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Wick Types Info

What wick is right for my candle mold?

There are different kinds of wick. All companies use different codes. Pourette used this easy way to name them and we stuck with it.
The general Rule of thumb is to increase the wick size for every 2-inches of the candle diameter. However, some experimentation may be necessary when using additives and fragrances to determine the correct size. For beeswax candles use one larger size than what is recommended for paraffin.


SQUARE BRAID - SB

This is the "standard" wick for pillar, tapers and novelty candles. It comes in different diameters that are dependent on the diameter of your finished candle.

  • SB-C #5/0 for 2" diamter
  • SB-0C #3/0 for 0 to 2.5" diameter
  • SB-1C #1/0 for 2 to 4" diameter
  • SB-2C #2 for 4 to 6" diameter
  • SB-3C #5 for candles that are 6" and over in diameter

PAPER CORE - SP, MP, LP

For Container Candles

  • SP-C for up to 2" diamter
  • MP-C for 2 to 4" diameter
  • LP-C for 4 to 5" diameter

FLAT BRAID - FB

For Pillar, Taper and Novelty Candles

  • FB-CN 15 Ply for up to 1" diamter
  • FB-1C 24 Ply for 1 to 2" diameter
  • FB-2C 30 Ply for 2 to 4" diameter

ZINC CORE - SZ, MZ, LZ

For Container Candles

  • SZ-C for up to 2" diamter
  • MZ-C for 2 to 4" diameter
  • LZ-C for 4 to 5" diameter

HEMP WICK - HS, HM, HL

For Pillar, Taper and Novelty Candles

  • HS for up to 1" diamter
  • HM for 1 to 2" diameter
  • HL for 2 to 4" diameter