Asked on Feb 18, 2016

Repair or camouflage cracked glass?

Does anyone have any ideas on how to repair or camouflage the cracked glass in this picture?
  16 answers
  • KatAych KatAych on Feb 18, 2016
    You might try the glass repair for car windows...I had a surface crack in a windshield before and that stuff filled it in quite nicely!
  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Feb 19, 2016
    There is a product by Loctite called instant glass glue that should bond the glass.
  • Lulu Lulu on Feb 20, 2016
    If you have pets or children, perhaps you might consider having a piece of acrylic cut to fit frame (for safety). It will never crack, no one will ever get cut and you can reuse it if you change out your art.
  • GrandmaCarol Speight GrandmaCarol Speight on Feb 20, 2016
    Go to lowes, home depot, frame store OR any craft store and look for small corner type wooden trim pieces.
  • All Things Jenni All Things Jenni on Feb 21, 2016
    You can add a silk flower to camouflage the crack
  • CK CK on Feb 21, 2016
    Honestly unless the glass is huge in size, it's really not that expensive to get a simple glass replacement. Auto stores prices for this are quite reasonable. You might find it's less expensive than trying to 'fix' it and not like the results anyway. :-)
  • Shawn Marie Fernau Shawn Marie Fernau on Feb 22, 2016
    It is a fairly large piece of glass (at least to me). The picture frame it self is approximately 36" x 36". So a little smaller than that. But thank you all for the wonderful suggestions.
  • Ann Ann on Feb 22, 2016
    How big is the glass? Thrift stores have framed art and empty frames with glass that may be the right size for you at a cheap price.
  • Cathy Cathy on Feb 23, 2016
    I've gone to "ACE Hardware" in the back of the shop, purchased plexie-glass (sp?) with the frame in hand & they cut it to size. Small cost. Had to peel paper off it & wipe it clean from my finger prints with Plexie Glass cleaner (also at same store). :-)
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    • Cathy Cathy on Feb 29, 2016
      The only other idea I came up with was to "camouflage" the corner cracked with vine from craft store & hot glue it in place along the bottom of glass, draping it flowingly look to compliment picture. (Tough break on the crack)
  • Wanda sinnema Wanda sinnema on Feb 25, 2016
    ALSO check at your local craft store.. often they have damaged frames,, take out the glass. I do think it is cheaper to go to the local u-frame-it place.. you can cut it with their help.. much less expensive.. I had one done a few years back less than $5.oo for a poster size..
  • Molly Brown Molly Brown on Feb 27, 2016
    36"x36" is not a standard size for glass or frames. It would have to be cut no matter where you get it.
  • GrandmaCarol Speight GrandmaCarol Speight on Feb 28, 2016
    does anyone bother to read what others have suggested?
  • Jacqui Jacqui on Mar 01, 2016
    Have not read the answers but I decoupage some napkins on a mirror it looks fab
  • GrandmaCarol Speight GrandmaCarol Speight on Mar 02, 2016
    reading the whole question is sorta important too
  • Jacqui Jacqui on Mar 03, 2016
    the decoupage repaired and camouflaged my damaged mirror. it was cracked across the upper corner and a copied on the other side to match
  • Joye R. Foster Joye R. Foster on Feb 23, 2018

    Glass is less expensive than Plexiglass and dos not scratch as easily. I would suggest calling your local glass store and get an estimate before you decide. Best wishes.