clean, flat water, you need. Remember: plastering is for painting, rendering is for strength. 

We hope that you are well informed about the differences between rendering and plastering. If you would like more information, or if you want the best service in Melbourne, then contact Crown Solid Plastering today!

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