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Artexing in Barnet

Artex is a material that's used for for decorating surfaces throughout the inside of homes. It is generally used to apply a textured surface to ceilings. Artex remains fashionable as another option to smooth plaster ceilings, and a highly skilled painter and decorator should be able to apply artex in various different textured design finishes. Artex identifies a particular manufacturer, however there are some other manufacturers who make similar building materials. Older artex ceilings can be restored as well. There are a range materials and applicators available in order to make this procedure as easy as possible. There is a variety of different options with regard to the types of texture which artex can be applied in. Stipple, swirl, or shell effects can be applied, all of which may be completed as a Do It Yourself task relatively easily. Specialist painters and decorators can review with you which finish would match your area, and ensure that artex is put on to create a quality and uniform appearance. Artex may additionally be painted over, and picking a colour that goes well with the texture of the surface area can enhance an old ceiling and breathe life into a room.

Average Artexing cost in Barnet

How much your artexing project might cost depends on how big the area is, how accessible it is and your location. Different professionals charge different amounts, and may spend varying amounts of time doing the work. However, the typical cost for an artexing project in the UK is about £200.

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Artexing installation cost in Barnet 2021

Labour cost £140
Material cost £50
Waste removal £10
Time frame: 1-3 days

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Barnet

The London Borough of Barnet is a suburban London borough in North London, England, forming part of Outer London. It is the second biggest London borough by population with 331500 inhabitants and it covers an area of 86.74 square kilometres (33 sq miles), making it the 4th highest. It borders Hertfordshire to the north and 5 other London boroughs. These consist of Harrow and Brent to the west, Camden and Haringey to the south-east and Enfield towards the east. The borough was formed in 1965 from areas of the counties of Middlesex and Hertfordshire. The local authority is Barnet London Borough Council, primarily based in Hendon. The borough covers a group of hills around the northern edge of the London Basin. The bedrock is chalk which is covered with clay. Some of the hills are formed from glacial till deposited in the farthest extent of glaciers through the Anglian glaciation. Much of the borough is within the Metropolitan Green Belt, and it features a substantial variety of parks and open spaces. Also, there are significant locations taken over by cemeteries and golf courses, and part of Hampstead Heath, Hampstead Heath Extension and Golders Hill Park. Barnet describes its 16 principal open spaces as 'premier parks', 9 of which achieved a Green Flag Award for 2008 to 2009. The borough has 67 Sites of Importance for Nature Conservation, eight Local Nature Reserves, and it is jointly responsible with the London Borough of Brent for the Welsh Harp (Brent) Reservoir, which is a Site of Special Scientific Interest. They are listed in 'Nature Reserves in Barnet'. For all of your house upgrades, ensure that that you employ trustworthy professionals in Barnet to make sure you get the top quality.

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FAQs

How to paint an artex ceiling?

It’s possible to paint your artex ceiling if you want to smarten it up or make it a different colour.

If it’s never been painted before, you’ll need to paint it with a PVA-based solution or water-thinned paint layer to start with. You may want to scrape or sand off any loose or peeling patches beforehand, but only do this if you’re sure that the artex doesn’t contain any asbestos.

Once you’ve done this, follow with two coats of your paint of choice – ideally an emulsion. If your artex ceiling has been painted before then you can paint directly without priming. However, if you’re painting over a particularly bold colour with a lighter one, you might want apply a layer of white paint first.

Can you plaster over artex?

If your artex ceiling is looking tired or you just fancy a change, you can try plastering over your artex. You have two options when it comes to plastering over your artex: plasterboard or skimming.

Covering your ceiling with plasterboard is a good option if you suspect the artex may contain asbestos. If done carefully, it doesn’t involve disturbing the artex, reducing the risk of asbestos exposure.

You also have the option to skim over your ceiling. The first steps to this involve removing loose and flaking parts, cutting off stipples and sanding your ceiling down. So, if there’s a chance your artex ceiling may contain asbestos, this isn’t the right solution for you. However, if you’re sure there’s no asbestos in your ceiling, then sanding down and skimming over your ceiling can be a great way to create an attractive result.

It’s worth noting that both putting up plasterboard and skimming plaster can be difficult jobs. Although possible to DIY, you’re likely to get much better results if you hire a professional.

Does artex contain asbestos?

Artex was originally made using white asbestos to make it stronger. However, this stopped in the mid-1980s, and the use of asbestos was banned in the UK in 1999, due to its extreme health risks. So, any artex you buy today won’t contain asbestos.

If you have an artex ceiling or wall that was created before 1999, it may have asbestos in it. This won’t be a health hazard if you leave it undisturbed, so it’s not necessary to remove it. However, if you want to get rid of or alter your artex ceiling or wall, you must get it tested to check if it has asbestos in or not first. If it does, you’ll need to hire a qualified professional to work on it.

How to artex a ceiling?

Artexing a ceiling can be a tricky job, but whether you’re considering hiring a professional or DIY, it’s helpful to know how it’s done.

Artex is available either in a paste or powder form. The paste is ideal if you’re making small repairs or additions to an existing ceiling. But, if you have a whole ceiling to cover, the powder is more cost effective. When you’re ready to get started, you’ll need to mix the powder up with cold water according to the instructions.

It’s possible to artex over plaster, plasterboard or paint. If you have a plasterboard surface, you should tape and fill any joints or cracks before you begin. Plaster and plasterboard both require a coat of sealant or primer first. You can usually artex straight over paint, but any gloss paint should be sanded down, and any dark paints covered with a layer of white.

Artexing can get quite messy, so make sure you empty the room you’re working in as much as possible, lay down sheets and wear protective clothing and glasses. You might want to practice on a piece of board before you start on the ceiling.

Start by using a brush or roller to cover a 500 square cm area with a generous layer of artex. Then use a brush, comb or roller to create your chosen texture. Every time you do a new section of ceiling, try to blend it with the other sections you’ve done. Don’t be tempted to cover the whole ceiling before you start adding texture – the artex will dry too quickly for you to do it all in time.

Artex usually needs 12-24 hours in a well-ventilated space to dry completely.

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