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Making Your Own Concrete Molds: The Ultimatum How To (With Video)

Making Your Own Concrete Molds: The Ultimatum How To (With Video)

Making Your Own Concrete Molds Learning to make your own concrete molds is cheaper than buying them. Which makes it a great idea. It’s really not that difficult of a task, once you get the hang of it and used to the smells. In this guide, I will tell you how I do it. Plus I’ll add a video of the guy who I learned from myself. Like with any new adventure, practice is key. Your first few attempts might not turn…

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Concrete Mold Release Agent [Best And Only One]

Concrete Mold Release Agent [Best And Only One]

Concrete Mold Release Agent If you’re using fiberglass or aluminum molds, you will have to prepare your molds to ensure you can take them apart after there poured and have cured. Not maintaining or prepping your molds before use will shorten their lifespan and new molds are not cheap. Use either a brush or spray bottle to apply the mold release prior to pouring. There are 2 different oils I use. Castor oil mixed with denatured alcohol or 91% rubbing…

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Interior Cinder Block Wall Covering [Top 3 Best Ways]

Interior Cinder Block Wall Covering [Top 3 Best Ways]

Interior Cinder Block Wall Covering If you have a home or shed made of concrete blocks or cinder blocks, yes there is a difference, you probably want to cover them for different reasons. It could be to help insulate the blocks or just to make them look nicer than what they do. Either way, it’s not that hard to do and even better, it’s not all that expensive either. Below, I’ll share with you 3 cheap and easy ways to make…

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What Kind Of Paint To Use On Concrete Statues- (With Video)

What Kind Of Paint To Use On Concrete Statues- (With Video)

Painting Concrete Statuary There isn’t a lot of information on this topic, Good information that is, I know because I searched for it and couldn’t find any sites that have all the proper information in one place. So that is why I created this site. I will tell you what kind of paint to use and how to properly apply it to your concrete statue. This is my “tell all” guide to paint concrete statuary. You will have a paint…

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How to Age Concrete Planters [Step By Step Guide]

How to Age Concrete Planters [Step By Step Guide]

How to Age Concrete Planters Aged concrete planters will without a doubt breathe the air of old times into your landscaping. Of course, the most natural way for them to age is to leave them unattended for a few years. However, most of you do not have the time to wait for the planters to become worn-down and mossy naturally. Do not despair. There is a low-cost way of adding some character to your concrete planters. You will simply need…

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How To Clean Concrete Statues [The Easy & Cheap Way]

How To Clean Concrete Statues [The Easy & Cheap Way]

Over time, with the rain and wind your concrete ornament will get dirty. It happens! There is no way around it unless you keep it inside. But we know they’re not meant for that. So, I’m gonna tell you how I clean my own statues that we have in our yard here. It’s not fancy or some kind of special”insider’s secret”. In fact, the simplicity of it might surprise you! How To Clean Concrete Statues Your gonna need a bucket,…

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How To Winterize Concrete Statues [So They Last]

How To Winterize Concrete Statues [So They Last]

How To Winterize Concrete Statues There are 2 ways I know of to do this. First one is, is take them inside and out of the elements till winter is over. Or, you could set them on top of stone or another concrete surface. The general idea is to keep them out of the water, so when the water freezes it doesn’t crack the concrete or ruin the paint. Winterizing Concrete Bird Baths & Fountains These type ornaments are treated…

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How To Stain Concrete Statues [The Right Way]

How To Stain Concrete Statues [The Right Way]

Some years back I saw my dad staining wood he was using to make a wishing well and wondered if I could stain the concrete statuary I make. So I did a bunch of research and testing to see what works and what didn’t. Here is what I came up with. How To Stain Concrete Statues The concrete statue must be cleaned well and depending upon the carrier used for the stain, either kept wet/damp or allowed to dry completely….

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Concrete Statue Molds [Where to Buy & How To Make]

Concrete Statue Molds [Where to Buy & How To Make]

Concrete Statue Molds If you’re looking to add to your inventory or even just get started in the business, you came to the right place! Here I will tell you where you can find molds that aren’t so expensive. This part of the business is where you’ll spend the most money, but getting it back shouldn’t be all that difficult. Below you’ll find the better places to find molds and also, how I make the concrete to make the statues….

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Paint For Gnomes [Guide And Paint Advise]

Paint For Gnomes [Guide And Paint Advise]

Paint For Gnomes? Painting gnomes can be fun. Gives you a chance to show off your creativity and talents! It can be even more rewarding if you sell them. You could sell them at your local flea markets and crafts shows.   Paint For Gnomes Best “universal” paint for statues made of anything is acrylic latex paint. I use Myartscapes acrylic paints, you can get it on Amazon, MyArtscape Acrylic Paint Set (link to Amazon). It is easy to work with, it doesn’t smear…

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