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CGC: Glossary Of Plastering Terms
Canadian Gypsum online glossary describes common terms used in the plastering industry. (PDF)
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CGC: Resources On Plaster Products & Procedures
CGC Resource Center provides a number of tools and resources to help you find both technical and product information. You may also reference specific product pages for MSDS Sheets, Data Sheets, Brochures and Warranty information.

MLPB: Resource Library On Lath, Plaster, Stucco
Minnesota Lath & Plaster Bureau online reference library has information and resources on stucco, EIFS, veneer plaster, gypsum plaster, venetian plaster, fireproofing, lath, and specialty items.

Fine Homebuilding: Online Video On Repairing Sagging Plaster
Fine Homebuilding online video describes how to repair sagging plaster in a pinch, using common metal strapping.

JLC Forums: Matching Plaster
Journal of Light Construction forum discusses pitfalls of matching textured plaster, and at what point does it make more sense to rip it all out.

JLC: Is Veneer Plaster Compatible With Drywall?
Journal of Light Construction explains the fine points of applying skim-coat plaster to standard gypsum board.

JLC: Practical Plaster Repair
Journal of Light Construction describes how to use plaster washers, joint compound, and drywall to repair cracked or broken plaster. (PDF) Free site registration required.

JLC: Veneer Plaster Patching
Journal of Light Construction forum discusses how to make a well-blended patch in a veneer plaster ceiling.

US NPS: Repairing Historic Flat Plaster On Walls & Ceilings
US National Park Service describes how to fix original plaster including historical background, common plaster problems, repairing historic plaster, when damaged plaster cannot be repaired, patching materials, and a summary.
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