Architectural Restoration How‑To's

Architectural Restoration
Smooth-On products have been used around the world for over 60 years to restore old or create new architectural elements. Smooth-On mold rubbers are easy to use and offer maximum versatility for any restoration project. We offer everything you need to do it yourself, including the best technical help available anywhere. We can also refer you to pros that can do it for you.
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How To Make a Metal Cold Casting With Smooth-Cast® 325 Resin

How To Make a Metal Cold Casting With Smooth-Cast® 325 Resin

The metal cold-casting process is faster and much less expensive compared with foundry casting of molten metal.

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How To Restore an Historic Concrete Seal at Princeton University

How To Restore an Historic Concrete Seal at Princeton University

Watch how John Paolini, from Paolini Cast Stone, restored an historic concrete seal

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How To Make an Architectural Corbel Restoration Using Rebound 25

How To Make an Architectural Corbel Restoration Using Rebound 25

Watch how to make a mold of a corbel for an architectural restoration project in Brooklyn NY.

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How To Recreate an Antique Frame using Mold Max™ 29NV No Vacuum Required Silicone

How To Recreate an Antique Frame using Mold Max™ 29NV No Vacuum Required Silicone

Learn how to use Mold Max 29NV for creating a high-detail silicone mold

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How To Make a 2-Part Mold of an Architectural Bracket

How To Make a 2-Part Mold of an Architectural Bracket

After Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans, city native Chep Morrison replicated an ornate bracket

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How To Restore an Antique Picture Frame Using Equinox™

How To Restore an Antique Picture Frame Using Equinox™

In this example, Equinox™ silicone putty is used to mold a section of an antique wooden picture frame.

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How To Create a Rebound™ 25 Mold to Cast a GFRC Banyan Tree

How To Create a Rebound™ 25 Mold to Cast a GFRC Banyan Tree

Pretecno engineer Jose Hormiga developed a way to bring an organic feel to some of the company's latest building projects.

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How To Restore Stonework Using the EZ-Spray® System

How To Restore Stonework Using the EZ-Spray® System

Adelaide University's Bonython Hall in South Australia was in need of renovation...

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The Easiest Brushable Urethane To Mix!

The Easiest Brushable Urethane To Mix!

EZ~Mix® 40 is a liquid / liquid system, making it perfect for novice mold makers.

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How To Cast TASK® 7

How To Cast TASK® 7

TASK® 7 is a low viscosity, fast set flame resistant plastic.

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How To Use the EZ-Mix Machine For High Volume Applications

How To Use the EZ-Mix Machine For High Volume Applications

The basic instructions for using the EZ-Mix meter mixing machine are outlined in this video.

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How To Gold Leaf a Resin Casting

How To Gold Leaf a Resin Casting

Learn how to apply real gold leaf to a resin casting

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