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How to refresh your render

Render looking a little worn? It’s time to give them the Dulux treatment.

Step by step guide

  1. First you need to understand what paint quality you’re dealing with. Using a sharp blade cut an X in your existing surface and cover with tape. If paint comes away when the tape is ripped off then it’s unsound and needs to be completely removed.

    Bigger cracks and holes will need to be filled with exterior grade render filler.

  2. To clean your wall, remove any white salts with a 5% solution of white vinegar. For moss or mould, wash the wall with a bleach solution or de-mossing chemical. Once dry, make sure you mask any surface you don’t want to paint and use drop sheets to cover any plants you may be painting around.

  3. Now you’re ready to start painting. Start by using your brush to cut in around the edges. Then paint the rest of the surface with the roller, starting from the top corner in smooth up and down strokes.

    To get an even tint when using multiple cans, pour half of the second can into the first after you’ve filled your paint tray and continue this across all cans.

  4. When painting your second or final coat, lay-off your paint every 2-3 metres. Making sure you maintain a wet edge, roll the roller down the wall from top to bottom, making sure to overlap it slightly.

  5. And you’re done! Don’t forget to turn your leftover paint into hard waste with Dulux® Envirosolutions® Waste Paint Hardener