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Artex is a product that's used for for surface decorating within the inside of homes. It is normally chosen to apply a textured surface to ceilings. Artex continues to be popular instead of smooth plaster ceilings, and a qualified painter and decorator will be able to apply artex in a selection of different textured style finishes. Artex describes a specific manufacturer, but there are more manufacturers who make very similar building materials. Older artex ceilings can be restored as well, with a range materials and applicators on the market in order to help make this procedure as straightforward as possible.

There is a wide array of of different alternatives when it comes to the sorts of texture which artex can be applied in. It may be administered in stipple, swirl, or shell effects, all of which is often undertaken as a Do It Yourself task comparatively easily. Knowledgeable painters and decorators can discuss with you what texture would best complement your area, and make sure that artex is put on in a quality and uniform surface. Artex may even be painted over, and selecting a colour that enhances the texture of the surface area can restore an old ceiling and breathe life into a room.

Average Artexing cost in Leicester

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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Leicester

Leicester has the 10th greatest populace in Great Britain, based in the East Midlands and lying on the River Soar. The city retains most of its Roman past, including streets, baths and a military outpost. With 40% of the population comprised of immigration, there was a need for extra properties, sparking plenty of present day plans.

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Artexing pros in Leicester

TJ Roofing & Painting Services

1 review(s)
Based: in Leicester, LE9 4LH

TJ Roofing & Painting Services is a professional, reliable roofing and painting company with over 33 years of experience we specialise in all aspects of roofing and painting No job is to big or too small. We are also specialists in general building ...

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Richard T., B78
5

Roofing | Pitched | Repair in Tamworth

Did my flat roof and facia. Good job, nice and friendly plus all the rubbish taken away

F-POPESCO

1 review(s)
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
5

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...

DAVID BRAKER PAINTER & DECORATOR

1 review(s)
Based: in south wigston, LE18 4PD

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Davinder C., LE10
4

Painter | Interior in Burbage

felt low quote and would do good job

LSA 1

1 review(s)
Based: in Wolverhampton, WV10 6DL

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AnneMarie G., DE24
3

Painter | Interior in Derby

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

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14 Jan

Ceiling | Artexing

Leicester - LE2

Enquiry from: Jinderpal K

Start Date: Immediate

kitchen ceiling needs new board and plastering and artex

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13 Jun

Ceiling | Artexing

Leicester - LE9

Enquiry from: Michelle C

Start Date: 1 to 3 months

Repair fan affect around a spotlight Repairs to wall in utility room Are you the property owner: Owner of the property Property Type: Residential What are you looking to Artex: Walls Time scale: 1-3 ...

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28 Jan

Ceiling | Artexing

Leicester - LE4

Enquiry from: Manpreet S

Start Date: Immediate

2 room ceilings around 28 square metre Please Call to Quote

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20 Jan

Ceiling | Artexing

Leicester - LE4

Enquiry from: Manpreet S

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2 room ceilings around 28 square metre

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10 Sep

Ceiling | Artexing

Leicester - LE4

Enquiry from: B

Start Date: Immediate

7 meter ceiling for 2 living room

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25 Aug

Ceiling | Artexing

Leicester - LE3

Enquiry from: Sharon E

Start Date: Immediate

Homeowner Artexing Property type: Terrace, Work description: ceiling to cover artex. Supplied and installed Please contact to appoint

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18 May

Ceiling | Artexing

Wigston - LE18

Enquiry from: Brett J

Start Date: Immediate

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10 X 5 Foot area of ceiling to be artex and matched with existing artex.

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14 May

Ceiling | Artexing

Wigston - LE18

Enquiry from: Brett J

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New ceiling was fitted after water damage, now need 10 x 5 Foot of artex to be matched up with existing artex.

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07 Jun

Ceiling | Artexing

Hinckley - LE10

Enquiry from: Carl J

Start Date: Less than one month

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Cracks to artiex in bedroom ceailing along plaster board joints Are you the property owner: Owner of the property Property Type: Residential What are you looking to Artex: Ceiling How many ceilings do...

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FAQs

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 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.

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.

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