Mono or thincoat

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Spent last 12-18 months convinced thincoat is the way forward, and in turn have been convincing customers. But last few jobs have done in eco rend mono and they’ve been a dream. So much bloody easier. Got my little extension sat ready to do and I’m torn.

What’s better and why help me decide :tonto:
 

Elite exteriors

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Thin coat is more durable but more of a fuckabout in my opinion I personally prefer the look of monocouche and so do most of my customers 9 out 10 jobs I do are mono
Mono is a faster turn around too and can be done all year round where as you've really got to keep an eye on the weather with the thin coat
I earn more money with mono and prefer using it but thin coat is probably the strongest system overall
 

bobski

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Spent last 12-18 months convinced thincoat is the way forward, and in turn have been convincing customers. But last few jobs have done in eco rend mono and they’ve been a dream. So much bloody easier. Got my little extension sat ready to do and I’m torn.

What’s better and why help me decide :tonto:


Depends on you.

Is It money you want to earn, or do you want to the best job with less come backs?

What would you want on your house?


If you put yourself in a customers position, (who most of the time know nothing, and you have to explain the whole industry to them), what would you want someone to come and put on your house, to come and tell/advise you?

Other factors, potential for movement, has there been openings across each wall, liklihood of future damage, kids bikes or barrows or moving lights etc.

These would sway me to advise one way or another.

After all weighed up, which finish genuinely looks better in that person's eyes.

The amount of customers and builders I have spoken to who all thought mono and thin coat were the same thing when looking at the finish, usually from 5 metres away. Then you explain, - go look closer etc...
 

Ritch

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Spent last 12-18 months convinced thincoat is the way forward, and in turn have been convincing customers. But last few jobs have done in eco rend mono and they’ve been a dream. So much bloody easier. Got my little extension sat ready to do and I’m torn.

What’s better and why help me decide :tonto:
Brick slips all renders are turd
 

Rossi46

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Thin coat every time, many more positives than mono.
I feel like out of all I prefer sand & cement painted. Bagged render of course. I’ve gone full circle from s&c to mono then thin coat and although I mostly do thin coat I’ve pushed a traditional finish as much as I can.
Mono looks nice but overall is at the bottom of my choice pile.
 

hollybank

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Thin coat every time, many more positives than mono.
I feel like out of all I prefer sand & cement painted. Bagged render of course. I’ve gone full circle from s&c to mono then thin coat and although I mostly do thin coat I’ve pushed a traditional finish as much as I can.
Mono looks nice but overall is at the bottom of my choice pile.
Just doing a render job at the moment.
Sand and cement rubbed up with a tylorean finish.
Beat that!
 

bobski

Well-Known Member
Just doing a render job at the moment.
Sand and cement rubbed up with a tylorean finish.
Beat that!


Ahhh, tyrolean, brings back memories......
 

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