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    advice on plastering Artex ceiling as a long-term solution


    I have several Artex ceilings in my house and I'd like to freshen things up. I've read that plastering over Artex is one way to 'get rid of it'. I'd like to know if this is a long-term solution or will I need to replace the Artex ceilings eventually?

    Asked by carole on 17th Aug 2020
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    Redmond's Plumbers and Renovations

    "Over board and skim. Professional and built to last finish
    Craig Redmond"

    Answered on 24th Aug 2020 - Member since May 2020 - report
    Dlc multitrades

    "It depends on what type of artex it is. If it's had what I call aa white wash under the artex when the plaster is applied the moisture/ water in the plaster can cause the Artex to drop off. My self I would over bored it. Not to costly but will solve any problems with the old ceiling at the same time. I overboard every time. Hope this helps"

    Answered on 17th Aug 2020 - Member since Sep 2017 - report
    Rkb plastering

    "Hi, yes you can long term if you bond out and blue grit your ceilings and then skim."

    Answered on 22nd Sep 2020 - Member since May 2019 - report

    "Yes, you can plaster over Artex as long as it's not too spikey and thick."

    Answered on 7th Dec 2021 - Member since Apr 2020 - report
    N f plastering services

    "If you plaster them that will be sufficient I can give you a quote if you like for the work"

    Answered on 17th Aug 2020 - Member since Feb 2020 - report
    Tonez1plasteringsouth based in blackpool

    "Standard bonding coat wen starts to go Brown can have a tight skim a 1st tight skim pull in but may a very tight 2nd pretty much staring into the set basically same as most plastering half the amount you put the 1st coat the skim"

    Answered on 12th Nov 2021 - Member since May 2021 - report
    Thor Fraser

    "As long as the sub base has not come away from its fixtures (ie plaster boards) it can be plastered over . A solid base ie concrete ceiling was the
    Ideal medium for Artex applications. If it was bonded and set a life time guarantee. On plasterboards if water damaged soaked, it would be a problem to health and safety to repair or remove.
    Marlon Fraser"

    Answered on 18th Aug 2020 - Member since Jul 2020 - report
    Plastering Local

    "The course of action here would be to new plasterboard put up on the ceiling and then have this plastered. All round professional job and built to last."

    Answered on 3rd Dec 2020 - Member since Sep 2020 - report
    Luxe Plastering

    "Artex ceilings can be plastered over for fresh flat finish. As long as the ceiling base is in good condition and as long as the plastering is done correctly it is a long term solution and you shpuld not have to replace anything after that apart from paint your chosen colour after plastering."

    Answered on 17th Aug 2020 - Member since May 2020 - report
    Jlown building

    "It is fine to plaster over the top off artex, yes it is a long term solution if done right"

    Answered on 4th Oct 2020 - Member since Aug 2019 - report

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