Illustrated Architecture Dictionary
A composition of gypsum or lime, water, sand, and sometimes hair or
other fiber, applied in a pasty form to the surface of walls or
ceilings in a plastic state and allowed to harden and dry
Stucco: A coarse plaster composed or portland or masonry cement, sand, and hydrated lime, mixed with water and applied in a plastic state to form a hard covering for exterior walls
Scagliola: Plasterwork imitating granite or marble
Pebble dash: An exterior wall finish produced by throwing and pressing small pebbles into unset stucco
Lath: Any of a number of suitable surfaces for receiving plasterwork, as gypsum lath, metal lath, wood lath, masonry, or brickwork
- Francis D. K. Ching, A Visual Dictionary of Architecture
Portland cement: A hydraulic cement (cement that hardens under water) made by heating limestone and clay in a kiln and pulverizing the result. It is the most common type of cement in general use around the world. Named after Portland, an urban district of southern England.
plaster: Materials such as cloth or fiberglass strengthen plaster that
is used, for example, in interior ornamentation.
Glass Fiber Reinforced Gypsum: A
composite of gypsum reinforced with glass fibers that can be
molded into virtually any shape or size. It is a thin, lightweight,
strong, non-combustible material. Brought from England to the United
States and Canada in 1977. Referred to as Fiberglass Reinforced
Gypsum (FRG) and Glass Reinforced Gypsum (GRG). See GFRC - Glass Fiber Reinforced Concrete at Buffalo Plastering & Architectural Casting
Rubber molds: Typically used in reproducing plaster ornamentation. See Plaster Systems at Buffalo Plastering & Architectural Casting
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