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#1 secubis3

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Posted 12 April 2017 - 10:38 PM

After being flooded by upstairs workmen I have decided to strip out the bathroom but it has artex on the walls.

What is the best but cleanest way to remove it? I want it off to skim and tile all over but so many times I've been told to use a sander or put up a false wall, this I do not want to do.Any ideas most welcome.

 

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Posted 13 April 2017 - 06:17 AM

If its sound cant you tile straight onto it with suitable adhesive



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Posted 13 April 2017 - 09:51 AM

Again- if it's sound- Unibond then skim of finish plaster. 

I've been told that a wall paper steamer can be used to soften and scrap off the Artex- but never tried it myself.


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Posted 13 April 2017 - 01:30 PM

Just a warning, some artex contains white asbestos see here https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Artex
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Posted 13 April 2017 - 02:27 PM

Seems theres a fault with every damned product these days, makes you wonder how the human race survived so long, recall having to knock holes in the asbestos panels of my garage to pull half shafts out of a Vauxhall axle then stick the pieces back with Gungum paste when I finished, not to mention knocking seven bells out of the walls and panels when I was clearing the site for a new concrete garage


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Posted 13 April 2017 - 07:57 PM

I mentioned it because my brother in law died of asbestosis after being exposed to asbestos dust during a manufacturing process. It wasn't a pleasant death
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Posted 24 April 2017 - 05:54 PM

Hi. Old artex can be very dangerous stuff, if you intend to tile all over why bother with skimming it?
I personally did a similar job in my bathroom 9.5 plasterboard directly onto wall with plenty of adhesive. A couple of coats of pva rolled on then tiled.
Easy job to diy .