DIY Mold Release Agent

DIY Mold Release Agent

They have a wide range of materials for casting objects and making molds for home decor items. Non-flexible molds may need a release agent in order to get your sculpture out of them. Flexible molds are easier to get your sculpture out of. There are a lot of commercial products that can help you do this, but you can also make your own release agent. People often use common lubricating substances like petroleum jelly and vegetable oil instead of special mold release agents because they can do the job for a lot less money.

Step 1

Spray bottle: Pour cooking oil into it. Use a funnel to make sure you don’t spill any oil. Clean the funnel with soap and hot water to get rid of the oil that it has.

Step 2

In the next few months, don’t add more cooking oil than you will use. After the bottle is opened, cooking oil will go bad in about six months. You can keep your oil fresh for longer by putting it in the refrigerator.

Step 3

Add clove oil to the vegetable oil. This will help to keep mold and mildew from forming on your mold. Mold can grow on some casting materials that have a lot of moisture in them, like plaster and alginate.

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