Restoring an Antique Picture Frame Using Equinox®


Equinox® Silicone Putty products are new silicone compounds (platinum catalyst) that can be easily mixed and applied by hand to a variety of surfaces. Equinox Putty is mixed in equal amounts (1A:1B) by volume. Pot life is about 1 minute with a cure time of about 7 minutes at room temperature (72°F/ 23°C). Equinox 40 is a slower version with a 30-minute pot life and 5-hour demold time.

Equinox® Silicone Putty is convenient, no mess – fastest, easiest way yet to make a mold.

In this example, Equinox is used to mold a section of an antique wooden picture frame. A casting is poured into the mold, which is then finished and glued in place to form a perfect repair.

Materials Used in this Tutorial

Step 1: Mixing and Applying Equinox 40