We manufacture molds made from clear polyethylene or black acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS) plastic. These products are sturdy enough to work on their own without needing other products to hold their shape. All you would need to do is pour, set, and unmold.
Our molds are perfect for casting plaster, concrete, wax, and resin. The strength of the plastic varies with the size of the mold. When properly taken care of, these plastic molds can create hundreds of statues and last for a long time.
Latex-only molds are made without any type of support for its shape. These products must be secured in a pile of sand, foam packaging peanuts, or a DIY brace to hold its form.
Meanwhile, there are latex-and-plastic products that are composed of a latex mold with a lightweight plastic reinforcement. This type of molds can work by itself and is a great solution for quick, easy, and economical casting.
There are no strict rules in doing this DIY project. You can be flexible in using any of the ingredients until you find the right balance for you. The outcome varies depending on the supplies you used, such as water, cement, stone, and sand, and the weather you are casting in.
Our DIY Recipe
What You Will Need:
Mix the ingredients all the ingredients and add water until you get the consistency that you like. Pour the mixture into one of our plastic molds and wait for it to set.
Other Ways to Make a Hypertufa Pots
Using Fast Setting Cement Mix (Not Suitable for Products That Hold Water)
Premix the following:
Slowly add the dry blend to lukewarm water until the mixture resembles a semi-fluid batter that can flow into one of our plastic molds. This will become set very quickly, so do not make too much in one batch.
Using Regular Concrete Mix
Make a dry blend of the following:
Add water until the mixture reaches your desired consistency. Then, pour it into one of our plastic molds.
Premixed casting materials will also work nicely with our products. You can get a variety of mixes at your local Home Depot or Lowes to make creating concrete easier for you. There are concrete stains and paints in these stores as well.
You need to consider which items will work best with the molds you have purchased from us. Read the product labels to learn more details about the materials that you plan to buy.