Raw Urushi Lacquer for kintsugi (30 g) (TSUGUKIT Refill)
Raw Urushi Lacquer Refill Pack (30 g). This tube of urushi is a refill product for our kintsugi kit TSUGUKIT. It can be used for kintsugi and lacquerware projects.
■ Product details :
1 x Tube of Raw Urushi (30g)
This tube should be ideally used within a year after being produced.
■ What is urushi ?
Urushi is the tree sap of the lacquer tree. It has been used as a natural glue and a coating layer for hundreds of years in Japan. It is the main ingredient used in kintsugi and Japanese lacquerware. Once it has hardened, urushi is very strong and durable. It is also completely food safe.
■ !!! Warning !!!
Urushi lacquer should always be handled with care because it can trigger strong skin rashes if it comes into direct contact with the skin. You should always wear gloves and cover your skin when using urushi lacquer. If urushi gets on your skin, wash it off as soon as possible with vegetable oil. Applying hand-cream can help prevent strong rashes.
If you experience a rash when using raw urushi lacquer, please stop using it immediately and make sure to seek the advice of a physician.
Please note that Tsugu Tsugu is not liable for skin irritations caused by the use of urushi.
■ How does urushi harden？
Urushi actually cures by absorbing the ambient humidity. The ideal conditions for curing would be 20～25℃ (68-77°F) with a humidity level of 70～80%. To recreate these conditions, you can make a "urushiburo." You can refer to the following video to create your own urushiburo: www.youtube.com/watch?v=ouDCBSd92FA
If the temperature and the humidity are good, urushi should take 3-4 days to cure. It can take longer if you are in a drier environment
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Notes: We cannot ship to P.O. boxes.