1. Use the same batch number
As with any naturally formed product, colour shade may alter between batches. Check the batch number before mixing and if they are different, mix the products together to ensure colour continuity. The material required for completing adjoining panels or elevations should all be from the same batch product number or be thoroughly dry mixed together before use.
2. Complete walls in close proximity in the same time frame
Plan your rendering work carefully so that any wall panel and any areas next to it can be completed in a progressive sequence. You need to try and get them finished together. Any delays between finishing dates may contribute to differences in appearance between the panels.
3. Use the same application methods throughout
Any changes in application procedure can result in shade variation between rendered bays.
Whenever possible, the panels should be finished on an external angle. When mixing the monocouche render product, getting consistency in the volume ratio of water to product is key.
4. Prepare the substrate
The background needs to be reasonably aligned so the render thickness is relatively consistent. The wall should be made up of similar materials that have the same behavioural qualities, particularly suction levels, to provide equal drying of the render. Condition, consistency and the moisture content of the supporting substrate will affect the drying and curing of the product. Protect backgrounds from either becoming too damp, cold or saturated, or too dry, porous or warm, before you start work.
The time that the render is scraped within the setting process is critical to the finished shade.
The earlier the product is scraped, the deeper the texture and darker the colour shade. Scraping later will give the appearance of a much lighter colour shade.
This point of material set should be kept consistent throughout the works, especially when it comes to adjacent panels.