Friday, October 28, 2011

Candle Molds For Your Candle Making Hobby

Molds For Your Candle Making Hobby
By Carmen Lake

Candles are becoming more popular today. They can be used as a decoration, that's why candle making is becoming a hobby by many these days. It is very easy and fun because there are many candle molds available in the market and they come in different shapes, sizes and designs to suit your taste.

In making beautiful candles, you should need a wax and a mold. There are different types of molds to choose from and they come in different shapes, sizes and designs. Because of its durability, versatility and ability to resist the heat, aluminum is the most commonly used molds by the candle makers. Having aluminum as the mold for your candles, you will be able to have a smooth and perfect finish candles. Cleaning the molds is not a challenge, you just have to put the molds in the oven upside down and place a baking paper underneath it so when the wax melted it will directly go on the baking paper. You also need a releasing agent for candles to be removed from the mold.

If you want a flexible one for your molds, you can select from silicone, polyurethane or latex. Polyurethane molds have limitations in terms of stretching and it can also give your candle a certain smell and you also need a special agent to remove your candle out of the mold. Those flexible molds are used in making taper or pillar candles. Silicone on the other hand is expensive but very versatile and it could give you the best candles. You don't need to worry about removing the candles out of the molds because you can stretch it to the limits and they do not leave parting lines too. Latex molds were popular until other much better molds have been introduced. If you want to make your own special design molds, you just have to paint it with coats of liquid latex.

Cheaper molds are generally made from plastics, that's why they can easily become brittle after some use. But on the bright side, they are more affordable and can be cleaned easily with just soap and warm water. Just remember, before using it, to keep it dry to avoid forming water bubbles on the candles. For beginners, cheap plastic molds are good to practice on. But for those who want to improve their skills and making it a business, buying better candle molds is recommended.

The author of this article is interested in candle making. For more information about candle making molds try visiting the site on candle making.

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