Plaster over artex

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mrmeanor

New Member
Hi, I have artex ceilings throughout, the fan type about 1-2mm thickness for the ridges. Can I just use multifinish plaster to cover this up and create a flat ceiling? Thanks
 

Vincey

Private Member
Hi, I have artex ceilings throughout, the fan type about 1-2mm thickness for the ridges. Can I just use multifinish plaster to cover this up and create a flat ceiling? Thanks
Yes , tbf there’s quite a skill though to do this , just worth bearing in mind if never plastered before mate
 

JessThePlasterer

Queen Jess Elizabeth I
How old is your house? If it’s 80s/90s then yeah you could skim over it adding a couple handfuls of bonding in the first coat. If it’s an older property then overboard and skim
 

lurpak

Artex Boy
Because if the property is old lath then chances are they’re already coming away from the joists in places and by skimming over you’re just adding more weight. Cracks will probably appear because not all will be visible to the eye to tape. So all round it’s a better, safer job for longevity
Fair point me lady, could be wrong but find that swirl on post lath properies usually
 

Stevieo

Royal Spin Doctor
Because if the property is old lath then chances are they’re already coming away from the joists in places and by skimming over you’re just adding more weight. Cracks will probably appear because not all will be visible to the eye to tape. So all round it’s a better, safer job for longevity
Tellum Jess.
 

Vincey

Private Member
Tbf I really enjoy a nice artex overskim every now again, said the other day feel like saying a Big Thankyou to all those guys in the 80s and 90s for sorting next generation out with jobs
 
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