Candle Mold release

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  1. Hobie

    Hobie New Member

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    I'm just starting to get things together for my first foray into candle making. I notice that the Brushy Mtn mold release is a "3% silicone spray." I have some other silicone spray on my shelf right now... can I use that (successfully), or is mold release something special?

    (Using an 8-cavity metal mold for 10" tapers.)

    Also, what do I use to plug the wick holes to keep the molten wax from running out? Preferably something readily available...
     
  2. Iddee

    Iddee New Member

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    Any silicone should work, but I would try it on one or two cavities before filling them all.

    The wick should be large enough to plug the hole in the mold.
     

  3. aromaworks

    aromaworks New Member

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    Candle mold release is one of the handiest products for candle makers to have in their arsenal of supplies. This simple product can sometimes mean the difference between a simple step in the candle making process and a very frustrating experience.

    Luxury Candles
     
  4. Hobie

    Hobie New Member

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    The man who taught my first class says he uses honey as a mold release when he makes samples... small blocks of wax he makes in an old muffin tin. Do you think that would that work, or perhaps not because of the different shape?
     
  5. Hobie

    Hobie New Member

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    Another question: With a taper mold, do you just spray the mold release down the cavity? Is it applied lightly or heavily? Do you wipe it around with (?) something before pouring the wax?
     
  6. PerryBee

    PerryBee New Member

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    I just give a quick spray down the cavity, no need to wipe it around or anything.
     
  7. Hobie

    Hobie New Member

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    Thanks! Can you tell, I'm having trouble getting up the nerve to actually MAKE a candle or two?

    Well, that and the weather has been phenomenally good, so I have been outdoors every minute possible.
     
  8. PerryBee

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    Be sure to show us the results of your first endevour! :thumbsup:
     
  9. aromaworks

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    We have had candles stuck in a mold a few times. Daughter got a candle making kit for Christmas. When put in the freezer the wax should shrink more than the mold. Take the mold out and tap it on the counter. It should drop right out.
     
  10. Isleño

    Isleño New Member

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    A product for the kitchen called PAM is excellent as candle releaser.
    Isleño