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smoothaway paint to cover swirly artex ceiling

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gingeroots Thu 31-Mar-16 17:21:59

Any chance this might cover the dreadful artex swirls ?

Reviews seem mixed .I can't afford a plasterer .

DooWhop Fri 01-Apr-16 04:02:37

Very much doubt it. It's for slightly uneven surfaces in my experience

gingeroots Fri 01-Apr-16 12:22:51

I rather suspected that doowhop .

Mmm ,guess I'll just paint it .

Shame .

goingtotown Sat 02-Apr-16 08:41:32

Just had Artex ceiling 11x12 plastered. I cleared up to keep cost down, price was £100.

gingeroots Sat 02-Apr-16 08:54:53

Thanks goingtotown .
Mine is over a stairwell so no doubt would be tricky to access .Plus every single workman in the world sees me coming and overcharges me .And I always cough up because I think ,well they have to cover holidays ,sickness ,dull periods ,overheads etc .

Just a bit tired of it all at the moment ,and cross with myself . Hence looking to rely on my own work .

CallMeMousie Sat 02-Apr-16 18:44:46

We've tried it in the past and it was dreadful. Much better to save up and get it skimmed. But I feel your pain - we can't afford to cover the artex in our room yet and I wake up every day hating it!

gingeroots Sun 03-Apr-16 12:50:28

Mmm ,I fear if I give it a go it might end up looking worse .But my friend who's helping me is very keen to try it .

Though she does say that maybe if I wait long enough it'll come back into fashion grin

venys Sun 03-Apr-16 21:44:09

No experience on the paint A Plasterer in London costs around £150-£180 for a good one a day plus materials. Or a good Plasterer and an apprentice might be £300 a day but they can get job done faster as one is mixing (good for large areas). It sounds as though it could be a one day job? Try and get a specialist Plasterer rather than a builder / decorator who dabbles as you may end up wasting your money as we have.

Panadbois Sun 03-Apr-16 22:04:41

My Dh has used ex-tex. You paint it on, leave it and the artex becouse soft again so you can scrape it off without dust. It was on the walls even. A £60 pot has done the whole room 4×3 meters.

Please be careful though as artex can have asbestos in it, and shouldn't be drilled or (dry) scraped.
I have to be honest, the mention of asbestol got me a bit paranoid and would have prefered skimming the whole lot for peace of mind.

LikeASoulWithoutAMind Thu 07-Apr-16 09:41:44

I just had our artex ceilings skimmed - it cost about £100 per room. (SE but non-London prices) They did the bit over the stairwell too. Messy job but it was quick and looks fantastic.

gingeroots Thu 07-Apr-16 09:49:51

Thanks .

Our shower has just stopped working ,the roof needs fixing and apparently the root filling I need to cure my toothache is too complicated and needs referral to a specialist and will cost £700 + £300 for a crown .

So....the walls are going to have to draw the eye away from the ceiling !

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