Removing the pot for Hypertufa faces
I would like to make Hypertufa pot faces. The instuctions regarding removing the pot (black pots from nursery) after mud is harden and cured is not clear to me. Or do you not remove them?
Hi Sandy, I don't remove the pot - it gives extra strength to the face, and as I have access to lots of them, I don't need to remove it.
Also, in the case of using the black nursery pots they have a lip and several bits that stick out where the plastic is extruded, so getting them out is really difficult.
You could use some other kinds of containers, which might be easier to remove, such as the round cardboard tubes called Sonatubes that you use to pour footings of concrete in.
Those would be easy enough to get out, either by destroying the cardboard, if you didn't want to use it again, or by coating the tube with plastic (just put it inside a plastic bag) and then once the hypertufa is cured, you can slip it out.
The wonderful thing about hypertufa is that you can think outside the box; there are no rules!
Hope this opens up some new ideas for you - please share what happens.
Jacki (Woman of Many Sticks)
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