Artex

(17 Posts)
OnceThereWasThisGirlWho Sun 01-May-16 12:45:47

<weeps>

Euphemia Sun 01-May-16 12:48:28

Awful stuff. Are you an artex sufferer? grin

DogMa1 Sun 01-May-16 13:02:05

Woodchip is worse!

ConfuzzledandDazed Sun 01-May-16 13:06:20

Am I the only one who thought the OP was watching the Neverending Story?

bilbodog Sun 01-May-16 13:16:55

Hand holding - we had one room in this house which was artexed on every single wall as well as the ceiling. Just getting over it 3 years later!

ProcrastinatorGeneral Sun 01-May-16 13:19:37

Skim! Just skim and pretend it never existed!

TheHiphopopotamus Sun 01-May-16 13:23:19

At least you can skim straight over Artex.

When we bought our house, it was like a 1980s tribute to Artex and woodchip, with several different patterns often in the same room.

I really, really want to start pulling all the woodchip paper off in our bedroom, but I'm scared I'll be pulling off half the wall behind it too confused. Awful, awful bloody stuff!

TheCrumpettyTree Sun 01-May-16 13:24:23

Every wall in our house had it when we first bought it. No more thank god.

Mishaps Sun 01-May-16 13:27:05

Our living room ceiling has he most extraordinary artex - it looks as though the plasterer was trying out very swirl possible, like some sort of student exercise. We have left it - it isn't particularly noticeable unless you are lying on the floor, and we can't be bothered with the upheaval of dealing with it.

conkerpods Sun 01-May-16 13:28:12

We had Artex,woodchip AND polystyrene ceiling tiles shock

OnceThereWasThisGirlWho Sun 01-May-16 14:05:41

Dogma I can cope with woodchip, though removing it it a pain. But at least it doesn't gather dust like Artex.
Walls shouldn't gather dust. It's wrong.
Do you think it was designed as a subtle a backlash against feminism in the 70s - so there was more dusting for people women to do? grin

Mishaps it looks as though the plasterer was trying out very swirl possible, like some sort of student exercise
grin
You can't ever get rid of it then. It's probably a valuable period piece.

conkerpods We had Artex,woodchip AND polystyrene ceiling tiles

I raise you all of the above (though celing tiles in spare room only), AND a gorgeous victorian fireplace destroyed badly painted by an incompetent ape an amateur; there's paintbrsh bristles stuck in it and everything.

Actually the fireplace is a higher priority to sort than the artex... although it's a rented property so not going to do too much. On the other hand, I've lived here several years and basiclly treated it as an opportunity to learn/practise DIY...

Euphemia Sun 01-May-16 15:06:37

DH's old flat had it on the kitchen walls. It was greasy, dusty and horrible.

OhGodWhatTheHellNow Sun 01-May-16 15:20:10

Oh yes, having to dust the walks with a big fluffy duster... my old house had every wall artexed, apparently done in lieu of rent by a previous occupant. I understand it will come off with a steamer, although I never tried this myself.

My current house has 70's anaglypta everywhere, either falling off or unshiftable confused

AriaTloak Sun 01-May-16 15:32:58

Jesus, I remember our family house in the 90's had it in every room.
Can't house the amount of times I went crashing into a wall as a kid and walked away looking like a pin cushion. confused

AriaTloak Sun 01-May-16 15:33:14

Count, not house hmm

monkeysox Sun 01-May-16 15:44:02

Careful as old artex can have asbestos in it hmm

Caboodle Sun 01-May-16 20:23:37

Almost every ceiling here sad Plasterer has sorted some but that is a pain too. We managed to fill a skip with the pot menagerie in the garden...all broken even before I joyfully threw them in.

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