Share This Page Tweet. You need to hire a steamer from somewhere like HSS. Log in or Sign up. The idea was if you rub the wall down whilst wet which you need to do for cleaning anyway there will not be any dust. Reason is the coating is on the ceiling as well – the ceiling looks very much like Artex as the texture ‘hangs’ with gravity. Cana nyone tell me what I’m dealing with here?
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I hear there is a possibility it might contain asbestos. If you spend on products which don’t do the job properly I think you’ll always notice the imperfections. Has anyone encountered this problem? CommentAuthor gyrogear CommentTime Aug 15th Depending on the paint used on the paper it can be difficult to get off. Cana nyone tell me what I’m dealing with here? I love the story of the husband scoring the paper before steaming.
Unfortunately the plaster behind it is cracked and blown in places, and I can’t afford to lose space by boarding over the top. SiH17 Augin forum: Log in or Sign up.
I haven’t seen metal washers like that but we have a good few hundred plastic equivalents embedded in our render and plaster: Envirochem for asbestos testing – anyone used them? HSE aims to reduce work-related death, injury and ill health. Asbestos essentials includes a number of task sheets which will show you how to safely carry out non-licensed work on textured coatings.
Lath & plaster & woodchip wallpaper
Artexing is the one to watch out for. Some small areas of it has come loose and is gently sagging under its ‘beautiful’ coat of woodchip wallpaper.
I’d get rid of it, do the job properly. Richard C 17 Aug Does woocchip tie in with the texture paint theory?
I’m really concerned about asbestos if artex woochip I have an electrician installing down lights. Sun Aug 05, 6: I would say you can’t plaster over. Hi, Just moved into a new rental place, and was doing some small DIY and noticed a few things that got me worried.
Thanks for all your replies. Looks to be in poor shape to plaster over, really the proper solution is get it tested so you know what it is then decide, if it is asbestos free try stripping with a steam stripper, you may find the ceiling needs lining I had similar in my hall and landing tested clear and came off really easy with a steamer.
And this approach would also solve the woodchip issue. I am guessing not judging from colour I did see some white stuff in another part of the attic, but it is too hard to get back up to take photos so rather leave it if you think it is safe to leave undisturbedbut I really have very little idea and I know the loose stuff can be quite dangerous.
We have woodchip that has been covered in artex which contains asbestos. I’ve used plaster washers to fix plaster and lath before: If the plaster is old it sometimes breaks up with steam or wetting so be prepared to do some repairs. Yes, my password is: CommentAuthor tony CommentTime Aug 10th Regarding the damping down – I’m chiselling it off with the plaster by using a bolster behind the plaster against the bare brick, so it’s coming off in big ‘flakes’.
How do I tell? Early 70’s it’s entirely possible, but doubtful. The building is from the s I believe. In my experience woodchip paper is used to cover up really poor plasterwork.