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Artex is a building material that's used for for surface decorating in the interior of homes. It is generally employed to apply a textured surface to ceilings. Artex continues to be popular as a substitute to smooth plaster ceilings, and a highly skilled painter and decorator should be able to apply artex in a variety of different textured style appearances. Artex identifies a particular brand, however there are some other manufacturers who make very similar materials. Older artex ceilings may be repaired as well. There are a range products and applicators available to help make this procedure as simple as possible.

There is a number of different options for the designs of texture that artex can be used to create. Stipple, swirl, or shell effects can be applied, all of which could be undertaken as a Do It Yourself job reasonably easily. Professional painters and decorators will be able to review with you what effect would go with your room, and make sure that artex is administered in a superior quality and uniform finish. Artex can even be painted over, and deciding on a shade that enhances the texture of the surface can renew an old ceiling and breathe life into a space.

Average Artexing cost in Glasgow

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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Glasgow is the biggest Scottish city, upon the River Clyde boasting a population of 592,000 and located in the West Central Lowlands. City relocation plans in the 1960s led to a lot of people moving to new towns and suburbs and right now there are 1,199,629 people currently in the Greater Glasgow urban area. Maintaining and upgrading your house is extremely important to retaining and adding more value, so start using our database of vetted skilled tradesmen to your advantage.

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Willmac Contract Services Ltd

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Based: in Blantyre, G72 0SH

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Elizabeth R., ML6

Roofline | Guttering in Airdrie

I had a call from this company last night but told the very nice gentleman that I had somebody coming this morning I wi...


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Based: in Bonnybridge, FK4 2AS

Im Frank Allan.from homeroofline upvc and roofing specialists With over twenty years experience. we take pride in our workmaship free advice and estamate at a time that is convenient for you. flat roofs felt grp fiberglass epdm rubber. Slating Tiling...

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Carol J., FK3

Roofing | Flat | Replacement in Grangemouth

Ridiculous pricing. 1500 pounds. For a roof size of 4m x 3m. When the products r about 200 to purchase.

Mr S Mackay T/A Splash Of Colour

1 review(s)
Based: in Glasgow, G13 2RJ

At Splash Of Colour Contractors we pride ourselves on an efficient and friendly service, and strive to achieve 100% customer satisfaction. We have the knowledge and experience to provide a comprehensive painting and decorating services. We have...

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Joanna D., ML4

Interior work | Plastering in Bellshill

Very professional. Competitive price and very efficient


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Based: in Glasgow, G71 8NU

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Elizabeth S., PA1

Painter | Interior in Paisley

Work starts on the 13th Feb 2018, However with the speed of contact and personal visit, I feel very confident I have cho...

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13 Feb

Ceiling | Artexing

Glasgow - G13

Enquiry from: Elizabeth M

Start Date: Immediate

looking to have artex removed from my hall are you the property owner: tenant (with permission) property type: residential what are you looking to artex: walls how many ceilings do you require artexin...

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26 Jan

Ceiling | Artexing

Glasgow - G77

Enquiry from: Arshad M

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Water damaged ceiling repaired new plasterboard to be artexed to blend in with rest of ceiling

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21 Sep

Ceiling | Artexing

Glasgow - G68

Enquiry from: Scott G

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Customer visited the site and submitted an enquiry. Property type: Terrace, Work description: Hallway and kitchen artexing Are you the property owner: Owner of the property

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11 Sep

Ceiling | Artexing

Glasgow - G4

Enquiry from: Michael M

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My celing has artex I took down fitted wardrobe and the bit on that ceiling dosent have it looking for that to be artex to blend in small job willing to pay extra also bit coving to How many ceilings...

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18 Aug

Ceiling | Artexing

Glasgow - G74

Enquiry from: Hayley C

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Customer visited the site and submitted an enquiry. Property type: Terrace, Work description: Skim kitchen ceiling . Skim walls . ( new kitchen has been installed ) walls al...

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07 Jul

Ceiling | Artexing

Glasgow - G32

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I have a 1980s artex living room ceiling requiring skimming.

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09 Jun

Ceiling | Artexing

Glasgow - G67

Enquiry from: Billy D

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Customer visited the site and submitted an enquiry. Property type: Terrace, Work description: Replacing patio doors.The bottom of the walls will need replastered Area are ab...

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01 Feb

Ceiling | Artexing

Glasgow - G73

Enquiry from: B

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Could you answer me these 4 questions please: 1. How much will it cost to remove 24 square meters of artex plaster on the ceilings from an apartment in Rutherglen? 2. How long will it take once you'...

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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.

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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