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Repair/Replace Artex

Discussion in 'Plastering and Rendering' started by bob-the-builder, 20 Jan 2012.

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    Unlikely; any join & the difference in texture will be visible & anyone with a trained eye will spot it a mile off.

    Getting an acceptable stipple pattern is fairly easy first time around on a flat ceiling (I was doing it before I could plaster :LOL: ) & it’s basically why the stuff was invented but Artex over Artex will look awful, just like the total bodge it is really

    As above; an Artex repair & any join line will almost certainly be visible so unless this isn’t a problem, you need to start off with a flat surface & re-do the lot. You could overboard, tape & give the stipple brush a go DIY but, given that Artex is now about as fashionable as farting at a dinner party, the best option if the ceiling is still basically sound is to get it re-plastered (over skimmed) flat & leave it at that; unless you like farting at dinner parties that is. :LOL:

    Possible cost is difficult without knowing sizes or seeing it; boarding out (use 12.5mm not 9.5mm) & DIY will basically be the cost of materials. Over skimming even the largest of ceilings by a good spread won’t take more than a day - cost no more than £200 + materials which are reasonably cheap; some may do it "all in" for that.
     
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    bob i was round an old mates house a few years back where i watched an artexer patch this stipple pattern in and after mate had painted it you couldent see the patch, the method he used was to brush some artex on the area to be patched and let it pick up (this is so the artex is now level with the rest of the artex and less likely to see the join)after it has picked up brush some more artex on top and this time go over the join by about 6in all round and then stipple it , once painted it was hard to notice
     
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