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Concrete Mold Buying Tips

You may be considering casting (sometimes called "pouring") molds using concrete, cement, plaster, ceramic material, wax, soap, and even hypertufa is used as a medium.

Molds (sometimes spelled "moulds") can be made from a variety of materials. There are latex or rubber molds. These are generaly expensive to purchase and take a fair amount of expertise to use. They give great detail and beautiful results when used properly.

Many of these are made to order, so delivery time is 3 - 5 weeks after you have placed an order and paid your money. This is a long wait if you are just starting off in the hobby or business.

Your investment in molds will be considerable and even with several hundred dollars worth of molds you may only have 5 - 10 different castings to offer your customers.

I recommend that you start with the much cheaper and easier to use rigid or semi rigid plastic molds. They are inexpensive and will give you an excellent feel for mixing and casting whatever medium you are interested in. If you invest $150 to $200 in these you will have 20 or 30 different castings to sell and be well on your way to making some money!

Plastic molds can normally be ordered and delivered within 5 -7 working days. You are in business as soon as you recieve your molds as most retailers will include instuctions. These molds are very durable and will give you a great start in you casting business. The choice is yours!

Copyright 10/2005 - Link back to - Del Germyn

Del Germyn has been puring concrete, plaster, and molding hypertufa as a hobby and business for longer than he wants to say! He is also in the mold manufacturing business, manufacturing molds for small business people and hobbyists. You can see his molds and sometimes pictures of his newest creations at If you are ever walking in the woods and see a face or mask high in a tree, chances are it is one of mine!! I like to take them after I make them and place them in unusual places for people to "discover". It is interesting -- often they are there for 2 or 3 months, other times - gone in a couple of days! Beaches are fun -- bury them in the sand at low tide with just a bit showing. I don't know what happens, maybe I should hang around to see! They always disapear the same day they are planted. I started doing this when my wonderful wife, Mary-ann said we had to many "hanging around the house" and I should get rid of some. She was right, as always, and now as soon as I am satisfied with the result from a new mold I take it for a ride!! A way more fun !!

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