Advice 1: How to paint wax or paraffin

Home manufacture of candles – is a fascinating pastime. You can make inhabitants of the zoo, fantastic castle, magic garden. The wax has a noble yellowish, which looks very nice, but not always suitable for the solution of creative tasks. Paint the wax or paraffin in several ways.
To colour the wax you can use wax crayons

Colouring with wax crayons

The ideal material for coloring wax and paraffin – wax crayons. They already contain the necessary fat-soluble dyes. To work you need 2 pots or a special device for the water bath. The pan should be such that less had handles to hook over the edges more. Wax crayons of the desired color RUB on a small grater. Wax or paraffin put in a smaller pan, and pour most of the water and bring to a boil. Melt the wax, add the resulting mass is crushed chalk and mix thoroughly. Hold the wax or paraffin in a water bath until the colour is smooth. There can be clumps of dye that is best to remove.

Coloring dyes for wax

In hardware stores sometimes you can find aniline dyes for wax. They are suitable for coloring the wax. These paints are available in the form of tablets or powders. A method of coloring a little different from the previous one. The tablet must be thoroughly crushed, the wax or the wax is melt on water bath. Pour the dye, stir, soak the mass in the molten state to obtain an even shade. In the same way stained paraffin with colored candlestick scrap, so the candle colored candles do not throw away, they can still be useful. However, the color will turn out slightly lighter than original.

Painting using natural materials

Many plants contain natural dyes suitable for coloring the wax. For example, marigolds give a rich yellow color, with tansy, you can paint the wax in various shades of green peel of walnuts will give your wax a gentle Golden hue. 1 kg of paraffin or wax should be about 4 cups of leaves of tansy or marigolds. The leaves or flowers, grind is not necessary. It only needs to be placed in a pouch of cotton or wool fabric (that is, one which does not contain artificial fibers that can melt at higher temperature). In paraffin need to add a little stearin, wax, nothing to add. Melt the paraffin or wax in a water bath. Immerse in the weight pouch with flowers or leaves, and watch the process, stirring the wax. Keep in mind that melted wax is slightly brighter than a frozen ready-made products.

The color of the finished product

It is possible to paint and cast in wax or paraffin wax product. In this case it is better to use wax crayons. Crush the chalk to make a powder, melt in a water bath. Add a little wax or paraffin wax (depending on the material of the product) and mix. Dip in paint the finished product and get.

Advice 2: How to remove wax from fabric

Guttering candles is so romantic and beautiful, but only as long as the molten wax or paraffin wax is not dripped tablecloth or new shirt in store especially for a romantic dinner. And this, unfortunately, happens quite often, so the problem of removing the waxand tissue relevant to this day.
How to remove wax from fabric
You will need
  • Iron, a thin cotton cloth, paper towel or toilet paper
Let the waxovomu spot to cool down. It does not take a lot of time in 10-15 minutes the wax will harden. After that, careful not to damage the fabric, usablity it from matter. This can be done by using the blunt side of the knife, the handle of a spoon or even just your fingernail. After that, the fabric will stain, like a stain of fat. Shake the cloth to get rid of small waxoriented "sawdust". Now you can go to the stain removing.
Take a paper napkin, paper towel or toilet paper (preferably pure white, without a pattern), fold into several layers and put the stained fabric. And on top cover it with a cloth of thin cotton fabric (this can be used, for example, a handkerchief).
Turn on the iron and let it get warm. High temperatures in order to remove wax from fabric, not required. Enough to put iron "in unity".
Iron stain iron several times. As the heat of the wax will gradually melt and absorbed into paper placed under the fabric. To clean the stain as best as possible, the paper "gasket" under the matter better two or three times to change to a new one.
If after removing the waxand tissue nevertheless remained a faint trace of skin blemishes – do not be alarmed. It is easy to "depart" after the usual washing in the washing machine or just in warm water with soap or powder.
Useful advice
With fabrics that cannot be ironed (e.g., velvet or "crimped" cloth to the wax spot and without the aid of iron. The wax is soluble in organic solvents. Therefore, in such cases, you can get the stain swab dipped in alcohol or turpentine.
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