Making a Brush‑On Mold with a Lightweight Support


The advantage of making a mold by brushing rubber onto the model is that it minimizes the amount of rubber used, saving you material costs. Making a brush-on mold, however, requires more time and labor vs. pouring rubber. The following is a demonstration on how to make a mold of stone veneer using Rebound™ 25 Platinum Mold Rubber and Foam-It® 5 Rigid Foam as a rigid lightweight foam backer. Rebound™ 25 is an incredibly strong flexible rubber. Mixed 1A:1B by volume (no scale necessary), Rebound™ 25 self thickens and will hold a vertical or inverted surface and will cure to a soft Shore 25A rubber. Foam-It® 5 Rigid Foam consists of a two-component system that is versatile and easy to use. Foam-It® 5 will expand many times the original volume and develop a uniform cell structure.

Materials Used in this Tutorial

Step 1: Preparing Working Surface