Do any retailers sell hydrocal?

Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by joefryfry, May 8, 2006.

  1. joefryfry

    joefryfry joefryfry

    I don't want to order it online, and I don't want Woodland Scenics. Does anyone know of any stores like Michaels or Lowe's that sell this stuff? I would like to be able to just go get some of it. Thanks.
  2. jim currie

    jim currie Active Member

    buy mine at a local hardware store the big guys don't seen to handel it :(
  3. steamhead

    steamhead Active Member

    I buy plaster of Paree at Michael's, although I've seen it at Home Depot as well.

    Gus (LC&P).
  4. Russ Bellinis

    Russ Bellinis Active Member

    Hydrocal is not usually carried by craft stores or the "big box" home centers as far as I know. I get it in So Cal from a company called Laguna Clay that sells potters supplies, wheels, kilns, etc. I've also seen it sold at building supply companies that specialise in brick, stone, and various types of plaster and stucco, and mortar mixes.
  5. MasonJar

    MasonJar It's not rocket surgery

    My local train shop carries it in 25lb bags, but I don't think you want to ship it all the way to PA from Ottawa, ON...

    However, if you are really stuck - check

  6. hminky

    hminky Member

    Try "floor leveler" at Lowe's or Home Depot. It comes in sizes from a pint to 25 lbs. It is Hydrocal or and equivalent.


    BLVDBUZZARD New Member

    One trade name for hydrocal is Fixall. Hoedepot and lowes do carry the stuff. Another thing to ask for is hotmud. It is used as a first coat for drywall. If you ask for hydrocal they may not know what you are asking for.

  8. 60103

    60103 Pooh Bah

    If you have a good arts and crafts store, ask about powder that will make alabaster.
  9. joefryfry

    joefryfry joefryfry

    Thanks for the help/replies. This website is a wealth of information. I will let you know what I buy and how it works out. (Still waiting for a reply on how many gallons I need to cover 50 sqaure feet. I don't expect that it would be over a 1/4 inch thick)
  10. Russ Bellinis

    Russ Bellinis Active Member

    I've never heard of hydrocal sold in gallons. I buy it in 100 pound bags. I think less than 25 lbs would do it.
  11. zedob

    zedob Member

    Here's a link that may be helpful.

    there's a consistancy calculator down under "tools" that will let you solve for plaster, water, or consistancy. There are some mixing charts, also.

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