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    Rendering uneven walls


    I need to render a partial extension and some other repair work. The issue I have is the walls are uneven and there are slight differences in where the brickwork and blocks come out to.

    When putting the scratch coat on can it be thicker in sections to try and even it out or do I need to put a coat on, let it dry then put another scratch coat on top?

    What's the best way of dealing with rendering the uneven walls?

    Asked by Robert on 4th Feb 2021
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    "It depends on how many bricks stick out. It is best to do it with a long patch several times."

    Answered on 9th Feb 2021 - Member since Oct 2019 - report
    Plaster Render specialist

    "You are much safer use silicone render and you can fix it as you want."

    Answered on 4th Feb 2021 - Member since May 2019 - report
    L&A Courtings

    "Put as many coats as it needs to bring wall out to level and then final coat over it all to finish"

    Answered on 5th Feb 2021 - Member since Mar 2019 - report
    BL Plastering

    "Yes you can put the scratch coat on thicker to level it out, You wouldn’t need to put another scratch coat on after you have applied a thick coat to level it in"

    Answered on 5th Feb 2021 - Member since Jan 2021 - report
    Turners Touch Ups

    "It is safe to even it out with a thicker scratch that would number the ideal way to do so"

    Answered on 5th Feb 2021 - Member since Jan 2021 - report

    "I would fill out the thicker side first once dried return to it and do the whole lot if you don't you will find it will sag"

    Answered on 5th Feb 2021 - Member since Dec 2020 - report
    GE Restoration

    "Yes first or second coat will level / even out the wall and then the finish coat should look fine"

    Answered on 27th Jan 2022 - Member since Jan 2022 - report
    Andrews plastering

    "It's always best to build up (dub out) uneven areas with layers of scratch coat. Ready for the top coat. Rather than I thick coat it could cause all types of problems ."

    Answered on 12th May 2021 - Member since Jan 2017 - report

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