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Acrylic Render - How It Compares to Silicon Silicate & Monocouche Scratch Render?

by James Spencer Blogger

When it comes to adding aesthetics to the house, homeowners will find no shortages of options, suited to their budget and preference. For those who are looking for a suitable finish on their exterior walls then acrylic render is one great option to try out. Offering impressive durability and longevity ever since it began being used, it has gathered lots of popularity and a high rate of success.


Explaining more deeply- Acrylic render is a wet, thin coat render which is pre-mixed (or ready for use) in vivid colours and decorative finishes. Once applied to any surfaced-wall it forms a strong protective barrier over the exterior wall surface and keeps it protected from the harsh weather as well as time inflicted wear-and-tear!

Comparing “Acrylic With Silicon Silicate Render!”

Though acrylic render is a wonderful option to go for, it does seem to have other quality variants too (which are at par in quality to acrylic render). One such render variant is silicon render.

Silicon silicate render comprises of self-cleaning properties that makes it very less prone to organic growth. So, in comparison to acrylic render, it requires less effort to clean it. Silicon silicate render (much as Acrylic render) can be applied directly to the substrate. It consists of a proper mix of silicon resin and silicate, and its hydrophobic properties make it repel water and other forms of moisture. 

Furthermore, Silicon silicate rendering in the Gold Coast region comes in different textures- the most used by-far being 1.5mm render. This is thinly applied to the outer wall surface and offers impressive flexibility and prevents any cracks from forming on the wall surface. 

However, acrylic render finishes offer more breathability than silicon, and despite not having hydrophobic properties, it still offers impressive durability and resistibility. 

Next Comparison- “Acrylic Render With Monocouche Scratch Render!” 

Monocouche scratch render is very different from its acrylic sibling. It consists of a traditional thick coat of render which is mixed with water and applied to the wall in two layers using a trowel. As the layer has settled down properly, it can be scratched back to produce the desired wall texture.

The interesting thing about monocouche scratch render is that once it is applied to the wall, it doesn’t require much maintenance. Plus they are as long-lasting and tough as acrylic render finishes.


However, acrylic render finishes score more over monocouche scratch wall finishes due to its thin coat application that offers good performance. It also holds the colour for a long time without chances of fading, thus providing a quality barrier to all the elements and impacts

The Verdict:

It is difficult to say which one is a better option for one’s rendering project. Acrylic, silicon silicate and monocouche render finishes- each has its distinctive characteristics. And, when choosing one, it all boils down to one’s choice, preference and budget.

For closure, one can always consult with quality and licensed rendering professionals in the North Brisbane regarding the appropriate wall render option. They will be more than happy to share their knowledge and a helping hand.


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