Let’s get down and dirty by digging right into the basics of Tyrolean render
and what makes it a great finishing effect for your exterior walls.
What is rendering?
If plastering is for interior walls, rendering, on the other hand, is the process of covering exterior walls or interior accent walls. A render is typically composed of cement, fine sand, and lime. A rendering mortar is applied on the wall layer after layer. The last coat is called the “finish.” There are many finish effects when it comes to rendering. Stucco, Travertine, and K Rend Tyrolean are excellent examples of render finishes.
What is Tyrolean?
Tyrolean refers to the type of render and type of polymer cement. It is commercially available in white powder form and can be applied manually through coating sprays or using an open-hopper spraying machine, a compressor-powered render gun, or a Tyrolean flicker gun. Because of its polymer content, which are generally tiny plastic materials added to cement mixture as some form of a binder to concrete, Tyrolean is known for being efficient in preventing cracks and weather-proofing exterior walls.
What is a Tyrolean render or Tyrolean finish?
Otherwise known as an Alpine finish, a Tyrolean render, is a stylish render finish that came all the way from the great Alpine regions of Austria. This type of render finish is used on brick, masonry, and concrete wall surfaces with sufficient suction capabilities.
In the UK, Tyrolean render is the most commonly used finishing effect for commercial buildings and residential properties. It gives exterior walls a characteristically rough, pebbled, and weathered appearance. A superior alternative to plaster and cement finishes, Tyrolean render, when applied properly, can protect walls from fractures, withstand extreme weather conditions, such as rain or snow, for a long time, and offer some form of insulation.
While it comes in white powder form, a Tyrolean finish can be created in many different colours of your choice by mixing it with water and colouring dyes and compounds. Cullamix Tyrolean
, for instance, is available in a range of colours.
There are also several choices when it comes to texture and patterns, which can be achieved depending on how the Tyrolean
is manipulated. The curing and drying process is the most crucial step in Tyrolean rendering. The wall should be prepped beforehand and the Tyrolean should be applied in thin layers manually or using a Tyrolean flicker gun. Faithfull Tyrolean Flicker Gun
is a great rendering tool
for applying Tyrolean on both interior and exterior walls.
For premium-quality materials for Tyrolean rendering, dry lining, plastering, and external paints, choose Amaroc. Founded in 2012, we have a team of knowledgeable experts in the rendering trade. Get in touch with us by calling 01793 232930 (Swindon) or 0117 3017474 (Bristol).