Due to the increasing popularity of candle making, many types of candle making molds are making their way to the market today. There are so many options to choose from and they can be easily purchased in craft and candle making stores.
Candle making molds are containers that give a certain shape, style and design to candles. They come in different sizes and composition. Candles are able to the take the forms of the mold when the melted wax is poured inside it and allowed to cool down and harden. When the candle is removed it will retain the shape of the mold.
Aluminum molds are one of the favorite molds of candle makers. They are not that durable but they provide a fine finish for the candles. They are also heat resistant and very affordable unlike other candle molds. This type of candle making mold is usually used in making votive and pillar candles. They are easy to clean and require less maintenance. When there are candle residues on the mold it can be easily remove by just heating it and turning it upside down to let the melted residues run down the mold. Although most hobbyist and candle makers prefer using this type of mold it also has its disadvantages. These molds are not that flexible and they cannot be changed into other shapes and forms. It is also hard to remove candles from inside this mold once it cools down. A releasing agent is needed to be able to extract the candles easily.
Aside from aluminum molds, candle makers also use rubber molds, such as silicone, latex and polyurethane. Rubber molds allow candle makers to produce candles with intricate design. Each of these molds has their own characteristics that are unique from each other. Polyurethane molds are more affordable than other rubber molds. But some people do not use this kind of mold because they have a strong odor that can be passed to finished candles. It also needs the use of a releasing agent to remove candles from it.
Silicone molds, on the other hand can be quite expensive compared to polyurethane, but they are proud producers of high quality candles. Candles that are molded in silicone molds look finer, smoother and do not have seams. Candles made using this type of mold can be easily extracted and does not require the use of a releasing agent.
Another type of a rubber mold is latex. This type of mold is usually used by candle makers at home. They allow their users to make their own molds by just painting the latex into a frame design. With this kind of mold, shapes and designs that you can make with your candles are limitless, but due to technological advancement more and more modern types of molds are overcoming its popularity.
Of all the candle making molds available, plastic molds are probably the cheapest among them. But they can only be used for a short time because they become brittle and cracks easily after a number of uses. Although they have a short lifespan, they are easy to clean and maintain. To remove candle residues, you can wash it using soap and water. This type of mold is recommended for beginners but they are not a wise choice for hobbyist and entrepreneurs.
Post time: 01-04-2017