How much to plaster over an Artex ceiling

How much would it cost to plaster over an Artex (Stipple pattern) bedroom ceiling that is 3m by 5m?
The ceiling has been tested and is Asbestos free (with certificate).
Would it be cheaper if I were to smoothen off the Artex first?

Asked by Mathew on 25th Mar 2020
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"To reskim the ceiling without re-boarding I would charge £200 including materials"
Answered on 25th Mar 2020 - Member since Dec 2019 - report
"No don’t touch it, leave it to a pro and the price should be around £150"
Answered on 25th Mar 2020 - Member since Jun 2019 - report
"You can double layer ceiling but it’s risky double coating plaster becomes too heavy and it just falls off after. I would recommend new plasterboards over artex and plaster it, if not bothered about mess and cost of the job remove it completely and put new plasterboards on ceiling and plaster it. I hope this helps. Thank You"
Answered on 4th Apr 2020 - Member since Apr 2020 - report
"I always suggest overboard and skim on Artex reason being you can not guarantee that the plaster will not fall down if you don’t overboard then skim"
Answered on 25th Mar 2020 - Member since Jan 2020 - report
"I would skim it for £200 wouldn't bother boarding it, give it a good scrape first"
Answered on 25th Mar 2020 - Member since Mar 2020 - report
"You would not need to smooth it off first, apply a product called blue grit, allow to dry then plaster over the top, I would charge £200 including materials."
Answered on 26th Mar 2020 - Member since Mar 2020 - report
"Good afternoon
I would not recommend over plasterer artex
The finish results don’t come out as expected
I would highly recommend overboard any ceiling
Were possible it’s might cost slightly more but the finish results are better for decorations
Kind regards
Minworth plasterers"
Answered on 31st Mar 2020 - Member since Mar 2019 - report
"If I do the job I would think it would cost £500 to apply a bond hand and a multifinish hand"
Answered on 25th Mar 2020 - Member since Mar 2016 - report
"Depends on how heavy the stipple is but I’d be roughly £200"
Answered on 25th Mar 2020 - Member since Feb 2017 - report
"£200 with materials already quoted is a very fair price."
Answered on 26th Mar 2020 - Member since Feb 2018 - report
"To plasterboard over the said ceiling and guarantee a quality lasting job you would be looking at an approximate cost of £350.00"
Answered on 25th Mar 2020 - Member since Oct 2019 - report
"Nothing will change. I still need to put 2 layers of material. My price it's 450£ all included."
Answered on 25th Mar 2020 - Member since May 2019 - report
"Hi I would recommend boarding the ceiling first to guarantee lasting finish and also plaster has got a chance of not sticking to the artex once it starts harding up for this I would charge £300 including materials"
Answered on 25th Mar 2020 - Member since Apr 2019 - report
"The cheapest and the best way is to scrap Artex and prime with a special preparation for plaster, then apply the amount of plaster accordingly. In this difficult period, the exercise price is £180 Thanks Darex"
Answered on 25th Mar 2020 - Member since Jul 2018 - report
"Hi,
labour and materials £230 and you won't have to scrape off.

If you need to know anything else please ask.

Thanks,
Dave"
Answered on 25th Mar 2020 - Member since Dec 2019 - report
"No it would not be cheaper to make the artex smother first, any plasterer that arrives would do this anyway even if you'd already attempted that.
An average quite for a ceiling this size would be of around £250 in the London area."
Answered on 1st May 2020 - Member since Apr 2020 - report
"Yes it would but going rate to have it skimmed is £150"
Answered on 25th Mar 2020 - Member since Feb 2020 - report
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