Plastering over Artex that has asbestos in it

Hi All, My father has done quite a bit of plastering over the years and he is quite good at it. He has agreed to come to our place to plaster our Artex ceiling in the living room, but he has never had to work on Artex so I thought I would get advice here on the methodology and products to use. We recently did an asbestos test and we have asbestos in our Artex ceilings, so we cannot remove the 'peaks' of the Artex. The type of Artex in our living room is like swirls/circles. I have read a few things online and it seems that PVA is required for this but I am not entirely sure how you apply it, do you mix it with some type of plaster, what are the ratios? Could you please explain the process to plaster over Artex and which materials and brands you use? Thanks a lot in advance to anyone willing to help me out on this. Cheers

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Do not attempt to scrap the artex. Apply a sealer coat on the ceiling. Then apply the first coat of plaster.
21st May 2022
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50/50 pva & water, all tho I would recommend blue grit paint on & let it dry for a day then skim over.

Always mostly recommend over boarding to.

8th Jun 2022
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The best way around that is to over board the celing and then skim the plaster board.
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