Release agent - bird bath bowl

dooneMay 25, 2006

Just a quick question

I'm making a cement bowl for a friends' birdbath that broke. We're using a plastic one (from Walmart) for a mold. What to use for release agent? Do I need a release agent? I'm hoping to just pour the cement into the mold and then cut away the plastic when it's set up.


Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

You can spray the bowl with PAM or wipe it with a thin coating of Vaseline. I have made cement planters using large plastic bowls & have been able to reuse the bowls many times. Good luck!

    Bookmark   May 25, 2006 at 12:11PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

Thanks! I was wondering about WD40???

    Bookmark   May 25, 2006 at 12:18PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

I usually line mine with plastic bag, or spray with silicon spray or pam. You can use the mold over and over. I have messed up and had to cut the tufa out a few times :-(

    Bookmark   May 25, 2006 at 8:54PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
myback_garden(6b ON Canada)

I usually use thin plastic as well..and I have used WD 40..both have worked very well for me..Deb

    Bookmark   May 25, 2006 at 10:07PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
faux rocks
how to make....
Kathy Meyer Smyth
Betty Mackey -- "Papercrete is similar to hypertufa...
Mike Larkin
Stone Circle
I have mostly lurked here, only posting a couple of...
making EASY roof for small tower
I am not sure if i can even do this, but, I want to...
hypertufa millstones
These are three hypertufa millstones made about 6 weeks...
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™