How to Create Cement Forms

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Cement forms or concrete forms are used to mold concrete into various shapes from large septic tanks to small planters you can make at home. Cement is actually one of the ingredients used to create concrete which is the substance you will be filling the mold with to create your project. You could mix your own concrete by combing cement, gravel, sand and water but purchasing concrete mix will make the task much easier.

Things You'll Need

  • Cement form release oil
  • Concrete mix
  • Water
  • Concrete form
  • Apply a thin coat of concrete form release oil to the inside of the form.

  • Prepare concrete according to the directions on the package. Pour the concrete into the form.

  • Allow the concrete to set for the amount of time indicated on the package directions. Remove the form and clean the pieces of the form immediately to remove all traces of concrete.

  • Let the new concrete cure for three to four days before you attempt to use the object you have created.

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