All of our molds are manufactured using high quality, durable plastic used in today’s market. Proper care of your molds will ensure a longer life of your mold. Below are helpful tips when using the different types of mold materials we manufacture.
- It is recommended that you lightly prime your mold with oil such as Pam, cooking oil, Vaseline or any type of oil base. Make sure you dab off any excess oil on the mold prior to pouring. This is due to the detail and complexity of the designs of the molds. Some designs are very intricate and are deep. By lightly greasing the mold, it will help assist with de-molding your piece. If this does not help to un-mold your piece, than we recommend letting your base cure in the mold for at least 24 hours. You can speed up the process by putting your mold in the refrigerator for up to 30 minutes. Keep in mind that certain soap bases will sweat profusively when the base is kept in the refrigerator or freezer for long periods of time. Before pouring your base into the mold, wait a few minutes to allow the base to cool. This will prevent warping or distortion of the plastic. After use, wash your mold with hot water to remove any base and dry your mold and keep it stored in a cool area.
- This mold does not require being primed with oil. It is made of a flexible plastic which helps de-mold your piece with ease. The mold material may slightly warp after multiple uses due to the heat. Should this occur, you could correct this by putting your mold in the oven at 195 degrees for about 5 minutes. You may want to put a weight on each end on the cavity to ensure the mold flattens out. Let mold cool with weights on it before use. This heat method may not work for every design but will aid to some degree with the unevenness. Too much heat will cause mold to thin and cause further unevenness. After each use, wash your mold with hot water to remove any base and dry your mold and keep it stored in a cool area. Do not use any type of oil as the oils can eventually eat away the material.
- Wash out your mold with hot water and completely dry your mold. If you do not plan on using your mold soon, put baby powder to help keep the oils of the silicone from building up and deteriorating the mold. Silicone material has natural release agents and DO NOT require any type of priming. Keep stored in a cool area.