What is a dry dash finish?

What is a dry dash finish?

Dry Dashing is a traditional decorative rendering technique that provides a tough, durable, long-lasting, cost-effective and almost maintenance-free finish to exterior wall surfaces.

Can you use K Rend over Pebble Dash?

No, the paint will act as a barrier and won’t key to the wall the first frost and it will crack. Knock it off and use K-rend base coat (scratch coat) otherwise you’ll be back next year with a grumpy customer. Hope this helps.

Is K Rend one coat?

K Rend LW1 is a lightweight, one coat render, which can be applied directly onto a wide range of masonry and external wall insulation (EWI) substrates. It offers exceptional coverage and can achieve a variety of finishes.

What is the difference between wet dash and dry dash?

What is the difference between dry dashing and wet dashing? In dry dashing, the cement and sand mixture is applied to the walls and the pebbles are stuck on. With wet dashing, the stones are added to the cement and sand mixture before it is applied to the walls.

How long does pebble dash take to dry?

Pebble Dashing the Wall Apply the initial layer of the render with a trowel. Make a very smooth coat of render. You also may want to rake or score it to help the next layer adhere better. Leave it to dry overnight or for about 24 hours.

Should you paint pebble dash?

Unfortunately, with such a rough, bumpy surface, pebbledash isn’t really suitable for painting. The various peaks, troughs and sharp edges are a nightmare to paint – and the results are rarely good. On top of that, paint is never a long-term solution outside your home.

Does Pebble Dash cause damp?

One of the main causes of penetrating damp is the occurrence of spalling brickwork, cracked cement render or pebble dash, or the face of bricks blown and detached from the surface, allowing water to soak into brickwork or substrate.

Is Pebble Dash cheaper than render?

A render usually works out cheaper than a pebble dash and is easier to maintain and easier to remove and repair, therefore we would personally choose a render over a pebble dash.

Can K Rend be smooth?

Texture – K Rend products come in a variety of textures from smooth and refined to textured and traditional. It is important you choose the right texture when rendering a house or commercial property.

Does K Rend crack?

Cracks may be present on all buildings. As our K Rend renders provide the aesthetic finish to a structure, cracks in the building can appear on the finished surface.