Moldmaking and Casting For a Woodgrain Finish

Overview

A woodgrain finish can be attained through the process of mixing Smooth-Cast® 320 with various colors of So-Strong® urethane tints and Ure-Fil® 5. Different wood finishes such as oak, pine, maple and mahogany can be achieved by varying the amount of So-Strong® tint and/or Ure-Fil® 5, then staining and clear-coating. 

Casting wood pieces in urethane is fast, realistic and less expensive than hand carving. NOTE: In order to achieve a woodgrain finish or effect, the original model must have a wood grain pattern.

Materials Used in this Tutorial

Step 1: Creating The Silicone Mold