Asked on May 02, 2019

How to fix a cracked ceramic planter?

by Bren

I have a ceramic planter that has a crack going down about halfway from the top. Looking for recommendations as to what I should use to fix it.

  9 answers
  • Deb K Deb K on May 02, 2019

    Hi Bren, if this crack is only on one side, this may help

  • William William on May 02, 2019

    You can use a two part epoxy putty to fill the crack. JB Weld is one of the best brands.

    • Bren Bren on May 03, 2019

      This is why I go to my Hometalkers. You always have the solutions that I never think of. That’s an excellent idea. Thank you.

  • Robyn Garner Robyn Garner on May 03, 2019

    I think that you could use E6000 glue and strap the sides together so it dries as it was originally.

  • Jeanne Martin Jeanne Martin on May 04, 2019

    Speaking from experience DO NOT use that Gorilla Glue that expands as it dries. I thought it was a great idea but it wasn't. Sad end to my beautiful crock. 😣

    • Bren Bren on May 04, 2019

      That’s good to know. I never would’ve thought of that. Thank you.

  • Robyn Garner Robyn Garner on May 04, 2019

    E6000 is waterproof and isn't supposed to expand at all. I've not used it but have heard only great things about it - especially outdoors!

  • Lifestyles Homes Lifestyles Homes on Jan 11, 2021

    You'll need something thin enough to go in the crack that is paintable.

    From the inside, with the pot turned on its side, I'd pour in a big batch of 2-part epoxy. Push it in the crack with a plastic disposable knife or spoon.

    Being winter, unless you have a very warm garage, I wouldn't do this until it warms up.

  • Vimarhonor Vimarhonor on Mar 14, 2021

    Hello. Consider epoxy putty.

    My go to miracle repair tip is the Oatey epoxy putty stick. I find it easier to work with than bondo and this 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.

    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.... 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 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.

    Its a product I might suggest you try for your repair. It will be a gray repair but paint or possibly a marker would correct that.

  • Val Val on Sep 02, 2021

    Yes will certainly give it a try.

  • Em Em on Nov 03, 2021

    use e6000 on the inside to prevent water from seeping out. On the outside fill with caulking made for tub and tile. Push into the crack then wipe off excess. Paint the crack to match when dry.