Mold release, in the context of candle making, refers to a substance used to help prevent the candle wax from sticking to the interior of the mold. It's a type of barrier or lubricant that makes it easier to remove the finished candle from the mold once it has cooled and solidified.
There are a few different types of mold release agents that can be used in candle making:
1. **Release Sprays:** These are aerosol sprays specifically designed for candle making. They create a thin, even layer of release agent on the mold's surface, making it easier for the candle to slide out once it's set.Use our release spray for perfect results.(tap here)
2. **Release Agents or Oils:** Certain oils or substances, such as vegetable oil, coconut oil, or mineral oil, can be applied to the mold's interior. These oils act as a barrier between the wax and the mold, making demolding easier.
3. **Paraffin Wax:** Some candle makers use a thin layer of melted paraffin wax brushed onto the interior of the mold as a release agent. This creates a barrier that helps the candle separate from the mold.
Using a mold release can help prevent damage to the finished candle and make the demolding process smoother. However, it's important to use the right amount of release agent. Too much can affect the appearance of the candle's surface, and too little may not provide adequate release.
Before using a mold release, it's a good idea to test it on a small area of the mold to ensure it works well with your specific mold and wax combination. Additionally, if you're using our high-quality Lyba polycarbonate candle mold, these molds often have a smooth and non-stick surface that may not require a mold release.