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how to make good of an artex ceiling?

Discussion in 'Decorating and Painting' started by VickyBH, 12 Jun 2020.

  1. VickyBH

    VickyBH

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    My ceiling is made of concrete with stipple effect artex paint on it.
    I've removed coving throughout my flat for redecoration and getting prepared to rent it out. Is there other way to make good of the ceiling edges besides skimming?

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    You could re-do the edge regions with a textured finish of a different design or colour, so that it looks like an intentional border (rather than a bodged repair :)).
     
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    Please excuse my ignorance if it's down to decorating style, but is there a reason you've remove the coving or aren't putting it back up?
     
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    Save yourself a lot of effort, and get some more coving. Check the measurements before buying.

    If you are doing it yourself learn how to cut the mitres, it's not as easy as you think if you've not done it before.

    Stick on corner pieces are available if you do mess it up.

    I'm offering this advice as it's only a rental, yet I think you want it to look reasonable, as there's no easy way to blend in the artex unless you are some kind of pro.
     
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    Yes, why did you taking the coving down? Bit extreme.
     
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