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Type of Paint for candles

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Hi, I am relatively new to the candle making world and I would like to know about what types of paint to use for handpainting candles and also handpainting glass candle holders. I was reading about using paint pens for painting glass and I was wondering if someone could recommend a brand that they have tried and liked.





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Hi Leslie,

I'm also a glass painter as well as chandler. I only use pots of paint but I've seen pens like those you mentioned. The ones I've seen are made by PEBEO I can't tell you if they're any good tho' as I've never used them.

Good luck in your search.


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For painting on candles, you'll need to wipe the candle down with alcohol to get some of the surface oil off, then mix your paint with candle painting medium. I don't know about your area, but I've been having a tough time finding the medium in craft stores so I ordered several bottles from here:


As for glass paint, I use Apple Barrel Indoor/Outdoor Gloss acrylic paint. You can find that with other acrylic paints at WalMart or Michael's.


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