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Scratch back rendering in Sunderland and across the Northeast

When it comes to external rendering, not all results and finishes are equal, which is why at JAL Rendering and Plastering, we specialise in scratch back rendering, which is a technique that enhances durability and adhesion for your chosen topcoat. Contact our team in Sunderland for more information.

What is scratch back rendering?

The term scratch back rendering (also known as scratch coat rendering) specifically refers to an application process used in the rendering application. It involves applying a base coat of render to a wall surface before applying the top, decorative quote. Using this technique can give better render adhesion, extra durability, and additional strength. It can be utilised whatever your chosen render finish is and can help prevent the final coat of render from detaching or cracking over time.


Find out more by contacting JAL Rendering & Plastering. We are based in Sunderland and cover Durham, South Shields, Jesmond, Washington, Seaham, Chester-le-Street and Boldon. The other services we offer include dry lining, commercial plastering, and more!

Benefits of choosing scratch back rendering from us

Better render adhesion

Using scratch back rendering techniques allow for better adhesion between the render and the surface being coated

Improved durability

When properly applied, the scratch coat can add to the overall durability of the completed render

Even results

This technique gives one of the most consistent and uniform results

Compatible with many types of render

At JAL, we can use scratch back rendering with any number of final topcoat render finishes


The scratch coat layer, because it is not visible, can be done using an economical alternative to the top layer.

No limit when it comes to design

As the scratch coat render is a separate layer, you can still opt for any colour, style, and design

External wall being rendered
Plastering crack in wall with trowel

Interested in our other rendering services?

The scratch back rendering application can be used with many different types of rendering and for many different applications. Why not check out some of our other rendering options below? We can also offer dry lining.

Areas We Serve

We are a well-equipped team of 8 renderers and plasterers that have previously worked on a range of domestic, commercial, and industrial projects across the Northeast. We are based in Sunderland and our services are available in Durham, South Shields, Jesmond, Washington, Seaham, Chester-le-Street, Boldon, and Newcastle-upon-Tyne.

Repairing the plaster on a wall
If you would like a free quote for our scratch back rendering services, call JAL Rendering & Plastering in Sunderland on 07933 417603.
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