Hand or foot casting kits and why we don't recommend them
Today we are addressing a query
Many of our clients have come to us for baby hand or feet casts just desperate to get it done properly after having previously tried and failed (often multiple times) with cheap kits they bought on the internet or in stores or were given as well-meaning gifts. The true art of casting is not simply in being able to take a good mould of the hand or foot but also in setting up the pose well, and pouring the casting material correctly so that there should not be missing fingertips.
Problem Areas of DIY hands and feet casting kits
1. Perfect casts straight out of the mold are incredibly rare and most will need varying degrees of hand-sculpting to remove air bubbles, finger tips cavities to finish them to a professional standard.
You cannot easily teach these re-sculpting techniques in a kit form.
2. Many DIY kit instructions do not state accurate drying times for long-lasting casts or provide the best advice in terms of decoration or display which can lead to the cast molding and rotting away after as little time as 18 months.
3 Inlay / Outlay bubbles on cast, Missing / Broken fingers / fingernails
4 flattened fingertips , rough surface on casting due to Insufficient mixing of the impression material.
5. Some of these casts , where moisture has been trapped inside the cast and gradually rises to the surface may develop 'Black Mould', a known carcinogen.
it definitely is worth looking into your options before you part with your money to make sure you have a great chance of success or if you'd be better off/safer hiring a professional.
Being the pioneer in the field we never introduced DIY kits
We are not interested in peddling the kind of kits that have a high failure rate by nature of the complexity involved because at Handprints.in we only want happy, satisfied customers who enjoy and get success from the casting process either via a private appointment. For this reason you will not see any baby hand or foot casting kits, or indeed adult hand casting or family group casting kits in our web page, nor will we personally recommend any on the market.
You bought a DIY casting kit and got missing casts
If you've had mixed results with a kit you've bought elsewhere and don't know how to salvage things, do feel free to get in touch, perhaps including a photo or two of your home made casts and we will advise you in the best way to fix any damage and be happy to quote for carrying out repairs, replacements or material upgrades.
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We all love a bargain, but don't compromise on the quality of purchases that could become your most precious, prized and priceless possessions.
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