Cover over artex in a bathroom?

What is the safest, cheapest and best way to cover over a bathroom that is wall to wall artex (years old - possibly 30 odd) so that I can either tile, paint or cover it with something else that is suitable such as wall boards?

Asked by Reece on 30th Nov 2020
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"Hi there. I would not paint over it. The safest way. Would be to even tile over the artex. Or you could use wallboards. This would be the safest way. That I would do it"
Answered on 3rd Feb 2021 - Member since Jan 2021 - report
"You're better getting this plastered over as you couldn’t get tiles to stick to artex"
Answered on 3rd Dec 2020 - Member since Sep 2020 - report
"Hi there, essentially you need to de-nib the article, quick scrap taking off the high points or nibs of the artex, PVA what’s left and plaster.
That presuming the artex is still well bonded to the walls, if not you need to
Remove any loose parts."
Answered on 3rd Dec 2020 - Member since Oct 2020 - report
"You can cover it by using a PVC sheet that comes in different colours."
Answered on 30th Nov 2020 - Member since Apr 2020 - report
"Scrape it all off, bond over it and re skim it. Cheapest way"
Answered on 4th Jan 2021 - Member since Aug 2018 - report
"You can scrape it off using wallpaper steamer and scraper ****if it does not have asbestos****

If you're unsure if it has asbestos, I 100% recommended trying to find out before you even touch it.

You can also skin over artex with plaster to give a smooth surface to paint or tile onto."
Answered on 12th Apr 2021 - Member since Oct 2020 - report
"Simply plaster it and paint it, Tile it if you fancy, nice decorative light, a mirror, yea that's the way forward."
Answered on 8th Dec 2020 - Member since Nov 2020 - report
"Hi, depending on how thick the artex is the quickest way of preparing the walls is to use (Feb - Blue Grit) this gives a strong bonding quality and seals the walls, once dry you can tile strait over the artex. You must make sure the artex is solid and not flaking or coming away from the wall first. ( with all old artex you MUST be sure it does not contain ASBESTOS before scraping loose or blown areas off. Please have it checked out beforehand if you have any doubt. Hope this helps
Answered on 4th Jan 2021 - Member since Nov 2020 - report
"The cheaper option that you would have to take the old Artex of the walls would be to plaster or if you're going to be putting tiles on the walls then you would have to bond the walls out so there straight and perfect but you would have to scrape the walls before hand."
Answered on 30th Nov 2020 - Member since Nov 2020 - report
"You can plaster it all depends how thick it is but you can use multi finish straight on to it if it’s thin artex but if it’s thick artex use bonding backing plaster first then multi finish if thick artex"
Answered on 11th Dec 2020 - Member since Apr 2020 - report
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