How to clean a silicone mold

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    • #25936
      Katherine Swift
      Keymaster

      This question comes from Sarah:

      I am just beginning on my resin journey and am preparing for my first pour. I tried to clean the dust and particles off of the silicone molds but I am having issues with drying it without getting particles on it. Do you have any recommendations? I tried blow drying it, using a cloth, the only thing I can think to do is to allow it to air dry but for some reason I thought I had seen somewhere that air drying is a bad idea because it will leave water spots on the mold. Is that true?

    • #25937
      Katherine Swift
      Keymaster

      Hi Sarah,

      I like to clean silicone molds with a quality soap (I like Dawn) and water. Once the mold is clean, I slap it on a firm surface that has a towel on it to force out the remaining water drops. Air drying can be a problem if you have hard water as it can leave mineral deposits. To help speed up drying, you can use a heat gun or put it in a warm oven. https://shop.resinobsession.com/collections/tools-and-supplies/products/zap-embossing-heat-tool

    • #56932
      Susan
      Guest

      I am having the same dust/lint issue with my silicone molds. I’ve searched the web for ideas and the only idea I’ve seen is for a Blackberry case, but I’m hesitant to use the idea because it says to rub oil on it. I doubt my resin would appreciate it, so I’m here asking the experts! Cheers!

    • #88880
      Katherine Swift
      Keymaster

      This article explains how to care for silicone molds: https://www.resinobsession.com/molds-mold-making/silicone-mold-care/

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