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Plastering over artex - updates on thorny subject !

Discussion in 'Decorating and Painting' started by fairplay, 15 May 2019.

  1. fairplay

    fairplay

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    I know this is a common question but a search finds quite old threads. What is the modern thinking on the best method. Ideally I would like a plasterer to skim directly over it after correct preparation - which would be what? It probably is late 80's and not containing asbestos but I don't especially want to remove it. It is swirly and relatively smooth, probably with some sort of vinyl emulsion over it.
     
  2. Nige F

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    Febond blue grit ( if shiny vinyl emulsion) then a 2 coat skim
     
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  3. Notadecor8ter

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    Need to scrape it down to remove high spots.
     
  4. Thomasthepiperson

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    Why not use x tex it’s a blue jelly like paste and to comes off smooth and even if it did have asbestos, it wouldn’t become airborne
     
  5. Tigercubrider

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    I removed mine with a steam stripper
    It made a mess but lots of polythene sheets made the tidy up easy
    Possibly not the approved way though
     
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