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Whilst there are many textured ceiling and wall finishes available, most people associate these with Artex!

These finishes are put on as a liquid and then patterned, they are like thick paint when applied, Textured finishes come in ready mixed, cold mix and warm water mixes.

Many patterns are available and the difficult ones are best left to the professionals but there are plenty of patterns which the keen DIY enthusiast can attempt successfully.

Before attempting any pattern it is a good idea to practice first on a piece of wood or similar!

 

 

   

Here is a before and after picture to show how good some coving and Artexing can change the appearance of a room-

before

 

after

 

Here are some Artex patterns that are easy to produce, Click on the appropriate pattern for a description of how to achieve that pattern.

stipple

ARTEX STIPPLE

 

medusa

ARTEX MEDUSA

 

swirls

ARTEX SWIRLS

 

broken leather

ARTEX BROKEN LEATHER

 

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