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    Can I plasterboard over artex wall ( not ceiling)?

    Bathroom Specialists

    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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    Z&H Plumbing Heating services.

    "Yes you can plaster over the ceiling as long as as this evening it's dry and solid and no cracks or any broken joint job can be done.
    Thanks"

    Answered on 10th Jul 2020 - Member since Sep 2016 - report
    A&C Properties

    "If it’s in bathroom I’d take the plaster off and then stick your boards to wall making sure you seal the wall but yes you can stick it over the artex if you seal it the same"

    Answered on 10th Jul 2020 - Member since Apr 2019 - report
    Renov8 property ltd

    "You can plasterboard over but need to unibond (pva) first then use bonding compound to dot and dab the plasterboard on using a level and flat timber to keep them level"

    Answered on 10th Jul 2020 - Member since Apr 2020 - report
    TJG Tiling And Bathrooms

    "You can but you may need to stud out the wall to make it level before plasterboarding."

    Answered on 10th Jul 2020 - Member since Mar 2020 - report
    Nusra Builders

    "Yes you can but you have to put wood first and the stew the plasterboard on the wood I would recommend you to use 2 by one wood"

    Answered on 10th Jul 2020 - Member since Mar 2019 - report
    Maintenance Plus

    "This is my technique. And its works for me:
    First of all apply 2 good coats of PVA and depending on the type of paint on the ceilings and walls some sand mixed with the PVA will make for a good key on the surface, 2 coats of multi finish will give a nice smooth flat surface."

    Answered on 10th Jul 2020 - Member since Jun 2020 - report
    Alex Handyman NI

    "Please read section Health Risks https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Artex

    If it was applied after the mid 80s, there is no problem in removing, scraping or drilling over it.
    If you suspect it's from before mid 80s, you can just glue plasterboard over it and then decorate."

    Answered on 11th Jul 2020 - Member since Aug 2019 - report

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