Do you find yourself choosing another material in place of silicone rubber as it is heavy on the pocket? Considering some of the benefits of using silicone rubber will make you reconsider your decision!
The relatively steeper price tag of silicone rubber makes many an artist skip this material in favor of other mold making and casting materials. Before you too find yourself making this hasty decision, why not spare a moment to consider the myriad positives that silicone rubbers have going for themselves?
1. It is easy to mix in the prescribed ratio and provides a reasonably longer work and pot time when compared to other materials.
2. The silicone rubber mix is pourable. This makes it very easy to work with. And you will get an exact reproduction every time.
3. It’s a fact that silicone does not stick to anything except itself. Therefore, you can easily skip using a release agent before making a mold or cast. This way you will also cut down on the additional cost burden of purchasing a release agent as well.
4. Silicone rubber is not only versatile when it comes to its applications, but the same rubber can actually be used both for making molds and casts. Sounds like another cost-cutting measure, doesn’t it?
5. Silicone rubber is inherently tear-resistant and long lasting. Therefore, you don’t have to worry about the mold or cast getting easily ripped or damaged while you are working on it. You can use the same mold for making multiple casts which further cuts down on the costs again.
6. You can make a silicone mold of any object – be it of clay, wax, plaster, sand, concrete, stone, metal or even bone. You can go on to cast almost anything in the mold – from wax and plaster to even resins and concrete. Similarly, a silicone cast can be made in different kinds of molds.
EnvironMolds provides a specialized range of silicone mold making and casting rubbers to suit varied applications. You will also find special silicone solvent and silicone paint all on the same website.