Horse hair for plaster

Animal hair was often added to traditional plasters over wood lathe for keying and to stucco to increase strenght.

In the US animal hair was primarily added to interior lime plaster applied over wood lathe.

We offer several types of animal hair and different lengths to cover a broad range of applications.

Goat hair is thin and is suitable for single coat application.

Horse mane hair and Ox hair is thicker and more suitable for base coat application and for ceiling plaster work.

For wall plaster work over wood lathe a good length is ideally between 2" and 3"

For ceilings plaster work the hair should be longer (4" to 6”) to provide for stronger keying.


                                    White goat hair

white goat hair

White goat hair            length: 2” and  2” 1/2              1 lb. (minimum)     Price $ 24.50 per lb.


                                      White ox hair 

                          Ox hair is the stronger then horse hair of the same diameter, it is ideal for ceiling work and base coats.


Ox hair 1

White ox hair            length 2” 1/2  to 3”                   +/- 1 lb.        Price $ 32.50

White ox hair            length 3” 1/2  to 4”                   +/-1 lb.         Price $ 32.50

White ox hair            length 4” 1/2  to 5 1/2”            +/- 1 lb.        Price $ 32.50

White ox hair            length 6” to 8”                          +/- 1 lb.        Price $ 32.50


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