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There's a quiet sense of satisfaction to be had in repairing a favourite object instead of consigning it to the bin. Recycle, repair and enhance your most loved objects with Loctite Kintsuglue.

Before you throw it out, can it be fixed?

Loctite's Kintsuglue can be used many ways to repair your favourite items.To use, simply clean the surface on which you will apply Kintsuglue. Knead for 10 seconds, then apply it and let it harden overnight. 

Check out 11 ways to repair or upgrade your items.

1. It's a snip

Repair your secateurs and eliminate painful gardening blisters with a little Kintsuglue. Mold a sausage-shaped roll of the flexible putty around the handle of the offending tool and press your fingers into it to create a comfortable grip, custom-made for you.

Close up of red secateurs

2. Bucket list

Making everyday chores more comfortable is as easy as the quick application of this adhesive. Press a pack of putty around the hard metal handle of the bucket and grasp it hard to leave finger-shaped grooves. Et voila - a D.I.Y. ergonomic handle!

Holding a silver metal bucket handle

3. Drying time

All those hours spent doing your laundry may have worn down the clothes rail. You can repair the broken rail of your clothes rack by holding together the broken pieces and wrapping Kintsuglue around it, spreading and smoothing the flexible putty to secure the break.

Repairing a clothing rack with Kintsuglue

4. Quick cuppa

Has the handles snapped on your favourite ceramic mug? There's no need to break up the set. Use the shapeable glue to reattach the handle, molding the putty around the break, then allowing it to harden overnight before enjoying a morning cup of tea.

Repairing a ceramic mug with Kintsuglue

5. Zippy fix

Address those annoying problems like a broken zip. Attach a paper clip to the zip loop, then apply Kintsuglue evenly around the paper clip, pressing it into the desired shape.

6. Sole mates

Need to fix your favourite shoes? Apply the flexible paste, let it harden overnight and start the day with your newly repaired footwear.  

7. Cable guy

Reinforce or repair the protective casing around headphone and charging cables. Roll Kintsuglue into a sausage and press it flat. Place the putty around the cable and gently smooth out the marks.

8. Hanging space

Flex your creative muscles by forming the flexible putty into fanciful shapes and press the back of each shape into the wall. The monochrome menagerie (below) was made using white and black Kintsuglue, but the putty can also be painted any colour you like. Once cured, use to hang small items like keys or jewellery.

9. Wall climber

Use it to route cables along a wall for a safe and tidy solution to trailing cords. Position the cable as desired and press either side of the wall to secure in place. 

Tip: Make into a feature by molding into fun shapes and paint once cured.

Using green Kintsuglue shaped as leaves to route cables along the wall.

10. Childs play

Protect blunt or sharp corners of furniture, such as tables or your island bench, to make them more child-friendly. Divide a pack into four balls. Mold each ball around a corner of the tabletop.

11. TLC for the WC

Reconstruct a missing bumper on the toilet seat with Kintsuglue. Mold half a pack of putty into the shape of the stopper. Press onto the broken stopper and let the putty cure for 24 hours.

Mend and make beautiful!

Check out your local Bunnings store to see Loctites' range and start mending your broken pieces.

 

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Health & Safety

Asbestos, lead-based paints and copper chromium arsenic (CCA) treated timber are health hazards you need to look out for when renovating older homes. These substances can easily be disturbed when renovating and exposure to them can cause a range of life-threatening diseases and conditions including cancer. For information on the dangers of asbestos, lead-based paint and CCA treated timber and tips for dealing with these materials contact your local council's Environmental Health Officer or visit our Health & Safety page.

When following our advice in our D.I.Y. videos, make sure you use all equipment, including PPE, safely by following the manufacturer’s instructions. Check that the equipment is suitable for the task and that PPE fits properly. If you are unsure, hire an expert to do the job or talk to a Bunnings Team Member.