Put a little wabi-sabi in your life with the TotalBoat Kintsugi Kit! In Japanese culture, wabi-sabi is all about embracing the beauty in imperfection, and the ancient art of Kintsugi celebrates this optimistic view. It involves repairing broken things with powdered gold, and is most commonly used to repair broken pottery, art figures, and other objects. So instead of throwing out that broken family heirloom or prized piece of pottery, turn it into something so stunning in beauty and simplicity you’ll cherish it even more. This easy-to-use DIY kit includes TotalBoat Thixo Fast Cure (our fast-curing 2:1 thickened epoxy adhesive), mixing nozzles for dispensing epoxy, epoxy-safe powder pigments, mixing tools, and detailed instructions. Perfect for repairing ceramics, pottery, vases, glass objects, porcelain, and tiles, the Kintsugi Kit makes it easy to bring out the beauty in all your broken things!
Simple Instructions for Using the Kintsugi Art Form to Repair a Broken Dish
What You’ll Need:
- TotalBoat Kintsugi Project Kit
- Several pairs of protective gloves
- Plastic sheeting to protect your work area
- Standard caulking gun
- Denatured alcohol
- Clean, lint-free cotton rag
CATCH A BAD BREAK? KEEP CALM, AND PICK UP THE PIECES!
STEP 1 – GET READY TO GLUE
STEP 2 – PUT YOUR GLOVES ON
STEP 3 – CLEAN THE BROKEN EDGES
STEP 4 – SQUEEZE OUT A LITTLE EPOXY
STEP 5 – ADD A LITTLE PIGMENT
STEP 6 – FILL THE SYRINGE
STEP 7 – GLUE THE LARGER PIECES
STEP 8 – GLUE THE SMALLER PIECES
STEP 9 – GLUE THE SEPARATE SECTIONS
BACK TOGETHER – AND MORE BEAUTIFUL THAN EVER!
- TotalBoat Thixo Fast Cure thickened epoxy is easy to use and dries quickly
- Epoxy cartridge fits any standard caulking gun
- Static mixing tips automatically dispense the simple 2 to 1 mix ratio – great for first-time users
- Repairs are waterproof and durable
- Note: TotalBoat Thixo Fast Cure epoxy has not been tested for food-safe use
- 1 – TotalBoat Thixo Fast Cure 2:1 thickened epoxy adhesive (Cartridge Size: 185ml)
- 6 – TotalBoat Thixo static mixing nozzles
- 2 – Packets of Black Diamond Mica Powder Pigment (Color: Pure Gold, Size: 5 grams/packet)
- 5 – 50ml disposable plastic beakers
- 8 – West System plastic mixing sticks
5 – 12cc plastic syringes
- Note: Due to pandemic-related supplier shortages, plastic syringes are not available or included with kits.
- 1 – Roll of TotalBoat blue painter’s tape (Width: 1")