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    Worries about K Rend external render


    I want to have K render installed on my house but keep hearing stories about it losing its colour within a couple of years.
    I'm looking for some advice from actual experts and installers rather than peoples opinions on the internet. Are the horror stories true? Do you think the cost of K render is worth it? Do you think it is worth spending the extra money or should I just go for the cheaper option? Would you reccomend K Rend? Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks!

    Asked by Elly on 31st Mar 2020
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    Perfect plastering

    "Krend is a silicone based render making it waterproof and highly insulated. If it is applied correctly and rubbed correctly it will not lose its colour within two years. If you were to hire a company I would recommend hiring a company that offer at least a fifthteen year guarantee on their work. We personally offer a twenty five year guarantee and this is against loss of colour and cracking. Of course by hiring a company like ourselves you will be charged the correct amount to have it done but some companies try to do it cheaper and this is where the problems arise.

    Krend can get stains however these stains will not just arise out of nowhere. Sometimes it’s due to growth on the exterior, dirty gutters overflowing, and sometimes as stated above some of the companies that try to do krend cheaper will use metal beads. With krend you must use plastic beads. Metal beads will rust and in time the rust will run and this will cause discolour to the krend.

    Basically there is a lot to take into consideration when krendering, there are other forms like Weber monocoushe and monorex that for me are better products. Just hire the right person and you’ll have no issues."

    Answered on 4th Jun 2020 - Member since Jun 2020 - report
    LB plastering & general building

    "Hi I am an approved k-rend and pared applicator.

    It wont lose any colour. What happens when people do pared or k-rend, they are meant to spray the parex or k-rend when finished with a clear water seal to protect it so it doesn't get dirty then stays nice this is why you hear horror stores because there are people out there who don't do the job properly.

    Thanks, Leigh.
    LB Plastering & General Building."

    Answered on 4th Apr 2020 - Member since Feb 2020 - report
    Minworth Plastering

    "Hi good afternoon Like all exterior weather systems in including k render it’s takes a very long time to fade but it’s a extremely good product to use I have been using k render on many Construstion sites throughout the Midlands a it can be applied by hand or machines and can be painted in years to come with weather shield paint I hope this short guide has be helpful to your inquiry
    Kind regards
    Minworth plasterers"

    Answered on 31st Mar 2020 - Member since Mar 2019 - report
    Elite plastering

    "Hi, K render is exspensive and it does start to lose colour, fade and gets dirty easily. I would recommend a normal render as it's a vast way of keying this to any background and can put expansion joints in large areas to prevent cracking , and it's a lot lot cheaper than K rend.
    Regards, Clive"

    Answered on 31st Mar 2020 - Member since May 2016 - report
    Mg Knights property services

    "I have installed K-Rend, Weber and Parex and my preferred option is Weber!

    The extra money is definitely worth it as the product has better durability, no cracking, is breathable and waterproof as long as it’s installed correctly.

    Also, you will never have to peel of blown paint and blown render. As long you keep up
    basic maintenance the colour should last.

    Hope this helps"

    Answered on 31st Mar 2020 - Member since Jan 2020 - report

    "Hi, after a while, every render will lose colour after 18 to 20 years.
    It doesn't matter if you choose expensive or cheap render, it's the same.
    With normal render, you can paint what colour you want every year to keep it looking freash."

    Answered on 31st Mar 2020 - Member since Oct 2019 - report

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