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DaRoman

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Hi all, I am new when it comes to soap making. I have watched many youtube videos as well as did a lot of research.
I am in the process of building 2 soap molds similar to the no liner soap molds with the sides and ends on piano hinges.
My question is can I use furniture paste wax on the sides so I wouldn't have to use a liner? Or could I contact cement the butcher paper to the sides and bottom of the mold so I don't have to line it every time I use them.
Or am I out of luck and have to make a liner every time. Also, is it the shiny side of the paper that goes against the soap?
Thanks
 

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Furniture paste might work, although no guarantees ... some are made with waxes that saponify and those won't work. Also I don't think I'd care to use something as a mold release that I would not want to use on my skin.

Freezer paper is what you want to use, not butcher paper. Also freezer paper doesn't last forever so I wouldn't glue it down. Shiny side always goes toward the soap.
 

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Hey and welcome!

I am no help on the mold, but this is your first post, so I thought I might say hi!
 

DaRoman

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Thanks for the info DeeAnna. It was very helpful.

Hi snappyllama, I have already cut my wood for the molds but if I get deeper into soap making, I will definitely go with the silicone liners. Thank you

Hello to you too Susie.
 

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I use wood molds with freezer paper shiney side toward the soap. I have learned how to wrap packages since I started soaping so I could fold the freezer paper. Yeah, I'm a man and I can change if I have too, I guess ( Red and Green).
I also use wood to support my silicone loaf molds to prevent bowing from the silicone. Since you already have cut wood for molds it will be a simple thing when you get the silicone molds to make supports for them.

And welcome to the forum.
Pull up a stump and have a seat.
 

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Soaping 101 has a video on making your own silicone liners. If you build your own molds why not custom everything
 

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Buy thin silicon liquid it comes in two parts. It can be thin enough to brush on, no idea how long it'll last for though
I used roofing and gutter silicone (because I had it on hand. Any silicone sealer will work) I smooshed it out with my finger and then used a piece of plastic cutting board to smooth it out. I wouldn't use a brush unless you want brush marks to show up on your soap. As for longevity of this method, my moulds are still holding up well and I usually CPOP my soap.
 

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Hi Steve85569, I have purchase the paper but i haven't started with soap making just yet. Very busy at work now but hoping to make my first batch over the Christmas holidays.

Hi BattleGnome, I have watched the video. Thanks

Hi dillsandwitch, that idea had crossed my mind as well. I am going to try it. Thanks for confirming my suspicions.

Hi DreamerB, thanks for the info but I have a ton of leftover silicone caulk thats taking up space at my shop. (I am a cabinetmaker and use silicone to seal where the countertop meets the walls)
 

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