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NEED HELP, partly removed artex from plasterboard walls

Discussion in 'Decorating and Painting' started by harmonicshred, 9 Jun 2003.

  1. harmonicshred

    harmonicshred

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    I had artex on my walls (plasterboard) in the living room and decided to remove it with a steam stripper. I have removed around 3/4 of the artex from the walls. The problem is, is that the walls are now covered with gouges scrapes. The tape on the joints has also come away. So I thought that I would be able to get a plasterer in to skim the walls. I had a friend come over earlier and tell me that I should have just left the artex up and have the plasterer skim over it because the plaster will blister. Is there anybody out there who knows what I can do so this won't happen? Or is there a type of plaster that you can use on the plasterboard, although there is damage caused through removing the artex?
     
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    You can use Artex Skim Coat which you skim over the old artex material as you would with plaster.
     
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    thank you masona, will that artex skim coat go straight onto the plasterboard wall also where I've removed the artex?
     
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    As long as you knock off any high spots of Artex then it can all be skimmed over with Multi-finish plaster. It will need to be given a coat of PVA adhesive first on the old artex to help it stick.
     
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    Thank you guys for helping me out here, but sorry if I sound stupid, :oops: but let me just run this through so I get it right. Knock all the high spots off the artex and give it a coat with PVA adhesive. Then skim over the artex with multi-finish plaster.

    Will this plaster adhere to bare plasterboard walls without blistering? So I could skim straight from bare plasterboard to artex without any problems?
    Or is there something else that I'm going to have to do?
     
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    Plasterboard is made to be skimmed so you should have no problem there, just trying to get the two surfaces flat. If into a corner no prob
     
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