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Can someone tell me if this is Artex?

Discussion in 'Decorating and Painting' started by Thuggerz, 22 Jun 2011.

  1. Thuggerz

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    Hi everyone, could someone please take a look at the two photos and tell me if this is artex?

    Thankyou


     
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    Hard to tell, looks like textured paint on to a plastered surface.
    Or is that wall paper on the second pic?
    So could be painted, textured paper!
     
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    Hi PrenticeBoyofDerry, the two pictures are sort of a before and after of the ceiling. The first picture with the brown patches are where i scrapped if off and the second is just how it was when i moved in. I think it might be artex that has been painted over because i needed a chisel to remove it.
     
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    It very much sounds like artex then, you must be careful as some of the artex used in 1970s & 80s contained asbestos.
     
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    Well I have a sneaky feeling that this is one of those dreadful Pollycell products that were used years ago Polyripple was one of them, and when dry you would need a hammer and chisel to remove them.

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