Coarse stuff

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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
  • Website address 1 Comment: NPS Briefs at

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