I'm currently wrestling with a housefull of &^%£$"^&)ing Artex; spent
most of yesterday up a ladder with a steam stripper. It's weird; much
of it came away really easily (barely any need for steam); but then
suddenly I'd hit large patches where it seemed to be welded on. Even
at plasterboard-disintegrating levels of steaming, it wouldn't come
off; just sort of melted to a slightly gooey, tar-like consistency.
I've seen tins of Nitromors textured paint remover at 17 quid a pop
down at Buy and Queue. Does anyone know if this stuff is any good;
will it work in the above scenario? Is it likely to be a
cost/time-effective solution, or will I be better ripping the ceilings
down and starting out from scratch with new plasterboard?
I've already condemned a couple of ceilings as they are in such a bad
state; but the really annoying thing about my current room is that
under the artex is a beautifully smooth, professionally skimmed
plasterboard ceiling. Why oh why oh why....??