Post by carriechuck on Feb 16, 2018 18:44:02 GMT -5
I have been making stepping stones out of concrete and I would like to try doing some out of a resin of some sort to lighten them up for shipping. I'm just not sure what kind I should start with. I would like that they be durable, paintable, able to go outside and will pick up the details of the molds. This may not be at all the right product but I figured I'd ask. Thanks!
Post by carol - Alumilite Corp on Feb 19, 2018 21:46:45 GMT -5
I have seen some stepping stones done out of urethane resins, they are beautiful. They do pick up the detail, they are quite a bit lighter than concrete that is for certain. It is all of the above especially in thicker pieces durable, paintable, and able to go outside. Dyed and/or painted will help somewhat with UV stability. The cost can be quite a bit more than concrete for these pieces. The silicone mold costs is another expense that needs to be researched before going forward with this project.
Post by carol - Alumilite Corp on Apr 24, 2018 8:13:41 GMT -5
It can yes, but it would need a mother mold around it to hold the weight of concrete so it would not possibly distort the piece. Steppingstone1, some use the Flexible urethane's for concrete molds, they are a stiffer/rigid material in the higher durometers 70-80A. If you like you can look those up on the website, there is a TDS (technical data sheet) and SDS right next to every product on our website.
Post by carol - Alumilite Corp on Jun 18, 2018 10:51:04 GMT -5
Their weights are very close to that, they may vary slightly one way or another but you should still be able to calculate your volume you will need. I am sorry SteppingStone there was an oversight on your post.