Rendering is a process where a coat of material is applied to the outer layers of a wall, which protects it and makes it more insulated, weather-resistant, and aesthetically pleasing. Although people often leave rendering projects up to the experts, it isn’t difficult for DIYers to do as long as the right tools are available. However, some homeowners don’t know exactly what tools they need, but they want to learn how to do the job themselves. There are a number of different rendering tools that people use for these projects. Let’s take a look at them.
One of the essential rendering tools is the trowel. It is a simple tool that is used to apply and spread the rendering material on the walls and other surfaces. It is easy for anyone to use a trowel, and the process enables the user to layer a smooth coat on the walls. Trowels are reusable and can be used in other projects, such as plastering.
- Straight Edge
Another tool used in rendering is the straight edge. This tool is a multi-purpose metal tool that is used to smooth layers of render after each layer is placed. The straight edge is necessary to ensure that the wall turns out even and smooth.
- Bucket Trowel
There are different types of trowels, and the bucket trowel is important for lifting and carrying the render material from a bucket to a place closer to where the work is being done. It is useful because rendering materials can be heavy and difficult to move around. In addition, this tool is used for carrying, scraping, and mixing different wall coatings.
- Rendering Tape
Rendering tape is made for wall renders and helps people create a clean finish with straight lines. This tape makes it possible to render a certain area without getting the material on other surfaces, such as painted areas or windows. It is important to have rendering tape to do any rendering project.
- Scratching Comb
After the first coat of render is applied, the next step is to scratch the walls with a scratching comb. This method prepares the wall for the next coat by creating depressions. As a result, the rendering will last longer. Once the wall is scratched, another layer is applied.
- Sponge Float
Another rendering tool is the sponge float. After the rendering material is applied, there may be lines from the trowel around the wall. This creates a rustic look, which some people like. However, others want to create a more polished look, so they use the sponge float to smooth the trowel lines out. This is usually done at the end of the process.