All are made from the highest grade of gypsum, and carefully developed for specific characteristics. There are added surface hardeners for superior strength and long life. Mildew inhibitors are included for lasting beauty. Some formulations are available with organic and inorganic glass fibers to increase strength and durability of paint bonding.
From statuary and plaques to art novelties, from contour maps to chalk and toy production, our casting plasters enjoy far-reaching applications in a variety of industries. We produce a variety of products for a wide range of arts and crafts applications. One of the following products probably features the exact formulation that meets your requirements. If not, we will gladly customize a special formulation based on your specifications.
Arts & Crafts (Casting) Plasters Description Use Consistency (cc/100gms) Vicat Set Time (minutes) % Set Expansion Dry Density (lbs./ft3) Expected Compressive Strength (PSI)
Drycast Print Spec Drycast is both fiber reinforced and formulated with a higher alpha gypsum content. This combination leads to exceptional strength and aesthetic qualities. 19 - 21 15 - 25 0.15 127.5 13,000
Statuary Casting Plaster - BR252 Print Spec Ideal when hardness and density requirements are not as critical a consideration, this versatile plaster is widely used for ornamental castings and art novelties. 70 - 75 25 - 30 N/A 66 - 69 2000 - 2500
Statuary Casting Plaster (Fine Grind) - BR646 Print Spec White colored, fine grind plaster used for ornamental casting and art novelties. 62 - 67 17 - 23 0.18 69 - 73 3200 - 4200
#1 Statuary Casting Plaster - BR648 Print Spec Ideal for better grade plaques and statuary, as well as hollow type castings, where stronger plaster than statuary gypsum with good soaking characteristics are needed. The formulation mixes quickly to a smooth, even pouring consistency. In addition, this product includes surface hardening additives for heightened chip resistance and minimal paint absorption. 65 - 70 25 - 30 0.18 69 - 73 3000 - 4000
Denscal WH Plaster Print Spec An ideal choice for all types of art novelties, slush and solid casting, and molds for latex novelties. Its high strength makes this neutral, general purpose gypsum cement a versatile performer, particularly when quality castings are needed. Denscal WH gypsum plaster offers excellent hardness and low paint absorption. 34 - 35 25 - 30 0.3 - 0.35 102 - 104 7000 - 8000
Denscal ST Plaster Print Spec Our strongest and hardest Denscal gypsum plaster product, Denscal ST plaster is used for lamps and bookends, as well as for any solid cast or cored items. It is your best and obvious choice for any object requiring maximum hardness. Castings made from this high-density material can be finished with metallic paint to closely resemble metal objects. 30 15 - 25 0.2 110.8 11,000
Denscast Plaster Print Spec Similar to polycast plaster, but preferable for the production of larger lamps and statuary, Denscast plaster is both fiber-reinforced and formulated with a higher alpha gypsum content. This combination leads to exceptional strength and aesthetic qualities. 50 - 52 15 - 30 0.065 - 0.200 83 - 85 4500 - 5000
Densite K-5 Plaster Print Spec A base Densite gypsum cement, this practical product provides low consistency in a neutral material. It contains no accelerators, retarders or additives. Use Densite K-5 gypsum plaster cement in either straight-pour statuary or solid forms - with predictable success. 34 - 35 15 - 25 0.300 - 0.325 102 - 104 7000 - 8000
Densite K-6 Plaster Print Spec Another neutral, low-consistency base material, Densite K-6 gypsum plaster cement is an excellent choice when strength is needed for art statuary, novelties and statuary casting. 34 - 35 25 - 35 0.300 - 0.325 102 - 104 7000 - 8000
Liquid latex is frequently used in moldmaking. In some instances, the liquid is poured over a model surrounded by a shell; in others, the thickened liquid is brushed onto a model and then surrounded by a constructed shell. Plaster should be sealed to prevent the latex from penetrating any pores. A release agent should be used to prevent sticking.
For best fluidity, liquid latex should be poured or brushed as soon as possible after proper mixing. It should be allowed to cure, undisturbed, as long as possible to prevent distortion. Avoid exposing molds to strong solvents, oils or cleaners. Molds should be stored in their original shape, undistorted, away from direct sunlight, heat and moisture. To avoid the formation of mildew, all casts should be dried and sealed with paint or clear lacquer.