Mix plasters by weight not volume, each plaster has it unique USE number.
How to mix Plaster:
1. Always weigh out the amount of plaster you need, then look up the water by weight percentage. For example USG # 1 Pottery for making molds uses 70% water to plaster. So 10 lb. of plaster requires 7 lb. of water. First weigh out the plaster you need, take that amount and multiply it by .7,(point 7), (7/10) this gives you how much water to use.
2. Generally speaking the larger the percentage of water the softer and more absorbent the plaster will be. The harder the plaster the less water used.
3. Hot water will speed up the set time and cold water will slow it down.
4. Place the water in a suitable sized container. Always add plaster to water. Pour the plaster into the water and let slake for one minute. Mix by hand or with a Jiffy Mixer, being careful not to suck air into the plaster. When the mixture is lump free it is ready to pour; don’t wait for it to start to thicken.
This tool works great it will not scrape the plaster off your molds. Proper mold fettling makes the greenware cleaning easier.
Use 70% water for the weight of a given amount of plaster.
Buy 1 bag = (50lb). in other words if you buy 50 you will get 2500 lbs!
Regular Price: $30.71
Sale Price $14.28
Used for pressing clayware – CERAMI-CAL® Gypsum Cement provides a controlled density, smooth-wearing, die material formulation.
Designed specifically for use with the RAM™ automatic clay-forming process.
NOTE: These 60 bags were manufactured on 07/2014 and are old, but it is very dry here in Albuquerque NM and we believe it is still good. We have tested it and it works. Make sure you follow the mixing instructions exactly. Price is good until we sell out of inventory.
A formulated HYDROCAL cement for dental stones with controlled expansion.
Colored yellow for identification.
To 100 grams hydrocal 105 add 42 grams of water
Laboratory plaster quick setting plaster, use 65-70% water Psi 2000 soft.
set time 6-8 min.