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About Authentic Patented Plaster J Bead Frame (Patent # 9,765,988) for Bar Grilles


Authentic Patented Plaster J Bead Frame (Patent # 9,765,988) for Bar Grilles

Authentic Patented Plaster J Bead Frame (Patent # 9,765,988) for Bar Grilles


The AAG Advanced Architectural Grilleworks exclusive Plaster J-Bead® frame combined with our quality linear bar grille cores provides a flush, borderless installation for plaster and drywall applications on walls and/or ceilings. Also known in the industry as a “mud grille” or “plaster grille”, it provides a seamless installation enabling you to smoothly capture the contour of any wall or ceiling.

The Plaster J-Bead® linear bar grille is available in any linear bar grill core style and finish.

The exclusive Plaster J-Bead® design linear bar grilles is quickly fastened to the wall via the outer flange by either screwing or nailing through the pre-drilled holes. After fastening, the flange is covered with a skim coat of plaster providing your customer with a clean, flush appearance.

Artistry in Architectural Grilles innovated this one piece design providing unparalleled installation simplicity for various style linear bar grilles.


These custom fabricated Plaster J-Bead® linear bar grilles are available in aluminum with a full range of finishes: satin #4, satin–anodized, mirror polish #8, prime painted, or powder coated.

The core can be fixed (welded to the frame), or removable for access to damper controls. Artistry in Architectural Grilles pioneered this one-piece frame design and developed a wide range of fastening methods for attaching the core to the frame and providing unparalleled removable access.


  • Solid, fully welded construction
  • Multiple pre-punched holes for installation
  • Various width flanges to capture plaster or mud without cracking
  • Various models with built in knife guides to achieve a Level 5 plaster finish
  • Accommodates wall thickness from ¼” through 1.0”
  • Various innovative removable core options installed with dampers or filter features
  • Options for spring clips, custom designed mounting clips as well as 304 stainless steel fasteners and 304 stainless steel inserts

If your project requires a quick-ship product, Artistry in Architectural Grilles has the industry’s widest range of in-stock Plaster J-Bead® linear bar grilles.

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Metallic Finishes
Black Anodized Aluminum, Black Powder Coat Aluminum, Brushed Stainless Steel, Clear Anodized Aluminum, Dark Duranodic Aluminum, Dark Statuary, Light Duranodic Aluminum, Light Statuary, Medium Duranodic Aluminum, Medium Statuary, Mirror Polished Aluminum, Mirror Polished Brass, Mirror Polished Stainless Steel, Oil Rubbed Bronze, Primed Aluminum, Satin Aluminum, Satin Brass, Satin Bronze, Statuary Powder Coat Aluminum, Sun Gold, White Powder Coat Aluminum
RAL Finishes
RAL is a coding system to define colors, for example coating colors. The system was developed in 1927 in Germany and stands for ReichsAusschuss für Lieferbedingungen (Imperial Commission for Delivery Terms). The color definitions are the industry standard in many markets, such as construction and traffic safety.

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