Silicone Mold Tips
Yes, all of our molds are Food Grade Safe. We use a premium version of platinum silicone that is Food Grade Safe.
We recommend lightly washing your small or large silicone mold by hand, with diluted soapy water. Do not scrub with any scrubber or abrasive sponge. Let your mold dry, and before use, wipe your silicone mold down with isopropyl alcohol 90% or higher. Now you’re ready to pour!
While you can bake some silicone molds, and while our molds are platinum silicone that can be baked, our molds are made to be used specifically for resin, soap and candles. If you are interested in seeing us offer small or large silicone molds for baking applications, please get in touch with us here and let us know what you would be interested in!
Learning how to use silicone molds is important. The most critical thing is to follow the directions from your resin brand. We recommend using Superclear/Liquid Glass Epoxy Resin, which is in our opinion, not only manufactured by them in the US, but they have the highest quality resin and standards.
Luckily, knowing where to buy silicone molds is easy. If you want the highest grade silicone molds for the most affordable price, obviously, we sell them direct on this website. Buying them here, you will receive free shipping orders totalling $150 or over, and the most affordable prices on our molds. We do also sell on both Superclear’s and Eye Candy Pigment’s websites.
High quality platinum silicone molds can withstand quite a number of pours. The one product that will cut the life of a mold the fastest, is the one product mostly used with silicone molds. Epoxy resin B Sides are the activator side of the resin systems. They are naturally a corrosive. Some brands or manufacturers B sides are more corrosive than others. Not all epoxies are equal. Formulations change from one company to another and one product to another.
So, how long will our molds last? Typically, when used with a mold release, they can last up to 30+ pours and beyond. However, that is dependent upon how well the mold is cared for. In some instances, molds used without mold release, without cleaning with isopropyl alcohol 90% or higher, and used with a highly corrosive brand of epoxy, you might not get much past 3-10 pours before the mold starts sticking. As you can see, there are a lot of factors that go into lengthening the life of your mold.
Our molds are made with a premium platinum silicone that costs quite a bit of money per pound. Our molds are anywhere from 5/8"-1” thick on the walls, which adds to the poundage and a longer life. Smaller molds that are used for smaller arts and crafts are very thin-walled and made from tin cure grade silicone, which is a lower grade and not food grade rated.
There are a multitude of ways to keep the wood secured. Just remember, whatever you choose to use to hold or weigh it down, it must be able to release from the adhesive nature of the epoxy resin. We suggest wrapping the weight or clamp in Tyvek, Tuck tape or another construction sheathing tape. That tape will be your mold release and the resin will not permanently adhere to it.
How to get bubbles out of resin in silicone molds is important to the clarity and quality of the final product. Typically air bubbles are created during the mixing process, or from any porous substrates being casted within the pour.
Bubbles from the mixing process can get caught any surface, such as on the sides and the bottom of the mold. You must dislodge those bubbles by using a brush to brush the sides and bottom, therefore releasing those bubbles, and allowing them to rise to the surface and pop.
Substrates should always be sealed with a seal coat before being casted. Superclear recommends using their Superclear table top. If casting flowers, make sure that the flowers are dried properly with a silica gel, and sealed with a layer or two of a Krylon artist spray or Mod Podge artist spray. You also want to make sure that your resin pour is kept cool. Superclear recommends to put a fan on your mold on low, and keep the temperature on any pour that is 2”+ to 70F or below.
We definitely suggest using a mold release with your molds as that lengthens the life of your mold..
We recommend using one of two types of mold release. High Temp Paste Wax, found here, is applied like a car wax. Wipe it on, let it dry, and then wipe it off. This will leave a thin coating of the wax behind. We recommend doing this twice. Using a paste wax ensures that your entire mold is covered.
The second recommendation is using a mold release spray. Doing a quick google search will quickly bring up a number of choices.
Shipping & Returns
We offer free shipping on all orders totaling $150 or above.
We always strive to make sure our customers love our products. We accept all unused, unopened, and in its original packaging for all orders placed within the last 30 days of the original purchase date.
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Yes, we are a US based company from Florida.