This Mask-Making/Slip Liquid Latex is an RD-407 formula, and excellent quality for slush molding, mask making, flat molding simple latex appliances, and other special effects needs. It can also be used to make a "skin" over polyurethane foams.
Formulated specifically for casting into gypsum based (plaster) molds, this RD-407 latex compound is an easy pour and air drying natural latex favored widely by SFX artists and mask makers around the world. RD-407 can be brushed or poured into molds, and features a quick skin build-up, excellent detail reproduction, and a fast demold time.
RD-407 comes as a naturally viscous/thick, cream colored material that yields a stretchy but durable rubber upon curing. It can also be precolored or tinted as desired with acrylic paints, latex based paints, adhesive based paints, inks, even food coloring or any kind of latex compatible colorants. Always test your color medium first before doing a full run of colored latex, and be aware it will dry darker than it looks.
Unlike foam latex, RD-407 latex doesn't need to be oven baked, and will dry by air into an opaque rubber-like material that has excellent elastic properties. Be aware that most slip casting/slush molding latex compounds do shrink a tiny bit and you might lose a bit of detail in some more intricate involved designs. Always run a test mold first before you do a production run.
While other companies sell product that they call RD-407, this is the original RD-407 formulation originally sold by R&D Latex Company in commerce California: a recipe that is now well over 50 years old!
WARNING: This is NOT skin COSMETIC GRADE latex, it has a very high ammonia content, so avoid direct contact with skin in it's liquid form. It can cause an allergic reaction, skin rashes or welts. It is safe for skin contact use once it has completely cured.
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NOTE: Please consider shelf life when ordering. Store in a dry place and away from heat or cold. Do not expose to direct sunlight.
NOTE: Purchaser's use of this product is at their own risk. Paint and Powder Cosmetics assumes no responsibility or liability for purchaser's use or mis-use of this product. Always follow instructions and pay notice to cautions in using this product. DO NOT USE NEAR THE EYES, NOSE OR MOUTH AREA!
NOTICE! COLD-CLIMATE SENSITIVE PRODUCT. Exposure to freezing or severe cold weather conditions during shipping may chemically alter, spoil, or freeze product upon arrival to your location, including skin care items in glass containers that break if frozen during shipping. We are not responsible, nor will we replace any cold sensitive product that has been shipped by any other means, other than Express Shipping, during extreme cold or winter months: from November through March. This includes package deliveries left outside and exposed to severe cold/freezing weather. You are ordering at your own risk during these times and conditions.