Aerated concrete blocks: Ytong use for sculpture - Manual

Aerated concrete blocks: Ytong use for sculpture - Manual

Aerated concrete blocks, Ytong, versatile and ideal for sculpting.

Aerated concrete blocks and Art - ytong as sculpture

  1. Produce a scale drawing of the sculpture or figure you want to customize.
  2. Select from the hardware store Aerated concrete blocks, such as Ytong, Solbet or Greisel, in the appropriate size.
  3. The processing of porous concrete blocks as the soft ytong, you can timber files and -raspeln, use saws and sandpaper. Since the sculpture large amount of dust created by the law porous stone, you should wear a respirator.
  4. Familiarize yourself with your drawing and first remove the saw all parts of the basic shape of the stone, which are later not part of the sculpture.
  5. Work with coarse Files and rasps, until the desired shape is achieved after.
  6. For the finishing touch, you can use fine filing.
  7. If the surface is smoothed, you can give your sculpture with acrylic paint, varnish or wood preservative.

Sculpture as a hobby - Tips

  • Ytong stones are inexpensive and therefore ideal if you want to try sculpting as a hobby for now. Not only is the cost issue speaks for porous concrete blocks, even the relatively soft structure makes them the ideal beginner's material.
  • Even if you are planning to make a sculpture made of natural stone or another, harder or heavier material to be machined, a trial run with cellular concrete can be a good preparation. Bodies or forms that you do not like, you can change faster when ytong and so have a good template to work with the more expensive material.
  • Sculpture, no matter what material can produce a lot of dust and dirt. Therefore, protect your respiratory tract, eyes and the environment accordingly.
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