My layout is small so when I was plastering I used plaster cast gauze that I obtained form out vet, was very reasonably priced and went a long way. Our club on the other hand has several very large areas to cover in plaster. If we went the commercial method of buying the gauze plaster cloth , $13.00 plus tax at the local hobby store or I purchased several cases through the vet, the total costs would be far more than we are willing to put out at this time. Thus my question is, as we have two 50 lb bags of hydracal at the club, it is still good as I have been making rock castings out of it, what is has been used with with the hydracal with success lately, any comments on using hydracal and just plain paper towels that you get in a roll at the grocery stores? I know the industrial strength ones that you get in the blue roll do not work as they will not soak up the wet plaster. Any comments or suggestions are greatly appreciated..thanks..Ron..