Repairing Clay Pottery

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Repairing a crack, chip or broken piece of pottery is easy to repair with minimal distortion to the original piece.  Using Devcon®home 2 Ton® Epoxy, apply the following techniques to make repairs on favorite pieces including ceramic, glass and stone.

Step-by-Step Directions

  1. Clean area to be repaired freeing of any dirt, debris and residues.  Wear gloves when handling broken glass or pottery to avoid cutting hands.
  2. Using 2 Ton® Epoxy, mix two-part epoxy onto a discardable surface.
  3. Apply a thin, even layer of epoxy onto the cracked area applying enough for a sturdy seal.  Avoid using too much epoxy as this may form a gap between the cracked portions.
  4. Apply a thick layer of clay to the back of the pottery.  Hold item together while it dries for approximately 30 minutes.
  5. Remove clay and use a razor blade to remove any excess dried epoxy.
  6. After the repair is complete, use spackle to fill in any chips.  With your fingers, smooth the surface until it matches with that of the pottery. 
  7. Apply paint as needed to match with the same color as original.  If pottery has a glaze finish, apply a thin layer of acrylic paint over the new paint which will provide a shine to match.