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as i was gonna hire a steamer but mum mentioned about that the plaster on wall behind the artex may fall off!!, pls dont tell me i have to scrape it
the best way to get rid of it is to plaster over it...............damn stuff should be made illegal it is a decorating nightmare.
However you do it, wear a face mask. Some old artex has asbestos in it.
agree it needs to be plastered over.
Can you believe my mother has just had her hall artexed????? Is she mad?????
DO NOT steam it - you will regret it I promise you. Only way to deal with it and remain sane is to plaster over it - cheaper, faster and safer. We have done it both ways so my plea comes from the heart
You may find that the artex texture is too deep to skim over, try knocking the peaks off with an old float before replastering..
Artex walls = complete nightmare
Plaster it. In my old house it was all over the ceiling in nice peaks .
thanks everyone, ill ask DP to skim it over after ive knocked off the peaks bits (how boring!!)
I always think they look like royal icing peaks
it wasnt my design as i moved in my house 2 yrs ago with the artex already on the walls. plus ive got them in my dining room all over the walls and cleaning and my dining room is 16" X 16" !!
a nice big blowtorch should do the trick
I thought mogwai wrote that her mother had had her hair artexed... I was PMSL for a moment, there.
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