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plaster

 [plas´ter]
1. a mixture of materials that hardens; used for immobilizing or making impressions of body parts.
2. an adhesive substance spread on fabric or other suitable backing material, for application to the skin, often containing some medication, such as an analgesic or local vasodilator.
plaster of Paris calcium sulfate dihydrate, reduced to a fine powder; the addition of water produces a porous mass used in making casts and bandages to support or immobilize body parts, and in dentistry for making study models.

plas·ter

(plas'tĕr),
1. A solid preparation that can be spread when heated and that becomes adhesive at the temperature of the body; used to keep the edges of a wound in apposition, to protect raw surfaces, and, when medicated, to redden or blister the skin, as in mustard plaster, or to apply drugs to the surface to obtain their systemic effects.
2. In dentistry, colloquialism for plaster of Paris.
[L. emplastrum; G. emplastron, plaster or mold]

plaster

(plăs′tər)
n.
1. Plaster of Paris.
2. A pastelike mixture applied to a part of the body for healing or cosmetic purposes.
3. Chiefly British An adhesive bandage.
v. plas·tered, plas·tering, plas·ters
v.tr.
To apply a plaster to: plaster an aching muscle.
v.intr.
To apply plaster.

plas′ter·er n.
plas′ter·y adj.

plas·ter

(plas'tĕr)
1. A solid preparation that can be spread when heated and becomes adhesive at the temperature of the body; used to keep the edges of a wound in apposition, to protect raw surfaces, or to apply medicine topically for local or systemic effects.
2. dentistry A type of gypsum containing calcium sulfate hemihydrate and porous crystals that require more water during mixing than other such products; used in preparing study models (nonworking casts).
[L. emplastrum; G. emplastron, plaster or mold]

plas·ter

(plas'tĕr)
1. In dentistry, general term for calcined gypsum products used to fabricate dental casts and products used to attach casts to articulators. Principal constituent is calcium sulfate hemihydrate.
2. A solid preparation that can be spread when heated and becomes adhesive at body temperature; used to keep wound edges in apposition, to protect raw surfaces, and, when medicated, to redden or blister skin, as in mustard plaster, or to apply drugs to the surface to obtain their systemic effects.
[L. emplastrum; G. emplastron, plaster or mold]
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The Natural Plaster Book by Cedar Rose Guelberth and Dan Chiras, 2003, New Society Publishers.
Take your plasterer's trowel,load it up with the mixture then,keeping it at an angle,begin applying the plaster.Don't let the whole face come into contact with the plaster because it will only end up sucking it away from the wall when you break contact.
Most of the time you do not need to be an expert plasterer unless you are faced with repairing large areas of loose plaster, in which case it is best to leave it to a professional.
Plaster can provide a Smooth or textured finish depending on the plaster and application method: With its small imperfections and ability to be molded around corners and niches, earthen plaster can lend a warm, rustic feel to a home or "create smooth walls with even curves and a polish so fine it feels like glass tossed up from an ocean beach," says Keely Meagan, author of Earth Plasters for Straw Bale Homes.
Using the paper cups and craft sticks, mix the plaster of paris to the consistency of thick cream, not pudding.
Colored plaster can contribute a solid, timeless character to a room.
Its wide-open plaster eyes and large, slightly upturned nose with long, thin nostrils are stylistically similar to the faces of plaster statues previously unearthed beneath houses at the Jordanian site, the scientists note.
Carefully chip out all the loose plaster around the hole or crack with a hammer and screwdriver.
Execution period ba 2b - kw 08/20 to kw 10/20: the interior walls in ba 2b are plastered with lime plaster or lime cement: - 790.0 m 2 lime-gypsum plaster, - 570 m 2 lime-cement plaster and execution period ba 3 - kw 20/20 to kw 23/20: the interior walls of the ba 3 are plastered with lime plaster or lime cement: - 450.0 m 2 lime plaster plaster, - 125.0 m 2 lime-cement plaster.
New plaster is very absorbent and although there are paints and sealers designed for it, a common way to seal it is with watered-down emulsion, as the plaster sucks up the water.
When Robert Ledwith, business manager of the Local 46 Metal Lathers Union approaches young architects about using plaster in their projects, he knows he has a lot of explaining to do.
Elastoplast Faster Healing Plaster (pounds 3.99 for 5, Boots) These contain a gel that helps reduce pain and the likelihood of scarring.