Use a votive candleholder when burning a votive (2"x2") candle. Add dime-size of water to holder before placing votive inside. This water helps in easy wick tab removal & may help extinguish once the candle has been consumed.
Always keep a burning candle within sight.
Never burn a candle on or near anything that can catch fire.
Keep candles out of reach of children &/or pets.
Never pour out hot wax from a candle.
Trim candle wicks to 1/8" to 1/4" before lighting (or snap off burnt wick).
Use a stable, heat resistant candleholder under every candle you burn. This will not only beautify your candle, it will also prevent candle color(dye) and fragrance oil from harming surface it is placed upon.
Keep burning candles away from drafts, vents &/or air currents (ie; ceiling fans).
Keep the wax pool free of wick trimmings, matches &/or debris at all times.
Remove any decorations before candle use (ie; raffia, pine sprig &/or labels). Extinuish a candle if it smokes, flickers repeatedly, or flame becomes too high.
Candles should be placed at least 3" apart, so they don't melt one another.
If a candle wick becomes off-centered, use a knife to angle the wick back to the center.
The best way to extinguish a candle is to use a special candle snuffer or candle quencher or if not available hold your finger in front of the flame & blow at your finger. The air will flow around the finger and extinguish the candle from both sides preventing hot wax from spattering.
Candles will fade if left in the light for an extended period of time. Never put candles in a window or directly expose to bright outdoor light or indoor spotlights.
To remove wax from washable fabrics, scrape off excess wax and run boiling water through the material. Or use a hot iron with several paper towels on the wax spot. The heat from the iron will warm up paper towel and then the wax. The wax will be absorbed into the paper towels.
Always store candles in a cool, dark, dry place. They should be stored flat to prevent warping.
Paint Can Lantern Burning & Safety Tips:
To maximize burning time, we recommend burning 1 or 2 wicks at a time. Alternating wicks each burning time. Never burn 3 or 4 wicks together.
Always trim down the wicks to 1/4" or snapped off once wicks have been burnt.
Keep in a cool place while storing, avoid direct sunlight or mositure (tin will rust).
When lighting the lantern, an extended lighter works best.
Never move a lantern that has been burning. Hot wax could run out the sides. Extinguish the lantern, let cool (5-10 minutes) and then move to new location.
If needed, straighten up wicks when lantern is in cooling state to ensure proper burning next time.
The sides of the lantern will become warm/hot to the touch. Use caution around children &/or animals.
Never pour hot wax from the lantern. The wax is needed around the wicks.
The wicks are intended to burn a large area, that's why 1 or 2 wicks at a time.
Never leave the paint can lid on the top of latern when burning.
When moving the lantern always use the paint can handle, the inside of lantern will develop soot.