How can I dispense material from a 5 gallon pail more easily?

Article courtesy of Smooth-On, Inc.

If you pour liquid material from a 5-gallon pail with the spout located at the bottom (6 o'clock position), the material will flow out of the container very quickly and erratically, resulting in spills. The following video shows a better way to dispense from 5-gallon pails:

  1. Be sure to read technical bulletin for each Smooth-On product. Some materials require pre-mixing before using.
  2. While the container is upright, remove protective cover and cap from the Reike spout with a screwdriver. Pull to remove the plastic seal inside the spout.
  3. On a level table, place the 5 gallon container on its side. Make certain that the pour spout is closest to the ceiling (12 o'clock position).
  4. Slowly roll the 5-gallon container so that the material begins to flow out of the container in a slow and uniform stream. This will help eliminate air being introduced into the mixture and prevent spillage.

This FAQ article is offered as a guideline and offers possible solutions to problems encountered during mold making and casting. No warranty is implied and it is up to the end user to determine suitability for any specific application. Always refer to the provided Technical Bulletins (TB) & Safety Data Sheets (SDS) before using any material. A small scale test is suggested to determine suitability of any recommendation before trying on a larger scale for any application.