The designs are hand made from concrete and the candleholder rings are made from metal. Natural variation in the color and surface texture of the concrete are unique characteristics of the material. The concrete surface was treated with a special sealer that prevents wax from staining it. To best preserve the surface quality, prevent wax from dripping onto it:
- Keep candles away from drafts, windows, fans, vents or air currents.
- Use dripless candles.
- White candles are less likely to stain than colored candles.
- Make sure that the candles are standing straight and level.
In case there is a need to remove wax:
- If required, remove remaining wax traces with cotton ball, infused with mineral oil (baby oil).
- Let the wax harden first, then carefully lift off as much wax as you can using your finger nail, plastic, wood, cardboard or the side of a wooden fire match. Be careful not to scratch the surface.
- If required, remove remaining wax traces with cotton ball, infused with mineral oil (like "Johnson's baby oil"). Rub it gently on the stains. Apply to the entire surface.
- If further cleaning is required, use 100% turpentine.
- Do not use hot water or paint thinner on the concrete.
- The stainless steel ring can be pulled out and cleaned separately in hot water.
- Keep wicks trimmed to ¼".
- Do not move a burning candle.
- Allow to cool before moving.
- Place on a non-flammable and heat-resistant surface.
- Do not leave a burning candle unattended.