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The benefits of using silicone render


Nowadays, a thin coat render is considered the best facade finishing material.

Nowadays, a thin coat render is considered the best facade finishing material. It includes mineral, silicone, silicate, acrylic render, and silicate-silicone render system. However, silicone renders are regarded as the highest class product, having the most important advantages of all thin layer renders and practically having no disadvantages. In our guide, we list the most important advantages of this product.

10 reasons to choose silicone renders

Extremely versatile

As we mentioned in the introduction, silicone render combines the most important advantages of all thin coat renders. Made based on synthetic resins, i.e. silicone (organosilicon) and polymer mixtures – water glass with appropriate mineral fillers, it can be successfully used on mineral wool and foamed polystyrene.

Resistance to damage

An advantage worth appreciating in the currently changing climate. Frequent storms, strong winds, and hailstorms will not frighten you if you decide on silicone render. It will also protect the building from damage caused by everyday life.


Silicone rendering like mineral render will eliminate the need to worry about the dampness gathering in the walls and appearing on the external walls in the form of fungi or causing the render finish to peel on the elevation.


Silicone render is non-absorbable and hydrophobic which means that it does not absorb moisture from the outside and e.g. rain does not soak into the elevation. Interestingly, this advantage does not affect the above-described vapor permeability.

High resistance to fungi and algae

Due to active biological substances, thin coat silicone renders are highly resistant to unsightly fungi and algae. That is especially important in the northern solid brick walls of the building, where moisture is the highest, and when the building is located near trees, lakes, rivers, or other places with increased humidity. Fungicides contained in silicone render will allow us to enjoy the elevation for a long time without a green tarnish and other “surprises” on the existing render.

High flexibility

This feature makes silicone rendering more resistant to cracks and fissures that may appear due to temperature differences, construction of the house on adjacent plots of land, or as a result of mistakes made by the external wall insulation.

Resistance to sunlight

You can be sure that the coloured render exposed to the south will not differ over time from those exposed to the north.

Easy application and high adhesion

Silicone render is a ready mortar, so you do not have to worry about the right proportions or apply silicone render. Enhancing additives contained in its composition increase its adhesion to all mineral bases, which means that it will not peel off from the wall, and you will be able to enjoy a beautiful facade for many years.

Unlimited colour range

In contrast to other renders, silicone render offers a surprisingly rich colour palette from which you can surely choose a colour meeting your expectations.

Self-cleaning render

The hydrophobicity of the silicone finish makes it naturally resistant to dirt.

How much does silicone render cost per m2?

Silicone render is not a relatively cheap render. The average total cost per square meter is around £11. If you include the cost of labor, the price is between £45 and £65 per m2.

However, taking into account all the advantages listed in our guide, it is definitely worth investing in silicone render to enjoy a beautiful facade for years