Artex ceilings: What you really need to know before getting rid of them

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Artex ceilings were all the rage during the 1950s and 1980s. However, these days people are more likely to want to find ways to remove or conceal them than to incorporate them into their interior decor scheme. 

As types of ceiling go, textured plaster finishes such as Artex have really fallen out of favour, with smooth ceilings and walls now being the preferred option for most.

Natasha Brinsmead

Natasha is Homebuilding & Renovating’s Associate Content Editor and has been a member of the team for over two decades. An experienced journalist and renovation expert, she has written for a number of homes titles. Over the years Natasha has renovated and carried out a side extension to a Victorian terrace. She is currently living in the rural Edwardian cottage she renovated and extended on a largely DIY basis, living on site for the duration of the project. She is now looking for her next project — something which is proving far harder than she thought it would be.