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We have some Artex in our living room that we would like to get rid of or cover. It is quite thick in places (about an inch) as it was put on in a style that looks like butter spread on a slice of toast. What would be the easiest way of getting rid of the Artex it or hiding it? Could we sand it down it the thickest places and then put up a thick coat of fresh plaster over the top to hide it? Or should we sand it right back and then skim the wall? Or is there a product that can be bought specifically for removing artex?
- Yscissorsister 17th Feb, 2011 Plastering
We've had our living room re plastered and the result is pretty poor in places, especially around sockets and near corners. The plasterer used one coat plaster which I've never come across before. I've had other jobs done and the plasterer's always used pink gypsum and the results have been much better. I want to get this guy back to improve the finish but need to know if other plasterers use this stuff.
- Ysimonewt 28th Feb, 2011 Plastering
I have a house that is artexed on almost evry wall and ceiling, and I was quoted a price that was nearly £400 per room, which is just unaffordable. I was considering plasterboarding over the walls and ceiling and then using some plasterboard sealer before decorating- is this going to work?
- Yalicese 21st Dec, 2011 Plastering
I have just had some walls and ceilings skimmed and i am unsure of what i should expect as i have never hired a plastere before.
I have spent quite some time filling in scratches and sanding it down before i could paint it. i also had to fill and shape some corners because the plasterer said that was not his job as he was not a decorator.
Is this the finish one should expect after having trades men in or should a skimming job be ready for paint without me having to do any work?
- Ylulu1 19th Sep, 2011 Plastering
ive recently bought a house that needs full renovation. All the internal walls were black mortar which was crumbling etc so i have hacked it all off back to the stone work. I now want to put a sand/cement render coat on the walls but the plasterer who has quoted on doing the house has said he would not do the job if someone else rendered the walls. Instead of rendering the walls he wants to use carlite bonding and plaster over the top. Does anybody know if this is ok and does it have any disadvantages over sand/cement render. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you
Thanks to everyone who replied, your advice is appreciated and taken on board. Thanks again. Keep up the good work guys. Cheers
- Ygrobbo 14th Jun, 2011 Plastering
- Yproctordecorating 13th Apr, 2011 Plastering
- Ykeithbrito 19th Nov, 2011 Plastering
Its the peaked type artex of unknown age and fairly heavily painted (but probably not pre 90's). Ceiling is sloped and lowered near the window. I have been quoted £200 for a 11.5m2 room is this a decent priced for skimming?
- Ybusyengineer 25th Jan, 2012 Plastering
We're not sure how long it has been like this as we just moved in. The property is a smallish Victorian semi. Should we look at replacing the ceiling or get it skimmed?
- Ybobthebuilder_46 22nd Feb, 2011 Plastering
I hired someone off this website to do some initial bricklaying work for me which actually led to him quoting for some work I needed doing inside my house. Due to personal problems of the owner the job was pretty much left incomplete with the standard of some of the work being particularly poor. I have emailed the guy a number of times expressing my concern and was fobbed off with empty promises about when the job would be completed/rectified. I want to request a refund for the plastering work that was carried out so I can try and have it done again but my problem is I never got an itemised quote, just an email listing the work to be done with a 'grand total' at the bottom. My question therefore is how much roughly should I be asking for as a refund? The plaster on the ceiling basically developed cracks within a few weeks of being done and now is falling off! The rest of the work was pretty crap too and am trying to find a way of leaving my negative feedback on here because I can see he is still actively responding to jobs posted on here. I would also appreciate knowing whether I should be asking for other costs as I guess my £50 a roll wallpaper that was put on after the ceiling was plastered and the other painting that was done on other walls will be damaged/spoilt if someone has to remove the existing skimmed plaster to produce a good job? Help please, Angela
- Ywilsona 20th Jun, 2011 Plastering
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