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    Can I plasterboard over artex wall (not ceiling)?

    Painters & Decorators

    My bathroom has walls with artex. Can I plasterboard over the artex walls and then apply wall paper/plaster or even paint?

    Asked by Huios on 19th Jun 2020
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    "Hi yes you could board over the walls , but have you looked into removing the Artex ?? But have to be mindful of what type of Artex covering is made of . Would need to see it for better answer
    Regards Darren"

    Answered on 3rd Jul 2020 - Member since Mar 2020 - report
    NWM Decorating

    Take off any sharp edges of the artexed walls using a scraper. It is possible to "dot and dab" the plaster boards and fix to wall areas. Once dry boards can be decorated. Hope this is of some help."

    Answered on 3rd Jul 2020 - Member since Jun 2020 - report
    Hristo Vasiliev Hristov

    "you can put drywall but it is better to stick, because artex may contain asbestos and it is not a good idea to be on a structure because of the inevitable drilling when gripping"

    Answered on 4th Jul 2020 - Member since May 2020 - report
    Tbs property maintenance

    "Yes you can plasterboard over but they would have to be a moisture board then you could skim and paint"

    Answered on 26th Jul 2020 - Member since Jul 2020 - report
    T@P decorating

    "Yes you can board over artex it’s a pretty straight forward job to do"

    Answered on 19th Apr 2021 - Member since Mar 2021 - report
    PRO2CALL Ltd

    "yes it can be done as long as the wall is unibonded before hand"

    Answered on 11th Aug 2020 - Member since Aug 2020 - report

    "Yes , just make sure it is sealed properly if in a bathroom"

    Answered on 3rd Aug 2020 - Member since Aug 2019 - report
    Griff construction

    "Yes you can but you need to make sure you use waterproof adhesive and seal the plaster with pva before decorating."

    Answered on 3rd Jul 2020 - Member since Apr 2020 - report
    R wagstaff

    "Yes you can but it's best to let someone who knows what they are doing do it because behind bathroom walls are pipes etc"

    Answered on 3rd Jul 2020 - Member since Dec 2016 - report
    Thompson Decorators

    "Hi customers

    Yes it is possible.
    But note the process between any material applications must be kept in order if longevity

    All the very best,
    Agent J"

    Answered on 25th Jul 2020 - Member since May 2020 - report

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