| I heard diamond mesh lath
can be put
on upside down.
What is the correct method for puting on diamond mesh lath?
It honestly makes no difference for stucco or plaster when
paper or sheathing behind the lath to support the scratch coat.
When putting lath on bare studs, as in interior plaster, the
should be pointed downward, from front to back, for mortar to key
or hang on the lath better. This reduces the amount of
mortar that slides off an falls on the floor. The idea is to just hang
mortar on the lath, without putting a lot of pressure on.
This is what I learned from old timers anyway.