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Receive a FREE Render Colour Chart (and beanie)!

As a thank you to all our loyal customers and advanced installers, we at EWI Store are offering FREE Render Colour Charts AND EWI Pro Beanies! Our Render Colour Chart is a fantastic resource for customers and installers alike, so you don’t want to miss out on this opportunity. If you’re wondering what a Render Colour Chart is, or equally how to receive your free copy, keep on reading!

What are Render Colour Charts?

At EWI Store, we understand that choosing the right render colour for your property can be a difficult decision; it’s hard to visualise exactly how the colour you want – or think you want – will look on the finished facade. And, when you hear that we offer thousands (yes, thousands) of colour choices, you can feel even more overwhelmed. That’s where our Render Colour Charts come to save the day!

Our ability to tint our render to absolutely any colour, including any RAL, NCS or Pantone shade, means that we cater to absolutely every taste. Our Render Colour Chart is available for our entire thin-coat render range, allowing you to visualise realistic colours and textures before making your final decision.

Our Render Colour Chart is not just a leaflet with small images; it is a durable, compact hardback brochure that provides official swatches of different render colours and grain sizes. Our installers find them to be an extremely handy resource, so you don’t want to miss out on receiving one for FREE!

How can I receive my free Render Colour Chart?

If you are not already registered with us, you will first need to create a trade account with us. Click here to register your account with us. If you are already registered with us, simply make sure you are logged in to your account.

Then, to receive your free Render Colour Chart, simply go to your cart and enter the code colourchart21 in the text box. What’s more, you will also receive a free EWI Pro Beanie AND free postage with your free Render Colour Chart – what a deal!

On behalf of everyone at EWI Store, we want to thank you for your custom and loyalty. We hope you enjoy your free gifts!

Choosing Your Perfect Silicone Render Colour

After reading about all the amazing benefits rendering your home can provide, you have come to the conclusion that Silicone Render is the render of choice, but with all the available colour options you can’t decide what to choose.

Fear not, you have come to the right place! In this blog I will be discussing our Silicone Render colour range here at EWI Store.

We have an extensive range of colours because we are able to colour match any RAL or NCS colours. This means we have a highly competitive range when compared to other render suppliers. We take colour matching seriously and can match even the finest nuance of colour.

Silicone Renders are an ideal choice when colour longevity is an important factor to you. Our range of Silicone Renders come pre-coloured and have self-cleaning and anti-bio growth properties which means your colour will stay clean and bright for longer. Our Silicone Renders are also UV resistant which helps prevent colour fade.

Is white too bright?

Many people choose to avoid a pure white render in fear of it appearing too bright in the summer months. Luckily, we are able to offer a range of white and off white shades including but not limited to Pure White, Platinum, Ice, Ivory and Linen.

To see our full online range please take a look at our Silicone Renders. Choosing an off-white shade may be what you are looking for as this will give you that clean white finish whilst not being as bright as the brightest shade.

If you do opt for our ‘Pure White’ shade then you can choose between grain sizes of 0.5mm-3mm. This texture may give your white a more diffused look preventing the shade reflecting too much light in the summer months.


Looking for something bolder?

Perhaps you are looking for a dark grey or a bright orange, whatever you are looking for we have got you covered!

Something to consider when opting for a more unusual colour choice is ensuring that this colour will complement the surrounding area, don’t worry if you make a mistake choosing a colour though, as you can always cover this up with our coloured Silicone Paint.


Fancy Mixing it up?

Maybe you do not just want one colour, maybe you want to enhance a particular part of your house. Why not choose a contrasting colour, like black against white, or if you are feeling really adventurous, blue against orange?

If you are still unsure on what colour to choose, try out our Colour Render Tool. This tool enables you to test out different render colours on real photos of your home. If you need a bit of help figuring out this tool, then check out our YouTube Tutorial.

