Many people ask if we can refire a damaged pot or statue in a kiln to “make it perfect” yet again. Simply put, a cracked pot cannot be repaired by refiring. Using “cold materials and method” is the only option to restore such a piece. Repairing the broken with two-part epoxy resin is the first stage in fixing damaged pottery or ceramic object.
It is easy to do seamless repairs on broken ceramic and pottery items using contemporary adhesives, fillers, paints, and cold glaze. The first two steps—mending the broken parts and utilizing the best commercially available materials to fill and sand the break lines, chips, and gaps—will be covered in this article. Only non-porous or hardly porous materials, such as glass, resin, stoneware, and porcelain, are covered in this topic. Let’s learn how to repair a broken Ceramic pot.
What You’ll Need
- Two-part clear 5 minutes PC Clear epoxy
- Wooden stick or a pin-tool for applying adhesive
- A container with PVC pebbles/pellets, rice, or sand
- Razor blade
- Denatured or 91% Alcohol
- Paper pad to mix Epoxy on
Step-By-Step Guide On How To Fix A Broken Ceramic Pot
- Use plastic pebbles, rice, or sand to fill a container a little larger than the piece you wish to prepare to align broken parts so that gravity alone can maintain perfect alignment. This will support and keep the mended piece in position as it heals.
- Use alcohol to ensure that the parts are clean. Clean up any leftover glue if the item has previously been mended, as the fresh adhesive might not adhere properly. How to remove outdated adhesives. Sand, rice, or plastic pebbles should be placed in a slightly bigger container than the object you wish to prepare. As it cures, this will support, retain, and cradle the mended piece.
- To ensure that gravity holds the top piece in place, place the larger shattered piece in the PVC pebbles or resin pellets (rice or sand). Before using glue, check the fit.
- On a sheet of paper or cardboard, evenly distribute the 5-minute transparent epoxy.
- Thoroughly combine epoxy using a paper clip, pin tool, or wooden stick.
- Use a pin tool or a wooden stick to apply the epoxy mixture to one side. Ensure that you only use enough adhesive to seal the edge. Insufficient filler will result in gaps and a bad fix.
- Overlay the epoxy with the broken piece. Important: Before the epoxy hardens and becomes unusable, you only have about 60 to 90 seconds from the time the mixture for it started to be mixed to finish permanently placing the damaged component.
- Squeeze out any extra epoxy while quickly assembling the components with light pressure. To apply little bits, use tweezers. The epoxy must be placed within 60 to 90 seconds of the beginning of the mixing process to avoid becoming sticky and unusable. Don’t wipe the epoxy that you’ve squeezed off to prevent spreading. Before moving on to the following component, wait for at least 20 minutes.
- If your object is broken into more than a few pieces, arrange the attachments in the right order to prevent having a final piece that is difficult to fit or attach. After a dry run, it is a good idea to number the parts. This will help with the actual implementation. Before fixing the next joint, allow the previous one to cure.
- Check if the parts can remain stable during the curing process (let it cure at 75 degrees F or warmer).
- Clay can be used as additional support if components don’t hold together well with gravity.
- Before using a blade to remove any extra cured epoxy, let the epoxy dry for at least 60 minutes.
- To remove excess cured epoxy, bend the blade for easier access. Wear safety glasses, please.
- Scrape off extra epoxy.
- For optimum filler bonding, clean surfaces with alcohol.
Tips To Handle Solid Ceramic Pots And Pans
Cookware made of the new ceramic should be hand-washed in warm, soapy water, thoroughly rinsed, and dried with a soft towel. This will clear the surface of any dirt and dust that accumulated on the ceramic during manufacture and delivery. After each usage, ceramic cookware must be washed to remove food residue.
- Ceramic cookware must always be hand washed. Dishwasher detergents often have harsh ingredients like bleach and citric acid that will damage the finish.
- Avoid cooking at unnecessarily high temperatures.
- When using ceramic cookware, always use utensils made of plastic, silicone, wood, or nylon.
- Never use a knife to cut food in ceramic cookware to prevent scratches on the surface.
- Never stack ceramic cookware without a pad to avoid scratches between the pieces.
- When making meals, use a small amount of oil or butter instead of harsher cooking sprays that can leave a buildup of difficult-to-remove residue.
Nobody wants to see any broken cookware or pots in there home as they do not add beauty to your home. Its important that you take care of your ceramic cookwares and pots to avoid mishaps and even if you brake any ceramic pots or cookware the above mentioned guide will help you out.
Try to find clear-drying, premixed epoxy glue that can be used right away. Choose an epoxy that is not quick-dry if you are concerned about the glue drying and setting up too quickly. This post should be very beneficial to you. Please share this article with your friends and family so that they can also repair their broken ceramic pots.