When it comes to using molds with resin, you might be wondering if you can use any mold with resin. Sometimes they work. Sometimes they don’t. And sometimes they fail badly. Like casting resin in a soap mold.
Spoiler: The mold didn’t make it. And the remainder of this article probably ends up just after #96 on this list.
💡 Pro tip: Be one of those resin nerds who’s always happy to try something new. Even if it means you can fail.
What resin to use?
Whenever you use molds, you need to use a resin meant for molds.
It ensures you get bubble-free results.
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Mixing the resin
Good resin nerd science dictates you should limit your variables. That way, if something goes wrong, you know exactly where to investigate. That’s why the resin is clear for this mold.
But, before adding the resin, the mold got a light application of mold release. Because mold release is something you should use to protect your molds whether you’re casting resin in a soap mold or not.
After removing bubbles with a heat tool, it sat for 24 hours.
Soap mold plastic is thin. It is very similar in thickness and flexibility to a plastic take-out food container
The simple ‘twist and push from the back’ didn’t budge the cured casting.
With molds designed for resin, you can pull the mold away once you have a loose edge to lift the resin out of the mold. Unfortunately, doing that completely destroyed this mold.
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