Silicone Mould Putty is Easy to Use
The main reason for using this product is that it is really easy. In fact, it is so easy it is quite literally child’s play. With supervision, a child can easily make their own jewellery, repair a toy or make a special gift for mother’s day.
Safe to Use
Provided you choose a good quality product, it is 100% safe. The best putty is made from none toxic ingredients, which means that they give off no fumes and that most people can use this product without using gloves.
Naturally, people with an allergy to silicone have to be very careful if they do decide to use the product. The putty really does contain silicone, so has the potential to cause an allergic reaction for the relatively few in the population, who are sensitive to this compound.
The only other thing you need to be aware of is that during the setting process the mould will give off some heat. Therefore, you need to keep children and pets away from your moulds as they set.
If you have children, you will need to keep the two pots of putty out of their reach. The putty is colourful, so children are going to be drawn to it and will want to play with the soft, squishy product. It is a safe product, but it is not suitable for children to be around unsupervised because of the risk that they will swallow some or choke on it. If you let your kids use it be with them at all times, be sure they are not allergic to silicone and make sure they thoroughly wash their hands after using it.
Mixing the product is easy. There are no liquids involved, so there is no risk of dropping gummy product on your furniture.
No Special Equipment Needed
To make your moulds you do not need any special equipment or tools. All you need is a clear flat area on which to put your mould while it is setting.
How to Use Moulding Putty
The process of using mould putty is easy. When you order a kit, you get two tubs Part A and Part B. All you do is look at the object you are trying to make a mould of and work out how much material you need to cover it to a depth of about 1-2cm
You then take half from one tub and half from the other tub, and mix the two together in your hands. Once it is mixed, you apply it to the object you are moulding and leave it to set.
When it is set, you remove the item from the putty and you end up with a reverse mould of that object. By pouring plastic, resin, clay, or any other material you choose, into that mould you can easily make replicas of your favourite ornament.
Types of Silicone Putty
There are four main types of silicone putties. They are -
Two Part Silicone Hobby Mould Putty
This article is primarily about this type of putty. Two parts putty is good for making simple models. It is ideal for modellers and home crafters because it is the easiest to use.
All Purpose or Multi-Purpose Silicone Putty
This kind of putty is no good for making moulds. It is designed primarily for use in construction.
Food Grade Silicone Putty
Using food grade mould putty is a great way to create interesting party foods, and centrepieces. These days food moulds are about far more than jellies.
Now, you can make interesting cakes, sweets, breads, trifles and terrines. All you need to do is to create your own silicone templates from everyday objects.
Amazing Silicone Mould Putty has been approved by the FDA as a food grade material.
Lab Grade Silicone Putty
As the name indicates these putties are designed for lab use. They are primarily used in dental labs as part of the production process for false teeth and as a matrix for metal structures like braces.
Most hobbyists are never going to need this kind of mould putty. However, it has its uses, which is why we mention it here. Moulds made with this kind of high-end material are very durable they are not prone to shrinkage or leaching.
Some Simple Projects to Get You Started
Well now, you know what silicone putty is and how you can use it to make moulds all you need to do is to pick a project, and get started. There are lots of things you can do with it. For example, you could make moulds for candles, handmade soaps, cakes, sweets, toys or for casting parts for something that is broken. You are only limited by your imagination.
Post time: 04-30-2017