Skim over artex
Many people ask us if it is possible to skim over artex… The answer is Yes you can!!
Back in the 60/70’s artex was a desired finish but now it’s one of the applications that now look dated. There are a number of ways to remove artex but depending on the age of your property you need to be careful as they can have asbestos in which is harmful to your health if you breath in the fibers.
Steam – You can use a steam machine and hold it against the artex and then use a scraper to loosen the material (Please make sure you test for asbestos is your property is prior to the mid-1980s)
Removal Solution – There are several products on the market that have majority of the methods use the same process but we will insure the correct product is use to meet your requirements.
Both of these methods will normally still require you to skim and sometimes board and skim the area again so it is normally more cost effective to cover the Artex with a layer of fresh plaster.