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Selling Your Home? Why You Need To Remove The Artex Discussed by Eco Solutions

Artex was around a lot in the ’70s and ’80s and was actually an interior design must in those times. It is a surface coating that was used and still sometimes used for decorating. It allows a professional plasterer or decorator to add raised texture and patterns to ceilings or walls. The name Artex is a trademark of Artex Ltd, which is a UK company, there are other similar products out there, however, Artex has become the name used across the board for all of these products. Textured wall, ceiling removal is difficult and can be dangerous if you don’t use the right wet system removal product like X-Tex.

Artex is associated with asbestos and until 2000 Artex and other textured wall coverings contained asbestos which is a dangerous substance. Asbestos is a term for a group of minerals made of microscopic fibres, which if inhaled can damage your lungs and cause other serious diseases immediately or in the long term if exposed to it.

Artex was originally made with white asbestos which was used to strengthen and harden it. Artex (the company) stopped using asbestos in the mid-80s, however, other manufacturers may have continued to use it up until it became illegal for asbestos to be used in these types of products in 2000.

Asbestos is only harmful when it is in powder form and it should pose no risk when it is undisturbed. For example, when it is being sanded and removed this is when the dust particles can be extremely dangerous. Using Eco Solutions X-Tex Artex Removal Product means you are using a wet working removal system and you will not be put at risk of asbestos poising or harmful dust particles. If the house was built prior to 2000 it is likely it will contain asbestos.

If you are removing non-asbestos textured wall or ceiling coatings it can still expose you to dust particles which can still be harmful to your lungs, however, using the Eco Solutions X-Tex Wet Removal System means you won’t be exposed to any harmful dust particles.

Eco Solutions X-Tex Artex Removal Product is a wet system removal product meaning you aren’t exposed to harmful dust and, or asbestos fibres, it is non-toxic and it easily and safely removes textured ceiling or wall coverings. X-Tex is used by many professionals for Artex removal and textured wall and ceiling covering removal whether it contains asbestos or not.

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Garden DIY

Garden DIY During Lockdown discussed by Eco solutions

Sorting your garden during lockdown will make you feel better when the nice weather comes back to us again. The weather forecast is a bit cooler over the next week or so, so it’s the ideal time to get your garden DIY done so you can sit back and enjoy it when the hot weather returns. Read our “Garden DIY During Lockdown” and it will not only give you ideas of how to spruce up your garden but also give you the best way to do it with lots of hints and tips.

It might be cleaning your patio, decking, upcycling & revamping your garden furniture, stripping and painting external door frames, doors and woodwork. Weeding, cutting back, deep cleaning your BBQ, planting, painting your fence or creating a compost, the options are endless and there’s no time like the present to tackle your outdoor space or Garden DIY.

Starting and finishing Garden DIY or a cleaning and tidying project will give you a sense of achievement and purpose which is a really positive thing in these different times. It will keep your mind and body active and give you a huge amount of satisfaction when you’ve finished each job.

First of all, you should plan your garden whether it’s big or small. It’s a good idea to walk around and see how you can divide it into different areas and spaces, much like you have in your home and then make a list of the Garden DIY jobs that you need to get done. Don’t start adding things to your space until you’ve got your existing jobs done otherwise it will get cluttered and you won’t feel like you are achieving the result you want even though you will be progressing.

Garden Zones

Gardens always look better when they have strong landscaped lines and by having different areas and zones within the space. Use different materials like wood, stones, patio slabs to create interesting and interlocking zones. If you have a grassed area within your garden then why not change its shape into a circle, square, rectangle or even zig-zag stair-like edges. Mark your shape out with string, leave it and keep going back to it to make sure you are happy with the size and shape and then use a spade to cut away the excess grass. It’s not a massively difficult job, however, it will be much harder if the ground is really dry so always take this into consideration when starting. When you’ve finished and you have the shape you are happy with then edge the area with stones or patio slabs to make a distinct edge.

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DIY During Lockdown

DIY Ideas During Lockdown discussed by Eco Solutions

During this lockdown more and more people are using their time to revamp their homes, decorate, do some DIY, sort out their gardens and give everything a deep clean, and these are often the things that we don’t have the time to do. We’ve got loads of ideas and inspiration for you for all your DIY Ideas During Lockdown. So there’s never been more opportunity to take on some of those interior and exterior jobs yourself that you’ve been meaning to do for so long. Starting and finishing a DIY or cleaning project often gives you a real sense of achievement and purpose which is a really positive thing in these strange and different times. It will keep your mind and body active and give you satisfaction when each job is done.

DIY Jobs During Lockdown

DIY – Decorating – Painting, Wallpapering & Freshening Up

Have you been meaning to decorate a room for ages? If so now is the ideal time to get started, maybe repaint and freshen up a bedroom, bathroom, hallway, lounge, dining room, kitchen toilet, utility room, conservatory or teach yourself how to wallpaper using youtube videos to help you.

Use the internet to search for different room ideas, colour combinations and inspiration, Pinterest is a great site for this and you can see colour, wallpaper and furniture ideas.

Some DIY shops are delivering and some are offering a click and collect service at this time so if you get your painting and wallpapering done now you can always replace your flooring and furniture if you need to when lockdown is lifted.

If you just need to freshen up up your skirtings then Grime Go is a great product to use, just spray it on, leave it for 10 minutes, wipe it clean with a damp cloth and all those dirt and scuff marks will disappear. If you want to freshen up your sofa, armchairs or carpets then again Grime Go is a brilliant product for cleaning fabric and carpet and removing stains that may have been there for years. Just spray it on leave it to work its magic for 20 minutes and then wipe away with warm water, giving any hard to remove stains a scrub.

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