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Boarding over Artex

Discussion in 'Plastering and Rendering' started by Aduffy, 16 Jan 2019.

  1. Aduffy

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    We are just about to decorate our cloakroom which is roughly 1.6 m2. Ceiling is artex and confirmed it does contain asbestos so won’t be pulling it down. Getting a plasterer in for such a small area will be expensive so thinking of either having a go at plastering my self as not to big an area to sand if I screw it up or boarding over the top and filling screw holes and painting. Leaning towards boarding but will I get a decent finish doing it this way? Would caulk be best option for finishing corners where board meets plasters walls?

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    Sounds good to me -- go for it.

    We have a small walk-in wardrobe we store the coats and shoes in. The room is North-facing and with it being solid brick we used to get mold in there. I insulated with sheets of Celotex and screwed plasterbaord over them (onto battens), filled the screw holes and joints with Easi-Fill, sanded and painted. For the corners I used a bit of caulk. It has stood up against heavy usage for nearly 2 years and looks like any other painted wall. Didn't see the need to skim.
     
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    Great, I’ll go with that. Now I just need to find those joists
     
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    Welcome to the forums as well -- just noticed it's your first post!
     
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