Help ?


Have a large ceramic flower pot that had a crack, did put glue in, but wanting suggestions how to make it safer to use. Does have a nice finish on the outside

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  • Michelle Leslie Michelle Leslie on Feb 11, 2021

    Hi Blanche, depending on the type of glue you used to patch the hole you can paint the pot. Here's a lovely tutorial that will show you how

  • If you used a strong glue it should be safe to use.

  • Kathy Gunter Law Kathy Gunter Law on Feb 11, 2021

    If you used a water safe glue, you should be fine to use it. You can always line it with plastic wrap if you think the glue is an issue.

    • Blanche Blanche on Feb 13, 2021

      good advice, was thinking about a liner, will do this , first apply glue. Thanks

  • GrandmasHouseDIY GrandmasHouseDIY on Feb 11, 2021

    You may want to consider a plastic liner besides the glue.

  • on Feb 11, 2021

    Find a plastic container that will fit nicely inside the pot - then you don't need to rely on your glue keeping it from leaking!

  • Janice Janice on Feb 11, 2021

    Hi Blanche, you can resolve your issue by placing a plastic pot just a bit smallerinside your beautiful ceramic flower pot. Add some spanish moss if there's muore space than you'd like between the two pots to make the plant look nice.

  • Deb K Deb K on Feb 11, 2021

    Hi Blache, the best repairs are made with a glue that will last, hope this helps you out,

  • Betsy Betsy on Feb 11, 2021

    Hi Blanche: If it looks o.k. on the outside, you can make a repair on the inside by using waterproof tape, like Flex Tape. And, just to be safe, I'd put any flowers in another pot and place that pot into your ceramic one.

    Good luck

  • William William on Feb 11, 2021

    Most glues are safe once hard and cured.

  • This shows how to fix one that is cracked or leaking:

  • Vimarhonor Vimarhonor on Feb 11, 2021

    Hello. I have to share my favorite tip with you. Its for repair- rehab both in crafting, home improvement and rescue of thrift store items.

    —my go to miracle repair tip is the Oatey epoxy putty stick. I find it easier to work with than bondo and this more substantial clay like putty can be sculpted and fill defects. It does harden in a few minutes and will dry a gray color can be sanded or drilled and will needing painting unless its final gray color works for your repair.p

    It's a two-part epoxy sticky-found at big box hardware stores in the plumbing department near the pvc purple glue. In a clear plastic red capped tube. I get mine at Lowes $6. Home Depots its version and JB Weld is another but more $ and smaller. Other smaller 2 part epoxy sticks options can also be found in the boat marine and wood repair shopping sections.

    You mix -press -then you can use scrape off excess (I use depleted gift card) and/or sand and paint. Cured putty is strong enough to drill through.

    Putty safely seals/waterproofs for plumbing, boat repairs and more.

    Ive used it for exterior entry door frame wood rot repair, elliptical pedal repair, multiple arts and crafts repair of damaged pottery- wood -ceramics, plug up holes in planters, repair cracks in planters or make a new lip on the pottery planter. Ive also repaired holes in a utility garage sink ( thanks previous HO) repaired a break in the top rim border of an elliptical peddle, repaired damages in a concrete statue, fixed a split wood disk on a wind chime, its a great defect filler, those ornately detailed gold plaster frames and be repaired with this putty and wood filler.

    It will dry light gray and can be custom painted to disguise. I recently refurbished a broken mug to a planter pot using this putty. It was sanded painted and clear coated.

    An inside seam repair could be your solution for waterproof reinforcement..... with-no concern for disguising. Hope this helps

  • Annie Annie on Feb 16, 2021

    Honestly, once they have a crack, they are on there way out, BUT if one was to try to repair, from the inside of the pot, grind out the crack with a diamond grinding disk and use a two part epoxy to fill in where you grind. May work, may not....

  • Blanche Blanche on Feb 16, 2021

    you not have much faith using a glue,why is that

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