How to make sealing wax

How to make sealing wax

Sealing wax – mix of pitches, dyes and other fillers - can be necessary for you for registration of original gift packing, closing of documents or important letters, and also for some other needs. Sometimes happens sufficient to get a special store set for the sealing wax seals. If you need a large amount of viscous liquid (for example, at obstruction of wine bottles), it is necessary to kindle ready raw materials or to make sealing wax independently.

It is required to you

- ready solid sealing wax;
- shellac (rosin);
- terebenthene;
- cinnabar (or other dye on the taste);
- magnesia (talc, chalk, plaster or other fillers);
- turpentine;
- essential oil (at will);
- capacity for melting;
- tin plate;
- spoon;
- press;
- fat.

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Pick up suitable souvenir products for registration of letters and gifts – it will relieve you of many efforts connected with preparation of sealing wax in house conditions. Usually sets (both domestic, and import) with sealing wax sticks of different flowers and the brass seals are on sale. It is convenient to use also special candles – it is necessary to set fire simply to a match, and the melted liquid will dig on the sealed surface.


Buy the packaged lumpy sealing wax if you need to prepare a lot of mix. These raw materials (as well as sealing wax sticks) should be kindled. It is possible to get the special heater-surguchnitsu and to work according to the instruction. For sealing wax melting also use house utensils; are recommended the Turk from stainless steel with the heat resisting handle or the enameled cast iron.


Try to make independently mix for sealing wax. At first you need to melt in suitable capacity shellac, terebenthene and cinnabar in the ratio of 12 parts, 8 and 9). Constantly stir slowly the weight until it becomes kasheobrazny and uniform. Then enter in the small portions mix of magnesia and turpentine (3 and 2 parts). It is possible to enter into self-made sealing wax also other fillers: small pounded chalk, plaster, talc or heavy spar; is admissible to replace expensive shellac with more available rosin.


Wait when on a surface of the melted uniform mix there are bubbles. Once again carefully vent everything. Further you need to take a spoon sample of the received sealing wax. Drip it on a tin cut – substance will quickly stiffen, and you will be able to estimate its color and density. In need of hot weight it is possible to add dye, to increase quantity of fillers and to drip a little essential oil. Test sealing wax on paper. If it qualitative, does not jump aside from a surface, blur and get through structure of the sealed material.


Remove sealing wax from fire and let's cool down a little. Now it is possible to do a print. For this purpose it is possible to use the special souvenir brass press with the handle which is recommended to be greased with fat slightly. Having made a stamp, sharply lift the press. If you need to seal a large number of subjects, dip them in turn in viscous weight.