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How to make good ceiling after removing down lights?

Discussion in 'Plastering and Rendering' started by kstandsteve, 2 Jan 2009.

  1. kstandsteve

    kstandsteve

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    I am in the process of redoing the bathroom and wish to remove the existing down lights.

    My question is can anybody give me some advice on making good the ceiling?

    The ceiling at present has those lovely swirl patterns :)

    Cheers
     
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    Is the ceiling already artex when you say the swirl patterns. You can make good the ceiling holes by cutting plasterboard slighty smaller than the hole then put a piece of string through it with a nail on the back end. Dab some bonding or finish plaster on it and pull it back down through the hole and leave to go off. Then you can make it good.
     
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    Yes it is already artexed.

    How do you create the swirls?
     
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    You can buy what they call a artex comb any good builders merchant or diy store should have them.
     
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    The swirls are done with a "stippling brush/stippler", the ceiling can be patched as S/Slasher says, but you will not patch up the artex pattern itself without it being noticeable. I don't know whether that would bother you or not, but if it did, the best way forward and the quickest would be to PVA the ceiling and plaster/skim it over.

    Roughcaster.
     
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    Iagree with Roughcaster it would be better to skim the whole ceiling it would be alot easery than trying to make good the artex around the light cut outs.l:
     
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