After about 24 hours of sitting in the shade with a plastic bag over it, my little hypertufa trough is ready to be de-molded. Now, some hypertufa experts will be quick to point out that 24 hours might be the BARE MINIMUM of time before de-molding. I would also agree, but I’m also REALLY EXCITED to see how it turned out and I’m willing to take the risk of completely destroying it.
Here are some photos of what it looks like right now at this point. I took an old grill cleaning brush and proceeded to clean up the little notches and tabs left by the box molds.
I also used the scraper part of the tool to dig some gouges into the trough, to give it a weathered, dilapidated look.
I then put the plastic bag back on it and put it back in the shade to cure for another week before anxiously getting it back out to revel in.
I also made a hypertufa calla lily leaf drip tray.