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Wick Chart

Wick Chart

Below is a candle wick chart of different size candle wicks for gel, paraffin wax, beeswax candles, soy wax, and natural wax candle making, the manufacturer's suggested wick burn rate and their suggested application. The burn rate we provide is only offered as a guide. Test burning is the recommended and best way to obtain the most accurate results for any candle wick. Click on a link below for information on specific types of candle wicks and wicking. We also have candle making supplies.

HTP | Plyed | Squarebraid | Performa | Citronella | Fiberglass
Quick Reference for Gel Candles | LX Series Wicks | RRD Series Wicks | CD Series Wicks




Wick Size Core Type Burn Rate Wick Application

Cored Candle Wick: Zinc, Paper, and Cotton
10-26 Cotton 2.51 votive candles & small containers
10-26 Paper 3.30 votive candles & small containers
10-30 Cotton 2.68 votive candles & small containers
10-30 Zinc 1.68 votive candles & small containers
10-38 Cotton 3.00 1/4"-1/2" dia. novelties & small containers
10-38 Paper 3.51 1/4"-1/2" dia. novelties & small containers
10-38 Zinc 1.67 1/4"-1/2" dia. novelties & small containers
28-24 Cotton 2.90 1/4"-3/4" dia. novelties & small containers
28-24 Paper 3.39 1/4"-3/4" dia. novelties & small containers
28-24 Zinc 1.65 1/4"-3/4" dia. novelties & small containers
28-24 SP Cotton 2.57 1/8"-1/2" dia. novelties & small containers
28-24 SP Paper 3.16 1/8"-1/2" dia. novelties & small containers
27-24 SP Zinc 1.69 1/8"-1/2" dia. novelties & small containers
28-24 Cotton 2.43 1/8"-1/2" dia. novelties & small containers
28-24 ST5 Cotton 2.68 Seven Day Candles
30-24 Cotton 3.49 Seven Day Candles
30-24 Zinc 1.82 Seven Day Candles
32-24 Cotton 3.30 Seven Day Candles
32-24 Paper 3.34 Seven Day Candles
32-24 Zinc 1.93 Seven Day Candles
34-24 Cotton 3.48 1" - 1 1/4" dia. novelties & small containers
34-24 Paper 3.64 1" - 1 1/4" dia. novelties & small containers
34-24 Zinc 2.08 1" - 1 1/4" dia. novelties & small containers
34-34 SP Cotton 3.73 1" - 1 1/4" dia. novelties & small containers
34-40 Cotton 4.10 1/2" - 1" novelties & small containers
34-40 Paper 3.22 1/2" - 1" novelties & small containers
34-40 Zinc 2.34 1/2" - 1" novelties & small containers
34-40 SP Cotton 4.60 2" - 3" votive candles & containers
34-40 SP Paper 4.57 2" - 3" votive candles & containers
34-40 Zinc 2.71 2" - 3" votive candles & containers
36-24 Cotton 3.73 2" - 3" votive candles & containers
36-24 Paper 3.57 2" - 3" votive candles & containers
36-24 Zinc 2.15 2" - 3" votive candles & containers
36-28 Cotton 3.77 2" - 3" votive candles & containers
36-28 Paper 3.07 2" - 3" votive candles & containers
36-28 Zinc 2.30 2" - 3" votive candles & containers
36-28 SP Cotton 4.28 2" - 3" votive candles & containers
36-28 SP Zinc 2.18 2" - 3" votive candles & containers
36-24-24 Cotton 4.78 2"- 2 3/4" dia. votive candles, containers & novelties
36-24-24 Paper 4.69 2"- 2 3/4" dia. votive candles, containers & novelties
36-24-24 Zinc 3.05 2"- 2 3/4" dia. votive candles, containers & novelties
44-20-18 Cotton 5.28 2"- 2 3/4" dia. votive candles & containers
44-20-18 Paper 5.01 2"- 2 3/4" dia. votive candles & containers
44-20-18 Zinc 3.24 2"- 2 3/4" dia. votive candles & containers
44-24-18 Cotton 5.74 2"- 3 1/2" dia. votive candles, containers & novelties
44-24-18 Paper 5.50 2"- 3 1/2" dia. votive candles, containers & novelties
44-24-18 Zinc 4.33 2"- 3 1/2" dia. votive candles, containers & novelties
44-28-18 Cotton 6.10 3" dia. containers & novelties
44-28-18 Zinc 5.02 3" dia. containers & novelties
44-32-18 Cotton 6.42 2 1/2" - 4" dia. votive candles, containers & novelties
44-32-18 Paper 6.57 2 1/2" - 4" dia. votive candles, containers & novelties
44-32-18 Zinc 4.98 2 1/2" - 4" dia. votive candles, containers & novelties
44-36-18 Cotton 6.91 3" - 4" dia. containers
51-32-18 Cotton 6.68 3" - 4" dia. containers
51-32-18 Paper 6.10 3" - 4" dia. containers
51-32-18 Zinc 4.97 3" - 4" dia. containers
51-36-18 Cotton 7.15 3 1/2" - 4" dia. containers
51-40-18 Cotton 7.22 3 1/2" - 4" dia. containers
60-40-18 Cotton 8.19 4" - 5" dia. containers
60-44-18 Cotton 8.13 4" - 5" dia. containers
60-44-18 Paper 8.65 4" - 5" dia. containers
60-44-18 Zinc 6.63 4" - 5" dia. containers
62-52-18 Cotton 8.15 4 1/2" - 5 1/2" dia. containers
65-52-18 Zinc 7.24 4 1/2" - 5 1/2" dia. containers


