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Artex is a substance that is used for for surface decorating inside home interiors. It is commonly worked with to administer a textured surface to ceilings. Artex continues to be popular instead of smooth plaster ceilings, and a highly skilled painter and decorator can apply artex in a variety of different textured design appearances. Artex is a particular brand, however there are additional manufacturers who make equivalent materials. Older artex ceilings can be restored as well, with various materials and applicators available for purchase to make this task as simple as possible.

There is a wide selection of different alternatives for the types of texture that artex may be applied in. Stipple, swirl, or shell effects can be administered, all of which can be completed as a DIY job reasonably easily. Experienced painters and decorators can review with you which result would best suit your space, and ensure that artex is administered in a top quality and consistent surface. Artex can also be painted over, and choosing a colour that enhances the texture of the surface area can refresh a tired ceiling and breathe life into an area.

Average Artexing cost in Coventry

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 2021

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

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Coventry is the ninth largest English city and positioned inside the county of West Midlands. It has a population of 320,000 and was a target through World War Two from German bombers. Therefore there's been a lot of redevelopment throughout the last six decades, including work which has been done on the cathedral too. With a lot of modern-day houses replacing the outdated buildings, it's now more affordable and simpler to improve the home.

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Based: in Bedford, MK42 8RN

Make sure to check my website for details. It will be very much appreciated. Sincerely, Florin Popescu

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Queenie O., MK41

Painter | Interior in Bedford

Mr Popesco was excellent- the contact was quick, he fitted in to my schedule easily. Very good quote and the work was ma...

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Based: in Swindon, SN4 0DE

painting and decorating to include wallpapering hanging hessian wallpaper vynals murals ect paintwork to include varnishing disdressing have been in trade for forty years doing mansions and large houses plus one room redecoration my name is bryan w...

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Helen S., BS13

Painter | Interior in Bristol

He was very good and we may still go with this company however I always like more than one quote.


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Based: in south wigston, LE18 4PD

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Davinder C., LE10

Painter | Interior in Burbage

felt low quote and would do good job


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Based: in Wolverhampton, WV10 6DL

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AnneMarie G., DE24

Painter | Interior in Derby

I have decided not to go ahead at this time as rethinking the work required.

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13 Feb

Ceiling | Artexing

Coventry - CV6

Enquiry from: Jasbinder K

Start Date: 1 to 3 months

Customer in Coventry area made an enquiry for Artexing online. Please call to arrange an appointment to discuss options

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17 Apr

Ceiling | Artexing

Coventry - CV3

Enquiry from: Sukhwant A

Start Date: Less than one month

Artex for 5 ceilings (plus some touching up)

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30 Jun

Ceiling | Artexing

Coventry Southern Satellite Villages & Kenilworth - CV8

Enquiry from: N M

Start Date: Immediate

Tenant Coving Please contact to appoint *

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22 Apr

Ceiling | Artexing

Coventry - CV3

Enquiry from: Makion C

Start Date: Immediate

Work description: Interior painting to a four bedroomed house with two living rooms and a kitchen. Also required is decoration of the lounge ceiling. Homeowner Please contact to appoint

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28 Mar

Ceiling | Artexing

Warwick - CV34

Enquiry from: Sophia W

Start Date: Immediate

Artrex removal on ceilings in four bedrooms, hall, stairs and landing, lounge and downstairs toilet. Depending on cost likely for work to be carried out in two stages, firstly the four bedrooms follow...

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16 Mar

Ceiling | Artexing

Southam - CV47

Enquiry from: Amalia S

Start Date: 1 to 3 months

Customer is looking for Artexing quotes. They are unsure of options so would like to discuss. Confirmed interest via Customer lives in Southam area Please call to arrange an appointment

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13 Aug

Ceiling | Artexing

Southam - CV47

Enquiry from: Adrian T

Start Date: 1 to 3 months

Looking for removal of Artex throughout 4 bedroom house. Haven't moved in yet, so not sure what more info can really give at the moment.

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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.

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.

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.

What is artex?

Artex is a type of interior surface coating, similar to plaster. It’s used to create decorative textured finishes on ceilings and walls, so it takes longer to dry than plaster.

Artex is actually a brand name, but it’s used to refer to similar products made by other manufacturers too. It was particularly popular in the 1970s, but is still used to create attractive wall and ceiling finishes today.

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