Here in Australia, renders are growing in popularity, with rendered homes popping up across every block and at every corner of the streets of the country.

If you’ve recently rendered your house, it’s important that you know how to keep the render on it shiny and new, so that you can get the most out of your investment.

House Render are Tough But Not Invincible

Renders are extremely durable wall coatings. They protect your exterior walls from harsh weather conditions and keep them well insulated year-round.

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However, just like any building material out there, renders are not invincible and can catch dirt and grime over time.

This gunk can stain your rendered walls and dampen their glory. That’s why it’s important to keep the render on your walls well-maintained.

So what can you do to keep your render fresh and new?

We recommend these three easy-to-follow steps:

Wash Your Render Every Once in a While

Washing your rendered walls eliminates any build-up of dirt and gives your walls a pleasing and sparkling finish.

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How often should you wash you rendered walls?

We recommend washing them every 6-12 months (or when you feel they’re looking a bit grubby).

When washing the walls, use a low pressure hose to prevent any damages to the render.

You can also hand wash the walls, using a brush and warm soapy water. Just make sure to rinse off the detergent properly as you go.

Treat Your Render with an Annual Coat of Fungicidal Wash

Weather in Australia can get quite damp, which can cause mould and algae to grow on your rendered walls.

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While this organic growth does not adversely affect the long-term performance of your render, it can definitely make it look ugly.

Therefore, it’s important to apply a coat of fungicidal wash on your rendered walls once every 12 months to keep mould and algae away.

To remove organic growth already present on your render system, use a cleaning algaecide or biocide.

Keep Plant Life Away from Your Render

Lastly, don’t let plant and trees grow close or on your house render.

While greens may look nice on your walls, they can cause staining, especially if your render is light-coloured.

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We hope you found this guide useful. If you do have any further questions, you can reach out to us on the contact details below.

About House Rendering HQ

House Rendering HQ is a premium rendering company in Adelaide, providing quality and affordable rendering services to home and business owners. The company specializes in cement and acrylic renders. The company also offers easy financing to clients for their remodelling projects. For more details call 1800 466 373 or email at