The most appropriate TMI metal bead should be chosen to suit the application, required plaster depth and the desired finish of the work.
Using galvanized or stainless steel nails (compatible with bead material), fixed at a maximum of 600mm apart. When nailing to a solid background, the line of the bead will follow the line of the background.
Pressing dabs of the same material as the undercoat onto bead. Dabs should be applied at a maximum of 600mm apart. This method will even out minor irregularities in the line of the background, although the line of the bead will tend to generally follow the line of the background.
When beads are used with metal lath backgrounds, galvanized or stainless steel may be used to secure the beads in position. Soft galvanized wire or soft stainless steel wire should be used to match the bead and lath materials. All wires should be twisted tightly and the ends bent away from the finished face of the coating.