Plastering Question

Why is the fresh render i am putting on cracking?.

4 Answers

Best Answer

its probably drying too quick, have you wet the walls before rendering?, regards Terry.

Answered 14th Jul 2011

tm property services

Member since 9 Mar 2011

Has the wall been PVA treated prior to application?
Is the render interior or exterior because if the sun is beating down it will dry out the render too quickly causing it to crack

Answered 14th Jul 2011

House Doctors

Member since 13 Jul 2011

number of reasons but most common especially in summer is its drying too fast ,try some additives with retarder in ,this slows down the drying time

Answered 15th Jul 2011


Member since 7 Jun 2008

I agree with the others, you need to control the suction, I would suggest give the wall a coat of SBR slurry prior to your scratch coat, with a water proofer added.

Answered 15th Jul 2011


Member since 29 Oct 2008

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