artex question ??

Ashleymcduff

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Being a site spread i don’t really get calls for domestics but had someone text me who wants their ceiling skimmed which is artex.

Normally I would say no but it’s for a friend
( ffs)

haven’t skimmed a artex ceiling for years so just wondering what to tell them !!

would you skim over this using zombie mix ?

Normally would suggest over boarding but he wants to keep cove detail.

also looks like a paper under the artex !

I’ve told him to stop scrapping it in case it has asbestos in it.

might just block his number if I’m honest lol

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brimplas1

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That does look like its on paper...... Over board using board edging beads... keeps the coving but alters the profile slightly...
 

Nath80

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Being a site spread i don’t really get calls for domestics but had someone text me who wants their ceiling skimmed which is artex.

Normally I would say no but it’s for a friend
( ffs)

haven’t skimmed a artex ceiling for years so just wondering what to tell them !!

would you skim over this using zombie mix ?

Normally would suggest over boarding but he wants to keep cove detail.

also looks like a paper under the artex !

I’ve told him to stop scrapping it in case it has asbestos in it.

might just block his number if I’m honest lol

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Wouldn't skim that, that's for sure. If they really really must keep the coving I would run a Stanley knife round the edge of the whole lot (can do it an inch in so you can scrim), take it down and reboard. It's a little fiddily but I've done it a couple of times and works a treat
 

Nath80

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Wouldn't skim that, that's for sure. If they really really must keep the coving I would run a Stanley knife round the edge of the whole lot (can do it an inch in so you can scrim), take it down and reboard. It's a little fiddily but I've done it a couple of times and works a treat
Unless it's lath and plaster... Can still be done mind, did one last week. Day to rip down and board up to coving, back next day to skim
 

Cockney1

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Being a site spread i don’t really get calls for domestics but had someone text me who wants their ceiling skimmed which is artex.

Normally I would say no but it’s for a friend
( ffs)

haven’t skimmed a artex ceiling for years so just wondering what to tell them !!

would you skim over this using zombie mix ?

Normally would suggest over boarding but he wants to keep cove detail.

also looks like a paper under the artex !

I’ve told him to stop scrapping it in case it has asbestos in it.

might just block his number if I’m honest lol

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Pussy! Lol
 

MIXERMAN

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Give him the choice . Pva and scim . If it comes away he still pays you . Or he's got take it all down. Looks like it's coming off easy. Let him strip it. Face mask ect. Pva and scim £240.cash as he's a mate . He'll probably just pain't it
 

Olican

Private Member
It's a HOUSE! :frenetico:

Let me say that again for emphasis: it's a HOUSE!! A large building that keeps you and your family warm and dry , in all likelihood worth over £150,000 and increasing in value :frenetico:

If it was a car,. That has much lower price tag, is depreciating in value and you needed a repair to one of it's sections it would cost hundreds and no-one would quibble.

Coving down overboard and skim inmho :coffe:
 

Stewie03

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Yeah I went over an artex ceiling before that had been put on top of lining paper I didnt scrape back as used a zombie mix so wouldn't of known the f**k*r came down as I was cleaning up
 

Vincey

Private Member
Being a site spread i don’t really get calls for domestics but had someone text me who wants their ceiling skimmed which is artex.

Normally I would say no but it’s for a friend
( ffs)

haven’t skimmed a artex ceiling for years so just wondering what to tell them !!

would you skim over this using zombie mix ?

Normally would suggest over boarding but he wants to keep cove detail.

also looks like a paper under the artex !

I’ve told him to stop scrapping it in case it has asbestos in it.

might just block his number if I’m honest lol

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With all due respect,
Stick to site mate and let us all do the real work
 

The Hobo

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Being a site spread i don’t really get calls for domestics but had someone text me who wants their ceiling skimmed which is artex.

Normally I would say no but it’s for a friend
( ffs)

haven’t skimmed a artex ceiling for years so just wondering what to tell them !!

would you skim over this using zombie mix ?

Normally would suggest over boarding but he wants to keep cove detail.

also looks like a paper under the artex !

I’ve told him to stop scrapping it in case it has asbestos in it.

might just block his number if I’m honest lol

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its done with a sponge inside a plastic bag but doubt u would ever match it
 

Monkey Boy

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Just tell him to keep scraping, get it all of, sand it, fill it, (one time devil filler my favourite) paint it - done
You don’t have to get involved and tell him you’re saving him money
 

martinemj

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Looks like a lath and plaster ceiling

Check it's not lime wash under that paper...
(Chalky to touch)
weight of plaster and water in skim will bring it away if so..
 

MIXERMAN

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Most celings I do are over artex . Now and again you might get a small area come away. Tell him to give it 2coats of waterproof pva . And get on with it. And go to the pub.
 

ChrispyUK

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Seems a bit like overkill to save some gyproc cove, if it was run in situ cornice that would be different that could cost a bit. New coving and an overboard and skim would have cleaner and neater job.

Did one earlier in the year in a renter.Just boarded up to coving though :numberone:
 
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