Or Register for FREE!





Anistel






Hoggett's Avatar
Dogsey Veteran
 
Dogs owned: Border Collie
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Durham
Posts: 2,610
Hoggett is Male
22-09-2007, 10:09 AM   #1

Artex, sanding it off?


Reply With Quote Nominate this person for a Member of The Month award

Welcome to the Dogsey Forums!
Welcome to the LARGEST DOG FORUM in the world!!*

Welcome, you are seeing this message because you are viewing our dog owners forum as a guest. You are more than welcome to register and join our friendly community of Dog Lovers, on the biggest and best dog forum in the world!*

Doing so will unlock lots of features enabling you to participate on the site... and will also get rid of this message box and the advert on the left.

Click here to register for FREE!

*Dogsey hosts the largest English language dog-related forum in the world! By total number of posts.

Trouble's Avatar
Dogsey Veteran
 
Dogs owned: 3 Dobermanns,Terrier,SBT, Pugs
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Romford, uk
Posts: 12,732
22-09-2007, 10:12 AM   #2

Re: Artex, sanding it off?


Get it skimmed over by a professional.



Reply With Quote Nominate this person for a Member of The Month award


Dogsey Veteran
 
Dogs owned: Groenendael & Other
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Ireland
Posts: 2,063
22-09-2007, 10:16 AM   #3

Re: Artex, sanding it off?


Hi Ian,
Artex until recently was made with asbestos and should never be sanded off, I think the change over date was mid eighties.There is a gel available on the market to enable you to safely remove it with out all the mess and risk of asbestosis etc . If you want the supplier PM me for details.
Abbies OH.



Reply With Quote Nominate this person for a Member of The Month award


Inca's Avatar
Dogsey Veteran
 
Dogs owned: Cavaliers
Join Date: May 2004
Location: sunny south
Posts: 18,204
22-09-2007, 10:30 AM   #4

Re: Artex, sanding it off?


abbie is right unless you know which year it was put up don't take it off .....skim over it its quite cheap to do



Reply With Quote Nominate this person for a Member of The Month award


boobah's Avatar
Dogsey Veteran
 
Dogs owned: rottweiler,cocker spaniel
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: central scotland
Posts: 5,918
22-09-2007, 11:17 AM   #5

Re: Artex, sanding it off?


Quote:
Originally Posted by abbie
Hi Ian,
Artex until recently was made with asbestos and should never be sanded off, I think the change over date was mid eighties.There is a gel available on the market to enable you to safely remove it with out all the mess and risk of asbestosis etc . If you want the supplier PM me for details.
Abbies OH.
Have to agree there,you are supposed to have it tested to see if there is asbestos in it before you work on it.We had to have that done in our kitchen as there was artex hidden behind wood panels.



Reply With Quote Nominate this person for a Member of The Month award


Steve's Avatar
Dogsey Veteran
 
Dogs owned: Bullmastiff and Boxer
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Pancake flat East Anglia
Posts: 10,031
Steve is Male
22-09-2007, 01:43 PM   #6

Re: Artex, sanding it off?


Abbies right Ian.Artex used to contain asbestos as a binding agent and sanding is a definette no no.It maybe messy,but thats why its always pulled down or skimmed straight over the top.Asbestos is perfectly safe when left alone and never causes any problems-until its broken up and causes dust.

A good plasterer would charge around £150 to skim over a 15 square metre ceiling for example,but for that you will expect a near glass finish.If they decide to skim over the top-tell them to brush a 50/50 PVA & water mix to aid adhesion and isolate any previous paints used.



Reply With Quote Nominate this person for a Member of The Month award


Helena54's Avatar
Dogsey Veteran
 
Dogs owned: one gsd
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: South East UK
Posts: 27,427
22-09-2007, 02:33 PM   #7

Re: Artex, sanding it off?


The plasterer I had in recently would not "skim over" one of our artexed ceilings? I can't remember why exactly, but he insisted on doing the normal 2 coats of plaster? That was a big room at a cost of 840 just for the ceiling down to the picture rail! He then did a whole room, which is quite small for 440, again 2 coats, even though it was already plastered but rather badly (by Dave! ). I still have artex out in my boot room which we will eventually get rid of, and he told me the best way of getting it off was to soak it really well and then it scraped off easily?? Haven't tried it yet though! What about plasterboarding the ceiling with the artex (like we had to do over ours) and maybe a plasterer would do a skim coat over the plasterboard? All I know is, a good plasterer would not skim over existing artex, they will want it plasterboarded over, and quite honestly it's much easier that way than trying to get the darn stuff off!



Reply With Quote Nominate this person for a Member of The Month award


Hoggett's Avatar
Dogsey Veteran
 
Dogs owned: Border Collie
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Durham
Posts: 2,610
Hoggett is Male
22-09-2007, 02:44 PM   #8

Re: Artex, sanding it off?


Hi,

Thank you everyone, god I'm pleased I asked the question I am so so pleased you have told me about the asbestos. I will tell her straight away when she comes in. She has had a word with a plasterer and he say's if the artex isn't too deep he can skim it overwise it will have to come down. But I will tell her just to board over it. As if she wants it pulled down it will cost her a fortune, with all the precautions needed if it is asbestos.

Once again, I can't tell you how gratefull I am to you all.

Thanks

Ian



Reply With Quote Nominate this person for a Member of The Month award


Banned / Account Closed
 
Dogs owned: 5 Black and Tan Dobes + 1 Rott
Join Date: May 2007
Location: East Sussex
Posts: 2,206
Colin is Male
22-09-2007, 02:53 PM   #9

Re: Artex, sanding it off?


Ian if it's to deep to skim over with multifinish get the plasterer to go over it first with bonding and then have it set.

My plasterer charges £8.00 a S/M plus materials.

That should give you some idea of the overall cost.



Reply With Quote Nominate this person for a Member of The Month award


Kazz's Avatar
Dogsey Veteran
 
Dogs owned: Staffordshire Bull Terrier
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: England
Posts: 7,883
22-09-2007, 03:36 PM   #10

Re: Artex, sanding it off?


Have to agree with the above spoke to my cousin who is a plasterer and he told me what everyone else is saying.

Do not sand it off, or let anyone else do it.

If DIY, skim over the top first bond with 50/50mix of PVA and water so you have something to adhere to take it down - but either way do it before they move in the house, as it can get messy. And it can look reasonable to good.

He said he would take a job to skim over artex. But would do an almost mirror finish but thats purely because thats what he does for a living.

My tip: Something to bear in mind if they do it themselves is skim it or pasterboard then put a decent thick paper on you know the white blown vinyl types they would hide a multitude of sins look good and can be emulsioned.

Karen



Reply With Quote Nominate this person for a Member of The Month award

Reply

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 




Copyright ©2004-2014, Dogsey.com