Plastic resin molds are inexpensive, easy to work with but maybe easily scratched; whereas silicone molds are a bit more of an investment but will last longer with proper care. It is generally a bit easier to get brighter, shinier castings from silicone molds as they provide a bit smoother surface; but in either case – castings may be touched up after molding with resin gloss sealer spray. Beginners may want to start with less expensive plastic molds – and move on to a set of silicone molds once they’ve honed their craft.
Articles in this section
- Does Temperature Affect Table Top Epoxy?
- Why Epoxy Hardener turned yellow in the bottle?
- How do I clean epoxy resin tools? (spatulas, mixing cups, bowls, etc.)
- How do I work with Epoxy in warm/hot climates and temperatures?
- Can you apply several coats of epoxy resin? If so, how is this accomplished?
- Can I buff scratches out of epoxy resin?
- What Should I Use to Cover my Work Area from Epoxy-Resin Drips?
- What’s the difference between plastic & silicone resin molds?
- How do I dispose of epoxy resin and clean my tools & containers?
- Why is Epoxy Surface Cloudy or Dull?