Tips For Proper Molding

  • Never place cold couverture in a cold mold.
    The piece will unmold but will have white streaks (marbled) and will not contract properly from the mold.

  • Never place cold couverture in a warm mold.
    The piece will be difficult to unmold and will be very fragile and break easily.

  • Never place cold couverture in a hot mold.
    The piece will either stick and not come out of the mold, or, if it comes out, it will be marbled with white streaks.

  • Never place hot couverture in a cold mold.
    The piece will probably not unmold; if it does, it will be shiny at first, then mat and grainy the next day.

  • Never place hot couverture in a warm mold.
    The piece will probably not unmold; if it does, it will be dull and marbled.

  • Never place hot couverture in a hot mold.
    The piece will probably not unmold; if it does, it will be very dull.

  • Never place tempered couverture in a cold mold.
    The piece will unmold but will be dull and contract poorly from the mold.

  • Never place tempered couverture in a hot mold.
    The piece will stick to the mold and be marbled with white streaks.

  • Never place hot, cold, or tempered couverture in a mold that is not perfectly clean.
    The piece will be difficult to unmold, will contract poorly from the mold, and will be dull and unattractive.

  • Always place tempered couverture in a mold at room temperature, 22oC (72oF).
    The piece will unmold easily, contract from the mold properly, and be very shiny.


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