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  1. #1
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    Default Candle release spray

    Do I need release spray when using a silicone mold , if so would spray silicone work .
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    Default Re: Candle release spray

    it all depends on the silicone mold, is it tin or platinum>> I make many molds,, and each is unique, contact me

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    Default Re: Candle release spray

    The wax shrinks as it cools, so it pulls away from the mold a tiny bit. For the 8" taper candles I make with a silicone mold I gently roll the mold after the candle cools (light pressure like rolling dough) and that's enough to easily release the candle for removal by pulling on the wick. A wipe of the interior of the mold with a rag that's been sprayed with PAM works well too, but make sure it only leaves a thin layer. (i.e. don't spray PAM into the mold and let it drip; the extra oil displaces wax and ruins the detail of the wax you cast and also makes the candle slippery)

    Hope that helps!

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    Default Re: Candle release spray

    Quote Originally Posted by laketrout View Post
    Do I need release spray when using a silicone mold?
    No, if it's real silicone. Beeswax does not stick to silicone. Many people mistake the urethane molds as silicone. Beeswax will stick to urethane and needs a mold release.
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    Default Re: Candle release spray

    What snl said.
    If it is actually a urethane mold you might find this thread of interest.
    http://www.beesource.com/forums/show...candle+release
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  6. #6
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    Default Re: Candle release spray

    I thought they were silicone molds , there from mann lake , the skep mold has a few bees on it and is a little detailed , it also is slit part way down the side to help in releasing the candle .I went back to the site and there calling them flex molds from a rubber material .
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    Default Re: Candle release spray

    I don't spray any of my flex molds at all.

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