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Plastering lounge ceiling over heavy artex


Prior to Darren coming along to quote for the job I had made arrangements with three other tradesmen – two failed to turn up and one agreed to do the job and then let me down on the day and on the following week. In stark contrast to this Darren turned up to quote the day after we spoke on the telephone and was on time. Upon arrival he was friendly, polite and courteous and the way in which he assessed what was required filled me with confidence that I would get a good job done.
Darren considered the job very carefully, explaining the risks involved in plastering straight over the existing heavy artex. He wanted to provide a perfect ceiling which would last and not drop off in the future and potentially hurt anyone in the lounge.
To overcome the risks Darren suggested he board over the ceiling. This meant that the plaster coving around the room needed to be removed. Although the job was now obviously more painstaking and complex Darren was extremely enthusiastic. He diligently removed the coving taking care not to damage my walls and took care in attaching new boards to the ceiling before skimming over. He worked very cleanly and took away any unavoidable mess that had been created.
Once the skimming had been done it looked pretty good even before it was painted. It was only after I had emulsioned the ceiling that I saw how lovely and smooth it was – just like silk!
I was absolutely delighted with the result and would recommend Darren to anyone. I am planning to have some more ceilings plastered soon and he will be the first port of call – he is clearly very skilled and talented and a joy to deal with!

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Homeowner Donna Jones

Darren Cliff
Distinctive Plasterers

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