Asked by: Marck Orueta
asked in category: General Last Updated: 16th May, 2020

How do you prepare a newly rendered wall for painting?

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Then, how long should you wait before painting a rendered wall?

Bare masonry, bricks and cement sheeting Cement render, concrete bricks and mortar must be allowed to cure for a minimum of four weeks, and concrete for a minimum of 8 weeks, before painting with an acrylic paint. If you plan to use an oil-based paint, even longer is required.

Beside above, do I need to seal a newly rendered wall? Modern paints are excellent and don't need any pre-work. Sandtex is expensive but you will only need one coat, many other brands will require two or more coats. In addition it is always a good idea to seal the edges of the render where it meets the windows, will also make painting the edges easier.

Additionally, can you paint straight onto new render?

The usual practice is: one mist coat followed by two coats of full strength paint. Contrary to Ianrs2k's advice, waiting a few months won't make any difference to how the new render sucks the paint in; that's what the mist coat if for. However, make sure the render is fully dry before painting.

What is the best paint for rendered walls?

Silicone Paint is a breathable, hydrophobic topcoat finish which is great for applying over the top of an existing render as you would a normal masonry paint.

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