Replasterboarding a ceiling

Postby ChunkyEnoch » Mon Feb 13, 2012 3:19 pm

recently moved into a house and the ceilings are not only all artex but the boards have been replaced at some point and its very uneven. my previous house i skimmed over the artex and did a decent job, this time however i think that a skim will not be enough. i can get help to lift boards up to the ceiling and fix them and then skim, is this the best option or should i take all the boards down and start again. Im wondering if putting new boards up and ensuring they are level and fix them with screws would give me a flat surface to skim. What should i do?
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Postby welsh brickie » Tue Feb 14, 2012 6:36 pm

plaster over the plasterboard with bonding you can level the ceiling out ready for final skim coat.Paint a pva solution on the artex first.
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Postby BristolPlaster » Wed Feb 22, 2012 10:38 pm

Hello there,
I've seen some really bad artex ceilings in my time and if you wanted them spot on then you'd have to lay the bonding on half inch thick. Thats a lot of weight on the board over your head. If the ceiling is really bad i'd suggest just rip it down and re-board it. Just take your time, stagger the joints and use lots of fixings.
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Postby ChunkyEnoch » Wed Feb 29, 2012 4:24 am

Thanks for the advice i think reboarding the ceiling is what might be best. ive actually recently reinsulated the loft and i gues it could get messy, but it seems the best choice if a lot a work.
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