Concrete Statue Molds [Best Place Too Buy Them]

Concrete Statue Molds [Best Place Too Buy Them]

Looking to buy concrete statue molds? Then look no further than eBay. Concrete statue molds are expensive, but on eBay, they’re not so salty. You can check them out here,

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How To Make Latex Molds For Concrete

Making latex molds for concrete is relatively easy, and cheaper than buying concrete molds, the most important part is your first 2 coats of latex rubber. Put it on thin so it catches all the detail of the piece you’re making a mold of. After that, you can brush it on normally like you would if you were painting a wall. I personally use 30 coats of latex per piece. I don’t use a thickener. For bigger pieces, you can apply more for added strength. I use Holden’s Latex rubber because of its durability. I buy by the gallon. You can get it on Amazon here, Holden’s Latex rubber

After your latex rubber cures, you will need to make a mother mold for it, so it holds its shape when you pour cement in it. For that, you’re going to need isophthalic resin. This stuff has a very powerful odor. Be sure to be outside or in a ventilated area when using that stuff! The isophthalic resin should come with a hardener that you mix with the resin before use. You’ll also need fiberglass mat.

What I do is tear the Fiberglass mat up into small squares (depending on size latex rubber model) before I start fiberglassing. Once the resin is mixed with the hardener, you only have so much working time till it sets up.

How To Make Latex Molds At Home

The best way to show you how to do this is by watching a video on youtube. The guy on the video isn’t me. He shows you spot on, on how to make a fiberglass mother mold. It’s a lot easier to see it done than to read about it. It’s kind of hard to get the hang of it but once you do, it won’t take you long to finish a piece. Here is the video.

 

If you get good at making these type molds. You can make good money selling them on eBay. The more detail the mold has the higher price you will get for them. Also the bigger the mold the higher the price.

The best part of the whole process is, after your done making the mold, is pouring the mold with concrete and demolding it the next day to see how it turned out.

Conclusion

Making concrete statue molds and selling them can be a very rewarding hobby. Also making concrete statue molds can be very profitable. The profit margin is high and people love them, especially bird baths.

Learn to paint them properly also, so they last and you don’t get a bad rap for selling junk. I have a guide to painting concrete statues you should check out The Proper way to paint Statues.

Use castor oil and denatured alcohol mix for latex rubber molds and use non-detergent motor oil for aluminum molds. Those are the essentials of mold preparation. Both type molds will come apart easier and last longer. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

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