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Step 9: Removing the Mold

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The drying time will depend on the type of concrete used and on the temperature. I did remove my planter from the mold about two hours after the pouring. Don’t wait too long to remove your mold because I had one planter in the mold for about 24 hours and when I tried to remove the paper I found that the outer layer of the paper kind of bonded to the concrete and was impossible remove.

Better check after a few hours if the concrete is hard to the touch and then you can remove the paper.

I found it really satisfying to peel off the paper and reveal the smooth concrete surface.