Galvanized Diamond Mesh Lath is manufactured by slitting and stretching galvanized steel to form small opening to allow the keying of plaster so it will bond to the lath. Each sheet has square ends and smooth parallel edges for fast, easy handling and installation. Diamond Mesh Lath can be bent easily to create curved surfaces.
Apply 1/2 inch of mortar to a 5 square foot area using a square trowel. Press the mortar firmly into the lath. Scratch or score the surface in a horizontal direction using a steel bristle brush or metal rake. Continue applying the scratch coat until the work area is completed.