overboarding artex celing advice needed

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  1. markyyyyyy

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    I've started overboarding my ceiling after spending time finding the joists, and i've got some questions

    1. The nearest joist at each side of the room is approx 10-15cm away from the edge, meaning that the perimeter of the board isn't secured - please see pics. What do i do wiith the edges?

    2. There is a really deep section of artex on the next board going up and the board wont be flush - would you just overboard as is and then give a bit more thickness to the skim, or take the high spots off?

    3. How do i go about overboarding where the pull down light switch is?

    pics below
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    thanks
     
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    Knock the high spots off, dampen down if you are concerned about asbestos.
    Remove the pull switch and refit when new boards are up.
     
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    Cool thanks

    Steamer ok to remove spots? I've only got a wallpaper scraper you see!
     
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    Steamer will be fine.
     
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    There is a littl lip between some of the boards when they are screwed into the joists.. is this ok and do I just level off the lip with adhesive to level off before skimming?
     
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    The skim should take up any discrepancies in the boards, make sure the boards are screwed up tight.
     
  9. if its an upstairs room get into the loft and stick a batten or timber near the edge where you need to screw it up.
    i noticed you boarded the wall too.
    if you’d done the ceiling first your wall boards may have held the ceiling up where you dont have a fix
     
  10. you wont need a steamer. it’ll take more off than you need. then youll have low spots. just knock the high spots off with a scraper.
     
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