With rendering in your interior or exterior walls, you can create a smooth and textured surface. By rendering the walls which are just like plastering, you can enhance the beauty of your property without spending too much. However, there are various types of rendering and you need to choose wisely. Here we will specifically discuss why acrylic is a better choice in building rendering compared to the cement one.


Compared to the cement rendering, the acrylic render is a bit more costly. So, if you wish to go for the latter, you would incur a greater cost for the labour doing the rendering work. Though the cement render is a cost-saving option, the results will be much better in the latter type of rendering.

As a newer product, acrylic render is easier to mix which can result in slightly higher costs. But still, the advantage of using this type of rendering is that it is user-friendly especially when you are going for DIY projects.

With this type of rendering, you will be able to create beautiful designs in a convenient way which might not be possible with cement rendering.


Acrylic render is more durable compared to other types of renders. Since plastic is added to the rendering mix when creating acrylic, the longevity of the exterior work is increased. This type of render does not crack much and hence offers better longevity. Even with constant weather effects and wearing and tearing, the external house rendering will remain as it is.

An advantage of acrylic render is that it allows materials underneath to breathe. The reason behind this is it is porous. Additionally, it helps to keep the home dry as it works as a protective layer against weather conditions.

This render is also water-resistant, so the chance of bacteria and fungi forming on the walls of the house is greatly reduced as compared to other renderings such as cement.


The acrylic can be used on the inside and the outside. Though rendering is mainly done on the outside of a building. But if you indeed want to do it inside, you will be able to create an accent wall in any room inside your house.

Acrylic stays affixed to all types of surfaces as compared to the concrete. The latter offers limited functionalities but the former can work in painted walls, concrete, cement, etc. which makes it a versatile choice as compared to others.

Another advantage of using this type of rendering is that you will be able to complete your project quickly, within a couple of days. It only dries up fast which makes it very popular for builders as well as homeowners.


The natural colour of acrylic is very light which gives you the option of applying another coat of paint. This gives the flexibility of adding not just paint but also different types of designs. Furthermore, the coat of paint works as an additional protective layer.

So, as you can see that in building rendering, acrylic plays an important role as it has several benefits over others.

Author's Bio: 

The author is the owner of a company that provides external house and building rendering to protect the home exteriors from weather effects.