So I see a lot of soap dishes on thingiverse and I can't help

(Robert Gorman (GoGoCharlie)) #1

So I see a lot of soap dishes on thingiverse and I can’t help for think that they will become covered in mold very fast.

Have many of you printed bathroom or kitchen sink items, and have they survived mold free?

(Carlton Dodd) #2

I haven’t printed or used any but, it seems to me, a moldy soap dish is a reason / excuse to print a different one!

(Sanjay Mortimer) #3

I use a carbon fibre reinforced co-polyester soap dish. I also have a carbon fibre toothbrush holder in the shape of a T-Rex skull, because I’m a grown man, and I can do what I want.

No mould on either item, but the soap dish is covered in soap!

(Mike Creuzer) #4

I printed a PLA bathroom drain strainer and no mold on it in a year of use. The texture does mean it gunks up and won’t clean.

(Tom Nardi) #5

Why do you think it would mold any more than traditional materials?

(Robert Gorman (GoGoCharlie)) #6

Because the striations in 3d printed items hold moisture, while plastic items for use in bathrooms are typically specifically designed to be non-porous.

Plus we bought a cheap duck shaped toothbrush holder from the dollar store recently. It was made from ceramic and had a mold bloom in the base of it within the first month. So we are wary.