There are a few of options with regard to artex removal or cover up.

  • The first option and most cost effective is to over skim. If the stipple is not to proud we can seal the ceiling and re skim.
  • The second option is to overboard on top of the old ceiling with 12.5mm plaster board. Then skim.
  • The third is to completely remove the old ceiling and replace with a new one. And skim.

If the artex ceiling is to be removed or overboard it must be tested for asbestos. Any artex pre 1986 will contain chrysotile (white) asbestos.
Once you have had your test cert from the asbestos contractor you can take appropriate steps to remove or cover the old artex.