At Plasterers Preston we are always asked about Artex Removal in Plasterers Preston.
Whether you have modern Artex in your home done by an artex company or a DIY person most people seem to want rid of it.
There are still a lot of houses in the Uk that have an Artex or textured finish . The vast majority of this finish is on ceilings.
Even houses built today have textured ceilings. Due to it being cheaper than skimming during construction.
We did also have a big thing in the UK about Artex in the 80`s.
This means there’s still a lot about.
Here are some pointers to considerwith your Artex Removal
If its modern artex in a newish house on a straight forward wall or ceiling then the job is quite straight forward.
Basically to get rid of your artex or textured finish you re-skim over the top.
The problem arises if it’s a heavy textured finish achieved with plaster finish not Artex.
This causes problems due to plaster being coarser and harder than Artex, when you come to scrape it down prior to re-skimming .
If the Artex is on a ceiling and heavy you can plasterboard over the top prior to re-skimming. If its on solid plaster and difficult to scrape you will need to give it a coat of backing plaster prior to skimming.
We at Preston Plasterers are experts in all textured finishes and there removal.
Good luck with yours!!!