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One of the best ways to remove artex is by using this fantastic product. Simply put, when X-TEX is applied, the job of scraping off artex becomes MUCH quicker, easier and safer.

To learn more about X-TEX and how best to use it, please watch the video below and check out his very informative article on their website

Method 5: Applying Eco Solution’s X–TEX

 One of the best ways to remove artex is by using this fantastic product. Simply put, when X-TEX is applied, the job of scraping off artex becomes MUCH quicker, easier and safer.

To learn more about X-TEX and how best to use it, please watch the video below and check out his very informative article on their website

Pros

Cons

Makes scraping off artex much easier and less messy

Although this method, when done well, does not create any asbestos dust, you still need to check for asbestos using trained professionals before carrying out this process.

Water based product, so is nontoxic and nonflammable

More expensive than the simple ‘Sand & Scrape’ and ‘Steamer’ methods, but still cheaper than dry lining or wet plastering

pH neutral, so it’s non-caustic and doesn’t cause skin burns

No hazardous risk and safety phrases (R & S)

Works on all surfaces

Made in the UK

Tools & Materials

  •  X-TEX
  •  Large emulsion brush

Step-By-Step Method

1. Put on your safety goggles, dust mask and gloves

2. Paint X-TEX over the artex with a large emulsion brush

3. Wait for it to soften. For a single layer of textured coating, this should take between 15 and 30 minutes. For surfaces that have several coats of paint, you might have to wait up to one hour or so. Follow the instructions on the packaging for further info on this.

4. When softened, follow steps 2-4 in the ‘Scrape & Sand’ method above

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