Colour Guides

If you are interested in our Silicone Render, we have paper colour charts which we give out for free to help give you a visualisation of the colour, just bear in mind that these charts are not a 100% accurate representation as these have a smooth finish.

If you are looking for an accurate colour representation, then consider visiting us in-store to have a look at our colour sample chart or buy one online at This chart is more accurate due to the grainy texture and the fact they are made from our actual render.

We also offer Coloured Render Sample pots.

For more information consider watching our YouTube video

How to get that ‘new build’ look on your home

How to get that ‘new build’ look on your home

Does your house need that extra bit of love this year? Then you’re in the right place, this blog will tell you all about how to get that clean finish “new build” look on your home. This past year we have all spent more time indoors than usual, but that doesn’t mean we can’t give that little bit of attention to the exterior of our homes.

Whether it’s insulating your home to reduce those heating bills, adding a new coat of render with a bold new colour, or even smoothing over that old pebbledash here at the EWI Store we have everything you could possibly need to achieve this!

Rendering your home

So, first things first, what are the benefits or rendering your home? Rendering your home has many advantages, from protecting the brickwork from damp and damage, to modernising the outside aesthetics of your house. Rendering your home may also offer another layer of insulation, keeping your home warmer in the winter months and reducing energy bills.

There are many different types of render such as Cement Renders, Lime Renders, Polymer based Renders, Monocouche RendersAcrylic Renders, and Silicone renders.

Silicone renders are growing in popularity due their unique properties over other types of render. Silicone renders are breathable, flexible, hydrophobic, and self-cleaning!

The breathability of you render is important because it means that if moisture ever manages to get behind your render, it will be able to get out again, whereas if your render was not breathable, the moisture would stay behind the render, and potentially cause damage to your walls and render.

Houses tend to swell in the summer and shrink in the winter months which can cause your render to crack. Cracking is not just worrisome for aesthetic reasons as cracks will create a moisture pathway for rain and moisture to get behind the render system. Once there, moisture can penetrate deeper and cause further cracking. The flexibility that silicone render offers, means that it is very resistant to cracking, more so than any other render and will stand the test of time.

Insulating your home

Externally insulating your home will reduce the amount of heat escaping through your walls, hence will save you money on your heating bill. This also means your home will warm up faster, last longer and reduce carbon emissions.

As a result of keeping your walls warm and dry, the External wall insulation can protect the houses structure and improve its weatherproofing, which will in-turn prevent damage and keep your home looking fresh for longer.

With different insulation solutions available, why should you use external wall insulation?

External wall insulation can be applied with a variety of decorative finishes. This means that not only are you insulating your home, but you are also altering and improving its aesthetics. When externally insulating your home, you can choose between a multitude of different colours and several different textures.

Externally insulating your home will cause some disruption, however when you compare this to the disruption caused by Internally insulating your home, it is significantly less and won’t reduce the size of your rooms, unlike Internal wall insulation.


Covering up pebbledash

Pebble dash became extremely popular in the 1920’s due to an increase in demand for homes to be built. This led to builders cutting costs and used pebbledash to cover up poor brickwork. In present this has resulted in a dated, and for many an unsightly look that many homeowners are looking to remove.

Re-rendering pebbledash without removing pebbledash can be difficult if the right materials aren’t accessible. Removing pebbledash is a painful process, because removing the render requires hard work with a hammer and chisel, with the added risk of damaging the original brickwork. Typically, pebbledash is made from a sand and cement render – an incredibly unforgiving material that was often applied as a means of covering up a bad build job.

OCDC is a product that is specifically designed to be applied on top of pebbledash, and it can then be painted or rendered to achieve a modern, updated appearance. The good thing about the OCDC (One Coat Dash Cover) is that it is breathable, so it will help any trapped moisture within the underlying pebbledash to escape. It can also be applied up to 20mm in one pass (up to a maximum of 50mm), so it’s guaranteed to smooth over the pebbledash nicely!