Planning to redecorate your old, worn-out ceiling? At DPF Plastering & Damp Proofing, I provide high-quality ceiling repairs for a variety of domestic and small commercial clients. Whether you want to smooth over cracks or safely deal with an old Artex ceiling, I’ve got you covered. Get in touch with me today, in North London, Hertfordshire, with any further enquiries.
If your ceiling doesn’t have coving or a decorative cornice in place, the simplest thing to do is to cover it with plasterboard and skim, providing a perfect new ceiling, ready for decoration. If the ceiling is cracked but solid, I can plaster straight over the old by scrimming the cracks, applying adhesive, and skimming.
Commonly used in the 1980s, Artex is a product known for its decorative finish and its quick and easy application to cover up ceilings. However, some Artex contained asbestos, which is why it’s important to get a professional to check it if you’re thinking about renovating your ceiling.
In my experience, only a very small percentage of Artex ceilings have contained asbestos, but it’s better to be safe than sorry. In any case, Artex is also a very easy product to skim over. Backed by years of experience in this service, I will simply and safely scrape back the ceiling, apply two coats of adhesive and skim smoothly for you.