How to Choose the Right Applicator for Your Render Project

One of the most important aspects of a render project is choosing the right applicator who will achieve your desired outcome. Choosing the wrong person for the job can lead to disastrous results, costing you a lot of time and money.

In this article, we explore the 6 ways to successfully choose the right applicator for your next render project.

6 Ways to Choose the Right Rendering Applicator

1. Check for a Licence

The right applicator for your rendering project should be licensed by the relevant authority. License will show that the applicator is qualified to handle all aspects of a rendering project. Furthermore, you can have confidence that the product will be applied in accordance with best practice guidelines, resulting in a long-lasting beautiful finish.

2. Look at their Experience Level

The longer an applicator has been in the industry, the more likely they have handled various rendering projects. Experienced applicators are likely to have worked with various materials, and can, therefore, offer recommendations on what works best for your project.

3. Look at their Portfolio

A good applicator should have a collection of previous work they can showcase to their prospective clients. Looking at their portfolio can give you an idea of their work quality and the level of expertise they bring to the table. It will also enable you to visualise what your project could look like when completed.

4. Word-of-Mouth

Also known as the best form of marketing. Word of mouth is an excellent way to assess the expertise and experience of a particular rendering applicator. Ask family, friends, neighbours or local builders for their opinions or recommendations on anyone they have used in the past.

5. Acquire Different Quotes

Make sure you are comparing apples to apples. Acquiring multiple quotes when selecting an applicator for any rendering job is essential to ensure you are making the best decision and getting the most value for your money.

6. Try Rockcote’s ‘I need an Applicator’ system

We have carefully designed a system that searches our professional database of applicators. Aligning them to your location, job type and required finish. All you need to do is complete the form and we will email you through a list of our certified applicators.

Let Rockcote assist you, fill in the ‘I need an Applicator’ online form and we take the hassle out of researching applicators. Aligning your project to location, job type and required finish. All you need to do is complete the form and we will contact you with Rockcote recommend applicators. 

Choosing the right applicator for your rendering project is achievable with the right information and guidance. By following the above steps, you can rest easy knowing that you have chosen the right person for the job.


Simply complete the form to receive a list of certified experienced applicators near you who are qualified to complete your next render job.