1 part portland cement
2 part concrete sand
1/2 part pea stone (1a’s)
3/4 part water
Mix your water and sand first. This will release air that is contained in the sand.
Latex Mold Release
8 parts methanol
1 part castor oil
1 part paint
1 part distilled water
Holdens Latex (Located in our Mold Supplies section) offers several online manuals for our industry. For concrete molds, we suggest their #80 latex. You can view the manuals they have available by clicking HERE
Our book “Concrete Success”, details all the easy to use formulas and secrets for a successful lawn ornament business.
Whether you are already in the concrete business or looking to start a new part or full time business, this book is a valuable resource.
Be sure to visit the forum section for more “How To’s”
A great resource for mold making can be found at the Castcraft site. They have a couple of sites that are worth taking a look at. The first is Mold Making .com. The second site, of course, is their main web site Castcraft Really good info here for those wanting to learn about making their own molds.
Another great resource for info is “Using Decorative Cement Mold Hints”. The blog writer for this site is the owner of “Backyard Kitz” which you can find in our mold manufactures section. Below is an RSS feed from their “Using Decorative Cement Mold Hints” site. When clicking on any of these links, it will replace this page. Be sure to stop back…
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- How Hard is it to Pour a Concrete Mold…..
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