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Plastering Over Artex is the simplest way to achieve a smooth ceiling again. Most artex designs are stipple affect or combe effect and ideally needs the stipple scraped of prior to PVA bonding agent and multi finish plaster being applied.
However you must be careful before you start scraping the Artex off. As most artex contained asbestos prior to 1999 and you should establish first when the artex was put up, how old is the house? As there is a possible danger of the artex being made from Asbestos. If this is the case then you must get an asbestos test carried out prior to scraping.
Plasterers In Edinburgh can carry out an asbestos test and can usually have the results back within a few days. If The results come back positive you would need to employ the services of asbestos removal company or re think your plans re plastering over artex.
If the asbestos test comes back negative then it’s all about the preparation prior to plastering over artex. For best results we would scrape off as much of the stipples high points as possible, then apply a PVA bonding agent and 2 coats of multi finish to give a smooth flat surface.
Another option would be instead of plastering over artex the ceiling could be overboarded with plasterboard and skim coat of plaster applied. Plasterers In Edinburgh can help with both options and have a wealth of experience so as to advise accordingly.
Plasterers In Edinburgh carry out the complete plastering over artex service throughout Edinburgh and Central Scotland. We offer a professional, reliable and friendly service carrying out all work to the highest standards, with great emphasis on providing the highest level of Customer Service / Customer care. All our work is fully Guaranteed for a period of 12 months, for your complete peace of mind.
All our work is fully Guaranteed for a period of 12 months, for your complete peace of mind.