Candle Making | Solutions to Common Faults in Candles    

The 8 Most Common Candle Making
Problems and How to Fix Them

Getting disappointing results when you're making candles? This troubleshooting guide answers candlemaking's most frequently-asked-questions, and shows you the best ways to eliminate the mistakes most often found in candles:
  • Air bubbles. Solve this problem by pouring your candle waxes at the correct temperatures. Your candlemaking kitchen or workplace won't produce another bubble-ridden candle, (unless you want the bubbles for special effects).
  • Brittle wax. Mix these special wax additives into your paraffin waxes. More wax flexibility. More creative opportunities for you.
  • Candle mould release problems. You wait for hours for a candle to set, only to have it stick in the annoying! Apply these simple solutions, and your candles will come out easily.
  • Soft candles, that burn down too fast. No-one wants to spend hours making a candle and waiting for it to set. Only to have it burn down in 1/2 hour, with a forlorn wick sitting there in a pool of melted wax. Mix these additives into your candle wax, and you'll produce fabulously long-burning candles in no time at all.
  • Hand dipped taper faults. Simple candles...multiple flaws, such as skew tapers, or ripples on the candles' surface. Use these tips, and enjoy dramatically improved results when making taper candles by hand.
  • Paraffin wax flash points. At what temperature does paraffin wax ignite? And how do you put out a wax fire? Learn how, with this to-the-point tutorial.
  • Smoking candles. These cause more wreckage than wax spills! Avoid this mistake with an easy wick-size correction. And you (or your customers) won't have to clean candle smoke off walls or ceilings again.

Implement these simple "tricks of the trade", and solving candle problems soon becomes second nature. You'll be producing flawless candles, in no time at all!
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