| >It's us lot in the northern bit that have taste.
| Three words - Newcastle Brown Ale.
On my first visit to England in about 7 years, a few months ago, I was
struck by what a pronounced southern accent the station announcer in
| You can retract your statement if you want ;)
Nah, I don't like English beer.
Here I am, sat here looking up at my artex ceiling, and wondering what
on earth people have against it!
Okay, okay, I know it's a "personal" thing. But could I ask what sort
of ceiling covering you prefer?
I think you've hit the nail on the head there PoP - when selling houses,
avoid anything that can be construed as personal taste. Sure, not
everyone will hate artex, but you want to minimise the possibility that
even one person will hate it.
Unfortunately, it's at this point where I diverge from "received wisdom"
in my views - I don't agree that magnolia is the least offensive colour
in terms of saleability - I rate it up there with woodchip on the walls
because the two go together in my mind like peaches and cream.
If you don't want the clinical look (i.e. whitewash everything) you
could use very light pale pastel shades to add a bit of (non-personal)
character and warmth to what would otherwise seem lifeless.
Artex is great for hiding cracks lots of bumps poor original plastering in
walls/ceilings but a total ***t to remove and incredibly messy scrapping the
muck of walls/ceilings.
Whenever a Surveyor or Estate Agent views a house first thing they think of
when they see Artex walls/ceilings.... what cracks/faults are house owners
trying to hide.
Ah. In that case try an arts and crafts shop.
Ther are many materials - plaster of paris for one - that can be gobbed
on to do releief with, and indeed some forms of artists paint can be
I was suprised to see no-one has got a link to it in Google. It an
household word here. So I searched for: "textured acrylic finishes" and
found this: http://www.parex.com/stucco_finish_o.html among many. I'm
not sure of the exactness. No doubt our young Ms Kettle can put us right
when she comes along.
You should be able to buy it in Wal Mart under the heading for Textured
Finishes or whatever, near the paint/plaster section. It is a white
powder that comes in bags like lime or plaster and is used with boiling
water to make the mix. Tins of it come ready made at a little more as
you must pay for the water. It looks just like thick textured paint when
Aternatives you might want to try are bonding plaster or plaster of
paris (I think you might have to add pva to that). Ordinary plaster
would do if you added something to it such as sawdust or mica (an inert
stone that is used in insulation.) Come to that you could mix it with
sand or clay or anything else it is just to slow down the speed it sets
at and stop it cracking.
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