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Artex is a building material used for surface decorating throughout home interiors. It is generally made use of to apply a textured surface to ceilings. Artex remains popular as a substitute to smooth plaster ceilings, and a highly skilled painter and decorator will have the ability to apply artex in various different textured style finishes. Artex relates to a particular manufacturer, however there are some other manufacturers who produce similar products. Older artex ceilings can be refurbished as well. There are a variety of products and applicators available to help make this procedure as effortless as possible.

There exists a assortment of different alternatives for the sorts of texture that artex may be applied in. Stipple, swirl, or shell effects could be administered, all of which may be accomplished as a Do It Yourself project fairly easily. Skilled painters and decorators can discuss with you which result would be most suitable for your room, and guarantee that artex is put on in a top quality and consistent surface. Artex can also be painted over, and opting for a shade which enhances the texture of the surface can rejuvenate an old ceiling and breathe life into a space.

Average Artexing cost in Manchester

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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Manchester developed into the world's first industrialised city and today harbours a populace of 503,000. Renewal of the city following World War Two started in the late 80s and today substantial chapters of Manchester from the 60s have been demolished and redeveloped with glass and steel. This has created a modern charm, yet countless property owners are still interested in house servicing work and our vetted skilled tradesmen offer you cost-free quotes.

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Ceiling | Artexing

Manchester - M24

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Manchester - M41

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Manchester - M24

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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 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.

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.

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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