Make Fire Pit Skulls | Refractory Cement
Refractory Cement Skulls and How to Make Them
Refractory Cement is a material that can withstand a direct lick from flames and immersive temperatures of well into 2000 degrees F.
Disclaimer: Use extreme caution when placing anything into a fire pit, oven or kiln and never place Portland cement based products into fire.
- Skull Mold: Like This
- Castable Refractory Cement Options: Rutland Brand
- Protective Gloves and Eyewear
- Stir Stick or Spatula (Don't tell the boss of your house that you are stealing kitchen stuff)
- Bucket, or use the dry mix bucket if applicable
- Read and digest all of the manufacturers mixing instructions.
- Load up the bucket with the castable refractory material.
- Add Water.
- Mix Thoroughly.
- Grab your silicone mold and pour. (no need for a release agent)
- Allow 18-24 hours to cure and remove carefully.
- Let the Skull fully cure for 24-48 hours outside of the mold.
- Burn In- place in an oven at a low 200 degree temperature or allow the skulls to sit fireside for a few hours before fully immersing the skull in the firepit.
Brief YouTube Video: Castable Refractory Cement Skulls
Use extreme caution when making your own refractory cement mix designs and fire resistant ornamental elements.
Learn more about refractory cement, where to get it and grab a few recipes that we found helpful. Remember, Portland Cement is NOT to be used in open flames.