Alja-Safe® is so simple and easy to use that any beginning artist can successfully cast an FX project with excellent detail. Alja-Safe® is mixed equal parts (1:1 ratio) of water to Alja-Safe® powder. It's easily mixed by hand, but like all alginates, it is best when thoroughly mixed with a mechanical mixer before casting.
Working time is 7 minutes and de-mold time is about 10 minutes (assuming a median water temperature of 80°F / 27°C is used). Colder water will give it a longer working time, while using warmer water will cause the alginate to cure faster. Once mixed you can then cast pre-mixed plaster or urethane resin into the mold to make your reproduction. Alja-Safe® captures detail better than other alginate brand, giving you a more accurate reproduction of your original.
Alja-Safe® alginate is suitable for making "temporary" molds of the face, hands and other body parts. It reproduces fine detail and makes and excellent temporary mold - good for one or two reproductions of any body part. Alja-Safe® Alginate does not contain free crystalline silica, a known carcinogen so it's an exceptional skin safe body molding material.
For excellent results in casting your positive piece, we suggest the following products:
Smooth-On Smooth Cast 300 Liquid Plastic Casting Compound, MM-1467.
Smooth-On duoMatrix Neo®, MM-1472
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For the MSDS (Material Safety Data Sheet) on this product click here.
For Professional Use Only, and use at your own risk! Paint and Powder Cosmetics is not responsible for any mis-use or the disposal of this product. Please read all instructions and warnings carefully the come with the product.
3 lb box (dry weight).