Artex Removal in Edinburgh, Lothian and Fife

Pearl Plastering specialises in the removal of Artex and principally offers this service to customers in the domestic sector. Artex removal isn’t just a case of scraping a previous application from the walls and ceilings of your Edinburgh, Lothian or Fife home. The job requires a detailed survey and analysis to check for signs of asbestos and, if we determine asbestos is present, we establish the safest, least harmful method of removal.

 

To see what customers have to say about our plastering and Artex removal services, please visit our testimonials page.

 

During the 1970s and 1980s, Artex was a popular coating used on walls and ceilings in UK homes, often to cover surfaces with minor flaws because of its textured finish. What many homeowners didn’t realise at the time is that Artex often contained asbestos to strengthen it.

 

Today, we all understand the dangers of asbestos but at the time, using it to reinforce coatings and materials was commonplace. This explains why so many homes and businesses in the Edinburgh area have Artex coatings containing asbestos.

 

Should we discover the presence of asbestos while surveying your home, but the walls and ceilings are in a safe condition, we will recommend that you use our local plasterers to cover over them instead of performing an Artex removal, Should you be insistent that the coating be removed, you will need to liaise with an accredited UKAS air monitoring company first.

Safe Artex Removal from Time-Served Plasterers

Pearl Plastering can also plaster over Artex even if the material doesn’t contain asbestos. Indeed, this is something we recommend to our Edinburgh, Lothian and Fife customers because it is cleaner and quicker than physical Artex removal. The alternative to this is the use of a steam stripper and scraper which, on ceilings, isn’t easy. The moisture from the steam stripper can also damage underlying materials to cause more work for our plasterers.

 

Although this isn’t something we recommend, we may suggest testing a small area using a steam stripper to see if the Artex comes off easily or not with a scraper.

 

If this method doesn’t work, there are specialist Artex removal liquids available to the trade which we can test for ease of use. Should the physical removal of Artex from your Edinburgh property prove impossible, we will use a finishing plaster to bring walls and ceilings back to a good condition and with a smooth, flat surface for redecorating.

 

Our tradesmen use a PVA coating before applying a finishing plaster to promote adhesion and to stop the underlying Artex from reacting with fresh material. We can also plaster over Artex on stud partitioning and most other flat surfaces.

CALL 0131 457 003 OR 07903 478 684 FOR ARTEX REMOVAL SERVICES IN EDINBURGH, LOTHIAN AND FIFE FROM TIME-SERVED TRADESMEN WITH A FRIENDLY AND FLEXIBLE APPROACH.

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