How can I repair this cracked ceramic piece?
I had dropped my favorite cookie jar top and broke it years ago. At the time I used some type of glue but as you can see the crack shows the breakage. Somewhere I read there is something you can smear on it to meld the pieces or the colors together so the crack “disappears”. Any ideas?
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I don't have an answer but could you use some sort of putty and then paint over it. May have to do the whole lid. Or my first thought would be to find someone that makes ceramics and have them make a lid like yours They will need your lid to make the mold but it can be done.
I love to repair thrift store items and often use a wood putty filler for decorative repairs like this. Another alternative is an epoxy putty but that will require more attention to sanding where is the wood putty you could just wipe away with them moistened wet finger to make the area more flush. You’d have to paint the whole top in attempts to get the repair disguised.
Actually I repaired and antique flow blue bowl this way using wood filler years ago but I had to replicate the decorative blue painting.
I would fill the gaps with Pollyfilla (Spackle) and then paint the tops of all of the canisters.
Kintsugi looks beautiful and I love the philosophy of it. Thank you for sharing that Lia.
If it were me, although many sites say to use 2 part epoxy I prefer these instructions using white school glue and tissues. It sound much easier to control as it proceeds layer by layer. Any huge errors can easily be removed using water. The final layers are smoothed by sanding until no crack remains visible or felt. Then paint to match the existing colors.
Fill the cracks with Plaster of Paris. When dry smooth out with a damp cloth. Use craft paint to match color as close as possible.
Try Sugru! It's a moldable glue that's kind of like modeling clay. It will bond two surfaces together and fill in cracks.
Sugru does come in red, but I don't know if it would be a perfect match. I don't know of a product that wouldn't have to be tinted beforehand or painted afterwards.