pva over artex


Postby willi101 » Mon Feb 25, 2008 6:19 pm

please can someone advise me on treating artex prior to skimming . my main concern is to slow the set down with pva . at what strength should it be applied and are there alternative bonding agents for the job.
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Postby tubbs » Tue Feb 26, 2008 9:20 pm

when plastering over artex i wash down with sugar soap, then apply pva undiluted. this gives a very good slow down to set. leave pva for about 10 - 15 minutes before plastering depending on temp. hope this helps
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Postby willi101 » Wed Feb 27, 2008 11:53 am

please can you tell me is sugar soap made or bought,what effect does is have on artex prior to skimming .thank you.
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Postby tubbs » Wed Feb 27, 2008 7:59 pm

you can buy sugar soap in any diy store, its not expensive and can save you a whole lot of trouble. sugar soap removes any fatty deposits from the artex ceiling like cooking or tobacco stain from smoke. let it dry out before coating with pva. all it is is a cleaning agent,
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