There aren't really special nails for installing a stucco lath, but the most commonly used types are regular galvanized nails. For a wire mesh lath, a 16 gauge wire mesh is applied over wood sheaths with galvanized nails while being wrapped around walls. A metal stucco lath, used when there are metal studs. also used galvanized nails. A third kind of stucco lath is fiberglass. It can be stapled due to its pliable abilities, but most often is secured with galvanized nails for better security while applying the stucco.