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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...
 

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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.
 

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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.

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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?
 

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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?
 

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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.
 

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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.
 
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