Tools and Materials for Moldmaking and Plaster

Plaster tools and supplies:

– extra small bottle of WD-40
– 2 and 1/2 quart mixing bucket
– 2 Thin plastic (7-8 mm) drop cloths (hardware store)
– Fine 400-600 grit Wet/Dry sandpaper pack (hardware store)
– Clay tools (fabricated, found, or purchased), small sponge, pin tool, ribs
– N95 particulate respirator mask (hardware store)
– Sur Forms: size aprox. 2” by 1 ½” and 6” by 1 ½” (found in the tool section of the hardware store near saws/clamps/files)

Attn 3D: Where to buy wire for crochet online?


Where to find tools, materials, and safety gear locally?

Bill’s Wholesale: specializing in tools, hardware, housewares, gift items and electronics (with many items less expensive than larger chain stores).

Hardware City:  locally owned hardware store with friendly staff and a variety of goods.

Orgain Building Supply: carries a variety of supplies including plate glass, plaster and hydrocal. Located at 65 Commerce Street, Clarksville, TN, (931) 647-1567

Habitat for Humanity ReStore:  a relatively inexpensive source for architectural salvage, furniture and, at varying times, they could have raw materials such as paint, sheet rubber, glass, etc.

Lowes Home Improvement: two Clarksville locations (1622 Madison Street and 2150 Lowes Drive) this mega-store is a place to wander through the aisles with no particular agenda. By paying attention to an assortment of hardware, piping, anchors, etc…you may find the perfect item(s) for sculptural applications.