Plastering Question

How do i deal with artex on kitchen walls which have been painted with bathroom paint?

My kitchen has some horrendous artexing on the walls. It looks like someone has been swirling their fingers in butter. Real nasty.
Thing is they have then painted it over in some very thick and rubbery paint which i suspect is bathroom paint. I have pulled a 6inch square of the paint off which has lead to exposed artex.
I need to cover/get rid of this some how.
Do i need to get rid of the paint? I can pull it off but am a little nervous about artex/asbestos powder.
I am happy to get a plaster in but what prep will i need to do?

4 Answers

hi ..stop panicking not all artex has asbestos in ....but if it has the ammount is next to nothing ...but playing it safe your best bet is to get a plasterer in to pva walls and bond if thick and then skim over the top ..the artex with a coat of pva should be a good key for plaster no need to remove paint ..all the best

Answered 20th Jul 2011


Member since 30 Sep 2008

YOU could either plasteredboard over the original,normally we uni-bond over the artex and plaster but who knows if the "rubbery paint will react and peel off,if you are local to Essex i can advise you many thanks nick

Answered 20th Jul 2011


Member since 22 Nov 2010

Dot and dab the walls ...quickest and easiest way..

Answered 21st Jul 2011

ABM plastering

Member since 21 Feb 2011

dot & dab is the easiest solution, however this affects the thickness of your walls and you need to think about any skirting boards or architraves being affected. I would prefer to remove all high spots of artex and remove all loose paint only,apply pva adhesive followed by two coats of multi finish plaster.

Answered 28th Jul 2011

Sutton & Son Building services

Member since 28 Jul 2011

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