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PostPosted: Tue Jul 15, 2008 10:25 am 
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:oops: I know I'm very much in the minority here...but I'm just not fond of flat ceilings, they just seem boring to me and they tend to show up every tiny nick or slight undulation in the boards......so I'm thinking (not completely sure yet, lol) of using

http://www.polycell.co.uk/products/poly ... inish.html

I dont like artex swirly patterns or anything like that, I was just after a stippled kind of thing.

Anyway, now that I've justified my old fashioned choice :lol: .............new plasterboard ceiling....not plastered, just taped and filled. It's had one coat of Dulux Plaster Sealer.

Can I just paint over with the Polycell now, or do I need to mist coat with ordinary matt emulsion first?


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Hi Ali,

If you haven't already, check this out - very comprehensive how-to , I think

textured finishes (artex patterns)

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Cheers Hoovie. I have actually done this before yonks ago, so I'm not too worried about the 'how to' bit but it's always been on previously painted older surfaces. I have used both artex and the Polycell textured paint.

I haven't ever used the textured paint on new plasterboard and I'm not sure if I need to do anything else to prepare it first. I'm assuming it wont be like the artex and need pva first.


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I have my hall and landing ceilings artexed, and when I painted the landing ceiling, the stupid atrex stuff just came away from the ceiling and sagged in about a 3 foot square area - I was not impressed ::b
So it is a good idea to know how to get proper adhesion :thumbright:

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Have you thought of putting up a textured paper?

A lot easier than trying to get an even stipple (particularly if you haven't done it before) and if you don't like it or want a change in a couple of years nae probs.


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I just spent a day scrapping off artex some clever barsteward thought was a good idea to put on the walls - artex should be banned, nasty stuff !!!

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