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Finding Borax Madness In Asia!


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If you can purchase from a chemical supplier, borax is sodium borate decahydrate (also goes by: Sodium borate; disodium salt; Sodium tetraborate; Sodium tetraborate decahydrate; Disodium tetraborate decahydrate).

borax is used to break the surface tension of the water so that the paint can swirl around, so if you can't get it from a chemical supply (or maybe ask the chemistry department at a university), you *might* use something else to break the surface tension like a dye-free soap (mix gently to avoid bubbles).

EDIT: The soap method probably won't work for staining/painting swirls....it will break surface tension though.

Edited by bugman96
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