Hypertufa recipe and tutorial

Hypertufa recipe for your project

Check out the video below for a free hypertufa recipe tutorial. You know that every hypertufa project requires a different approach. For example, for different projects you are going to need different types of hypertufa molds. As you know from the post about hypertufa molds, a lot of molds will work. To visualize the process from a to z, you can watch the video below which is produced by Backyard Farmer.

Get a detailed description of every hypertufa recipe by buying The Hypertufa How-To Manual It contains thorough explanations of recipes, molds and mixing.

The recipe for the product shown in the video is:

  • 1 part pure Portland cement
  • 1 part peat moss
  • 1 part perlite
  • The amount of water is to be determined when mixing. As shown in the video a little les than 1 part is enough to get a good consistency.

The outcome of this recipe may be a product that is a little bit stronger than others. This is due to the fact that you use equal portions of all three ingredients. There are different ratios for every type of product you make. For instance: you want to make a planter and carve the edges or create a nice pattern on the sides. For this kind of work you will want to use a little bit more peat moss and perlite than Portland cement.

A recipe would then look like this:

  • 1 part pure Portland cement
  • 1,5 parts peat moss
  • 1,5 parts perlite
  • Again, the amount of water is to be decided while mixing.


Now a hypertufa recipe for a product that needs some extra strength. By using sand and especially nylon fybers to your mixture you will add strength to your product.

  • 1,5 parts pure Portland cement
  • 1,5 parts perlite
  • 1 part peat moss
  • 0,5 part sand
  • The amount of nylon fiber mesh totally depends on what size you use for measuring your other ingredients. For example: When using a gallon as “one part” you will need a good handfull of fiber mesh. And when using a cup as “one part” only a few fibers will need to be added.

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