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    Default Painting artex ceilings

    Any tips for painting these? As it I've got 2 rooms both approx 17' square to do which will take ages with a brush, tempted to skim over them and use a roller but SWMBO likes the appearance of the artex, so I guess we're keeping it.

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    Just use a good quality roller and a decent paint. If they have not been painted before some of the tips will break off so make sure you cover everything.

    Dead easy to do.

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    yeah good roller and two coats. recently done mine, cover everything as advised as it goes everywhere in small bits

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    Roller it is then, if it doesn't cover to her satisfaction I will point her at this thread.

    cheers

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    It will cover no problem but I learnt a long time ago to not bother with cheap paint. Dulux and Crown are the only ones I use now. As said will probably need two coats.

    Doing our hall, stairs and landing over the weekend. We should put up the Pics.

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    Yeah cheap paint has a poor density.
    However i do find it useful doing a coat or two in cheap paint to reveal any imperfections, however not much use on artex but decent on interior walls

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    Always use Dulux so should be OK.

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    PAY SOMEBODY ELSE TO DO IT!!!!




    Not my idea of fun.

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    You need a ****gy roller mate, hope you get what I mean.

    Dam censor, lets try again, a Scooby Doo's best mate roller.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VauxVeteran View Post
    You need a ****gy roller mate, hope you get what I mean.

    Dam censor, lets try again, a Scooby Doo's best mate roller.
    Yep, got it.

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