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What's the best way to smooth over an artex finish?

My small box room has an artex type finish to it - not sure if the pattern is done with plaster or artex - i want the walls to be smooth - whats the best way to do it?

4 Answers from MyBuilder Plasterers

Hello there,
The best way would be to get 3 or 4 quotes from plasterers as it is not an easy task to take on yourself. They will advise you on the best methode to this which will result in a finish product of a smooth surface ready for you just to paint over.
Hope this helps


Answered 4th Jan 2013

scrape off high spots, pva and over skim


Answered 4th Jan 2013

Hi there
The best way to skim over,is to scrape off high points with a blade scraper ,check that there is not asbestos in the artex,then unibond,bond and set,you may get away with a heavy coat of multi if it is not to proud .It is a job for a plasterer unless you are competent with a trowel ,what you also have to take into consideration is cracking as the artex was put there for a purpose


Answered 4th Jan 2013

Put new ceiling up or bond over artex and plaster


Answered 21st Jan 2013

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