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    Artex Ceiling Removal

    Plasterers

    Looking to have an Artex ceiling in a room that is 9m squared either removed or work done to remove the textured effect. I am unaware if it contains asbestos at this stage. Is it possible to plaster over Artex ceiling to achieve a smooth finish or must it be removed?

    Asked by Elliot on 11th May 2021
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    TOP FINISH PLASTERING & building services

    "Hi there

    Would need to know age of house and then we can determine regarding asbestos
    But if the ceiling texture is quite flat
    Then you can
    1. Overboard with brand new plasterboard and skimming finish
    2. If it flat enough go over with thicker plaster and bonding and screw up the old boards more to make sure no sagging occurs due to extra weight

    Hope this helps"

    Answered on 13th May 2021 - Member since Dec 2018 - report
    MM plastering services

    "The best option would be to give it 2 coats of PVA and then 2 coats of plaster job done."

    Answered on 13th May 2021 - Member since Sep 2019 - report
    A&T Refurbishment

    "You can skim over it if it is only stipple effect but if not it can be overbarded with 9mm plasterboard and skimmed"

    Answered on 13th May 2021 - Member since Feb 2021 - report
    Andy Langford

    "I normally plaster over artex without any problems. Another option is to plasterboard over the artex and then plaster."

    Answered on 13th May 2021 - Member since Apr 2021 - report
    07776770956

    "You should get away with filling it out with a kylite bonding then skim over the bonding to stop any artex from showing then your not disturbing the artex"

    Answered on 13th May 2021 - Member since Feb 2021 - report
    Plastamast

    "I wouldn't use PVA, I would apply blue grit and 2 coats for a definite bond."

    Answered on 13th May 2021 - Member since Apr 2021 - report
    P C D Construct Ltd

    "Yes, it's possible to cover the Artex with good quality PVA one coat aster and 2 coat multi finish."

    Answered on 13th May 2021 - Member since Sep 2019 - report
    M L R Carpentry

    "You can overboard the ceiling with 9.5 mm plasterboard and tape and fill the joints that would work out cheaper than plastering if you use foil backboard it will also make the room warmer in the winter."

    Answered on 17th May 2021 - Member since Mar 2020 - report
    G WILSON Plastering & Tiling

    "Hi, it is possible to skim over an Artex ceiling to achieve a smooth flat, modern ceiling, I have done this many times, it's not easy but possible obviously if you know what you are doing."

    Answered on 30th May 2021 - Member since May 2021 - report
    Aspects Plastering

    "It can be plastered over, firstly PVA applied two coats then plaster finish using two coated"

    Answered on 13th May 2021 - Member since May 2021 - report

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