How can I hide my Artex ceiling?
Using the spatula, load the smoother with Artex Easifix Smooth-It. Apply an even coat with firm, sweeping strokes. When the whole surface is covered, allow to dry until firm to the touch. Repeat the process as many times as required to reach the desired smoothness.
Can Artex ceilings be skimmed over?
Skimming Over Artex. If you have patterned Artex, it’s possible to coat it with PVA to achieve a flat surface, and then skim it. Stippled Artex can’t be treated effectively in this way.
How can I cover Artex cheaply?
If it’s time to bid farewell to your artex ceiling, there are five ways you can remove it: ‘Scrape and Sand’, ‘Cover with Plasterboard’, ‘Wet Plaster Over’, ‘Steam, Scrape and Sand’ or use ‘Eco Solutions X–Tex’. The best option for you depends on many things, including the age and condition of your ceiling.
How do you cover textured ceilings?
How to Cover a Popcorn Ceiling with Tongue-and-Groove Planks or Bead-Board Panels
- Mark Ceiling Joists. Use a stud finder to locate the ceiling joists.
- Install Insulation Panels (If Desired)
- Snap Chalk Lines.
- Cut and Install Furring Strips.
- Install Tongue-and-Groove Planks or Bead-board Panels.
- Add Trim Molding.
Does Artex ceilings devalue a house?
Now, Artex ceilings can actually devalue a house. It’s very difficult to match up new repairs onto old Artex patterns. Undamaged and painted Artex is usually harmless. However, many people don’t like asbestos–based building materials in their home and will take any opportunity to remove it.
Is it easy to skim over Artex?
Plastering over artex is no different to normal plastering – but it is one of the hardest aspects of skimming. First you need to decide if it will be easier to first apply a base coat. If the highest point of the artex is 5-10mm then it will be easier to apply a base coat of ‘Bonding Coat’ to the surface.
Are Artex ceilings out of fashion?
Artex ceilings Sometimes referred to as ‘popcorn’ or ‘cottage cheese’ ceilings, they fell out of favour years ago, not only because the look was no longer considered fashionable, but also because until the mid-80s Artex was made with white asbestos to make it stronger.