#1
can somebody direct me to somewhere in the UK that sells the type of oil paints used for swirling? ( i know i ask alot of these questions but i really need help on this)

if you know of a place that sells the small tins that'd be appreciated greatly

thanks in advance

EDIT: will those humbrol and airfix paints work ? they say enamel isnt that the same thing ?
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#3
i read in your thread that the ones in sqeezy tubes sink to the bottom though ?
i wish they were easier to find in the uk .
did you put anything in your water to make it float?
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i read in your thread that the ones in sqeezy tubes sink to the bottom though ?
i wish they were easier to find in the uk .
did you put anything in your water to make it float?



I'm not sure if it happens with all, but the paint in a tube i got was too solid to spread, I'd go for just a small can of liquid paint, any hardware store should have some.

And yes, I put a cup of sodium borax, which you can get at a big pharmacy.
#5
i dont think pharmacys over here sell things like that (correct me if im wrong)
so any paint thats oil based will work ?
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#7
i have indeed, its just supplies im stuck for.

could dripping an overloaded paintbrush over and making swirls work also ? and sand down or would they still be too raised ? i dont wish to spend alot of money as imonly swirling the top.
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#8
I did use the crappiest paint I could find and it turned out nice, so I think it should work with any oil paint.

As for borax, it was hard to find. Do they have big pharmacy chains in the UK? Cause that's your best shot.
#9
well a pharmacy in the uk just sells shampoo and moisturiser stuff like that, no raw chemicals as far as i know.

ive been thinking of dripping paint though (like i said above) would that work ?
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well a pharmacy in the uk just sells shampoo and moisturiser stuff like that, no raw chemicals as far as i know.

ive been thinking of dripping paint though (like i said above) would that work ?



Not sure, but borax isn't a raw chemical. It is used for cleaning I think, it came in a little jar when I got in in Canada.
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well a pharmacy in the uk just sells shampoo and moisturiser stuff like that, no raw chemicals as far as i know.

ive been thinking of dripping paint though (like i said above) would that work ?


Borax is often used a cleaner/detergent. It's not the most common stuff, but you'd probably find it somewhere. It might be under the name sodium borate.
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#12
ahh right cheers that helps me alot i thought it was some kind of raw chemical lol

as for the paints , will revvel/humbrol enamel paints work ?
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i think in the US you can find powdered borax in the laundry aisle of your grocery store.
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#14
I live in the uk and under the advise of someone on here im using gloss paints (The dulux ones you can get mixed to whatever colours you like). Theyr oil based. I havent put them on a guitar yet but all the tests seem to come out well.
As for borax, i was as stumped as you are lol.
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#15
^ cheers for your input man i needed someone from the uk just to clarify things.
and i painted my bedroom in dulux id of thought it would have been too thick, thats why im asking about enamel ?
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