Render offers a clean, modern, and attractive finish for your home which will last for more than 20 years if properly maintained. Although render is low maintenance, you may need to soft wash it down from time to time to keep it looking at it’s best.
Some common tips for render maintenance, but are not limited to:
Regular cleaning schedule
Check for damage and repairs
Trim surrounding vegetation
Use the right cleaning solution
Regular cleaning is the key to maintaining your render’s cleanliness. Aiming for a bi-annual clean should suffice, but if you live in an area prone to high levels of pollution or harsh weather conditions, more frequent cleaning may be necessary. Ensuring that dirt and grime don’t accumulate on your render will prevent long-term damage and keep it looking pristine.
Another important aspect of maintaining clean render is checking for any damage or repairs needed. Cracks or chips can compromise the integrity of your render, leaving it vulnerable to moisture penetration which leads to mould growth and stains. Checking regularly for any damages and making prompt repairs will save you time and money in the long run.
Regular Cleaning Schedule
Choose the right time of year to clean your render. The best time to clean your render is during dry weather, ideally in the spring or summer months. Avoid cleaning during winter as the frost can damage freshly cleaned areas.
Use a gentle and non-abrasive cleaner on your render. Abrasive cleaners can cause permanent damage to your render surface, leaving it vulnerable to further dirt build-up and staining. opt for a natural or biodegradable cleaner that won’t harm surrounding vegetation.
Make sure to rinse off all cleaning solution thoroughly after cleaning. Leaving any residue of detergent on the surface can lead to unsightly streaks or marks appearing on your rendered walls over time, especially when exposed to sunlight. Rinse well with plenty of water until all traces of detergent are gone before letting it dry completely without using any drying equipment like heat gun etc..
Check For Damage And Repairs
Inspect the surface of your render for cracks or missing pieces regularly. These can occur over time due to harsh weather conditions, and if left unattended, can lead to greater damage. Don’t wait until it’s too late – repair any damages as soon as possible before they become costly repairs.
If you are unsure about how to make repairs on your own, consider hiring a professional who has experience in rendering and repairing damages. It may cost more upfront but will save you money in the long run by preventing further damage that could be caused by amateur repairs. By taking proper care of your render and fixing damages promptly, you can prolong its lifespan and keep it looking great for years to come!
Trim Surrounding Vegetation
Keep trees, bushes and vines trimmed away from the walls of your building to prevent them from damaging the render surface. Plant roots can grow into small cracks and cause significant damage over time. Remove any plant material that may be growing on the wall surface or in between cracks to keep your render looking clean and free of stains.
It’s best to hire a professional landscaper for regular maintenance if you’re not confident about trimming vegetation around your property. A landscaper has experience with different types of plants and knows how to trim them without causing harm. Regular monitoring and pruning will help maintain a healthy landscape while keeping your rendered walls in top shape.
Use The Right Cleaning Solution
Choose the Right Cleaning Solution
Choosing the right cleaning solution is crucial to ensure effective and safe rendering cleaning. Here are some tips to keep in mind:
Choose a solution recommended by the manufacturer: This will help avoid using any solutions that could damage or discolour your render.
Consider using eco-friendly options if available: These are better for the environment and also less likely to cause harm or erosion on your property.
Avoid harsh chemicals that could damage the render: Chemicals like bleach can strip away paint, discolour render, and even eat away at mortar joints.
Using these tips when choosing a cleaning solution can make all the difference in achieving clean and maintained rendering without causing additional harm
When to clean your render?
We recommend giving your property a gentle wash every 6-12 months depending on its current condition. This should alleviate the need to use harsh cleaning chemicals further down the line (which could break down the render). This will also eliminate any build-up of dirt, giving your render a fantastic look.