WHAT IS PLASTER?
Plaster is a desirable facing material: hard, strong,
fire-resistant, and color-retentive. Because plaster is also
breathable, or able to transmit moisture vapor, water that gets
behind it does not become trapped. That makes it resistant to
rot and fungus. Plaster has proved to be a durable wall cover in
all climates, whether wet, dry, hot, or cold.
The final appearance of the finish coat can be varied by
changing the size and shape of the aggregate, using colored
cement, adding pigments, changing the consistency of the finish
mix, the method or equipment used for plastering, and the
plasterer's skill in manipulating the finish coat.
WHAT IS LATH?
Lath is a
thin strip of wood or metal, usually nailed in rows to framing
supports as a substructure for plaster, shingles, slates, or
material, such as a sheet of metal mesh, can be used for
multiple building purposes.