There are so many options that you can toy with when you are renovating your brick home, or you are planning to have a new one. You are surely not preparing to leave all bricks exposed to the elements.
Surely, you would like to have a rendered layer over them for lending extra protection. Bagging the wall is a wonderful technique, which acts as a happy middle ground, and covers the bricks with a consistent surface.
What is Bagging?
Technically speaking, bagging is a technique of applying a mixture, which smooths internal or external brick walls, without hiding the irregularities and the raw texture of the bricks.
The technique goes a long way to protecting the brickwork. Besides, it also lends an aesthetic layer, which can be painted or can be left back as it is. In both cases anyway, the contour of the mortar and brick joints will remain clearly visible. The same can be said in case of all the bumps and imperfections.
So How Does Bagging Differ From Rendering?
Rendering and bagging a wall has striking resemblance as in both the cases, a mixture is applied on the surface of the bricks. However, a rendered wall will provide a smoother surface than what a bagged wall will have. On the other hand, bagging will highlight the imperfections, thus helping you to take evasive actions. Naturally, a bagged wall will have a textured appearance, unlike the rendered wall that has a smoother surface to show up.
Financially, bagging is cheaper than rendering, and that is why, we at UST Rendering Express are approached by a substantial number of clients who want their walls to be bagged at first, before being rendered.
How Do We Perform The Task of Bagging?
We carry out bagging with the help of a pre-mixed mortar, which also consists of cement and sand, along with a plasticiser. While sands with coarser grains are using in bagging, the variety that comes with finer grains are used for rendering.
Hydrated lime is also added as it adds an extra workability to the mortars, and augments their capability to deal with all the moisture and heat.
Then we add water to this mixture. The amount of water to be mixed depends upon the extent of dryness or wetness the mixture demands. While more water will make the mortar sloppy and make it suitable for wet bagging, lesser or no water will make the mortar just moist, and hence will make it ideal for dry bagging. Dry Bagging also helps when the application has to be thicker.
When it comes to dealing with a wall that has been newly constructed, we conduct dry bagging while the mortar is yet to dry out completely. Wet bagging is done only and only when the mortar has dried out and is set and settled.
If you want us to add colours that will give bagging almost a look and feel of rendering of houses in Melbourne, (albeit the differences already discussed), you can have oxides mixed with it.
Keep in mind that wet bagging will give the walls more of a washed look and feel.
Therefore, if you are looking for wall bagging, you need to summon an expert to know further details and to have the work done perfectly. Get in touch with our experts at UST Rendering Express. We will come up with excellent quality wall bagging service at cheap prices (remember – wall bagging is less expensive than rendering?)! Call us at the number you find on our website.