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PostPosted: Tue Sep 26, 2017 11:50 am 
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My kitchen ceiling has artex coating, I will be painting it soon so thought of removing it, ceiling area around 4mx3m. I would say it was painted before. So many products and ways on line. What is the easy way of doing it? Photo of the ceiling attached.
Also would I need to skim plaster it or can I get away with sanding filling and painting?


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hi mate, ive had that in almost every house i've owned, now i have nice flat skimmed ceilings in most of my house, a few more to do....

my plasterer scrapes the prouder bumps off with a standard scraper first, takes a while and is very messy THEN he skims it - not sure the DIY treatments like polycell or whatever are that effective, better to spend a bit more and get a pro to do it....

my plasterer is so particular he wont even let me do the scraping, he wants to prep it all himself, that way he's guaranteed a surface he can work with..


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Dazzer wrote:
hi mate, ive had that in almost every house i've owned, now i have nice flat skimmed ceilings in most of my house, a few more to do....

my plasterer scrapes the prouder bumps off with a standard scraper first, takes a while and is very messy THEN he skims it - not sure the DIY treatments like polycell or whatever are that effective, better to spend a bit more and get a pro to do it....

my plasterer is so particular he wont even let me do the scraping, he wants to prep it all himself, that way he's guaranteed a surface he can work with..


I want to do it myself. I have seen on youtube videos where they spray water or chemicals and after few mins they scrape it all to plasterboard. It looks easy in the videos.

Did you plasterer test for asbestos?


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Be aware that artex can contain asbestos. scraping/sanding/drilling or otherwise disturbing it can have consequences.

A decent spread should be able to skim that without scraping/sanding. Unless you have had previous experience of plastering (a dark art) then leave it to the pro's or learn to love your artex.

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