Why Remove Artex?
Artex is often considered to be a dated and unattractive material, which is why many homeowners are keen to remove it from their properties. However, removing Artex can sometimes be more difficult than you might have initially anticipated. Whether your problem is with overall texture or if the layers of the Artex itself are damaged, there are several different methods for removing Artex that you can try out in order to get results. In this blog post, we’ll take a look at just some of these options – and how they could help us to start work on remodelling your home!
So what exactly does it mean for something like Artex to be ‘dated’? To put things simply, plenty of products become outdated for a number of reasons. Artex, for example, became popular at the beginning of the 20th century; however, as time went on it was quickly deemed to be less and less desirable. This is often because over time people become aware of new materials which can perform better than what has been used in their homes before – and therefore they switch away from it.
Another reason why Artex could be considered outdated is that perhaps not all homeowners are fans of its appearance. If you think about it, Artex is actually quite thick and textured – something which isn’t always easy to work with when trying to achieve a certain look inside your home! In fact, if you are aiming toward making your property appear more modern or contemporary then Artex certainly won’t help you in that regard.
Of course, it is not just the appearance of Artex which can cause many homeowners to dislike this material – it is also its texture itself that causes problems. This is another good example as to why a product like Artex could be described as being ‘dated’; even if you were able to somehow change its appearance (either through painting or something else), underneath that layer would likely still be thick and uneven textures – meaning that doing any other kind of work at all on your walls would become quite difficult! It really goes without saying, therefore, that removing Artex from your home makes sense for anyone who wants to improve how their property looks and feels – both in terms of appearance and practicality.
Different Ways of Removing Artex
Now that we have looked at some of the reasons why Artex may not be right for your home, let’s take a look at some different methods which can be used to remove it. As we have already briefly mentioned, Artex can sometimes be quite difficult to work with – especially if its layers are damaged. This is something which you will need to consider before beginning any removal process; if the Artex itself is in good condition then you will likely find that the job is much easier than you initially thought! However, if there are any cracks or holes in the material then this will obviously make things more difficult (and could even cause damage to your walls).
One of the most common methods used to remove Artex from a wall is through using a steamer. This can be incredibly useful, especially if you are only trying to remove layers that aren’t too damaged – as this method will cause less damage than others. If you do decide to go down the route of steamers then it is obviously important to ensure that both the steam and water don’t come into contact with any furniture or electrical objects around your home; not only could this potentially ruin them but it will also put lots of moisture in your house – something else which should definitely be avoided!
Another option for removing Artex layers would be to use sandpaper. This might seem like an unlikely one to begin with – but there are several reasons why it could work for you. First of all, sanding the Artex off your walls is something which can be done even if the material was previously painted over. This means that you don’t necessarily have to remove any layers first; simply see how many layers of paint or wallpaper there are and then proceed from there. Another benefit of using sandpaper is that it can help you to tackle not only thick grassy Artex but also thinner, smoother ones – meaning that no matter what type of job you need to do on your home’s walls, this technique will likely work well.
Finally, one more method worth considering would be to use a heat gun – something which has become quite popular in recent years. This is a slightly more complex option and will likely require the help of another person; however, if you are able to successfully use a heat gun then it can be an incredibly effective way of removing Artex (especially if there are several layers that need to be removed). Be very careful when using this method though, as too much heat could potentially damage your walls – so make sure that you only use the heat gun on small areas at any one time!
Why Choose Us?
As you can see, there are several reasons why you might want to consider removing Artex from your home. This is something that we have a lot of experience with here at Plymouth Plasterers, so you can rest assured knowing that your property is in safe hands. We always aim to provide a high-quality service that is tailored to the specific needs of each and every one of our customers; no job is too big or small for us, so don’t hesitate to get in touch regardless of the scale of work which needs to be carried out.
We understand that every single customer will have different requirements, which is why we offer such a comprehensive range of services. Whether you need help with sanding down Artex, using a steamer or anything else, we will be more than happy to assist. We always strive to deliver the best possible results whilst causing as little disruption to your property as possible; you can rest assured knowing that your home is in safe hands when you choose Plymouth Plasterers.