Artex! how do you do yours?


New Member
Question for you, what is the preferred method of tackling artex on ceilings and walls? Mate of mine reckons straight over boarding “don’t mess about” however another bloke I spoke to reckons blue grit + bond + 2 multi!??


Well-Known Member
straight over boarding “don’t mess about” or blue grit + bond + 2 multi!??

Often, you can get away with option 2.

But, the question is: do you feel lucky?

The safest (but more expensive) option is #1.

Then again, if you turn out to be less lucky than you thought, Option #1 might actually turn out to have been the cheapest, after all....


Active Member
Depends on the artex fan. Some can be skimmed over others need a base coat then skim and then you could over board the lot. The choice is yours


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I'm doing a big artex staircase walls and ceilings next week. No problem.. Had a dig and all stuck well. Scrape the lot. I'll beeline seal then pva and skim.