Think outdoor garden, and beautiful plants, ornamental trees, flowering shrubs and rolling lawns come to mind. The mind’s eye may not immediately envisage concrete statuary or even benches, pavers, stepping stones and the like.
However, any garden worth its name – be it in a small backyard or a sprawling turf – is quite incomplete without attractive concrete artworks. While statues, animal sculptures, gnomes, fairies, gargoyles and birdbaths add to the landscape and look quite becoming, other concrete items such as benches, urns, plaques and pavers are quite elementary to the garden scheme.
Indeed, the lush foliage of a garden gets an added charm and texture with garden art and statuary. Most of these items are cast in concrete as it is sturdy and durable.
This brings us to the question of first making molds for these concrete casts. Which mold making materials will be suitable for casting concrete? Let’s take a look:
Liquid latex rubber – This has emerged as the mold making material of choice for casting concrete garden articles. It is flexible, long-lasting, maintains details well and most importantly, can easily resist the