How To Use a Wax Seal

How to use your new wax seal stamp and wax?

- Insert 2 sticks of sealing wax into a low-temperature standard size glue gun. You will need one stick to push out the other.

- Heat up the glue gun with the wax inserted for about 5 minutes.

- Chill your metal stamp on ice or an ice pack to prevent the wax from sticking to your stamp.
- Using your glue gun, release the desired amount of wax onto your project and wait 5 to 10 seconds then press onto the wax.

- Let the stamp set for a few seconds before lifting it from the wax.  

*If you find the stamp stuck to the wax, let it rest until the wax has cooled. You should then be able to easily release your stamp from the wax.

How many seals can I make with a stick of wax?

You can make around 6 - 8 seals with a stick of sealing wax, when used with our 1 inch wax seal stamp.  Or around 10 seals with our 1.2 inch stamp.

What are the benefits of using the sealing wax with a glue gun?

You can make seals easier and faster with our glue gun wax than regular sealing wax.  You can even make large batches of seals to use later.

How can I make a large batch of wax seals and store them for later use?

Make the seals on a non-stick surface such as this glue gun pad.  You can also use a non-stick baking sheet, a coated muffin tray, or wax paper.
Use double-sided adhesive to apply your wax seal to your project when you need it. Easy and convenient!

What types of material can I use my wax seal on?

You can use your wax seal directly on most paper products.
Paper with a heavy wax coating, such as vellum, might not adhere to the wax seal well. You can use a double-sided adhesive to apply your seal to this type of paper. You can also use double-sided adhesive to place your seals on various types of materials such as wood and glass.

How can I change the wax colors on my glue gun?

It takes around two to three sticks of the new wax color to flush out the previous color from your glue gun.  You can also use two to three sticks of clear hot glue to push out one color before using a new one.
Injecting a new color without flushing out the old one will create a unique marbling effect of both colors.

For your convenience and to keep colors pure, you can opt to use different glue guns for different wax colors.

Can the envelopes with wax seals be mailed via the post office?

Yes!  Our glue gun wax is modern, flexible, and mailable.

Don't have a glue gun?

You can also melt the wax using a metal spoon over a candle.