To Skim or Overboard? State of Walls

Joined
18 Dec 2010
Messages
68
Reaction score
0
Location
Renfrewshire
Country
United Kingdom
Im in the process of arranging to have one of our spare bedroom walls/ceilings plastered

My question would be in regards to the lovely 80's ceiling artex we have in our bedrooms - would a plasterer be able to skim this or would overboarding be required?

Ive included a picture below:


With regards to the walls, Ive scraped some old wallpaper off in preperation for plastering - its proven very difficult given multiple layers - Ive managed to get most of this off but Im starting to gouge bits out of the wall - would the below be capable taking a layer of plaster without any issues?


Any help much appreciated
 
Sponsored Links
Joined
27 Aug 2004
Messages
3,254
Reaction score
357
Country
United Kingdom
providing the artex is nice and tight the best thing would be to put a tight coat of bonding over the artex first and then skim.
Small bits of paper backing may be OK, but large patches are likely to give you problems, have you tried steaming
 
Joined
18 Dec 2010
Messages
68
Reaction score
0
Location
Renfrewshire
Country
United Kingdom
providing the artex is nice and tight the best thing would be to put a tight coat of bonding over the artex first and then skim.
Small bits of paper backing may be OK, but large patches are likely to give you problems, have you tried steaming

Thanks for replying

I do have a steamer but i found that it was causing making a bit of a mess and making the wall underneath susceptible to gouging - but think ill maybe use the steamer to get the few remaining larger patches out
 
Joined
27 Aug 2004
Messages
3,254
Reaction score
357
Country
United Kingdom
If your going to reskim don't worry about a few scraper gouges.
Also steaming and scraping helps to remove the old wallpaper paste, which if left on the walls can sometimes give problems with adhesion when plastering, might be worth giving the whole room a steam and scrubbing the walls too, even worth considering scoring the walls up with a Stanley before skimming
 
Joined
18 Dec 2010
Messages
68
Reaction score
0
Location
Renfrewshire
Country
United Kingdom
If your going to reskim don't worry about a few scraper gouges.
Also steaming and scraping helps to remove the old wallpaper paste, which if left on the walls can sometimes give problems with adhesion when plastering, might be worth giving the whole room a steam and scrubbing the walls too, even worth considering scoring the walls up with a Stanley before skimming
thanks, Ill keep that in mind
 
Joined
29 Jan 2009
Messages
333
Reaction score
20
Country
United Kingdom
If you are using that spray bottle to wet the walls no wonder you are struggling,you need a bucket of water and a decent sized brush to wet the walls well and a good stiff stripping knife .steam strippers are good but will blow the plaster on solid walls if you are not careful.Its better to get as much of as you can and don`t worry about scratching the walls this will help the plaster adhere as for the artex the plaster will be able to skim over that easy enough.
 
Sponsored Links

DIYnot Local

Staff member

If you need to find a tradesperson to get your job done, please try our local search below, or if you are doing it yourself you can find suppliers local to you.

Select the supplier or trade you require, enter your location to begin your search.


Are you a trade or supplier? You can create your listing free at DIYnot Local

 
Top