Do you have Artex in your home ?
If your home was built or decorated in the 1970s or 80s, the chances are that you’ve got at least one Artex ceiling.
They’re basically textured ceilings, usually with round or dimpled patterns. Artex is actually the name of a product, but the term is used to describe ceilings made with other, similar products.
Although many people keep their Artex ceilings, lots of homeowners decide to remove or cover them.
To do this you can plaster over your Artex ceiling, replace it or create a false ceiling.
Artex dated before 1990 can contain traces of asbestos and shouldn't be removed until tested by a laboratory.
If the artex DOES contain asbestos or cannot be scraped back for any reason then we can apply a bonding agent applied directly to the artex followed by a layer of bonding coat plaster to create a level surface before finishing with finish plaster.
It is also possible to 'plate' the surface by fixing plasterboard through the artex and into joists or straps. This provides a brand new drywall surface that can be plastered.
And the easiest solution for ridding of unwanted artex that doesn't contain asbestos is to remove the peaks manually by scraping the artex back to a flat surface. Then a bonding agent will be applied to the surface and a skim of finish plaster applied to the surface to create a smooth, level finish.