Wick Size Core Type Burn Rate Wick Application

HTP (High Temperature Paper)
The HTP series of candle wicks fuses the burn & self-trimming advantages of a flat cotton wick with interwoven cotton fibers to increase rigidity. The result is a fantastic, multifunctional candle wick with the structural strength of a paper core wick, but the performance of a flat wick. Works well in paraffin wax, soy wax, vegetable waxes, and gel wax. Candle making supplies.
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HTP-13 no core 3.5 Tea Light candles (paraffin)
HTP-31 no core 4.5 Votives & Small Containers, approx. 1.5-2"
HTP-41 no core 4.7 Votives & Small Containers, approx. 2"
HTP-52 no core 5.3 Small Containers, approx. 2-2.5"
HTP-62 no core 5.4 Small - Medium Containers, approx. 2.5"
HTP-73 no core 6.5 Medium Containers, approx. 2.5-2.75"
HTP-83 no core 7.0 Medium - Large Containers, approx. 2.75-3"
HTP-104 no core 7.5 Large Containers, approx. 3-3.5"
HTP-105 no core 7.5 Large Containers, approx. 3.5-3.75"
HTP-1212 no core 8.6 Extra Large Containers, approx. 4"


Wick Size Core Type Burn Rate Wick Application

Plyed Wick
Used in pillar candles & Tapers
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9 ply no core 2.67 1/4" - 1/2" dia. tapers
12 ply no core 4.30 1/4" - 3/4" dia. tapers
15 ply no core 5.14 1/2" - 1" dia. tapers
18 ply no core 5.11 1" - 2" dia. pillar candles & tapers
21 ply no core 5.19 2 1/4" - 2 7/8" dia. pillar candles & tapers
24 ply no core 5.73 2 1/2" - 3" dia. pillar candles & tapers
27 ply no core 6.19 2 1/2" - 3" dia. pillar candles & tapers
30 ply no core 6.29 3 1/2" - 4" dia. pillar candles
36 ply no core 7.11 4" - 4 1/2" dia. pillar candles
42 ply no core 7.14 4" - 4 1/2" dia. pillar candles
45 ply no core 7.79 4 1/2" - 5" dia. pillar candles
60 ply no core 8.35 5" - 6" dia. pillar candles


Wick Size Core Type Burn Rate Wick Application

Square Braid Wick
Used in Beeswax, Soy Wax, Veggie Wax & Citronella
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#6/0 4.59 1/4" - 1/2" dia. tapers, beeswax tapers
#5/0 4.87 1/2" - 3/4" dia. tapers, beeswax tapers
#4/0 5.54 3/16" - 1/2" dia. tapers, beeswax tapers
#3/0 6.11 1/2" - 3/4" dia. tapers, beeswax tapers
#2/0 5.98 2" - 3" dia. pillar candles
#1/0 6.96 1" dia. pillar candles
#1 7.33 1" - 2" dia. pillar candles
#2 7.46 2" - 3" dia. pillar candles
#3 8.09 3 1/2" - 4" dia. pillar candles
#4 8.83 4" - 4 1/2" dia. pillar candles
#5 9.96 5" - 5 1/2" dia. pillar candles
#6 10.25 5 1/2" - 6" dia. pillar candles
#8 11.02 large outside containers
#10 12.72 large outside containers


