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Rendering can transform the appearance of your home and add value to your property if done correctly. Most people hire professionals to carry out their rendering work, but some homeowners may feel like they have enough skills to carry out the rendering themselves, all while saving money. But which option is the best one for you? Continue reading to find out more.


Although it is easy to find and purchase the equipment needed for rendering a home, there are still important factors to consider before embarking on a DIY project.

Quality of the Work

Rendering may seem like one of the easier renovation jobs to do yourself, but there are still some basic skill levels that you need to complete the job satisfactorily. The final result of a rendering project has to look seamless and of a high-quality finish. Rendering may stick easily to a surface, but it still takes work to make it look neat, instead of a messy, mismatched job that will turn your home into an eyesore.

Hard Work

Although it may be easier than building a completely new room or retiling a floor, rendering is still hard physical work. To make sure the finish looks neat and uniform, you have to render one whole wall at the same time, rather than stop and take breaks. You also have to make sure that you’re physically strong enough to carry out the work, including lifting large bags of rendering mixture.

The Equipment

There is lots of equipment needed to complete a rendering job, and while it may be easy to find most of the tools in your local hardware store, it all adds up and can get rather pricey. You will also need to ensure that you have enough protective gear to protect yourself and the surrounding area while you render.

Once you complete the rendering project, it’s likely that you won’t need to use all those tools again, which means they will take up storage space and gather dust.


Rendering a home includes heavy lifting, climbing up and down ladders and scaffolding and operating power tools. You will always have to be vigilant while climbing up and down and lifting heavy objects. You will also need to ensure that nobody is standing underneath the surface you are rendering in case a tool accidentally falls. Protective gear is required to protect your skin and clothes from the rendering mixture.

Size of the Job

How big is the project? How long will it take you to complete? If you have a bigger home, it’s going to take you longer to complete the rendering. If you have a full-time job, you will have to do the render on the weekends which can have an impact on your personal health and family life, etc.

Professional Rendering

There are many reasons to hire a professional company to complete your rendering job. These include:

  • Quality: Hiring a professional to do the job ensures that the rendering is high-quality, looks great and will last for a long time.
  • Safety: The professionals do this for a living and know exactly what they’re doing, limiting the risk of injury or accidents from occurring.
  • Cost: Although you may be paying more upfront, the money will be worth it in the long run as the rendering will last for longer and will generally look better. Whereas, if you do the rendering yourself, you may have to redo the job in a few months or a year.
  • More efficient: The professionals can get the job done faster.
  • More knowledgeable: The professionals know what they’re doing and have the necessary experience. They know what type of render would look best for your home and can help you make certain decisions.
  • Equipment: The professionals have all the necessary equipment and will transport it themselves, rather than you having to worry about sourcing and buying the tools yourself.

If you’re considering a rendering job, contact us today! At Sydney Cement Rendering, we take pride in being Sydney’s trusted rendering experts. We provide our customers with the highest quality rendering services. Contact us at 0402 704 984 or visit our website: to find out more about what we offer!