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Artex is a building material that's used for for decorating surfaces within the inside of homes. It is commonly employed to administer a textured surface to ceilings. Artex is still in demand in place of smooth plaster ceilings, and a highly skilled painter and decorator will be able to apply artex in an assortment of different textured pattern appearances. Artex relates to a specific manufacturer, however there are alternative manufacturers who make equivalent products. Older artex ceilings may be restored as well. There are an assortment materials and applicators available for purchase in order to help make this process as convenient as possible.

There's a wide range of different alternatives when it comes to the designs of texture that artex may be used to create. Stipple, swirl, or shell effects could be administered, all of which may be completed as a Do It Yourself project comparatively easily. Expert painters and decorators will be able to discuss with you what finish would be most suitable for your space, and make sure that artex is administered in a superior quality and uniform surface. Artex may even be painted over, and selecting a shade which goes well with the texture of the surface can improve an old ceiling and breathe life into a space.

Average Artexing cost in Southampton

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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Labour cost £140
Material cost £50
Waste removal £10
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Southampton

Southampton is a significant port city about the south coastline of Britain inside the county of Hampshire. The city keeps a populace of practically 240,000 but there is lots of reconstructing work within the last few years after mass bombing in World War Two. Some history from the Georgian era remains to be but a lot was lost during the attacks. Presently most of the homes was developed in the Fifties and Sixties, and for any work you want carried out on your house make sure you make use of a reliable company by selecting a top tradesman within Southampton.

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B.C.W. Decorators

2 review(s)
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
4

Painter | Interior in Bristol

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

STARLOTT LTD

2 review(s)
Based: in Ferndown, BH22 9DY

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Kerry S., SO51
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Garden | Landscaping in Romsey

Not relevant to my request

P & D

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Based: in Pulborough, RH20 1LU

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Georgie A., TN4
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Painter | Interior in Tunbridge Wells

had so many replies waiting

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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.

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.

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.

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