Types of Sealing Wax and How to Use Them

Types of Sealing Wax and How to Use Them | Modern Legacy Paper Company

You may have seen the different types of sealing wax listed on our website and wondered which type may be best for your project. There are three different types of sealing wax; wickless wax sticks, wax beads, and glue gun sticks. All of the different types will get you melted wax to create your wax seals. However, depending on your project needs, this post will hopefully help you determine which sealing wax will suit you best.

Wickless Sealing Wax Sticks | Modern Legacy Paper Company

Wickless Sealing Wax Sticks

Traditional wax sealing typically uses a wax stick that includes a wick. However, we have found that wax without the wick (wickless wax) provides a better overall result in the wax seal. To use a wickless wax stick, chip off pieces of the wax stick and place it in a wax melting spoon, then melt it over a candle. Additionally, the wickless wax stick can be pressed into the wax melting spoon to have the wax melt directly into the wax melting spoon. This is a great option if you are using a single color of wax and only creating a couple wax seals at a time.  

Sealing Wax Beads | Modern Legacy Paper Company

Sealing Wax Beads

Sealing wax beads are my personal favorite way to melt wax. To use sealing wax beads, simply place 3-4 wax beads into a wax melting spoon and hold it over a candle to melt the wax. Once the wax is completely melted, it is ready to be poured and used for a wax seal. Our multi-color sealing wax beads allow you to mix the different colors of wax together, which creates a really fun and unique wax seal. Sealing wax beads are a great option for small projects where you are creating less than 10 wax seals.

Glue Gun Sealing Wax Sticks | Modern Legacy Paper Company

Glue Gun Sealing Wax Sticks 

Glue gun sealing wax sticks fit into a 1/2-in standard size glue gun. The glue gun then melts the wax, eliminating the need for a wax melting spoon or candle. If you are creating a lot of wax seals, this is definitely the route you will want to go. The wax glue gun melts the wax, making it easy to dispense hot wax directly onto whatever you are wax sealing. The glue gun melting the wax will save you a lot of time. The main negative to using this method is that it is difficult to switch the sealing wax color out of a glue gun. I typically recommend sticking to one color of wax per glue gun. 

I hope this was helpful information to help you decide which sealing wax is best for your project. If you’re still unsure of what type of wax is best for your project, we’re happy to help! You can email us at or send us a message on social media. You will typically get a quicker answer by emailing us.

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