Waterslide Decal Instructions

Decals are a quick and inexpensive way to give your products a hand painted look. These instructions have been archived here although we no longer offer waterslide decals. General Instructions:

  1. Surface to be decaled should be clean, dry, and smooth.

  2. Test your Decals - Most decals will burn, but will not support combustion. If the flame touches the decal it should burn off very rapidly, but otherwise the candle should be unaffected.

  3. Larger decals may be cut to fit.

  4. Always use a sharp knife or scissors when cutting decals.

1. The basic tools are a scissors and a bowl of warm water. 2. Cut out the decal, or portion of the decal desired.
3. Place decal in a bowl of warm water for about 30 to 45 seconds (until decal will slide on backing paper). 4. Position backing paper on the candle (or any smooth surface). Slide decal off onto the candle. For a short period you will be able to slide the decal around if any repositioning is needed. Make sure there are no trapped air bubbles.
5. Allow to dry fully before handling. 6. Decals can also be applied to the inside of glass to make decorative containers. The above instructions apply except the front of the decal is applied to the glass.
7. Make sure decal has dried completely before using.

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Disclaimer: The information presented here is accurate to the best of my knowledge and common candle making practices as of the time of this writing Originally published in January 2006 and updated in June 2011. The author and the publisher accept no liability for the use or misuse of any of the information presented in this article. This article is presented for informational purposes and is used at your own risk.

Author: Bob Sherman

Publisher: Bobby's Craft Boutique Inc.

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