How good is Monocouche?
Well that’s easy – it’s a fantastic product. It’s long-lasting, low-maintenance, and through-coloured so there’s no need for a top coat or painting. On a formulation level, the type of cement used in monocouche renders allows for pigmentation, which is what gives it the colour and means there’s no need to paint it.
Does monocouche render need mesh?
Weber recommends the use of Fibreglass Mesh for their monocouche system. The mesh needs to be embedded into the middle of the render – it shouldn’t make contact with the underlying substrate but equally, it needs to be embedded deep enough to avoid becoming visible once the render has been scratched back.
How Long Does Weber render last?
Note: These estimates take no account of wastage and will vary according to the type of surface involved and method of application. When stored unopened in a dry place at temperatures above 5°C, shelf life is 12 months from the date of manufacture printed on the side of the bag.
Does monocouche render need painting?
Monocouche render is already tinted when applied and does not need painting until the surface becomes tired and absorbs dirt from rainwater. There is a specialist paint for this surface made by Monocouche, however we used Dulux weathershield masonry paint, which will last around 6-10 years.
How long will monocouche render last?
You can expect your monocouche render to last over 25 years with no cracks or need for repainting. It’s one of the most durable types of render on the market. Due to its thickness, monocouche render has superior thermal qualities, which means that your home will be warmer during the colder months.
How do I clean Monocouche?
We recommend that for our Monocouche Scratch Render, your render aftercare should involve giving it a gentle pressure wash or hand wash every 6-12 months (or just when it’s looking a bit grubby). This should alleviate the need to use harsh cleaning chemicals further down the line (which could break down the render).
Does Monocouche render crack?
More noticable cracks in monocouche render can be repaired and retain a similar level and texture to the existing render. Larger cracked which suggest hollow or defective render, or damage to render which required remedial repairs, will require a more specialised approach.
What’s the best render to use?
Lime plaster is a great option for those looking for a breathable house rendering system. The advantages of lime render in include: It is more flexible than cement. It is breathable so prevents problems with moisture getting trapped within the wall — a common problem where cement renders are applied to old walls.
Is Weber one coat render any good?
Excellent product, sicks very well to wall, well worth the price as renders in one coat and no need to wait for it to go off!
How long does Monocouche take to cure?
approximately 28 days
Cementitious products such as Monocouche take approximately 28 days to fully cure, whereas thin coat renders can take roughly 24-48 hours to dry.
Is Weber better than K Rend?
“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.