Fiber plaster

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Description

A plaster reinforced with hair used prior to the 1900s. Fiber plaster was generally used as thick base coat on wooden laths. hair. Other fiber fillers may be used such as sisal, jute, wood, or asbestos.

Synonyms and Related Terms

fibre plaster; plâtre fibreux (Fr.); coarse stuff; scratch coat

Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • Dictionary of Building Preservation, Ward Bucher, ed., John Wiley & Sons, Inc., New York City, 1996
  • Ivan Myjer, contributed information, 1998