Today the renderers came to monocouche our extension - I've come home taken one look & I hate it.
The sample looked a really light off white, but in reality it's like a light sand. They've done a wonderful job but I've chosen the wrong colour, or the sample was not representative. It's not awful, but it's not what we wanted & doesn't look that great.
Tomorrow they return to do the back (front & side done). Do I: 1. Ask them to get different colour monocouche & do the back in that? 2. Ask them to take it off & redo it (not sure if that's even a thing and it will be £££) 3. Put up and shut up with my mistake?
I don't want to paint as that will mean maintenance. I'd rather do option 3.
Im leaning towards 1. Will anyone (but me) notice that the back& front are different & think it's odd? What would you do?
Thanks everyone. You're all right, it's not horrible and there is no need for me to be such a fussy nobhead. It's just the disconnect between my expectation and the reality plastered all over the front of my lovely house!
Clumsyduck it's a silicon render which sort of repels dirt, but yes, good point - we do live on a fairly busy road which causes dust.
steppemum I really appreciate you googling for me and that gives me a lot of hope. It makes sense that a water based application would dry lighter, just as paint does. Maybe I'll put off my panic for a couple of weeks time
It does seem to have lightened a bit this morning, so maybe the evening light made it seem darker plus extra drying time (and your positive comments) has helped.
@skippy67 - I asked this morning, the renderers recons it's about £1000 for that front but the more you have done, the better the price - full three sides wrap around with mesh, beading and monocouche would be about £2600. I think that included scaffold.
DH also had the front of a small terrace rendered for £600 without mesh/beading a few years ago, so price is dependent on the system you want.