How To Apply Top Coat To Render – DIY At Bunnings

How To Apply Top Coat To Render – DIY At Bunnings


I’m going to show you how to apply a top coat
to render. The tools we need for this job are a hawk,
a trowel, a plastic float, and I’ll need a clean bucket of water, a sponge for washing
my tools, the product, and a suitable scaffold . I’ve also got a friend Ash, who’s going
to give me a hand as this is a two person job. The first thing I’ve done, I’ve masked off
the flashing and the fence in preparation for the top coat. And now we get up on the
scaffold, and we’ll apply the top coat. The first thing we need to do is put a suitable
amount of product onto our hawk, and then we’ll apply it with our trowel. We need to start from the top of the wall,
and work our way down. This is a premixed tinted product, that eliminates
the need to paint with a huge range of colors. To get the product off our hawk, we need to
use a tipping motion, and apply at a 30 degree angle. We need to apply a tight coat with a firm
arcing action. Once you have enough product on the wall,
quickly clean your tools. It’s very important as it dries very, very quickly. And we’ll
now apply the finish. Using our plastic float, we’ll now finish
the wall. We’ll use small circular motions to achieve this. When doing large areas, take a wet edge, so
we get a nice, seamless finish. Now, I’m going to grab my friend Ash now,
and we’re going to continue on, and finish this wall. Don’t apply in direct sunlight as the product
will go too hard. Leave your masking tape for a couple of hours
until the product firms up, and then remove. That’s how you apply top coat to render for
a long lasting finish.

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