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Plasterboard to cover artex walls?

Discussion in 'Building' started by JWTP, 18 Jul 2020.

  1. JWTP

    JWTP

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    Hi,

    So I've recently moved into my new property and one bedroom has horrible textured walls.

    I know the easy answer is a skim coat, but I cant afford a plasterer and am uneasy on trying it myself for the first time.

    The walls are of solid construction in my 1920's midterrace house.

    Would the easiest solution be to dot-and-dab plasterboard over the top (which I would be comfortable doing) or as its solid wall maybe even a board of MDF?

    Thanks in advance
     
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    Yep, plasterboard over the top, dot n dabbed with a few screws through the dabs into the wall will be fine.

    If you get tapered board, you can tap and fill it, so it won't need a skim
     
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    False economy, by the time you pay for the plasterboard and all the gubbins it won’t be far off the price of skimming - which will look miles better too.
     
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    You’ll still have to either get the boards skimmed or tape and fill all the joints, which requires plastering or dry lining skill to look decent
     
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    And hope it don't pull the existing plaster off.
     
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    It's worth having a test done
    If there's no asbestos and it's just textured paint you may be able to steam it off
     
  8. steam it off and end up with crap walls , which was probably why it was artexed in the first place.
    have you had a price to skim it?
     
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