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Offline zeek714

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How does Borax make paint flot on top of water
« on: May 01, 2010, 10:36:02 PM »
How does Borax mare water soft. Also, I have been doing a little experiment on Swirl Painting and I'm trying to find out how does Borax makeAcrylic Enamel paint float on top of the water? Im having bit of trouble because some of the paint sinks. There has to be something else I need to ad to the water with Borax to make the paint float?

Any help would be greatly appreciated

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Re: How does Borax make paint flot on top of water
« Reply #1 on: May 02, 2010, 07:04:47 PM »
relative densities.
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Re: How does Borax make paint flot on top of water
« Reply #2 on: May 02, 2010, 09:53:08 PM »
relative densities.

   Hello and thanks for the answer. Sorry but I understand that part but I’m looking for the answer on ( Do you mix anything else with it that makes it float? ) Any idea on how it’s done. I know the water   has to be around 70 F and some of the paints out there do not work well, or at all. Any idea why this is?
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