artex


Postby vjs1987 » Tue Jan 15, 2008 9:41 pm

my bathroom is covered in artex which has been put on really badly. :( what is the easiest and cheapest way to get the walls looking better. i tried wallpapering over it with the wall doctor wallpaper but their are loads of air bubbles in it so it still looks rubbish. ideally i would like to just have plastered straight walls and then paint them again. is it possible???
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Postby thedoctor » Tue Jan 15, 2008 9:47 pm

See our project on artex removal.Its easy and gives you a flat surface afterwards.
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Postby rosebery » Tue Jan 15, 2008 9:58 pm

Filthy b.....y stuff Artex!!!

I really like the homestrip products myself although I've not used the textured coatings remover. If it's as good as the paint stripper then it will be good.

An alternative is just to get a spread in and ask him to quote for skimming it. I wouldn't try doing it yourself. It's a real art and takes years of practice.

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Postby bd3cc » Thu Jan 31, 2008 11:02 pm

Artex wil generally come of with a steamer and scraper. You may need to sand down afterwards, and it is messy.
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Postby pbp » Tue Feb 12, 2008 9:52 am

Firstly removing artex with a steamer is effective but watch out for skin burns with the scolding water and the mess is unreal.

Also never ever sand artex if you have any concerns that is is pre 1985 as it will contain ASBESTOS.

Please see the projects page on how to safely remove artex.
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Postby pbp » Tue Feb 12, 2008 9:53 am

Removing artex with a steamer is dangerous and can lead to major skin burns, not to mention the mess.

Also if you think that your artex is possibly pre 1985 NEVER sand it as it might contain ASBESTOS.

Please see the how to remove artex safely on the projects page.
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Postby thepainterman » Sun Feb 24, 2008 11:57 pm

Get a professional plasterer in or sheet your walls.
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