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Silicone Silicate vs. Silicone vs. Premium Bio Silicone Renders

Polymer-modified silicone renders are extremely popular on the market today. These renders tend to be more high-performing than their traditional sand and cement counterparts, offering stronger crack resistance and longevity. Not only this, polymer-modified silicone renders can be tinted to produce any shade.

With so many varieties of silicone-based renders on the market, it can be really complicated about which one to settle on. At EWI Store, our renders contain: silicone, and each of them offers different things.

Silicone Silicate Render

Silicone Silicate Render is what you may call an ‘entry-level’ silicone render. This is somewhat a hybrid in that it’s part silicone and part silicate. This also means that it still has the same level of breathability as other silicones. But it’s less hydrophobic and therefore less self-cleaning. On the other hand, because it’s a ‘hybrid,’ Silicone Silicate is our best value render for the price and performance.

  • Breathable
  • Water-repelling
  • Flexible
  • Great value

Silicone Render

The classic, widely renowned Silicone Render takes pride of place on our (always well-stocked with quality materials) warehouse shelves. This is undoubtedly our most popular thin coat render, offering enhanced breathability and self-cleaning capabilities that ensure it stands apart from other renders.

  • Breathable
  • Hydrophobic
  • Self-cleaning
  • Frostproof
  • Flexible

Premium Bio Silicone Render

Jumping from one quality render to another, the Premium Bio Silicone Render is the most advanced thin coat render in the EWI Pro catalogue. This is your all-singing, all-dancing version of the classic silicone with its ability to tackle organic growth. Also, it has  enhanced UV resistance and increased impact resistance. This render is perfect if your property is in high vegetation and exposed to organic growth.

  • Breathable
  • Increased resistance to plant growth
  • Hydrophobic
  • UV resistant
  • Impact resistant
  • Flexible

How do I choose a coloured render?

Please browse our website for information about our full range of materials. Bear in mind the budget, the age of your property, its current condition, and the kind of look you want to go for.

In addition, you should take a look at our colour charts to choose a colour and a grain size. You can order a free paper colour chart or our render-sample colour chart to get an idea of our range of colours.

Also, ordering a coloured render sample pot is helpful. We recommend that customers always do this before going ahead with their purchase. Choosing a colour for your entire house is a big decision, and it’s important to get it right the first time!


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