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    Stop messing about and get out the sanding machine.

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    I would love to mate but things are a bit tight financially,so I dont have the money to splash out on one

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    USG Prospray, Two coats straight onto artex trowel over and white Tuff Hide on top I've seen it twice now..... the business!!

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    done this loads of times, the big question is has the artex been painted? if it has been painted with vinyl silk then re-sheet it, if it's been painted with matt emulsion then bond ceiling with PVA then put PVA into your mix of joint cement and give it 2-3 skims and sand, if the artex has never been painted or sealed then put on a decent mask with respirator and scrape then sand, seal it then snag it to hell, sand and paint. I have never had any problems with all 3 options....good luck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Goodmanatee View Post
    Just moved in to new home and all the ceilings are lighty artex.
    What's the best way to make it flat.
    Any tips would be gratefully received.
    this is probably a late reply but some yank in a discussion claimed "drywall sanders are only for popcornfinish/artex" so i argued there for flats...... then he said "No there for removing artex" but the easiest way rather than burning disks sanding is to get a steam stripper or some of that paint on artex remover i find the stripper alot cheaper and quicker as the moisture + heat makes it fall off. no real idea about the paint on stuff but im guessing itl have a good price and alot of mess but who knows =]

    as "mark the taper says" about it being painted this isnt a problem with the steam stripper =] reboarding is a problem if your sheeting over the old stuff as there may be pipes and cables everywhere and god knows what else may be lerking

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    Just to reawaken this thread is there anything new on the market for covering artex

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    knock high spots off,pva,coat of carlite bonding,2 coats multi,never let me down

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    Steve as per Big G, but give that Blue Febond a go, I rate it better than PVA.

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    Thanks both of you. It's a favour for a friend of the family, pain in the ass but got to do it.

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    Haha, and they are the pickiest buggers made worse by the fact you have done it for nought or shag all .......

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    knock off any spots then use gyproc filler with pva in the mix,then coat of ames then sand.
    done all my ceilings this way and a few for family,friends etc never had a problem.

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    good luck crack,doing 1 just now,neice bought a 3 bed flat needing a lot of work,ceilings and walls,ceilings done with that polytex shite that was on the go years ago.thought it was a simple case of scraping then coating as per,went to scrape and it was done on top of paper and they were all bost,scraping that of and finish coat of plaster was coming of as well and a right few cracks everywhere,neice says i know you will not take any money uncle george but will get you a bottle of wine and some tobacco lol
    the girl will go far.

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    Thanks for all your advice. krispie and bigG you've hit the nail right on the head it's a thankless nightmare but we would not have it any other way otherwise we would charge the first relative 500 for a small ceiling and no one would ask again.

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    As per Big G, I would also do a coat of bonding followed by 2 multi, you get a far better finish and yes i'd use the Febond Bluegrit, cheaper than thistle bond and I think its better. Used this system more times than I can remember and no comebacks.

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    id plaster over it mate use (((BIND IT)))))) ((((((WBA)))))) primer then plaster away lol or just call me and ill do it for you

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    i have plastered over miles of old artex over the years using 5;1 pva mix hit with 2 coats bg bonding left over night to dry out followed by 2 coats multi Finnish with no problems until British gypsum messed around with their bonding formula it dont stick to artex now and cracks its shit. we now use bond-it skim out with heavy coat multi Finnish back rubbed with a brush for a key left to set then hit again with 2more coats and polish .

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    always feb or thistle bond it used pva also no problems ever. bonding coat to level it out and skim out.. fuk boarding over to much hassle

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    Here ya go Febond Blue under 20 a tub http://www.randjbuildershardware.co..../category/550/

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