Mold Making Liquid Latex
Mould Making Liquid Latex Rubber is one of the least expensive ways to make moulds at home for casting plaster, polyester resin or urethane parts or to create masks. Although low cost, it is very durable and long lasting. Due to its extremely tough and durable characteristics it will last longer than other mould making choices when casting abrasive materials such as concrete.
Latex moulds are built using a layer process. Due to this process, mould manufacture is fairly lengthy which is the biggest drawback of using latex for this purpose. However, its amazing elongation to breakage and general toughness outweigh this disadvantage in many cases with the exception of commercial production.
Our latex is one of the highest grades available with over 61.5% solid rubber content. It is supplied in this highly concentrated form so it's application can be carried out by brushing. Cheaper latex does exists, but usually with less solid rubber content, which means more layers and therefore more time! This is why our liquid latex is used commercially and extensively in the movie and special effects industry.
Latex Thickener (Dragon Snot)
Our Latex Thickener can be used as it is or with our thickening agent added to create a medium to thick consistency for heavy or vertical layering. As supplied, our liquid latex is easy to pour and to submerge objects in, yet by simply adding a thickener, it becomes more bulky and is good for building moulds and faster layering.
There's no more need for two or three latex products. Just add the desired amount of Dragons Snot Latex Thickener you require to the amount of latex you need for a specific job. As a general rule, add approximately 5g-10g per litre for a medium viscosity and approximately 20g or more per litre for a thick viscosity. Mould making with latex made simple!
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I have started to make plaster art and bought this to make the moulds and to build up the layers. The Liquid Latex product gives good and strong results. You can even quicken the layering process up by doing a direct pour on shallow art (2-3cm deep). Great service and quick delivery.
Good product, well packaged, well priced and delivered fast
Very pleased with this latex, it dried and built up superbly and much faster than I expected (no doubt due to the high solids ratio). Product is a breeze to use with plenty of strength when cured. Faultless service from the team and speedy dispatch, as always.
This Latex worked fine I managed to apply about 15 coats in one day to something Im moulding , It peeled off easily now im going to experiment with materials to support it as im filling it with concrete , im going to try polystyrene filler packed around the latex mould inside a containment box and see if that works
Hi guys how long is it recommended between coats ta