Wick Size Core Type Burn Rate Wick Application

Performa Wick
Used in pillar candles, Tapers, Beeswax, Veggie Wax, paraffin wax, Soy Wax, & Containers
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Performa 60 no core 5.10 Small Containers, approx. 2"
Performa 80 no core 5.70 Small Containers, approx. 2.25"
Performa 85 no core 5.80 Small Containers, approx. 2.5"
Performa 90 no core 5.90 Small - Medium Containers, approx. 2.75"
Performa 95 no core 6.10 Medium Containers, approx. 3"
Performa 100 no core 6.30 Medium Containers, approx. 3.25"
Performa 120 no core 6.30 Medium - Large Containers, approx. 3.5"
Performa 140 no core 6.60 Large Containers, approx. 3.75"
Performa 180 no core Large Containers, approx. 4"


Wick Size Core Type Burn Rate Wick Application

Citronella Candle Wick
Used in Outdoor Containers
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MC1END large outdoor containers
MC3END large outdoor containers
MC4END large outdoor containers


Wick Size Core Type Burn Rate Wick Application

Fiberglass Candle Wick
Used in Oil Lamps
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8LEX oil lamps
AP-220 oil lamps
20174 oil lamps
12371312 oil lamps


Wick Size Core Type Burn Rate Wick Application

Quick Reference for Gel Wax Candles
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44-24-18 zinc 2" - 3" diameter container
51-32-18 zinc 3" - 3.5" diameter container
60-44-18 zinc 3.5" or larger diameter container
62-52-18 zinc 4.5" or larger diameter container
LX-18 2.5" - 3.25" diameter container
RRD 37 less than 2" diameter container
RRD 40 2" - 3" diameter container
RRD 47 3" diameter container
RRD 55 4" or larger diameter container

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Wick Size Core Type Burn Rate Wick Application

LX Series Candle Wicks for candle making
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LX 8 no core Tea lights, Votives & Small Containers, approx. 1.25 - 1.5"
LX 10 no core Votives & Small Containers or Pillars, approx. 1.5 - 2"
LX 12 no core Small - Medium Containers or Pillars, approx. 2 - 2.25"
LX 14 no core Medium Containers or Pillars, approx. 2.25 - 2.5"
LX 16 no core Medium - Large Containers or Pillars, approx. 2.5 - 3"
LX 18 no core Large Containers or Pillars, approx. 3 - 3.25"
LX 20 no core Large Containers or Pillars, approx. 3.25 - 3.5"
LX 21 no core Large Containers or Pillars, approx. 3.5 - 3.75"
LX 22 no core Large Containers or Pillars, approx. 3.75 - 4"
LX 24 no core Extra Large Containers or Pillars, approx. 4 - 4.25"
LX 26 no core Extra Large Containers or Pillars, approx. 4.25 - 4.5"
LX 28 no core Extra Large Containers or Pillars, approx. 4.5"
LX 30 no core Extra Large Containers or Pillars, approx. 4.5 - 5"


Wick Size Core Type Burn Rate Wick Application

RRD Series Candle Wicks for candle making
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RRD 29 cotton core Small Candles, approx. 2 - 2.25"
RRD 34 cotton core Small Containers, approx. 2.25 - 2.5"
RRD 37 cotton core Medium Containers, approx. 2.5 - 3"
RRD 40 cotton core Medium Containers, approx. 3 - 3.25"
RRD 47 cotton core Large Containers, approx. 3.5"
RRD 50 cotton core Large Containers, approx. 3.75"
RRD 55 cotton core Large Containers, approx. 4 - 4.5"


Wick Size Core Type Burn Rate Wick Application

CD Series Candle Wicks for candle making
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CD-4 no core Votives & Small Containers, approx. 1.5 - 2"
CD-5 no core Votives & Small Containers, approx. 2"
CD-6 no core Small - Medium Containers, approx. 2 - 2.25"
CD-7 no core Small - Medium Containers, approx. 2.25 - 2.5"
CD-8 no core Medium Containers, approx. 2.5 - 3"
CD-10 no core Medium - Large Containers, approx. 3 - 3.5"
CD-12 no core Medium to Large Containers, approx. 3.5"
CD-14 no core Large Containers, approx. 3.5 - 4"
CD-16 no core Large Containers, approx. 4"
CD-18 no core Extra Large Containers, approx. 4 - 4.5"
CD-20 no core Extra Large Containers, approx. 4.5"
CD-22 no core Extra Large Containers, approx. 4.5 - 5"