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Ferrier Wire and Design Metals offers a wide variety of wire mesh (weavemesh and weldmesh), perforated metals (design and round hole pattern) and expanded metals for use in a wide variety of industrial, architectural and design applications.  Please contact us to see if we can assist you with your requirements and or would be interested being the subject of a blog post.

Why Chicken Wire Is Used In Plastering?

December 23, 2022

Wire meshes are an integral part of many industries, including construction. One such type of wire mesh, known as chicken wire is highly used in buildings. When it comes to plastering, chicken wire is an essential tool. But why is this? What does chicken wire do that makes it so important in the plastering process? The answer to these questions will be discussed down below. But before that, a basic definition of the chicken wire will also be examined, so that its properties can be understood better.

What is a chicken wire?


Chicken wire, also known as poultry netting, is a type of wire mesh that is used for a variety of purposes, including fencing and crafts. The mesh is made from galvanized steel wire that is twisted into hexagonal shapes. Known for its lightweight, flexibility and highly durable nature, it has become a staple in plastering.

Chicken wire can also be used for other purposes, such as crafting wreaths or creating sculptures. It is also often used to keep chickens and other small animals contained.

Use Of Chicken Wire in plastering?

Chicken wire is often used in plastering because it provides a strong foundation that can support the heavy weight of the plaster. It provides a support system for the wet plaster. The mesh also allows the plaster to grip onto the surface, creating a more even coat. When used in conjunction with lath, chicken wire can help create a smooth, professional finish.
The wire mesh is attached to the wood frame of the house using nails or staples. The plaster is then applied over the chicken wire. Once the plaster dries, it forms a hard, durable surface.

Overall, chicken wire is an essential part of the plastering process and helps to ensure a high-quality finish. Ferrier Wire Good Company Inc. offers steel meshes, copper meshes, bronze mesh, chicken wire, and more, apart from textured sheet metal and decorative panels. To know more about these products, contact us today.

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