Casting plaster

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Dental plaster

Description

A fine-grain plaster of Paris. Casting plaster is white, slow setting, and capable of taking fine detail (Mayer 1969).

Synonyms and Related Terms

molding plaster; plâtre à mouler (Fr.)

Additional Information

R. Mayer, A Dictionary of Art Terms and Techniques, Harper and Row, New York, 1969.

Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • Ralph Mayer, A Dictionary of Art Terms and Techniques, Harper and Row Publishers, New York, 1969 (also 1945 printing)
  • Tom Rowland, Noel Riley, A-Z Guide to Cleaning, Conserving and Repairing Antiques, Constable and Co., Ltd., London, 1981