Saturday, 18 August 2012

Ooops we`ve hit a snag already

Good morning all.First day of having no card to share with you.lol.
I will still be trying to hop around your blogs though.anyway we have hit a snag with our bedroom already.last night i helped hubby remove the rest of his stuff (yes HIS stuff) out off the room.Alls that is left is the bed, one empty wardrobe and the TV to keep me company when i start.We had a little tiny patch of wallpaper to remove around the window, so i got out the scraper and as i pulled the paper the lumpy bumpy plaster came with it, if it was a millimeter thick that would be stretching it.Underneath that was whirly swirly artex, again really thinly applied.
Oh thats ok i thought, i`ll just paper over the artex, NOPE thats where the problem is,It looks like the artex has gone off, beacuse its just like white crumbly chalk and it rubs off.So i decided to get the scraper to see how thick it was and underneath the duff artex is the most lovely smooth plaster.Typical eh.I don`t have the time or the inclination to start hacking all the lumpy plaster and artex off but now i don`t know what to do.I know my paper won`t stick because the artex is so crumbly so i`m going to ring the landlord later and see what he thinks.lol.
Wish me luck and no doubt you will be reading more of my ramblings if you want to of course.I am off to work soon and then let the fun begin.
Have a fabulous weekend all :D
Hugs Coops.xxx

22 comments:

crafty lynn said...

Be carefull its not old artex, can be dangerous if inhaled.
Leave hard work to hubby. Hide in craft room :)

crafty lynn said...

Meant to add, your landlord has a responsibility to have it tested (the artex) if it predates certain year it may have asbestoss in it, so look into it before you touch it again, wear a mask if you or hubby goes back to it.

Squirrel x said...

Sounds like you'll be hiring a sander hun! Good luck. Hugs Sxx

Janette said...

Oh Nic, I hate to say this to you hun......but it needs to come off, Artex is a major pain but better off....good luck hun.xxxx

Margarets designer cards said...

Hi Nic

It looks like hard work, someone tired to cover up the offending artex and now you have the problems.
Margaret

Sue said...

Hells bells Nic,good luck with the landlord.
Hugs Sue xx

jackid said...

Oh Dear that doesn't sound to good dodgy d i y I promise I had nothing to do with it lol couldn't you just plaster over the bit that has come away sorry if you have already thought about that but other than that I am at a blank too good luck hope you get it sorted
Jacki xx

Mary J said...

Oh dear - hope you find an easy solution coops!

Sally said...

Morning Nic, you just never know what's lurking underneath do you? A lot of the paint work in our house had nasty brown varnish under it & that was a nightmare to remove. I wish you luck & hope all works out.
Sally x

Marlene Atkinson said...

I hope everything goes alright for you today,it souds very tricky with that artex, you might be able to sand it down, but that could be a take a while. Marlene

carrie-lee said...

ooops, hope you get it sorted without to much bother hun xx

Alyce said...

oh no! hope it all works out coops...how frustrating though! xx

sandy's crafty bits said...

oh oh ... sounds like you gonna have a big job on your hands poor nic ... hope you get it sorted ... and hope you have a great weekend ... thank you so much for visiting my blog and leaving such a lovely comment about my granddaughter ... happy crafting and love sandy xx

Vicky said...

Sounds like you have a real dilemma there Coops!! I hope you're able to get it sorted. Have a great weekend

hugs Vicky xxx

Juls said...

I have been M.I.A in blogland recently, and now doing a major catch up to see how everyone is getting on, hopefully life is settling into a more normal rountine now&I can get back to visiting more regularly again. I have loved having a good look round your blog to check out all I have missed, Its been lovely looking at your work truley inspirational work!! Hope the decorating goes well!!Hugs Juls

Christy Beans said...

Hey, Coops! Sorry I haven't been by lately - was a killer week. TGITheWeekend! LOL Hope you don't hit any more snags in the reno and have fun (that "it was a lot of hard work but whew was it worth it look what I did isn't it cool" kind of fun!) Mwah! ~Christy

Pink Dandelion said...

Ooh flippin' 'eck, I know how you feel. How come every time you start one job you end up making another. Debs xx

Sarah said...

Oh Coops, what a pain in the bum, good luck x

Lee said...

Ooooh Nic,good luck with that one.hugs xxx

Deb said...

you can actually use a wallpaper steamer and then the artex scrapes off really easily, we had to do this in our very first house, they had artexed the hallway and staircase. Wear a face mask though, that artex dust can be nasty!

good luck! will be worth it in the end!

Debxx

Lisa xx said...

urgh....bloomin artex is pure evil....we had a nightmare trying to remove the stuff from our chimney breast!! happy decorating though xx

Cloudedbrains said...

Watch the artes Coops xx
We recently found out that some artex can have asbestos in it - thanks to the housing and them mucking up repairs in our toilet xx