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Temperatures (Melting and Flash Point)

Melting point: 143º -149º
Flash point: 468º

Bloom is a result when beeswax is exposed
to cold or freezing temperatures. More-so 
when less and less hardener (damar, etc.)
is used; or particularly with straight beeswax.
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Candelilla {click here for more on candelilla}
Melting point: 155º -162º
Flash point: 465º
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Carnauba {click here for more on carnauba wax}
Melting point: 180º -187º
Flash point: 570º
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Microcrystalline
Melting point: 140º -205º
Flash point: 450º
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Paraffin
Melting point: 118º -165º
Flash point: 380º


Read, How to Make Encaustic Medium and Paint  for specifics on making your own paint. Also read Encaustic Safety Precautions, and Respirators for more on keeping you studio safe.

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Revisiting old topics and filling in holes is quite a chore, yet a necessary one, one that will offer more quality information. For example: recent activity and questions surrounding hardboard and/or masonite, has directed our attention to fill in the blanks on that topic (currently under revision/addition), as well as, more about gesso (specifically encaustic gesso) and other topics (search the tabs), all are in the works. 

Prior years were to get as much general information as possible up and available- a starting point. More and more however, new topics are focused and detailed, and old ones will be getting revisiting; removing any possibility of confusion. 

I should point out that this is a one person operation (takes me awhile to get around to everything, ohh yeah, I should make some art), Anyway, where was I?, oh! one person operation..., even though I tend to refer in posts and topics as we, it is to remove the need to revisit things later when it really is we. All of this whilst working, making art, and whatever may be the case.

As always, I welcome any opinions, comments, and questions- simply contact me.

Thank you
Sincerely
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