Top 5 wall finishes for your modular wall

  • 3 minutes
  • 22 September 2017

Suppose your ModularWalls are about to be installed, or you have finished installation already. In that case, all you need to do now is complete your wall or fence as your desire! Our fencing systems can accommodate a variety of wall finishes to complement your home’s architectural style and add a personal touch to your wall design.

Here are the Top 5 wall finishes:

1. Exterior acrylic paint

Exterior acrylic paint is the most common and easiest wall finish. Due to our wall panels’ smooth, cementitious finish, you can achieve a sleek, render-like aesthetic with exterior acrylic paint!

Dulux Weathershield and Wattyl Solagard are popular choices for many of our customers. They are exterior grade, so they don’t need a primer, and they come in a vast collection of colours. It is also easy to harmonise with your home by using the same exterior paint, like this striking VogueWall used in Three Birds Renovations’ outdoor fireplace!


2. Texture paint

If you’re looking for a more textured finish but don’t have the budget or DIY skill for rendering, textured paint is the perfect middle ground.

Look for sand-based, exterior-grade paints. You will have a textured finish that’s cost-effective and very achievable for the average DIYer.

3. Textured acrylic render

Although we manufacture our products to mirror a rendered look, you can achieve a range of aesthetics with an acrylic render, such as stucco plastering or Tuscan-style finishes.

Note that whilst our panels accept acrylic renders, our posts, post tops, and wall capping do not. Therefore, they will need to be finished with acrylic paint or texture paint if you want to match the render’s texture.


4. Tiling

Make a statement with some feature tiling! Tiled finishes on our wall panels have surged in popularity after the iconic EstateWall front wall in Three Birds Renovations’ House 10.

To perfect this wall finish, pair it with External wall capping to adequately cover the tile edging and only tile the wall panels. The posts, post tops and wall capping will need painting. 

5. Veneers or cladding

Cladding is a great way to customise your wall and works extremely well for grand entrances, feature walls and retaining wall designs.

Our panels are suitable for all veneers — keep to the weight restrictions recommended on the adhesive label. The general weight restriction for most adhesives is usually around 90kg, but always check the label of the specific adhesive you’re using.

Finally, the posts, post tops and wall capping will need painting.

Wall finishes & warranty

Furthermore, for warranty reasons, we recommend you apply the finish on your wall within 30 days of installation.

Our wall materials arrive ready for you to add your desired finish. Therefore, if the wall surfaces are not clean due to prolonged exposure to the elements, finishes may not stick as well as they should. So, finishing your wall promptly is an important final step.

Overall, there are numerous designs and wall finishes to create a unique style and ensure your home stands out for all the right reasons. The hardest part will be deciding which type to choose.