Artex

Vern1

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Unfortunately DIY texturing ruined the game. Plastering is nice, but like everything, people have different tastes.
I taught myself to plaster to get around the diminished texturing game I was in for 40+ years, really like coving too which fortunately is still quite popular.
Just finished a couple of ceilings that were the first ones ive done for christ knows how long :)
I like plastering and texturing as it breaks the monotony.
Keep up the good work fellas and ladies :)
 

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bobski

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Unfortunately DIY texturing ruined the game. Plastering is nice, but like everything, people have different tastes.
I taught myself to plaster to get around the diminished texturing game I was in for 40+ years, really like coving too which fortunately is still quite popular.
Just finished a couple of ceilings that were the first ones ive done for christ knows how long :)
I like plastering and texturing as it breaks the monotony.
Keep up the good work fellas and ladies :)


Most of the decent Artexers we worked with ended up being decent fibrous plasterers
 

Wayners

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I artexed a ceiling today. First one in over a year but just a stipple pattern. I used to comb ceilings and many other patterns and used a lazer line and mark ceiling out prior to patterning for the set comb patterns. Scroll was the most popular ceiling pattern and flame on walls. Just been able to buy artex sealer again although what a price. Mind you the artex is £36 a bag. I used to pay £5
 

Gilbert75

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I artexed a ceiling today. First one in over a year but just a stipple pattern. I used to comb ceilings and many other patterns and used a lazer line and mark ceiling out prior to patterning for the set comb patterns. Scroll was the most popular ceiling pattern and flame on walls. Just been able to buy artex sealer again although what a price. Mind you the artex is £36 a bag. I used to pay £5
Is that the soft powder stuff you can't skim over?
 

Cockney1

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I artexed a ceiling today. First one in over a year but just a stipple pattern. I used to comb ceilings and many other patterns and used a lazer line and mark ceiling out prior to patterning for the set comb patterns. Scroll was the most popular ceiling pattern and flame on walls. Just been able to buy artex sealer again although what a price. Mind you the artex is £36 a bag. I used to pay £5
Flame on walls? What the hells flame pattern? That’s a first for me.
 

paulf

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Flame on walls? What the hells flame pattern? That’s a first for me.
Can't say I've heard that, most wall's I've seen atrexed are bark effect roller or swirl with a hand stipple brush sometimes comb patterns like broken record.
 

paulf

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Unfortunately DIY texturing ruined the game. Plastering is nice, but like everything, people have different tastes.
I taught myself to plaster to get around the diminished texturing game I was in for 40+ years, really like coving too which fortunately is still quite popular.
Just finished a couple of ceilings that were the first ones ive done for christ knows how long :)
I like plastering and texturing as it breaks the monotony.
Keep up the good work fellas and ladies :)
Good work bud, it's like a window in to the eighties.
@Casper
 

Wayners

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Flame is bark pattern but roll down in s shape. I had large roller made from 6 small papering seam rollers. Then lace (flatten) looks like a flame. Was very popular.
Also helped to use seam roller to blend in the joins as you texture sections of large walls.

Then there was cascade. That was a moulded rubber roller but I never mastered that. Well I had the roller but could never do it. Never seen it done though only finished and I couldn't not replicate
 

Cockney1

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Flame is bark pattern but roll down in s shape. I had large roller made from 6 small papering seam rollers. Then lace (flatten) looks like a flame. Was very popular.
Also helped to use seam roller to blend in the joins as you texture sections of large walls.

Then there was cascade. That was a moulded rubber roller but I never mastered that. Well I had the roller but could never do it. Never seen it done though only finished and I couldn't not replicate
Sounds dreadful.
 

jamesthefirst

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Worst one to do was medusa, we didnt like some of the comb patterns so just ticked the ones we did on the sample brochures!
Do you remember the blue block brush?
 

Casper

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Can't say I've heard that, most wall's I've seen atrexed are bark effect roller or swirl with a hand stipple brush sometimes comb patterns like broken record.
Broken record? The correct name is Circle. It was the most requested pattern
 

Wayners

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Flame but done with fingers not a roller
Bit heavy for my liking so not that popular vs roller version. Bet that's been skimmed
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Casper

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A few years back
 

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Wayners

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@Casper
That comb pattern is what I marked out. Was a guy out forest of dean that marked that pattern with 3 dots for each fan. Would load comb up with material and apply with that from a dry lining hand container. Was spot on and I tried to copy that but never mastered it so accurate. He took 3 days. Day one prep. Day two mark out. Day three pattern


Brocken leather. One of many versions

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Casper

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Extreme mate. I did it all freehand. Most of the time it turned out well. I always used fresh combs. Soon as they started wear I replaced them.
 

Casper

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I took a comb course at Artex in Nottingham. Drove down from Glasgow in my rusty MK 3 escort van. Foot to floor all the way. Lol. F*****g youth lol.
 

Wayners

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Extreme mate. I did it all freehand. Most of the time it turned out well. I always used fresh combs. Soon as they started wear I replaced them.
Yeah. Could not swap comb half way through as if worn switching to new showed. I also cut every other tooth out on some combs. I need to show you picture of that but that looks amazing.

Makes it much easier if you put centre like down ceiling. Then split difference either side then spilt again and again. Then cut a comb to fit so enabling patten between lines. That means they will line up as you look down room. You run finger through material over lines to guide. It's only the diagonals that you need to watch then.

Many used oil undercoat for the sealing as that holds off forever so no rush. I did on big fan ceilings
 

Casper

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Same idea with Vinyl silk mate. I had a lot of customers give the ceiling a coat before I went. Could lay on half the ceiling no problem
 

Wayners

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Here is scroll. Was an old one I did 20 years ago. Now skimmed flat.. I pulled down cheapo coving and replaced with 127mm after skim. No tails is the trick with this pattern.

I was never convinced it was my scroll as I worked with a guy back in the 90s.. Anyway. Mine is similar if not identical..


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Wayners

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I tried broom and roller to lay on material. And a giant stipple pad. Was banging out excess was the problem giant pad. Artex and dust sheets. What a mess you could get in. And I had old bath in garage to wash kit. Dug pipe direct from boiler for hot water and I can still remember coming home from night club and washing kit when working late on Saturday. Wasn't going to miss bus in
 

markyspread

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A cheeky Texturing job on the way home paid for my weekends when i was young and learning plastering on crap money , used to earn more on a saturday texturing, than knocking up for two spreads in the week
 
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