Rendered walls add a touch of texture and curb appeal to modern houses. Maintaining this sophisticated look for a longer period requires painting. Rendered wall painting is different from other types. You need to follow some specific tips and tricks to get a top-notch finish. We are here to help you out. Let’s explore what you need to do to achieve the best-looking painted rendered wall.

Preparation is the key

Preparation is always the key, no matter what type of wall you want to paint. First, gather all the necessary tools and materials. This includes:

  • brushes (angled and flat)
  • rollers
  • render filler
  • high-pressure hose
  • masking tape
  • stiff brush
  • sandpaper
  • drop cloths
  • stirrer or old ruler
  • paint tray
  • a stool or ladder
  • primer
  • paint

Make the wall ready

After collecting all the equipment, it’s time to prep the surface. For a fresh render, leave it for a couple of days to set it up before starting the process. Fill the holes, cracks, and uneven areas near doors and windows with exterior grade render filler. If there is loose render, you can remove them with a stiff brush and sandpaper. A smooth and clean surface is the first condition to have the best finish.

Wash the wall thoroughly with a high-pressure hose combined with a cleaning solution. This eliminates dirt, dust, cobwebs, and any loose paint that could compromise the final finish. To protect the parts you don’t want to paint, apply masking tape. Lay drop cloth on the floor where needed. Use a brush or roller to apply primer evenly across the entire rendered surface. Be sure to choose the right primer for your wall. You can move on to the painting when the primers get fully dry.

Stir the paint and apply

Prior to applying the paint, mix it well using a stirrer or old ruler, then pour it into a paint tray. Avoid painting in direct sunlight. It is good to choose a day with temperature between 10°C and 30°C.

Start by cutting using an angled brush to paint the edges, trim, window and door frames, and around any other architectural features. Keep it wet until using the roller to avoid a patch. After finishing the cutting in, start painting the wall using a roller. Don’t start from the centre. Start from one side of the wall and finish it to the other side. Keep the roller moving using the “M” pattern. To get an even finish, make sure to dip the roller and get the right amount of paint for each stork.

Get the roller loaded to avoid repeated coating. Overlap your paint each time after completing a three to four-metre section to get the high coverage. As the brush and roller stork are not the same, try to roll close to the corners. Remember to roll from top to bottom in each section to get it done in the right way.

Use a smooth rolling motion, applying light pressure to avoid drips and ensure proper paint coverage. Complete the entire painting without taking any breaks to avoid the dry patches. Apply two coats for the best results. The first coat should be allowed to dry completely for two to three hours before applying the next. This prevents cracking, peeling, and unevenness in the final finish.

Wrap up

Now you know how to paint rendered walls. Following these tips will make your work easy. But if your wall is damaged extensively or your project is complex, you can hire expert house painters like Priority One Coatings to get a professional finish. We are licensed and fully insured to provide all types of residential painting services in Sydney.

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