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To confirm my ceiling is artex but found out it there us wallpaper underneath can I skim on top or board over then skim?
Thu 28 Nov 2013 08:46pm
The right way to do it would be either strip it or board over it then skim
Thu 28 Nov 2013 08:16pm
I have plastered over artex which was done over wallpaper but wouldn't risk it on a ceiling best to remove and as stated best to use a steamer
Thu 28 Nov 2013 07:47pm
Best not as lot of pull on the paper as it is
Use a steamer to help remove artex
Fri 03 Jan 2014 06:13am
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Tue 03 Dec 2013 06:11pm
It has to be stripped back to original ceiling then pva&skimmed
Fri 29 Nov 2013 07:31pm
If there is paper on the ceiling it is better to board over then skim
Fri 29 Nov 2013 01:19pm
hi howard no you should strip back to original ceiling and than reskim or overboard and scim finish hope this helps you steve
Fri 29 Nov 2013 01:05pm
Overboard and skim
Thu 28 Nov 2013 10:52pm
Hi Howard. If the artex on the wallpaper is firm then there should be no reason not to skim on top. Most likely the ceiling and paper were sealed before atexing.
Thu 28 Nov 2013 08:53pm
I would board over top , you can't plaster on top of artex if that's on paper , so either strip it all
Off or board & plaster
Thu 28 Nov 2013 08:48pm
Board over, scrim the joints then two coats thistle board Finnish or
Multi Finnish, you might need to put a tight coat of bonding depends on the levels
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