Substrate Best Practices
- Substrates (backgrounds) should be kept dry, prior to applying the render.
- Fastening deflection netting to your scaffold will assist you in protecting your substrate from the winter elements and is always good practice to have during your render project.
- The adhesion and bonding characteristics of the render application onto substrates with high a moisture saturation will become problematic. This may cause a reduced bond for the render, causing weakness, where the lack of suction is dramatically reduced.
You can read more on our top 3 tips for winter working, HERE.