The terms ‘Render’ and ‘Stucco’ implies almost the same kind of house design proceeding and are almost interchangeable.

Render is generally spread as term in the UK terminology and Stucco, American. However there are differences, such as :

  • Stucco is supposed to be thicker than render (20mm against 10-12mm).
  • Stucco is supposed to be built up from 3 layers while render tends to be one or two.
  • Render is supposed to be only applied to masonry while techniques allow Stucco to be used on other structures.
  • Stucco is supposed to have different mixes than render (generally containing less sand and more lime).

A brief intro about Stucco

The term ‘stucco’ originates from Germanic  and its use has had many applications since the Middle Ages. These range from a coarse plaster or cement used chiefly for covering rough exterior surface of walls in imitation of stone, to a fine plaster, especially one composed of gypsum and pulverised marble, used for covering walls, ceilings and floors, and for making cornices, mouldings and other decorations.

Evolutionary, the materials used in producing stucco vary dependently on the surface, climate and concept of exterior. Fully burnt gypsum appeared to be ingredient of binders. As well as limes, sometimes with pozzolanic additives such as brick powder; cements; and linseed oil (mastic). Aggregates have included marble dust, crushed stone and sand. All have been used in varying mixes and hydraulic strengths with a wide range of colorants and other additives.

Roger Rendering proceeds Stucco over different basic surfaces, engaging great variety of components in the finishing structure.

You may discuss the conceptual vision of the stucco applicable for your house with our mangers and designers.

Stucco renders are of three basic types: a fat lime and sand mix sometimes with animal hair as reinforcement; a hydraulic mix containing either hydraulic lime and sand, or fat lime with a pozzolanic additive and sand; and various forms of mastic.

The identification of the materials and the combinatory of I is the thing to be considered attentively in decent way. So that performer could ensure both style and structural compatibility.

For the visualization of the stucco textures we show here a couple different surface looks, which will clarify the sense of texture appearance and help you decide on which one you want to use on your house.

Cat Face Textures:

Is mainly smooth with some rough areas in between.  These are known as inclusions and can be different in size as well as in shape and intensity of using through the finishing.

A Few Dash Finishes:

Dash finishes are represented as a variety from light to a heavier finish and really is dependent upon the material being used and the person applying it to the wall.

This finishing allows to create less or more volume in appearance of walls and let to give the exterior an air of totally different styles, dependently on the whole paradigm of house and landscape.

Lace And Skip Trowel Textures:

These are one of the most common textures. Actually, this is how the majority of people fancy the Stucco as a finishing coating.

Well, it is that type of finishing which precisely makes possible to obscure defects and imperfections of the walls.

In addition, it is great for virtually any application, residential or commercial.

It is a quit smooth finishing but implies special material that uses much smaller sand particles to achieve the finished look. This look has resemblance with the older adobe style home and is irregular (hand-done) in nature. In the final stage it can be given a slight color variations, due to the cement based nature of the product, which you can fog coat or paint later for a more uniform color.

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