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Artex is a substance utilised for surface decorating in the inside of homes. It is typically employed to add a textured surface to ceilings. Artex remains in demand in place of smooth plaster ceilings, and a professional painter and decorator will have the ability to apply artex in many different textured pattern finishes. Artex is a specific brand name, however there are various manufacturers who produce equivalent building materials. Older artex ceilings can be repaired as well, with an assortment products and applicators available in order to help make this method as quick as possible. There is a wide array of of different choices with regard to the designs of texture which artex could be applied in. It may be administered in stipple, swirl, or shell effects, all of which could be accomplished as a DIY task comparatively easily. Skilled painters and decorators will be able to discuss with you which effect would be most suitable for your space, and guarantee that artex is administered in a high quality and consistent texture. Artex can also be painted over, and deciding on a shade that complements the texture of the surface can improve a tired ceiling and breathe life into a space.

Average Artexing cost in Currie

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 Currie 2022

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

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Currie is a suburb of Edinburgh, Scotland, situated 7 miles (11 kilometres) southern west of the city centre. A former village within the Area of Midlothian, it lies to the south west of the city, in between Juniper Green (NE) as well as Balerno (SW) on the Lanark Road. Administratively, Currie drops within the territory of the City of Edinburgh Council. It provides its name to a civil church. In 2001 the population of Currie was 8,550 and it included 3,454 homes.

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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.

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.

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.

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