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Artex or textured paint - can anybody tell from s photo?

Discussion in 'Decorating and Painting' started by Andy Charlesworth, 28 Jul 2016.

  1. Andy Charlesworth

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    hey all,

    Just started doing some work on our kitchen and its coated in what I thought was textured paint - walls and ceiling. It is an extension to an old 1910 house but not 100 percent when it was done but I think mid 90s.

    From an image can anyone tell what this is? Was planning to see if it could be skimmed but it's just peeling off the walls by hand when I noticed s pull in it, it's peeling in sheets much like paint when you get the finish wrong.

    Worried now about Artex and asbestos.

    Thanks in advance all! image.jpeg image.jpeg
     
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    Looks like textured paint to me !!
     
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    Thanks for your reply! What makes you think textured paint, I have been trying to find out on the net without much joy what Artex should appear like - chalky, like plaster etc.
     
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    I have artex on an extension ceiling, in places it is as thin as a coat of paint.
    I also added textured paint to a kitchen ceiling. (Everybody is entitled to one mistake!)

    The textured went on pretty thick and looked like your photos.
    I removed it with a steamer and a long handed scraper.

    You can get postal kits for less than £50 to test for artex.

    If you don't want to test, and trust to luck, use a steamer or plant sprayer to stop dust.
    Wear a mask. Up to you.

    If it was done in the 90's it shouldn't have asbestos in it.
     
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    There shouldn't be any Asbestos in Artex anyway. Experience over the last 38 years tells me it isn't Artex by the look of it.
     
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    Artex does contain asbestos, till around 1984. However, not all artex contained Asbestos so its best to get a sample taken, to be 100% sure.
     
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