Removing Artex ceiling finish -did anybody try this?
How do I get rid of it ?
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Methods used to remove a popcorn ceiling don't work on a real artex ceiling, looks like OP has a troweled on actual artex type finish, that's why I mentioned checking for asbestos before disturbing it.Maymybonneliveforever wrote: ↑As Zamboni has stated, I would first ensure that there is no asbestos.
If the ceiling has not be primed and painted, it's fairly easy to remove with either a plastic or metal putty knife, trowel ect. If it has been painted, then the surface will be much harder to remove.
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Drywall mud with texture...that comes off like popcorn ceiling, both are easy if they haven't been painted. How old is the ceiling?....have you tried wetting it down and scraping.
Mar 17th, 2016 4:45 pm
I have not tried anything yet.Zamboni wrote: ↑Drywall mud with texture...that comes off like popcorn ceiling, both are easy if they haven't been painted. How old is the ceiling?....have you tried wetting it down and scraping.
I have no idea if that artex contains asbestos just from looking at it. Don't start scraping if there's any chance.
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how much is the testing ?Maymybonneliveforever wrote: ↑CuriousC
Based on what I've learned from Zamboni, there are maybe 2 basic materials that were used to apply this finish, based on a photo, nobody can tell when material you have. The type of material used will determine how difficult it will be removed and whether it has asbestos in it. To me the possibility of having asbestos would be my main concern as it's dangerous to your health if disturbed which is the case if you want to remove it. That would also be the most expensive aspect as a pro would need to remove it safetly.
I would set aside a larger budget and have it tested and if it's not asbestos, then attempt to remove it youself, worst case scenario, is you hire someone to finish it if you feel the quality of your work is not up to par. As mentioned set aside a budget of say $1000.00 and if it's not asbestos than your laughing.