Wax in resin?

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    • #9141 Reply
      Darrell W.
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      Can you put candle wax in a resin piece?

    • #9142 Reply
      Katherine Swift
      Keymaster

      Yes, although the resin won’t stick to it. I’ve never tried completely submerging wax in resin, however, it comes in quite handy as a model, surface for casting, etc.

    • #9150 Reply
      Darrell
      Guest

      I was thinking about driping the wax in the mold before casting then pouring the resin. If the resin won’t stick to it, would I get a cool “half-cast”? My idea is to drip wax in a jewel (diamond) mold and pour the resin giving it a “cracked, have jewel” look. If it works, will the wax peel off, like I planned, or will it stay on there? Also, what if I melted the wax out? How hot does resin have to be before it melts? Thanks!

    • #9152 Reply
      Katherine Swift
      Keymaster

      Sure, you can drip wax into the mold, cast, then remove the wax after curing.

      To remove the wax, I would scrape out what I could with my fingernail, then pass over the cured resin with a heat gun or a hair dryer to warm the wax up and let it seep out.

      • #14113 Reply
        Essa
        Guest

        Probably a silly question – I’m a super novice: Does the type of wax matter? Crayon wax for instance. I understand that resin won’t stick to the wax, but will it stick to itself enough that it could be encased completely? I have a ring that I was thinking of encasing in resin using a slightly larger mold.

        I know the original post is a year old, but figured I’d reply here since it was the same subject and it’s as close as I got when looking for answers.

        • #14119 Reply
          Katherine Swift
          Keymaster

          I don’t know. I have never tried!

          If you do, would you mind letting us know how it goes?

          • #31415 Reply
            Chaz
            Guest

            Did you ever try casting with wax and melting it out.?I have a project I want to do, band that would be an easy way as I’m used to carving wax for lost wax casting. Any hints or tips?

    • #47181 Reply
      Brittany mullens
      Guest

      Can I use the molds u use for resin for candles I wanna make custom candles with some of the different molds I have but not sure if I can plus I’ll be putting designs on the candles with wax paper and such I’m an artist so I would like my art on a candle

      • #47204 Reply
        Katherine Swift
        Keymaster

        Hi Brittany, I’ve never tried, but it’s my understanding that won’t work.

    • #83809 Reply
      Dolly Stoddart
      Guest

      My Great Grandma passed away and I would like to preserve her rose in resin, but I don’t want to dry it first. Can I dip it in wax and then put it in resin? Or will it still change colors?I only have one rose so if I mess it up I don’t have any more. Please Help?

    • #83865 Reply
      David Blake
      Guest

      Out of curiosity, would the EVO DYE, for candles work to color the resin prior to pouring?

    • #84735 Reply
      Anna
      Guest

      Okay, so resin will not ever adhere to wax? even if fully submerged? I am a metal caster, I have a lot of wax sculptures, and had the idea of putting some of my wax sculptures in resin…but as stated before, this wont work….why? will the wax become messed up from the heat of the resin? sculpting wax is soft.

      • #84745 Reply
        Katherine Swift
        Keymaster

        If you could completely encase the wax in resin, the resin could stick to itself, but then there is also a possibility the heat of the resin reaction could distort your wax.

    • #84774 Reply
      Nichole Davan
      Guest

      I thought I was the only one!
      All I have wax hands from Madame Tussauds. Their wax is silicone based. I want to completely submerge them in resin.
      Will it work?

    • #84775 Reply
      Nichole Davan
      Guest

      Similar situation- I have wax hands from Madame Tussauds. They use a silicone based wax. Can I safely submerge these in resin?

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