A coarse, fiber-filled, base coat for plaster. Coarse stuff contains lime paste mixed with sand and hair. Other fiber fillers may be used such as sisal, jute, wood, or asbestos. This coarse plaster mixture was used for the base plaster layers applied to the metal or wooden lathes. It was covered with a smooth finish plaster (see fine stuff).
Synonyms and Related Terms
fiber plaster; plâtre fibreux (Fr.); scratch coat; brown coat
Sources Checked for Data in Record
- Dictionary of Building Preservation, Ward Bucher, ed., John Wiley & Sons, Inc., New York City, 1996
- Art and Architecture Thesaurus Online, http://www.getty.edu/research/tools/vocabulary/aat/, J. Paul Getty Trust, Los Angeles, 2000
- Website address 1 Comment: NPS Briefs at www2.cr.nps/tps/briefs/brief21.htm