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
- Art and Architecture Thesaurus Online, http://www.getty.edu/research/tools/vocabulary/aat/, J. Paul Getty Trust, Los Angeles, 2000
- Ivan Myjer, contributed information, 1998