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Unregistered

Have read many forums reguarding this and need to know what to do. Basically it is a small downstairs toilet that I need to tile. At the moment there is some kind of gloss paint that has been there since we moved in (about 2 months ago) and under that im guessing artex as it is all textured with a very crud pattern. What would i use to get the paint off? I have read that sanding it is the solution but part of the wall (where the old toilet cycstern used to be) is just cement with paint over it and sanding that might be a bit of a problem. Also the artex (judging from the rest of the house) is quite old and might contain asbestos so I dont really want to start sanding away at it all. Is there any other method of getting rid of the paint? Could i just line the walls with something and then tile onto that? (cant be plasterboard as with that and the tiling on top i wouldnt be able to open the door into the room anymore. Any advice is very welcome.
 
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doug boardley

aarghhh what a nightmare,!! paint and artex will have to be removed if you can't overboard.
 
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Unregistered

is there nothing else i can use to overboard instead of plasterboard?
 
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doug boardley

not really, in fact, no. Soz don't mean to be a harbinger of doom and gloom, but both substrates you've mentioned ( paint and artex) are the devils porridge to tile on. If you can't overboard, they will have to be stripped back,:thumbsdown:
 
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DHTiling

6mm hardibacker...glued and screwed...:thumbsup:...think health and safety if asbestos is about..
 
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Unregistered

not guaranteed to have asbestos (will get it tested) but assuming there isnt what is the best way of getting rid of the paint and artex? Sanding would just take forever.. also where can I get that 6mm board that you are talking about?
 
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DHTiling

not guaranteed to have asbestos (will get it tested) but assuming there isnt what is the best way of getting rid of the paint and artex? Sanding would just take forever.. also where can I get that 6mm board that you are talking about?


If no asbestos..then a steam stripper...:thumbsup:
 
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White Room

Any idea how old the artex is
 
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Unregistered

also thiking about it the stripper wouldnt be able to get around the cemented bit on the wall so the lining option would seem the easiest way around the problem. So where can I get the stuff from and what will be the cost? Also could marine ply be used if it was glued and screwed to the wall or are there problems with it?
 
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White Room

Don't use marine ply like that your'd be better of using plasterboard.

It's not a quick fix job
 
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doug boardley

not guaranteed to have asbestos (will get it tested) but assuming there isnt what is the best way of getting rid of the paint and artex? Sanding would just take forever.. also where can I get that 6mm board that you are talking about?
doesn't matter how old your artex and paint is, tiles will not last on your wall:mad2::mad2::mad2:
 
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goatboy

well I have signed up now... is there any way of getting thinner plasterboard for the job as I cannot find the other stuff mentioned earlier anywhere near me. (stoke on trent)
 

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